Colors of Chautauqua

Fall Harvest, Learning and Festivals

Celebrate fall all season long with festivals, learning, and harvest in western New York. Take a class during the 2017 Colors of Chautauqua with workshops, tours, tastings, and special events happening from Labor Day to Veteran's Day. Choose from dozens of experiences with culinary, creative, and cultural themes. See below for a sampling of events. The full schedule is available on the Colors of Chautauqua Calendar. Experience the Harvest in the Lake Erie Grape Region. Take a Sightseeing Tour Around Chautauqua Lake. See a map of the Natural Attractions and Hikes. Enjoy the local bounty, great outdoors, and heritage of Chautauqua County: the World's Learning Center.

 

Colors of Chautauqua

Discover Grape Country

Tour Lake Erie Wine Country, visit the Grape Discovery Center or simply inhale the sweet aroma of harvest season. READ MORE

Horses

See the Sights

Explore Chautauqua County's trails and parks to find magnificant views of fall foliage. READ MORE

Dunkirk Lighthouse

Take a Tour

Visit the CHQ Colors calendar to find a cemetary tour, museum exhibit and other upcoming fall activities. READ MORE

Taste the harvest bounty. With more farms than any other county in New York State, opportunities to eat and buy local are plentiful. In addition to weekly farmer markets hosted by many communities, there are several planned festivals honoring the autumn harvest: Farm to Table Dinner at the Athenaeum Hotel at Chautauqua Institution, Sept. 29 | Brew Master’s Dinner at Peek’n Peak Resort with Southern Tier Brewery, Oct. 6 | NYS Fall Tasting of Local Wine, Beer & Spirits at the Grape Discovery Center, Oct. 7 | Winemaker’s Dinner at Johnson Estate Winery, Oct. 14 | Peek’n Peak Resort’s Fall Festival, Oct. 14-15 & 21-22. Visit www.CHQColors.com to begin planning your autumn adventures.

Plan a Visit

Request a Visitors Guide and start planning your getaway to Chautauqua. For periodic news and events, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, and for daily news and updates, like us and join the conversation on Facebook

Check out Map My Chautauqua, a link that lets you find recreation and visitor opportunities on an interactive map, and Visit Chautauqua, a downloadable app for help in planning your trip.

Chautauqua County is located less than three hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Niagara Falls, and Toronto and within an easy drive from Buffalo and Erie.   

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