Pack up your friends, the kids, a cooler and even your dogs (on leashes please) and head to the 5th Anniversary 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 east of Watkins Glen and south of Ithaca. (DIRECTIONS & MAP at the bottom of page.)
You'll have the chance to taste all the cheeses of the farms of the Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance 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! Plus, being our 5th Anniversary we have lots of surprises in store!
Admission is $5 per adult in advance ($6.27 with service charge) or $8 at gate, kids under 12 FREE. We've expanded the seating for the seminars this year. Each seminar will seat 120 people, and cost just $2 a person, per seminar. First come, first seated. Tix on sale 1 hour in advance of each seminar.
Paid attendees will receive a complimentary shopping bag!
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SPONSORS FOR 2016 - OUR
5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Join us as a sponsor for year five of this annual favorite family event! The 2016 Finger Lakes Cheese Festival will be July 23, from 10-5, at Sunset View and we have sponsorship opportunities available at every level for every budget. Click on the link below for your sponsorship packet and join us in supporting our community, tourism and local businesses!
We are excited to welcome these 2016 Sponsors already!
WATKINS GLEN AREA
Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
Beer & Cheese Pairing Seminar
Children's area Sponsor
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!
SUNSET VIEW CREAMERY
4970 County Road 14
Odessa, NY 14869
GPS coordinates are:
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.
Here's your chance to try all the artisan cheeses of the Alliance in one spot. 11 of our 12 farms will be sampling & selling:
4 Tin Fish Farm
Crosswinds Farm & Dairy
Finger Lakes Dexter Creamery
Heaven Scent Farm
Kenton's Cheese Co.
Side Hill Acres Goat Farm
Sunset View Creamery
Tumino Cheese Co.
LOCAL FARMS, PRODUCERS
Our 2016 Exhibitor Kit is now available. Join us as a vendor for this very special fifth anniversary year!
2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Cheese & Farm Market Open
Kids Midway & Petting Zoo Open
DJ & Live Music:
10:00-11:30 The Sons of a Beach
(Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band)
12:00-2:00 Bob & Dee
2:30-4:30 The Tarps
Entertainment & Dining Tent
Seminars & Classes in the Seminar Tent
Seats 120 people per seminar
$2 per person, per seminar
Cooking with Cheese with chef Christopher Bates - presented by FLX Weinery
Beer & Cheese pairing
1:15 - 1:45
History of Cheese seminar
2:00 - 3:00
Wine, Cider & Cheese pairings with
Howell and Ann Duckett
Cheese making Demo with
Chef Brud Holland of Finger Lakes Made
1:30pm & 3:30
Barnyard Olympics in the Kids Area
Guided bus tours of the farm
Depart at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00
Self-Guided Farm Tours
Times TBD: Hayrides, Goat Milking, Bossy Bingo
See you Next Summer!
Back for 2016:
Cynthia Harrington Designs
Dandy Sandy Sweets
Dar's Delights Ice Cream
Independent Granola Company
S & R Creations and Apparel
New for 2016:
2 Cranes Candle Company (S&R Creations)
Cairre's Corner Cafe
From The Earth
Vangalder Family Farm
Schedule of Events
Finger Lakes Cheese Alliance
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