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The Pumpkin Hollow – Pumpkin Picking, Hay Rides & Fun for All in Syracuse.

The Pumpkin Hollow

The Pumpkin Hollow is our top pick for fall fun in Syracuse.

’Tis the season for pumpkin picking, hay rides and fresh homemade apple fritters. If looking for the best places to go pumpkin picking in Syracuse, an afternoon at The Pumpkin Hollow is sure to please. It’s one of our favorite fall attractions in Syracuse, offering something for the whole family to enjoy.

With 30 varieties of pumpkins and gourds, you may need the entire afternoon to truly make the most out of your visit. Be sure to set aside enough time to explore the beloved Syracuse pumpkin patch. Here’s everything The Pumpkin Hollow has to offer:

  • Pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks and Indian corn.
  • Hot Fresh Apple Fritters.
  • Acres of fun in their expanded corn maze. $3 each or $10 for a family.
  • Hay Ride through the pumpkin patch $2 each.
  • Face Painting
  • Interact with a variety of farm animals! Free (animal food costs extra).
  • Climb and jump through stacks of loose and baled hay.
  • Scoop and build in the Corn Barn.
  • Enjoy a sweet treat in the Ice Cream Shoppe.
  • Wide selection of food, gifts and seasonal decorations in the Pumpkin Gift Barn.

The Pumpkin Hollow is located at 3735 W. Seneca Tnpk. in Syracuse, only a 15 minute drive from our hotel. Once you’ve finished exploring and enjoying your afternoon, come retreat back to our hotel and rest your feet.

We offer two on-site dining options that may just hit the spot after the long day. Eleven Waters and Shaughnessy’s Pub offers delicious entrees, refreshing beverages and delectable desserts to help you end your day.

The Pumpkin Hollow is open daily 10am-6pm from now through October 31st. It’s always a great time to plan your visit! Book your stay with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and celebrate the fall season in New York.

Syracuse University Football Season & Family Weekend

Syracuse University Football Season

It’s almost time for Syracuse University Football Season & Family Weekend!

As summer is coming to an end and students are heading back to the classrooms, many may be sad for the change in seasons. Yet, for many of us here in Syracuse, we are looking forward to all of the exciting things that autumn brings. The cooler temperature means the beginning of the 2017 Syracuse University football season. Whether on the field or cheering on the sidelines, Carrier Dome is an exciting place to be for fans and players alike.

The Syracuse University Football Season is as follows:

Friday, September 1, 2017 7pm Central Connecticut State Carrier Dome
Saturday, September 9, 2017 3:30pm Middle Tennessee Carrier Dome
Saturday, September16, 2017 3:30pm Central Michigan Carrier Dome
Saturday, September 23, 2017 TBA at LSU Baton Rouge, LA
Saturday, September 30, 2017 TBA at NC State, NC
Saturday, October 7, 2017 TBA Pittsburgh Homecoming/Orange Central Carrier Dome
Friday, October 13, 2017 7pm Clemson Carrier Dome Family Weekend
Saturday, October 21, 2017 TBA at Miami Miami Gardens, FL
Saturday, November 4, 2017 TBA at Florida State Tallahassee, FL
Saturday, November 11, 2017 TBA Wake Forest Military Appreciation Day Carrier Dome
Saturday, November 18, 2017 TBA at Louisville Louisville, KY
Saturday, November 25, 2017 TBA Boston College

We are the official hotel of Syracuse University Athletics and we welcome all Syracuse Orange fans to join us for our free tailgating party held prior to each SU football home game. Follow this link to learn more about our Syracuse Football Tailgate Block Parties.

Fall is also the time for students to reunite and show off their campus life with loved ones and friends. Syracuse University Family Weekend will take place on Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15.

If you are planning to attend the Syracuse University Family Weekend and looking for hotels near Syracuse University, we welcome you to kick up your feet and rest your head in our cozy accommodations just minutes away!

Whether coming to cheer on Syracuse Orange this fall or visiting your student for Syracuse University Family Weekend, we hope you’ll choose us as your home-away-from-home. Visit our website to check our availability for the dates of your stay.

Great New York State Fair Syracuse brings Concerts, Taste NY and more!

Great New York State Fair Syracuse Concerts

The 2017 Great New York State Fair Syracuse Concerts and Events.

Delicious food, captivating entertainment and great fun for all ages, just a few words that may come to mind when describing the beloved Great New York State Fair. The highly-anticipated fair is loved by locals and tourists alike and the perfect way to end the summer season here in Syracuse. More than one million people come out to experience the 13-day event, this year marking the 177th edition. What can you expect from the nearly two-week long attraction? The Great New York State Fair Syracuse will bring concerts from dozens of big-name entertainers, events and scores of exciting midway rides! Plan your stay with us today, as you won’t want to miss it.

The Great New York State Fair will return to the New York State Fairgrounds on August 23 – September 4, 2017. Whether you are a return visitor or a first timer, it is known that no two visits to the Great New York State Fair are exactly alike.

If you are coming for the music, you won’t be disappointed. The Great New York State Fair Syracuse Concerts include performances by The Marshall Tucker Band, Daya, Bret Michaels, Kansas, Post Malone and more! Click here to check out the exciting line-up for the Great New York State Fair.

Even with the exciting musical performances to look forward to and the thrilling rides to experience, the number one reason people come to the Great New York State Fair is for the food! During Taste NY, companies will be selling and offering samples of their local products. With such great food, exciting musical line-ups and unique spectacular rides and attractions from North America’s premier carnival company, Wade Shows, you can see why everyone loves the Great New York State Fair.

We invite you to plan your stay with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, conveniently located near the great event and offering spacious, affordable accommodations to ensure the ultimate home-away-from-home experience.

The Parade Ends Here: St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse

Get out your green garb – it’s almost time for St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse and this year, the parade ends here!

St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse

Syracuse is always ready for a party! St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest events in the area and this year, you can keep the fun going with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade began in 1982 and is now considered to be one of the Top Ten Parades in the United States.

Events leading up to the parade include charitable fundraising for the St. Patrick’s Hunger Project: 2017 Tipperary Hill Shamrock Run takes place March 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The Shamrock Run is a four-mile run through Syracuse’s Tipperary Hill neighborhood the weekend before the parade.

Friday, March 10th will begin the weekend festivities when parade organizers paint the green stripe indicating the parade route at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday March 11 the Parade will take place at noon from Clinton Square and follows the route south along Salina Street.

Come Celebrate with at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse

St. Patrick’s Day Post-Parade Party
The St. Patrick’s celebration will continue after the parade in our Lobby and Finger Lakes Ballroom. Join us for food, drinks, live music and Irish step dancing! This is a family friendly event and admission is $10 admission for adults.

The High Kings The High Kings Concert
In the evening, The Dublin based High Kings will be performing in our Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $40 for General Admission. There will be food and drink concessions available. Doors open at 7:00PM and the show begins at 8:00PM. To purchase tickets, click here.

Stay Overnight at our historic hotel with our party packages

Friday Night Package (3/10) – starting at $199
Overnight accommodations for the night before the big parade day!

The High Kings Package (3/11) – from $309-$329
Includes: Overnight accommodations for Saturday night, two general admission tickets to attend The High Kings concert in the Grand Ballroom and bonus entry for two into Finger Lakes Ballroom for the post-parade party!

Parade Party Package (3/11) – from $259-$279
Includes: Overnight accommodations for Saturday night, Two wristbands for the afternoon Post-Parade Party in Finger Lakes.

The Hotel Syracuse was a major part of the St. Patrick’s Day event in Syracuse some time ago and it is so exciting that the Marriott Syracuse Downtown now continues the tradition with fun, updated twists! To reserve for any of the parties, events or overnight accommodations, visit our website or call 315-474-2424.

Embrace the Winter Fun in Syracuse at Winterfest

Marriott Syracuse Downtown is the official hotel of Winterfest!

winter fun in Syracuse

In Syracuse we have winters of epic portions but we not only embrace the winter, we celebrate it with Winterfest!

Winter fun in Syracuse takes center stage for twelve days of activities and food at both indoor and outdoor events throughout the city from February 16 – 26. Over 100,000 visitors come to join in the festivities and this year, as the Official Hotel of Winterfest, we are proud to be a part of it all!

Join us for the Winterfest Kick-off Dance Party of February 17 from 7-11pm at the Finger Lakes Ballroom. Live music, cash bar and food.

Plenty of opportunities to enjoy our Winterfest offerings:

  • Culinary Cruise on February 18 from 12pm-4pm at Eleven Waters. “Cruisers” will purchase tickets for $5 to visit participating restaurants and sample their culinary specialties and vote for their favorites.
  • Martini Mix-off on February 18 from 12-4pm at the Cavalier Room. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown will be participating in the competition to see which area restaurant has the best martini!
  • Chili Cook-off on February 25 from 11am-3pm at Clinton Square featuring Shaughnessy’s. Who will have the best chili in town?
  • Chowder Cook-off on February 26 11am-3pm at Clinton Square featuring Eleven Waters. It is every restaurant for themselves as they all vie to see who has the best chowder in Central New York.
  • Bloody Mary Mix-off on February 26 12pm-4pm at Eleven Waters. Stop at the participating downtown restaurants and try the various bloody Mary offerings to determine who has the best taste and presentation.
  • Wing Walk on February 26 from 12pm-5pm outside on the Sidewalk featuring Shaughnessy’s in this Winterfest favorite. Which wings will come out on top?

While there are countless foodie events to take advantage of, visitors can also enjoy comedy shows, dancing, entertainment, kids’ events, museum events, trivia and a host of other varied activities throughout the celebration.

Everyone at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown hopes you have a wonderful time at this year’s Winterfest activities.

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day to Remember in Syracuse at our Historic Hotel

Treat the love of your life to a Valentine’s Day to remember at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. We have an ideal way to mark the event with dinner at Eleven Waters.  This is the first time Valentine’s Day will be celebrated at our historic hotel since our opening!

Valentine's Day Syracuse

At Eleven Waters, you can choose to dine between February 11 and February 14. Menu includes: 
First Course
Lobster Bisque
Sherry, Cream, Chive, Crème Fraiche, Brioche

Harvest Salad
Roasted Beet, Orange, Goat Cheese, Walnut Vinaigrette

Second Course
Wild Mushroom Tortellini
Sweet Potato, Red Wine Demi-Glace, Pea Tendrils

Entree
Cheek to Cheek
Kurobuta Pork Cheek, Green Peppercorn Demi, Halibut Cheek, Red Peppercorn Beurre Blanc, Root Vegetable Puree, Roasted Asparagus Tips

Seared Seabass
Wild Mushroom Risotto, Wilted Arugula, Saffron Broth

To Finish
Dark Chocolate Torte
Chocolate Coated Strawberries, Raspberry Coulis, Vanilla Bean Anglaise

Call 315-554-3541 to make your reservations at Eleven Waters.

Historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown sets the perfect stage for a memorable Valentine’s Day.