10 Weeks of Awesome!

With Thrills & Chills, we’ve gathered the best fall foliage, harvest, Halloween events and activities happening in the Southern Finger Lakes so you can spend less time searching and more time having fun!

FLX Foliage Fanatic

 

Fall Foliage Glider Rides

Weekends in October

Named the #1 pick of Conde Nast Traveler’s list of Best Fall Foliage Adventures in the U.S., soaring at Harris Hill offers a breathtaking way to take in some of New York State’s most spectacular views.

Harris Hill Soaring 62 Soaring Hill Drive, Elmira, NY 14903 

(607) 734-0641

www.HarrisHillSoaring.org

Leaf Peeping Paddle on the Chemung River 

Saturday, September 23rd and Saturday October 5th, 2019

 A guided paddle on the Chemung River, winding through glacier-cut cliffs and filled with

spectacular foliage.

Southern Tier Kayak Tours, Elmira, NY 14901

(607) 220-3642

www.STKTours.com

 

Hike the Mark Twain Trail  

Open all year round

 Overlooking the same river valley that inspired Mark Twain as he penned his classics, this trail also features quotes by the famous author.

Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum, 443 Coleman Avenue, Elmira, NY 14903

(607) 732-6060

www.TanglewoodNatureCenter.com

 

 

FLX Harvest

 

 CHAMBERLAIN ACRES FARMERS MARKET

SUNDAYS, YEAR-ROUND

Held rain or shine in a spacious greenhouse and offering an abundance produce, meat, cheese, jams & jellies, cider, honey and much more, all from regional farms!

Chamberlain Acres Perennial Nursery, 824 Broadway, Elmira, NY 14904 

(607) 737-1313

 

 

Family Fun & Entertainment

MUSICAL BY NATURE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

Join musicians from the Orchestra of the S. Finger Lakes at Tanglewood to create musical instruments

found in nature!

Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum, 443 Coleman Avenue, Elmira, NY 14903 

(607) 732-6060

www.TanglewoodNatureCenter.com

Haunted Happenings

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

A family-friendly fall celebration with hay wagon rides, pumpkin painting, apple launching, spooky stories

and more!

Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum, 443 Coleman Avenue, Elmira, NY 14903 

(607) 732-6060

www.TanglewoodNatureCenter.com

1st Annual Zombie Apocalypse Fun Run

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Run for your lives - the zombies are coming!  Join Elmira College's Chemistry Club for the 1st Annual Zombie Apocalypse Fun Run, open to people of all ages.  Distances are either 1.5 mi or 4K. 

Murray Athletic Center - 170 Huck Finn Road, Horseheads, NY 14845

ZombieApocalypse.elmira.edu

CORN MAZE & PUMPKIN PATCH

OPEN DAILY DURING SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

A professionally designed maze honoring Elmira’s soaring legacy and the 50th Anniversary of the National Soaring Museum!  Fun for families and kids of all ages!  You’ll also find pumpkins, apples, cider and freshly made donuts!

Bradley Farms, Elmira

(607) 732-9047

 

Festivals & Entertainment

JILL LIAN: Tiny Things

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

An exhibit of mobile macro photographs by internationally renowned photographer, Jill Lian.
In addition, an Artist Talk with Jill Lian will be held on Saturday, October 3.

Arnot Art Museum 235 Lake Street, Elmira 

(607)734-3697

www.arnotartmuseum.org

FROM THE TIA COLLECTION: CRAFTING IDENTITY

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21-DECEMBER 28, 2019

Highlights from Around the World, featuring works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Fernando Botero

and Ai Weiwei.

Arnot Art Museum 235 Lake Street, Elmira 

(607)734-3697

www.arnotartmuseum.org

 

PUMPKIN MANIA FALL OPEN HOUSE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 -- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 

Celebrate the first weekend in fall at the Pumpkin Sampling Station, Halloween Village and plenty of

seasonal fun!

The Christmas House, 361 Maple Ave, Elmira

(607)734-9547 

www.christmas-house.com

CATAPULT Shadow Dance Company

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

An amazingly imaginative combination of dance, storytelling, and sculpture.  Watch dancers become a mountain, a full-size elephant, a helicopter, a house with a window, and more!

Clemens Center 

(607) 734-8191 

www.clemenscenter.org

The Charm of Old Vienna

Friday, October 11th, 2019

This trio, comprised of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes' Concertmaster, principal cellist, and internationally acclaimed concert pianist and Steinway Artist, preforming music of the Viennese masters: Beethoven, Haydn, and Strauss.

Park Church 208 W Gray St, Elmira, NY 14901 

(607) 733-9104

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

See all 37 plays in 97 minutes in this irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays!

Clemens Center 207 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira

(607) 734-8191

www.clemenscenter.org

 
 
 

Scream Worthy

Phantom PhrightNights & Mark Twain Corn Maze

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 27—OCTOBER 26, 2019

The region’s longest running Haunted Events venue! Three Phrightful  Attractions, including a haunted house, Zombie Paintball & haunted woods ride. Daytime activities include a deluxe corn maze, and more!

Bradley Farms 1543 Maple Ave, Elmira, NY 14904 

(607) 732-0561

www.PhantomPhrightnights.com

 

Tagsylvania

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 28—NOVEMBER 2, 2019

Featuring 4 bone-chillingly haunted attractions, an escape room, dark carnival games, psychic & tarot readers and other Halloween/fall themed attractions!

Tag's 3037 NY-352, Big Flats, NY 14814

(800)650-TAGS 

www.Tagsylvania.com

 

 

12th Annual Ghost Walk 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019

Explore first-hand accounts of history as told by the tenants of Woodlawn Cemetery during this lantern lit tour. Among the notables buried at Woodlawn is Mark Twain.

Chemung Valley History Museum, 415 East Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901 

(607) 734-4167

www.ChemungValleyMuseum.org

 

 

Fright Fest 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 2019

The region's ultimate costume party with a variety of categories! Must be 21 years & older.

Holiday Inn Elmira Horseheads, NY  

(607) 734-4211

www.FingerLakesHotel.com