Cheers! to these events celebrating beer, wine and spirits in Rochester and the Finger Lakes this harvest season.

Tap It Forward

View from the Genesee Brew House

The Genesee Brew House will host up to 40 New York state breweries, at a craft beer festival designed to put a spotlight on the statewide beer scene. The Tap it Forward Festival features live music, food trucks, backyard games, vendors and New York state craft beer and cider. The goal of the Tap it Forward Festival is to showcase Rochester and New York state as a destination for great beer.

September 8
Genesee Brew House
5:00 PM




Kettle Fest at Kettle Ridge Farm

Fall fun for the whole family. KettleFest features over two dozen craft vendors, live music, local craft beer/wine/cider, cooking demonstrations, farm tours, guided trail walks, and more. Children's activities include a beehive box painting contest and our world-famous chicken races!

September 16
Kettle Ridge Farm
10AM to 4PM


Oktoberfest (Irondequoit)


Guten Tag! Celebrate two fun-filled weekends at the 30th Annual Oktoberfest in the huge, one-acre tent at Camp Eastman in Irondequoit. This annual tradition includes German music, food, shopping and of course beer.

September 8-9 and 15-16
Camp Eastman
Times vary


Purple Foot Festival

Casa Larga vineyard, Rochester NY

Casa Larga's Purple Foot Festival is one of the largest grape stomping festivals in the Eastern U.S.! Celebrate harvest through the old world tradition of stomping grapes along with wine tastings, kids activities, shopping, food trucks and live music.

September 17
Casa Larga Vineyards


Autumn Festival of Ales

Autumn Festival of Ales

Over 2,000 beer lovers will travel to Honeoye Falls to sample over 40 craft beers brewed by CB Craft Brewers. Enjoy live music, food vendors, and more at the annual Autumn Festival of Ales.

September 30
Honeoye Falls Firemans Field


I-Square Fall Festival

Fall Festival at I-Square

Everyone is invited to I-Square in Irondequoit for the family friendly Fall Festival featuring, square dancing, beer & wine tastings, cider & donuts, a cocktail contest, live music, hayrides, bounce houses and more.

September 30


Fairport Oktoberfest

Fairport Oktoberfest

Join the village of Fairport as they celebrate like only they can with live music, beer, food and fun at the annual Fairport Oktoberfest. 

October 6-7
Fairport NY
Starting at 3PM


New York Craft Brewers Holiday Release

Beer at New York Wine & Culinary Center

The New York Wine & Culinary Center is partnering with the New York State Brewers Association to bring you breweries from all across NY for this extra-special opportunity to taste seasonal beers including some brewed specifically for this festival. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about NYS craft beer directly from the brewers/owners. 

November 4
New York Wine & Culinary Center
Starting at 3PM