​​​MEMBER FARMS

Here's your chance to try all the artisan cheeses of the Trail in one spot. All of our farms will be there sampling & selling: 

4 Tin Fish Farm
Crosswinds Farm & Dairy 
Engelbert Farms
Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery
Heaven Scent Farm
Keeley's Cheese Company
Kenton's Cheese Co.
Muranda Cheese Company
Side Hill Acres Goat Farm
Shtayburne Farm
Sunset View Creamery​

LOCAL FARMS, PRODUCERS
​& ARTISANS

Here's a list of our vendors so far for 2015. Keep checking back, as we are constantly updating them!


Americana Vineyards Winery
Angelic Glow Handcrafted Soaps
Berkshire Hills Honey Bee Farm
Black Diamond Farm
Bo's Bones Gourmet Organic Dog Biscuits
Burke's Barbeque
Burdett Fire Deparment BBQ Chicken
Chef Lerman Salad Dressings & Sauces
Cynthia Harrington Designs
Dar's Delights Ice Cream
Denny Mann Farm
Doc Popcorn
Eve's Cidery
Hector Wine Company
JNB Specialty Foods 
Kirton's Farm Market
Lakewood Vineyard
Muddy Finger Farm
Owl Ridge Alpaca 

Seneca Lodge Brewery
Standing Stone Vineyards 
Stever Hill Vineyards

Stonybrook Wholehearted Foods            (Stonybrook Oils)
Stouthearted Brewing (Rogue's Harbor)
Sweet Mother Nature 
Village Bakery, Montour Falls
West Creek Family Farm

Keep checking back as we will be updating our vendors all the time! ​

WANT TO JOIN US AS AN EXHIBITOR?

Are you a Finger Lakes area based farm, food producer or artisan? Then you are welcome to join us at the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival. Download the 2015 vendor kit below or contact us via email at flxcheesetrail.com.


2015 CHEESE FEST VENDOR KIT


(Sorry, if you make cheese but are not a member of the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, you cannot exhibit as this festival is meant to showcase the Cheese Trail members' cheeses. If you are a winery, brewery or cidery, you can only exhibit by invitation only.)

Exhibitors

Sponsors

Schedule of Events

2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(TENTATIVE) 

10:00am
Gates Open

10:00a-5:00p
Cheese & Farm Market Open

10:00
Kids Midway Opens 

10:00
Music starts
Entertainment & Dining Tent
10:00-11:30 Sounding Brass

11:30-12:00 DJ
12:00-2:00 Bob & Dee

2:00-2:30 DJ
2:30-4:30 The TARPS
4:30-5:00 DJ 

10:30
Goat Milking
Petting Zoo

11:00
Cooking with Cheese Seminar
Seminar Tent
Chef Christopher Bates 
of the FLX Weinery 

11:30 
Guided Farm Tour

12:00
Hayride 

12:30
Beer & Cheese Pairing Principles
with Theresa Hollister
Co-founder, Finger Lakes Beer Trail
Seminar Tent

12:30
Goat Milking
Petting Zoo

1:00
Barnyard Olympics
Kids Area

1:30
Guided Farm Tour

2:00 
Wine & Cheese Pairing Principles 
with Sommelier Holly Howell &
Ann Duckett, owner,
​Little Bleu Cheese Shop
Seminar Tent

2:00-2:30
Goat Milking
Petting Zoo

2:00
Hayride 

3:00
Barnyard Olympics 
Kids Area

3:30
Guided Farm Tour 

3:30
Cheesemaking Demo
led by Chef Brud Holland,
Seminar Tent 

4:00
Hayride 

4:00
Goat Milking
Petting Zoo 

All Day
Self-Guided Farm Tours
Petting Zoo

5:00
Festival Ends
See you Next Summer!


Pack up your friends, the kids, a cooler and even your dogs (on leashes please) and head to the 4th Annual Finger Lakes Cheese Festival, a fun-filled family day of food, music, animals, games, classes and more -- once again at our member farm, Sunset View Creamery -- just south of Watkins Glen. (DIRECTIONS & MAP at the bottom of page.)

You'll have the chance to taste all the cheeses of the Cheese Trail in one place, and enjoy plenty of local foods and beverages provided by our friends and neighbors. Think of it as a big summer family picnic meets a farm market!


Admission is $5 per adult, kids 12 and under free. The first 500 paid attendees will receive a complimentary shopping bag!

Directions & Map

SUNSET VIEW CREAMERY'S
GPS coordinates are:  
Lat 42.312417761012485
​Long. -76.78370475769043


MAP


4970 County Rd. 14 is located 2 miles south of St. Rt. 224, 17 miles north of St. Rt. 17 (I86), 3 miles East of St. Rt. 14 and 4 miles West of St. Rt. 13.
(County Rd. 14 is also known as Jackson Hill Rd. or Hinman Turnpike Rd. if your GPS won't accept County Rd. 14--many of them don't)

Coming from the North (Watkins Glen)--take St. Rt. 14 South through Montour Falls.  After you pass the NYS Academy of Fire Science (on the hill on the left just outside of Montour Falls), take your SECOND left onto County Road 14 (Jackson Hill Road). Proceed 3 miles to the 4-way stop. We are right in front of you at that intersection.

From the South:  (Horseheads, Corning, Elmira)  Proceed north on St. Rt. 14.  Just as you enter the Village of Montour Falls limits, you will see a Moose Club on your right and H.L. Stephens Furniture Store on your left--just past the Moose, take a right onto County Rd. 14 (Jackson Hill Rd.).  Follow that road 3 miles to a 4 way stop.  Proceed straight through the stop sign (after stopping of course :))) --we are the 2nd place on the right.

From the East: (Ithaca)  Coming from Ithaca, proceed south on St. Rt. 13 to the intersection of St. Rt. 224--go past that intersection to the next right turn (CR 14 or Hinman Turnpike).  Follow CR 14 for 4 miles  As you come down the road, you will see us on the left side.

THANK YOU SPONSORS

We couldn't put on this great family event each year without the support of our wonderful sponsors! Please show them some love in return!


TITLE SPONSOR
Watkins Glen Area Chamber

PLATINUM SPONSORS
Visions Federal Credit Union
New York Farm Bureau 
of Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga & Tompkins Counties 


GOLD SPONSORS
Waterloo Premium Outlets,
A Simon Center


SILVER SPONSORS
Tractor Supply Co. (Central Tractor)
     -- Ithaca
Elm Chevrolet
Sidle Insurance
Tioga Downs Casino

BRONZE SPONSORS
Dandy Mini Marts
Farm Credit East
Community Bank
Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance

Jeff's On-Site Services 

ACTIVITY SPONSORS
Little Bleu Cheese Shop
   Wine & Cheese Pairing Seminar
Finger Lakes Beer Trail
   Beer & Cheese Pairing Seminar
GreenStar Co-op Natural Foods Market, Ithaca
   Kids Midway

Seneca Meadows, Inc.

   Music Sponsor

Parmenter Tire, Auto & Truck Service

  Music Sponsor

WANT TO SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL AS A SPONSOR?


As a local business, company or organization, your sponsorship of the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival shows your support of your community businesses and neighborhood farms. We would love to showcase you for supporting us, and we have levels for every budget. Just download our Sponsorship Kit below or contact us directly at flxcheesetrail@gmail.com.


2015 CHEESE FEST SPONSOR KIT