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Top Things To Do In Fall 2015 In Chautauqua County, NY

*This Article Sponsored By The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau*

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Colors of Chautauqua Fall Learning Season
Various locations throughout Chautauqua County, NY

Dozens of workshops and hands-on learning experiences offered from Labor Daythrough Veteran's Day with culinary, cultural, and creative themes. The schedule includes historic cemetery tours, vineyard and nature walks, dinners featuring local foods, and workshops in subjects ranging from making cider and Amish history to fly fishing.

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Lake Erie Wine Country
Harborcreek, PA to Silver Creek, NY

Go wine tasting amongst 30,000 vineyard acres in the largest grape growing region in the eastern United States. Twenty-five wineries offer award-winning wines with tastes from dry to sweet as well as specialty wines including ice wines, sparkling wines, brandies and ports.

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Wine through the Seasons: An Evening of Harvest Wines and Craft Beer
Grape Discovery Center, 8305 West Main Rd (Rte 20), Westfield, NY 14787

Join the Grape Discovery Center for an elegant evening of wine and beer tasting, food pairings, and lessons on how to entertain with wine. Learn about the grape harvest and the history of the Lake Erie Grape Region. Appetizers, small bites, desserts, and fall harvest wine and beer tastings presented throughout the tasting bar, gift shop, and exhibit room with music on the patio among the vineyards. This is the first in a series of special events presenting wine and craft beverages in a seasonal context. Cost includes a commemorative wine glass, wine, beer and food tastings.

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Lucy Town 5KRun/Walk and Half Marathon Weekend
Downtown Jamestown, NY
October 10 and 11, 2015 in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY

A weekend full of races and comedy including a Half Marathon, 5K, Kid's 2K Run, and USATF Niagara Half Marathon Championship. Attracting over 700 runners from 31 states, these races begin and end in downtown Jamestown, and depending on length, run past Lucy's childhood home, the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, the world's largest I Love Lucy mural, and the Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron. The festival weekend includes a headlining comedian to be announced. Past weekends included performances by Bob Newhart and Martin Short as well as a world record set in 2014 for the most people (1232) stomping grapes.

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Fall Fest at Peek'n Peak
Peek'n Peak Resort & Spa, 1405 Olde Road, Clymer, NY 14724

Two weekends, October 10-11 and 17-18, 2015, of fall fun in the foothills of western New York. Brilliant foliage sets the scene for a juried crafts show with more than 130 vendors and a farmers market along with activities like the pumpkin cannon, children's games, petting zoo, entertainment, pony rides, corn hole tournament, ski lift rides, classic car cruise-in, and an annual snow sports equipment swap.

This is a "sponsored post," meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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