Lots to do for this last weekend of Summer.  Labor Day is approaching, kids are back to school, or going back to school, and if you’re left wondering how can you possibly fill your weekend, don’t worry.  On Friday, Connie Fredericks-Malone will be performing at the Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua.  We love to hear her cool jazz tunes, while sipping on a glass of Finger lakes wine.

Speaking of wine, this Saturday marks the beginning of Canandaigua Wine Walk Fall, which is right on Main Street.  We are included this time, with Seneca Shores Winery pouring, owner Dave will have you in stitches.  The wine is great, they even have blueberry.

Other wineries are Casa Larga, Fox Run, Prejean, White Springs, Wagner, and Kings Garden.  All but one are from Seneca Lake.  If you stop by our store, you’ll receive a free sample of shea butter lotion!  Plus we’ll give you some tips on where to eat.

For a list of merchants participating go here.

Plus don’t forget Ring of Fire and 9pm.

Taken from the Canandaigua Lake Association:

Ring of Fire: from Canandaigua Lake Association
Photo Courtesy of Canandaigua Lake Association

Held on Canandaigua Lake the Saturday before Labor Day each year, the Ring of Fire is a magnificent sight you won’t want to miss.

This year, 2009, the bonfire on Bare Hill, as well as lighting flares around the lake, will take place on Saturday, September 5, at 9:00 p.m., exactly fifty-six years to the day it was first celebrated.  We anticipate a Native American will speak at the bonfire lighting.

If you would like to watch the bonfire lighting on Bare Hill, plan to arrive at the Van Epps Road (off Bare Hill Road) parking circle before 8:00 p.m. because you’ll need to walk a mile before reaching the top of the hill, the summit of which is 865 feet above the lake.  Transportation to the top of the hill will be provided for the elderly and disabled.

Organizers recommend bringing a blanket and flashlight to the bonfire but discourage alcohol out of respect for the ceremony, which is regarded as sacred. In case of wind and rain, listen for news of the Overacker School House Celebration for Seneca Heritage Day.”

So we hope to see on Friday, or Saturday, for Wine Walk, and Ring of Fire.  Don’t forget to stop by for your free olive and shea butter lotion.