Chautauqua Institution

For many, the traditional Chautauqua Season will come to an end with Three Taps of the Gavel on the last Sunday of the season, but this doesn’t mean that the Chautauqua experience is over. The early autumn and late spring months provide the perfect environment for a different Chautauqua experience, and over the past decade we have seen an ever steady increase in the numbers of people who enjoy the many program opportunities that are available.

Farm-to-Table Dinner

Friday, September 19, 2014
5:30 – 9:30pm

farmtotablelogo$89, gratuity included

Heirloom at the Athenaeum Hotel presents a spring farm-to-table – prepared by our new Executive Chef Travis Bensink – featuring ingredients produced in Chautauqua County.  Each course is paired with a local wine or beer.  Learn about ingredients available in the county, how they are grown/raised, and how to source and acquire them all while enjoying an elegant culinary experience.

For reservations call 1.800.821.1881 or email

 Farm-to-Table Menu


Enjoy dinner, an overnight and continental breakfast for $287 per couple.

Reserve online today.



Quiltiing Around Chautauqua

September 27–28, 2014

Celebrate quilting as an art form with more than 60 quilts on display and vendors at the annual fall event. It has become one of the most well attended fall events at Chautauqua, drawing as many as 300 overnight guests and as many as 1,000 day visitors from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Thursday and Friday are the pre-show class days and set up days for the vendors and the quilt displays.

Visit for more information.

Snout-to-Tailpig web

Saturday, October 18, 2014

$100, gratuity included

On October 18, Chef Travis Bensink will prove that every inch of a pig can be turned into a delicious dining experience. Snout-to tail eating is the concept that every part of a pig, including parts rarely used in American cuisine, can and should be used. Featuring a pig procured from the local 4-H, Chef Bensink’s seven-course dinner will be paired with wine and beer from local purveyors. 

For reservations call 1.800.821.1881 or email

 Snout-to-Tail Menu 


We are here to help

If you have a question about any aspect of your trip to Chautauqua, we have knowledgeable staff members ready to assist you.

Ticket Office
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(716) 357-6250