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More than 1,000 great events covering the best of Upstate New York

The Four Seasons at Ontario Orchards

of Oswego, NY

7735 Rte. 104—4 Miles West of Oswego

FARM MARKET & CIDER MILL

Apple Cider Freshly pressed all year No preservatives added • All Natural

BAKERY

Homemade Pies • Candy Apples Muffins • Cookies • Breads • Donuts

NURSERY & LANDSCAPING Garden Center • Greenhouses

Annuals • Perennials • Vegetable Plants

ORCHARDS & VEGETABLE GARDENS U-Pick Apples • Featuring 28 Varieties Locally Grown Produce Harvested Daily From Our Farms & Local Growers

Apples Shipped (Year Round)

Christmas Trees U-Cut & Pre-Cut

Brewing Supplies & Juices

Open 7 Days • 12 Months 315-343-6328 “A Farmers Farm Market”

Jams and Jellies Pickles • Relishes Maple Syrup Honey • Dried Fruits Trail Mixes • Nuts “Cheeses” Off the Block!

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U-Pick Apples and Pumpkins Wagon Rides • Entertainment Children’s Games Food • Arts • Crafts

Sat. & Sun. Sept. 21 & 22, 2013 11 AM - 6 PM (Rain or Shine)

www.OntarioOrchards.com

15273 Center Road Sterling, NY 13156

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Please stop by and share in the Fun we are having all summer long. Come Join us on Thursday before June 25th, between 4-6 PM. Please call ahead of time about our Saturday programs as well.

Cornell’s Pedal And Paddle

Summer Program! - June 25th-August 15th Come join in the fun Tuesdays- Thursday 10-2 pm And Saturdays 10-2 pm

Museum of Young Art (315) 455-1273 • 110 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY

We sell and repair all makes and models of bikes. Bring in your unwanted/used Bicycles and we will “recycle” then for you.Some bikes will be worth some money and our staff will give you and honest quote. We will gladly accept any bikes in any condition. We are looking for 70’s and 80’s BMX Bikes.

7512 State Route 3 Port Ontario, New York Call for hours ahead of time.(315) 298-0055

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F Feature Stories ................................ 10-24 Calendar of Events .......................... 26-78 Map of Upstate New York ................ 38-39 Areas of Interest

Oswego City ........................................................................28-35 Pulaski .................................................................................36-43 Fulton / Phoenix..................................................................45-47 Mexico .................................................................................48-51 Camden .................................................................................... 52 Oneida Lake Shores ................................................................ 53 Sandy Creek / Lacona ........................................................56-57 Old Forge / Adirondacks ....................................................58-59 Sodus Bay ...........................................................................60-63 1000 Islands ............................................................................. 65 Cortland ...............................................................................66-67 Finger Lakes .......................................................................68-71 Onondaga County ..............................................................73-75 Madison County....................................................................... 76 2013 • Fall Guide — The Best of Upstate• 5

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W here to Go! Farm & Garden

Automotive ■ AUTOR DEALERS Burdick Ford / Toyota........................ 84 Fuccillo Auto Malls .............................. 4 Timebuyer......................................... 31

■ AUTO PARTS Parker’s Service — NAPA ................ 41

■ AUTO REPAIR Ken’s Body Shop .............................. 34

■ RVs Wratten’s RV..................................... 55

Vashaw’s Collision ............................ 31

Fun Things to Do ■ AMUSEMENT PARKS Enchanted Forest / Water Safari .......58 Roseland Waterpark .........................12 Seabreeze Amusement Park .............15 ■ ATTRACTIONS Adirondack Scenic RR.......................59 CNY Arts Center ................................12 Cortland Country Music Park.............66 Fort Ontario .......................................34 Frightmare Farms ................................9 Ganondagan State Historical Site .....69 Kidz Club Indoor Play & Party Place 46 Long Lake / Racquette Lake..............59 Pole Position Raceway ......................83 Pulaski Farmer’s Market ....................42 Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum ........62 Springside Farm ..................................8 Talons! Birds of Prey..........................78 Tri R Karts .........................................43 Wonder Works ...................................11 ■ AUTO RACING Fulton & Brewerton Speedways ........46 Oswego Speedway............................32 ■ BINGO Bingo Babes ......................................30 ■ BALLOONING Airborne Adventures Ballooning ........76

■ FAIRS & FESTIVALS Brockway Motor Truck Show .............67 Herkimer County Fair ........................64 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival................5 Madison County Fair .........................76 Oswego County Fair ..........................83 Woodsmen’s Field Days ....................12 ■ GARDENS Sonnenberg Gardens ........................70 ■ GOLFING Colgate University Seven Oaks Golf Club .. 12 Evergreen Hills Golf Course ..............23 Seneca Golf Club ..............................23 ■ MUSEUMS Cortland County Historical Museum .66 Friends of History in Fulton................45 Granger Homestead Museum ..........68 H. Lee White Marine Museum ...........16 MOST ................................................74 Museum of the Young Art ....................5 National Women’s Hall of Fame ........69 Oswego Historical Collaborative........35 Stickley Museum .................................9 The Jello Gallery................................71

■ CAMPS Summer Camp at JCC ......................75 SUNY Oswego / Summer Fame........16

■ OUTDOORS Camillus Erie Canal Park.....................9 Onondaga Parks & Recreation ............3 Salmon Hills Outdoor Adventure .......23 Sterling Nature Center .......................63

■ CASINO Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel ............9

■ TOURS D & A Charter & Tour .........................28

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■ FARM GARDEN Deaton’s Agway & Ace .................... 43 ■ FARM MARKET / U-PICK Hencle’s Berry Patch ....................... 75

Ontario Orchards ............................... 2 ■ LANDSCAPING/ NURSERY Lasnicki Landscaping & Nursery ..... 53

Gifts & Specialties ■ ANTIQUES Antique Revival....................................68 Geneva Antique Co-Op .......................13 Gray Goose Antiques & More ..............13 Hillside Antique Flea Markets ..............36 The Gingham Patch.............................13 Weedens Mini Mall ..............................13 Whistle Stops Antique Center ..............13 ■ AUCTION Benny’s Auction Center .......................53

Ol’ Factory Soaps & Scent Lavender Festival ..........................19 Papa’s Sports ......................................74 Purple Painted Lady ............................71 Reakes Country Goods .......................66 Real Deals ...........................................32 River Rat Cheese ................................65 Santa’s Redemption Center & Thrift Shoppe .................................32 Slumber Parties by Daphine ................18 The Camp Store ..................................52

■ GIFTS & SPECIALTY SHOPS Blue Schooner Gift Shop .....................77 Colosse Cheese & Colossal Ice Cream Store .............................42 Comic Shop .........................................29 Dog Daze.............................................74 H. Lee White Marine Museum .............16

■ JEWELERS Bridge Street Jewelers ........................35 J P Jewelers ........................................30

■ HEALTH & FITNESS Associated Dental Arts .......................35 Excellus BlueCross BlueShield ..........81 Feng Shui Finch / Liz Donalies ...........70 Oswego Health ...................................33 Peaceful Mountain Wellness ..............74

■ COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE The Eternal Temple ............................76

■ KINITTING Yarn Cupboard ....................................75

Health & Fitness

■ SPA Salt Sanctuary ....................................27

Home Improvement

■ HOME IMPROVEMENT Burke’s Home Center .........................35 Deaton’s Agway & Ace .......................43 Eco Roofing ........................................30 Hearth Cabinets & More .....................75 J & B Seamless Gutter Comp.............27

O.D. Greene Lumber Co., Inc.............64 Parker’s Excavating & Tree Service ...37 Pro Build ............................................48 White’s Lumber...................................40 Yager’s Plumbing................................46

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W hat to See!

Liquor Stores ■ Liquor Stores Parish Car+Gas+Wine........................53 Paura’s Discount Liquor Store ............34

Piggers Liquor Store ...........................34 Pulaski Wine & Spirits ........................36

Places to Eat/Bars ■ DINING Burger King.........................................16 Cider Moon Coffee .............................31 Doug’s Fish Fry ..................................71 Driveway Inn .......................................45 Eddy’s Place .......................................36 El Rincon Mexicano & Rio Tomatlan ..61 Good Golly’s Family Restaurant .........53 Grist Mill Restaurant ...........................53 Heid’s of Liverpool ................................9 Little Sodus Inn on the Bay.................62 Lloyd’s Place of Colosse ....................53 Man in the Moon Bake Shopp ............71

Mimi’s Drive-In ....................................47 Mr. Sub ...............................................37 Press Box ...........................................31 River House Restaurant .....................36 River Park Grille .................................69 Rudy’s.................................................27 Sandy Pond Resorts & Marina ...........56 The Alton Coffee Shop .......................61 ■ ICE CREAM Colosse Cheese & Colossal Ice Cream Store ..............................4 Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shop............40

Places to Stay ■ BED & BREAKFAST Maplegrove Bed & Breakfast ..............63 Parks Alumni House B&B ...................66 The Roselea Bed & Breakfast ............73 ■ CAMPGROUND Bear’s Sleepy Hollow .........................36 Catfish Creek Fishing Camp...............48 Cheerful Valley Campground..............71 Cherry Grove Campground ................60 Colonial Court Campground ...............57 Hejamada Campground .....................70 J & J Campground ..............................48 Junius Ponds Cabins & Campgrounds71 North Bay Campground ......................45 Rainbow Shores .................................37 Waterloo Harbor .................................69 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park ................49 ■ HOTELS, MOTELS, INNS All Seasons Inn...................................28

Beacon Hotel ......................................28 Brown’s Village Inn .............................62 Catfish Creek Fishing Camp...............48 Days Inn .............................................28 Evergreen Motel .................................25 Fairfield Inn by Marriot / Liverpool ......73 Knights Inn..........................................28 Oswego Inn ........................................31 Port Lodge Motel ................................40 Salmon Country Inc. ...........................48 Super 8 Motel .....................................43 The Mandana Inn ...............................71 ■ RV PARKS Brennan Beach ..................................37 Holiday Harbor Resort .......................62 Sunset RV Park ..................................30 ■ ESORT Belhurst Castle ...................................19

Real Estate

Brycon Realty .....................................43 Century 21 Galloway .........................34 Century 21 Leah’s Signature ..............27

Christmas & Associates .....................52 Senior Citizen Housing .......................44

Services & Organizations

■ ATTORNEYS Wegerski Law Firm .......................... 53 ■ BIKE SHOP Cornell’s Pedal & Peddle ................... 5 ■ CHAMBERS & ORGANIZATIONS Brookfield Renewable Energy ......... 79 City of Oswego ................................ 78 Downtown Auburn Business Improvement District.................... 68 Pulaski Eastern Shore C of C .......... 42 Greater Mexico C of C ..................... 51 Greater Oswego/Fulton C of C ........ 30 Oswego County Promotion & Tourism ....................................... 33 Oswego County Stop DWI............... 30 Skaneateles C of C.......................... 71 St. Lawrence County Chamber ....... 47 ■ CLEANING Done Right Cleaning ....................... 73 Dusting Divas ...................................11 ■ CONTRACTING Beck, Inc. ......................................... 50 J& S Dirt .......................................... 50 ■ FINANCIAL Compass Federal Credit Union ....... 31 Computer Accounting Services ....... 29

Eastern Shore Associates ............... 54 Met Life – David Mirabito ................. 46 Oswego County FCU....................... 25 ■ FOOD / GROCERY Sharp’s Bulk Food .......................... 57 Tops Friendly Markets ..................... 82 ■ MONUMENTS Oswego County Monuments ........... 30 ■ PEST CONTROL Ehrlich Pest Control ......................... 74 ■ PHSYCHIC Mrs. Walkers Spiritual Psychic ........ 75 ■ PLACES OF WORSHIP 1st United Methodist Church of Fulton47 Oswego Alliance Church ................. 35 ■ PRINTING Oswego Printing .............................. 23 ■ PROPANE Johnston’s Gas ................................ 46 ■ SCHOOL & TRAINING Bartender Professional Training ...... 74 National Tractor Trailer School ....... 73

Water Recreation

■ BOATING & MARINAS Arney’s Marina....................................60 Brewerton Boatyard ............................12 Burt Goodnoughs Marina East ...........57 Canal Landing Marina ........................45 Greene Point Marina ..........................55 Mid-Lakes Erie Marina........................70 Mirror Finishes ....................................11 Reiter’s Marina ...................................56 South Shore Nautical..........................77

■ CRUISE Cruise Planners ..................................27 NYS Canal Cruise ..............................44 Old Forge Lake Cruises......................59 Uncle Sam Boat Tour..........................65 ■ FISHING High Adventure Sport Fishing .............40 Midway Charters.................................41 ■ SALES Fuzzy Guppies....................................69

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Summer & FallFarm Springside The Best of Upstate New York

10th Annual Shearing Festival MAY 25th & 26th • 10 AM to 5 PM, Rain or Shine

Don’t miss the running of the sheep! (Weather permitting 10:30am or 4:30pm)

FREE ZIP LINES and GIANT SLIDES Thanks to Country Propane & DeRuyter Farm & Garden

Crafters, Eric’s Honey, Fleece & Yarns, Face Painter, Live Music! Sat. “Slippery Rock” / Sun. “Jerry Cali” Enjoy! Our Own Lamb Spiedies, Hamburgers, Alpaca BBQ, Apple Fritters, plus the usual fare. Admission: $7 Adult • $2 per Child $20 Family Maximum 1940 Jerome Road • Fabius • Just 12 miles South of Syracuse From Route 20,Take Route 91 South 2 miles to Jerome Road.

Also sponsored by: Farm Credit East, Cazenovia Equipment, Woodford Bros., Inc., Lou Rathburn, CPA, Onondaga Co. Farm Bureau

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Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze 1850 Rt 91, Pompey • (3 mi. south of Rt 20, 2 mi. north of Rt 80)

Weekends, Sept. 13th - Oct. 31st, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays 1 - 5 p.m. U-Pick Pumpkins - 25 Varieties including white, edible, blue pink and stripe, Corn Maze, Gourds, Gift Shop, Farm Petting Area, Grass Maze, Wagon Rides, Corn Cannon Ziplines, Pedal Cars. New this year: Gopher Hill Flash Light Nights Oct. 25 & 26 - 6 to 9 p.m. Information: (315) 683-5860 or www.springsidefarm.net

s a m t s i r h C Trees Memories that will last a lifetime!

OPEN NOVEMBER 29th 1850 Rt. 91, between Rt. 80 & 20 Pompey, NY • Cut your own and precut trees • Beautiful Fraser Fir and Canaan Fir up to 12 feet ($5 per foot • $25 minimum) • Fresh wreaths, roping, tree stands • Free baling & drilling • Free wagon ride • Our Farm Store! Tree ornaments, alpaca socks and clothing, local honey, local artisans Hours: Friday 1-5 pm, Weekends 9am-5pm, Weekdays by appointment. Call 315-683-5860

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BOAT TOURS ON THE CANAL The Best of Upstate New York Camillus Erie Canal Park

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FREE ADMISSION TOWPATH DAY Sat. Aug. 10th • 10 am-4 pm “Good Olde Summer Time”

Crafters and demonstrations. Kid’s Stuff, Wagon, Boat Rides Music by Diamond Someday And the Soda Ash Six

May-Oct. Hours Sun. 1-5 pm Wed. 12-4 pm Thurs. 12-4 pm Sat. 12-4 pm

5750 DeVoe Rd., Camillus • 391-7020 • www.eriecanalcamillus.com

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Kayaking Offers Fun and Camaraderie Kayak club organizes kayak trips throughout the season By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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efore 1999, Kathy Kitt of Syracuse could not have imagined herself as the co-owner of a kayak shop and founder of a kayak club. But dating Tom Kitt took her life down an unexpected fork in the river. “He was into kayaking and I had never kayaked before,” Kitt recalled. “I didn’t want to, but he convinced me to try. I liked it and it went from there.” After they were married, she worked with him at his store, Camillus Kayak Shop. Many customers purchasing equipment wanted to know where to kayak in the area and if local kayak groups existed. Those new to the activity wanted further knowledge on kayaks than the initial instruction Tom Kitt gives to customers. In 2000, the couple decided to start

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a club to help teach new kayakers and improve safety: CNY Kayak Club. The organization now boasts more than 150 members. “Several couples have met through the club and are now married or in relationships,” Kitt said. “People often meet through the club and socialize at other times in the week.” The club enjoys flat water kayaking, “not the whitewater kind where you go fast and wear helmets. This can be as effortful as you want it to be, but the people in the club are into socializing.” They plan weekly outings and post details on their website, www. cnykayakclub.com. Members pay $10 per year, which supports the website and helps purchase safety gear shared

by the club and funds their kick-off dinner each spring. Members are required to wear a life vest and carry a whistle while on the water. Rick Phillips of Liverpool is the current club president. Kitt and her husband enjoy teaching others to help improve safety and make kayaking an pleasurable pastime for others. “There’s no ambient noise other than birds, frogs, and ripples of water,” Kitt said. “I enjoy nature. You don’t have to worry about filling up the boat with gasoline. With a kayak, paddle, vest and whistle you have all you need.” For ideas on where to kayak in New York, visit visitoswegocounty. com/the-great-outdoors/canoeingkayaking-rafting or www.paddling. net/places/NY. Kayak Safety – The Oswego County Tourism website, visitoswegocounty. com, offers the following safety tips: • “NSYS law requires that all boaters have access to a personal flotation device which should be worn at all times. • Remember that all water is dangerous. Exposure to cold water may be life-threatening. Standing up in a canoe is not advisable. • Do not approach dam areas too closely on either the upstream or downstream sides. You could be pulled into the sluiceway or otherwise lose control of your canoe if the gates were opened unexpectedly. • Do not use intoxicants while boating. • Respect the rights of property owners and obtain permission before crossing private lands. • Remember that once you reach your destination, you may have to paddle your canoe just as far in the opposite direction, perhaps against the wind or heavy current. Plan ahead! Hungry, thirsty, cold, tired, and after dark canoeing may be more of an adventure than you had anticipated. • Know your limits and your ability. Use good judgment at all times.”

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All Arts for All Ages 357 State St., Fulton

Plus: Arts in the Heart Gallery 47 S. 1st St., Fulton

315-592-3373 www.CNYArtsCenter.com

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New York State

OODSMEN’S FIELD DAYS Boonville, New York

BOONVILLE - ONEIDA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS ROUTE 294, BOONVILLE

Friday-Saturday-Sunday August 16, 17, & 18, 2013

DAILY ADVANCE SALE TICKETS - $7 per adult, $6 per child (12 & under) 3-DAY WEEKEND PASS - $21 per adult, $15 per child (12 & under) AT THE GATE - $10 per adult, $7 per child (12 & under) Senior Citizen Discount at Gate Expanded Variety of Forest Industry Exhibits & Wood Crafters

For information: 315-942-4593 SORRY - NO PETS ALLOWED

Outings/Memberships Make Seven Oaks your Corporate or Charity tournament headquarters this year! Whether you’re trying to raise money for a Charity/Booster Club or saying “Thank You” to clients, or hosting a family reunion we can customize a fantastic package just for you. We also offer a special Passport Membership for the individual that can’t committ to a full membership!

For Details Simply contact Marian Blain at (315)-824-1342 or Email: Seven Oaks Pro Shop

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Whistle Stop ANTIQUE CENTER

55 DEALER SHOPS Quality Antiques & Collectibles

Open Tues.-Sun. 10 am to 5 pm 6363 Knickerbocker Rd., Ontario, NY On the Grounds of L.W. Emporium Village

www.whistlestopantiques.com 315-524-3965

mmer & Fall SGray u The Best of Goose Upstate New York ANTIQUES and More

By chance or appointment 7708 State Rt. 104 W Oswego NY, 13126 (Just west of Rt. 20) 315-679-0512 bootsbun@aim.com

ANTIQUING

Searching for treasures in Upstate New York can make for pleasant, and even profitable, day!

OVER 100 Shops under one roof!

WEEDEN’S MINI MALL

14,000 sq.ft. of Antiques, Collectables, Crafters & Unique Gift Shops

UNIQUE DECOR FOR THE PRIMITIVE LOVER! Thursday, Friday Sat. 11 - 5 • Sun. 12 - 4

Shop Rentals Available • FREE Refreshments 8056 NY Rt. 13 Camden NY 13316 • 315-245-0458 Open 10 – 5 pm 7 Days a week Bus Tours Welcome – Call in advance for details

The Geneva Antique Co-op is a 6,000 sq. ft. Antique & Collectables Cooperative with over 80 vendors. We offer a wide range of merchandise at affordable prices including the following.... Costume Jewelry Art/Photography Political Items Military Items Glass & China Sport Cards

Cameras Records Folk Art Pottery Lamps Coins

Books Comics Furniture Silverware Toys & Banks Vintage Clothing

Inventory changes, New merchandise arrives daily

OUR HOURS ARE Monday- Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 and Sunday 12:00- 5:00 473-475 Exchange St. Extension, Geneva, NY 14456

(315) 789-5100 Browse our shop, located in historic Geneva, New York.

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Chevre cheese is one variety made by 4 Tin Fish Farm. Photo courtesy of 4 Tin Fish Farm.

Finger Lakes: Try the Cheese Trail For farmers it only made sense to create a cheese trail where wine is the attraction By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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inger Lakes Wine Trails have become a renowned tourist attraction to draw people to Upstate New York. Since wine is traditionally paired with cheese, it only makes sense that a trail represents the region’s cheese mongers, too: the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail (flcheesetrail.com). Many of the Cheese Trail stops are farmstead cheese operations, where the cheese is made on site of the farm where the milk is produced. Cheese makers typically craft small batches of cheese and sell it locally through their own shops, along with other local specialties, at local restaurants, and on their websites. Shtayburne Farm in Rock Stream is one example of a farmstead cheese maker. Shtayburne produces 15 varieties of aged, hand-waxed cheese

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and sells them from their farm store in blocks, along with curds and bars. Visit the working dairy farm to see the herd of 60 milking cows and the cheese processing facility. Lorin Hostetler and his wife, Alicia, work together at the family-run business that Lorin’s father founded. “I enjoy being able to take the milk and turning into something we can sell,” Lorin said. “It’s exciting coming up with a good product people enjoy eating.” The farm also raises crops to provide feed for the cows. The milk from Cowlick Farm’s Creamline Jerseys is used in their various cheeses and gelato, Italian ice cream. The Lodi operation is small but welcomes visitors to enjoy a treat and pick up farm-fresh favorites, such

as samples of hand crafted cheese, Italian bread sold “by the hunk,” hot or cold cappuccino, latte, white or chocolate milk, hot chocolate, and local vegetables in season. Owner Andrew Cabot said that he makes cheese semi-weekly, but only spring through fall “because the grazing effects the flavor.” He also sells others’ cheese at his shop and markets his cheese elsewhere in the region. 4 Tin Fish Farm in Conquest has nothing to do with tin or fish. Its moniker blends the names owners Kimberly Fortin and her husband, Andrew Fish. A self-billed “micro goat dairy,” the business grew from a goat cheese hobby into a profitable business from their herd of 31. “We started out by trying to put more on the table without the grocery store and we wanted to eat locally,” Fish said. “It’s something we enjoy doing so why not turn it into a venture to make it work?” The couple makes a mild, creamy chevre cheese and tangy feta cheese. They sell both kinds and goat milk from the farm, both processed in their on-site facility. The Finger Lakes Cheese Trail also includes Sunset View Creamery at the Hoffman Dairy in Odessa, Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Co. in Mecklenburg, Hillcrest Dairy in Moravia, Keeley’s Cheese Co. in King Ferry, Finger Lakes Dexter Cheese Creamery in King Ferry, Muranda Cheese in Waterloo, Lively Run Goat Dairy in Interlaken, Side Hill Acres Goat Farm in Candor, Engelbert Farms in Nichols, Kenton’s Cheese Co. in Trumansburg, Vanillen Dairy in Ovid, Jerry Dell Farm in Dryden and Snofarm Dairy in Brooktondale. To follow the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail and check on current events, visit www.fingerlakeswinecountry. com/cheesetrail.aspx for a map. Call the businesses before heading out to confirm hours of operation.

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Thousand Islands Getaway Historic castles, an antique boat museum, lighthouses and abundance of water mark region By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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he Thousand Islands region offers many thousands of attractions. If you want to get away from it all, without going too far away from home, it’s hard to think of a better place to vacation. A classic Thousand Islands getaway should include: • A self-guided tour of Boldt Castle and Boldt Yacht House on Heart Island in Alexandria Bay. The 1900-era Rhineland-style castle boasts 120 rooms. $8 adult, $5.50. More information: www.boldtcastle.

com, info1@boldtcastle.com, or call 315-482-2501. • A guided tour of Singer Castle in Chippewa Bay. The 100-year-old structure served as a hunting lodge of Commodore Frederick Gilbert Bourne of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. and features period furnishings, original artifacts and secret passages. Lodging at Singer is also available. To see the interior of the castle requires walking up steps. $14 adult, $7 child, $12 military. More information at www. singercastle.com, tom@singercastle.

New Exhibits Vessels Open

TreasureChestGiftShop Open: Mon - Sun 1 - 5 pm 10 - 5 pm July & August 315-342-0480

West 1st Street Pier, Oswego, NY www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com

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com, or by calling 315-324-3275. • A ride on Uncle Sam Boat Tours in Alexandria Bay. Tours include many scenic sightseeing cruises from one to two-1/4 hours, lunch and dinner cruises, and locations such as Singer Castle and Boldt Castle. Tickets range from $7.50 to $39.95. More information: www.usboattours.com, group.sales@unclesamboattours.com, 315-482-2611. • A tour of Tibbetts Point Lighthouse Visitor Center in Cape Vincent. No admission fee. More information:

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A self-guided tour of Boldt Castle and Boldt Yacht House on Heart Island in Alexandria Bay is a must for visitors to the Thousand Islands. The site is one of the most popular in the area. www.capevincent.org/lighthouse or 315-654-2700. • A visit to the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton for displays, demonstrations, and boating events. Admission starts at $6.50 for children through $13 for adults. Children 6 and younger are free. Group, student, retired and active military, AAA, senior and family rates are available. More information: www.abm.org, 315-686-4104. • Fishing in Clayton. Avid anglers or newbies are sure to enjoy fishing the St. Lawrence. For more information: www.1000islands-clayton.com/ quick_cat_search_09.asp?Find=Fishin g+Guides, info@1000islands-clayton. com,315-686-3771. Include these new, unforgettable attractions in your Thousand Islands vacation: • The Rock Island Lighthouse, between Alexandria Bay and Clayton, is open this season for touring after a $1 million refurbishment project. Take the shuttle to the island or dock your own boat. 315-482-2593. A tour

Antique Boat Museum in Clayton draws a good number of visitors interested in antique displays, demonstrations and boating events. of Rock Island Lighthouse in Fishers Landing. Check out the 50-foot lighthouse, the light keeper’s quarters, museum, gift shop and boathouse. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. More information: www. nysparks.com, debra.spry@parks. ny.gov, 315-775-6886.

• Clayton Distillery in Clayton, opened this spring. The micro-distillery distinguishes itself by operating as a no-waste facility, using local grains, fruits and wine to create spirits including vodka, gin, whisky and brandies. www.claytondistillery.com, 315-285-5004.

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camping. You get all the benefits of camping like cooking food over a campfire, stargazing and fresh nighttime air in your lungs. You don’t get the inconvenience of packing, transporting or forgetting the bug spray. You can just run to the house.

Family Fitness Center The gym and training may seem scary, but a backyard fitness party is all fun. Pack the yard with hulahoops, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, scooters, Frisbees, balls and bats, water balloons, bubbles, kites and anything else you can think of. Set up obstacle courses or activity stations and let your imagination run wild.

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ummer and fall in Upstate New York are priceless. The weather doesn’t usually get too hot, there isn’t a host of poisonous critters around, and you don’t have to travel somewhere to enjoy yourself. You can literally go outside in your own backyard and have fun.

Here are some ideas on how to entertain your family without leaving the privacy of your own yard.

Camping Out It seems obvious right? Camping in one’s backyard is a cliché most us never try. It offers a nice change of pace, without all the hassle of actual

You know all of those experiments you and your family want to do indoors? This season is the perfect time to do them — outside the house. Messing up the lawn is a lot better than the living room carpet. Make homemade volcanoes or bubble solution. Bring the play dough outside. Launch a rocket, make homemade laundry detergent, give the dog a pink Mohawk, coat the kids in body paint. Messes are just better outside.

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beam of water and have a contest. You can also try water-gun wars (try a drop of food coloring in the water and make sure to wear old clothes).

Pet play People aren’t the only creatures who love getting outside during the warmer months. Build a little obstacle course. Hide treats around the yard or bring your pet a kiddy pool. If your pet can’t freely roam about the yard, bring a small pen or crate outside and let him or her explore the outside world.

Sponge War Water balloons are always fun, but sponges offer something different. Get sponge shapes or cut up inexpensive kitchen sponges. Put them in a kiddy pool or bucket to soak up water. Then arm each person with a small bucket of sponges and let the games begin.

Outdoor Murals Painting is good, messy fun, so the outdoors is the perfect place to unleash the inner artist. Hang an old sheet, tarp, paper or cardboard outside. You can hang items from a clothes’ line, shed, fence, garage or any other surface. Then paint away the afternoon. If you use a thick canvas or tarp, you can paint over it with a solid color and start anew each time.

Tiny Tiki Bar Turn your deck, porch or backyard into a mini dry or wet bar. Set out different ingredients and let your kids make their own concoctions. Bring out the blender and set up a yard-side smoother bar. Set out the lawn chairs and the kiddy pool. It may not be a first-class resort, but you won’t beat the prices or the proximity.

Backyard Summer Camp Friends have a way of making everything more fun. Invite your friends over for some yard games and camp out under the stars. Let your kids do the same. Send out an invitation and make food or drinks the cost for attending. Your camp might become so popular, that people want to register next year.

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Hottest Spots to Fish in Oswego County Resources available for both recreational, competitive anglers By Lou Sorendo

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one fishin’. This saying is frequent in Oswego County as many fishing enthusiasts take advantage of plenty of opportunities to hook into a nice catch. Oswego County is a destination point due to its rich natural resources and plenty of fierce fighting freshwater fish. Lake Ontario is the 14th largest freshwater lake in the world. The county saw an increase of 23 percent in occupancy tax revenues in 2012. The fall months of September, October and November were the strongest, according to county sources. That coincides with the annual

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salmon run. The Salmon River communities of Pulaski and Altmar are particularly strong in generating occupancy tax revenues. There were substantially more anglers who visited the waterways in Oswego County during 2012 compared to the previous year. According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, anglers spend an estimated 1 million hours fishing on the Salmon River on an annual basis. Salmon and steelhead fishing continues to be excellent and a major drawing card for anglers from all

across the Northeast. The county has been busy developing an interactive Imap for its tourism website, and a new fishing app that features up-to-date fishing conditions and a listing of tackle shops, charter captains and river guides, marinas and other amenities for anglers. It can be found at visitoswegocounty.com.

The hot spots There are many “hot spots” in Oswego County that attract anglers seeking that trophy catch. • Eastern Lake Ontario: The major species of fish that patrol the lake include trout and salmon, Atlantic salmon, brown trout, Chinook and Coho salmon, lake trout, rainbow trout/steelhead, smallmouth bass, walleye, carp, and catfish. Major boat access points are Oswego Harbor, Catfish Creek, Dowie Dale, Mexico Point, Port Ontario, and North Sandy Pond. • Oswego River: Featured are

Chinook and Coho salmon, rainbow, steelhead, brown trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, channel catfish, yellow perch, pan fish, bullhead, sheepshead, and carp. The city of Oswego has developed a public fishing access to the Oswego River. A concrete walkway and railing lines both sides of the river and provide convenient access for anglers and walkers, with riverside parking, restrooms, and a fish cleaning station. • Salmon River: The waterway is known for its Atlantic, Chinook and Coho salmon, brook trout, brown trout, steelhead, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye, crappies, bullhead, and pan fish. The Salmon River has long been regarded as one of the premier flyfishing destinations in the world. • Sandy Pond: Bullhead, carp, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, crappie, pan fish, and walleye can be found at Sandy Pond. Sandy Pond is the largest embayment in the eastern Lake Ontario dune and wetland area, a 17-mile long coastal barrier system. • Oneida Lake: Featured are bullhead, northern pike, pan fish, black crappie, smallmouth bass, and walleye. Reputed to be the “Walleye Capital” of New York state, this 23mile lake spans 50 square miles in the southeastern corner of Oswego County. • Lake Neahtahwanta: Anglers can vie for bullhead, largemouth bass, northern pike, crappie, panfish, and bowfin. Set on the western edge of the city of Fulton, in the town of Granby, Lake Neahtahwanta is a year-round fishing spot.. For more information, contact Oswego County Promotion & Tourism at 315-349-8322 or 1-800-2484FUN(4386).

Summer & Fall The Best of Upstate New York Fairs in the Region OSWEGO COUNTY — July 3-July 7 • 156th Oswego County Fair, Oswego County Fairgrounds, 291 Ellisburg St., Sandy Creek: This year’s theme is “Summer in Oswego County.” Grandstand events, rides, parade, agriculture displays and more. Admission is free. www.oswegocountyfair.com. MADISON COUNTY — July 9-14 • 2013 Madison County Fair: Features for the entire family include stage shows, live music, magic, and midway rides. The fair is located in Brookfield. www.madisoncountyfairny.com. CAYUGA COUNTY — June 27-June 30 • Cayuga County Fair: New this year will be an opening parade, a garden tractor pull, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm memorabilia and a “Taste of Cayuga” tent. Featured are the DIRT Motorsport Hall of Fame and Classic Car Museum.The fair is held in Weedsport. 315-255-6154. ONEIDA COUNTY — July 22-28 • The 125th annual Boonville-Oneida County Fair: An old-fashioned county fair complete with rides, games, truck pull, demolition derbies and a world of agriculture and exhibits. The fair is held in Boonville. www.boonvillefair.com. HERKIMER COUNTY — Aug. 13-18 • Herkimer County Fair: The fair is held in Frankfort and began in 1841. Among the attractions are a demolition derby; queen, prince and princess competitions; children’s events; and tractor pulls. For more information, call 315-895-7465. MONROE COUNTY — Aug. 1-4 • 2013 Monroe County Fair: Featured are delicious fair foods, contests, carnival rides, a menagerie of local farm animals and entertainment. The fair’s nightlife features local and regional entertainment on the Monster Energy Stage as well as motor sports in the grandstand. Held in Henrietta. 585-334-4000. WAYNE COUNTY — Aug. 12-17 • Wayne County Fair: The 2013 fair theme is “Apple Pies and Family Ties.” The fair is held in Palmyra. The fair houses over 100 commercial exhibitors and hundreds of fair exhibitors competing in various 4-H, agricultural and domestic competitions. 315-597-5372. ONONDAGA COUNTY — Aug. 22-Sept. 2 • Great New York State Fair: One of the largest and longest-running state fairs in the United States. Featured are food, rides, games, live concerts, agriculture, and competitions. Gates open at 8 a.m. and buildings open at 10 a.m. 800-475.FAIR or 315-487-7711.

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Rock Climbing Offers Adventure Sport has strong following despite the risk it presents By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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lthough Justin Wallace moved from Leadville, Colo. just last June, the avid rock climber has enjoyed scaling a few hills in New York and looks forward to doing more this season. As a supervisor at Eastern Mountain Sports in Syracuse, the 13year veteran of rock climbing enjoys advising would-be climbers because that’s how he learned the sport: by obtaining a mentor. Seeking an adventuresome sport, he became involved with Outward Bound (www.outwardbound.org), an international organization that provides leadership training through outdoor recreation. Beyond the benefits of leadership development, Wallace loved the thrill of rock climbing. “There’s risk associated with it,” he said. “It’s a sport where I can take a lot of great precautions but it feels risky.” He also likes the feeling of being “in the zone.” “You experience a point of anxiety that doesn’t put you into a panic but you’re not bored with what you’re doing,” Wallace said. “You’re only thinking about what you’re doing in that moment, the rock or your next move. That’s what attracts me to rock climbing. There’s nothing else that puts me in the zone like that.” People new to rock climbing will need rock climbing shoes, harness, locking carabineer, chalk bag and chalk, helmet and a rope. “If they’re able to find a friend who has gear, they should be able to go with him,” Wallace said. “You always go with a second person. It’s

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not safe to do by yourself.” Chalk may seem a strange choice of equipment, but Wallace explained that “your fingers sweat a lot and sweaty fingers do not do grip well on rock. The chalk dries them up so you can get good perches. When you go for a handhold, your fingers won’t slip off.” He advises new rock climbers to get lessons or take a seven- to 10-day intensive course to both learn the technical skills and safety. Rock climbing instruction is available at The Wall Indoor Climbing Facility in Oswego (www.facebook.com/topthewall), Eastern Mountain Sports in Syracuse (www.facebook.com/ pages/Eastern-Mountain-Sports-EMS-Syracuse/204580340498), Rock Ventures in Rochester (www.rockventures.net), and Alpine Endeavors in Rosendale (alpineendeavors. com, with programs throughout the Adirondacks). “The skills of climbing can transfer from an indoor to an outdoor environment easily,” Wallace said. “The main difference you’ll find is that the indoor rock climbing is a controlled environment with no rain, wind, sun and temperature swings. A lot of people use rock climbing gyms as a place to practice for

their outdoor experience.” The management at many rock climbing gyms manipulate and reconfigure the handholds so climbers could enjoy a different experience each time they visit. “You can be overhung, where you’re leaning backwards as you climb, to make it more challenging,” Wallace said. Indoor facilities also give people like Wallace a thrill during the offseason. This summer, he hopes to scale more rocks in the Catskills, Adirondacks, and the Shawgunks in southeastern New York. Most of the time, climbing comprises a daytrip for Wallace, since driving time uses up daylight. Somewhat wistfully, he recalls his years in the Rockies where he could squeeze in an hour of climbing before work because of the close proximity of the mountains. “You could jump on a rock and still make it to work on time,” he said.

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Pet Safety During the Hot Months Hint No. 1: Never leave your pet locked in a car By Melissa Stefanec

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his a great time for our fourlegged friends to get out and do what they do best: enjoy themselves. Pet owners can take some precautions to ensure their pets stay happy, healthy and safe. Tanya Semchenko, president of the Oswego County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), shared some pet pointers for the summer months.

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Q: What dangers do pets face during hot weather? A: Pets face many dangers, including: • Heat exhaustion from over exertion on hot days • Sunburn • Pesticides on lawns • Drowning hazards such as swimming pools • Chemicals such as antifreeze (as this is the time of year people tend to change them) • Pests such as fleas, mosquitoes and ticks • Open windows in your home that they could fall out off (even if there are screens on them)

Q: What are signs that an animal is getting dehydrated? A: First, you will see excessive panting. Then, the dog or cat will become lethargic, not have any appetite and may even seem sad. Also, if you lift or pull the skin between their shoulder blades a healthy animal’s skin will quickly return to normal while a dehydrated animal’s will take a while to return to normal shape. If these symptoms occur, take the pet to a veterinarian right. Once an animal is dehydrated, simply drinking water may not be enough to restore fluids. The vet may have to give intravenous fluids to the animal.

Q: If an animal is let or kept outside during the warmer months, what do we need to do to keep them healthy? A: Ideally, any animal should not be left outside in warm or cold. However, if you have to leave an animal outdoors, make sure to provide adequate shade and have plenty of

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Q: Is it ever safe to leave your animal in a car, even when the windows are partially opened? A: It is never, ever safe to leave your animal in the car on warm days, even with partially open windows. The heat in a car rises very quickly and your pets can end up with heatstroke or even die.

Q: What’s the best way to fight fleas? A: Medicines such as Advantix or Advantage are the best options for most pets. Some of these fight ticks as well. Contact your vet to determine the best option for your pet. Keep in mind some of these flea medications can now be purchased at major retailers.

Q: What other warm-weather parasites do pet owners have to worry about? A: In addition to fleas, pet owners also have to be concerned with ticks and mosquitoes, which both spread serious diseases. Q: How can pet owners protect their pets from these? A: Contact your vet for a recommendation for tick medicine such as Advantix, which will fight fleas and ticks. To combat mosquitoes, which cause heartworm disease in both dogs and cats, you will want to use a heartworm preventive once a month. This medicine can be purchased from your vet. Q: Do pets get sunburn? Do their paw pads get burned? A: Pets can absolutely get sunburn. You will want to avoid longterm sun exposure. Keep your pets out of the sun during peak hours. If you can’t do this, apply a pet-friendly sunscreen to exposed skin areas such as the nose, ear tips and belly. Paw pads can certainly burn, so try to walk your pets early in the morning or late in the evening when pavement has cooled down. Q: Are there any dangers that indoor animals face during the hot weather? A: Indoor pets can still face heat exhaustion when temperatures in homes rise during the summer. Make sure they have plenty of water and cool places to rest. In addition, open windows present a falling hazard, even when there are screens in them. The warm-weather months are surely a wonderful time in CNY. Just be aware of potential dangers to your pets. Then, you can ensure all members of your family, including the four-legged ones, enjoy this special time of year!

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provide patient support and education, raise public awareness, catalyze research and improve health care practices for millions of mothers and their babies every year who are impacted by preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Walk, activities for kids, silent auction and raffle. 8:30 a.m. — 12 p.m. 7199 Onondaga Lake Trail, Willow Bay at Onondaga Lake Park. www.promisewalk.org/syracuse Baldwinsville. National Trail Day. Join Beaver Lake Nature Center in celebration of National Trails Day. National Trails Day was established in 1993 to promote public awareness of appreciation for America’s trails. Beaver Lake’s 9 miles of winding trails are enjoyed throughout the seasons. A rich mix of habitats creates the possibility of seeing more than 200 species of birds and over 200 varieties of plants. Ongoing events include: a scavenger hunt, free trail bookmarks, a 9 a.m. guided bird walk on the Three Meadow Trail, and a 2 p.m. walk to see insectivorous plants. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Road. 315-638-2519 Fulton. Arts in the Heart Gallery Opening, from

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 47 S. 1st St. Browse local art, mingle with other artists. More information, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-592-3373 Lacona. Lacona Volunteer Fire Department Field Days. Family oriented Field Days with food and rides. Kiddie matinee on 6/1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. $14 for unlimited rides. Fireworks on Friday at dusk. Firemen’s Parade on Saturday . Thursday, May 30 — 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., Friday, May 31 - 5 p.m. - 1 a.m., Saturday, June 1 - noon - 1 a.m. 34 Maple Ave. 315-387-5547 Oswego. Oswego County Hospice Cup Regatta & Run/Walk. Fundraising event to benefit Oswego County Hospice patients and their families. Events include 5K walk/run, sailing races, and on shore party. Oswego Yacht Club, Lake Street. Fundraising event to benefit Oswego County Hospice patients and their families. Events include 5K walk/run, sailing races, and on shore party. Admission cost: Walk/Run: $15, On shore party: $15, Sailing races: $70, 315-343-5223 www.friendsofhospice.org Palermo. Run for Cover 5K Run/Walk. 1st

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June 4 Long Lake Region. Americade Scavenger Hunt. Americade Riders participate in a Scavenger Hunt spanning 10 towns. Find the three stops in Long Lake and have your card marked and you’re eligible for prizes. www.americade.com. Event will continue on June 5, 6 and 7.

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Summer & Fall The Best of Upstate New York Field Days OSWEGO COUNTY May 30-June 1 • Lacona Volunteer Fire Department Annual Field Days: Family oriented field days with food and rides; kiddies’ matinee from 1-4 p.m. June 1; fireworks on Friday at dusk; firemen’s parade at 7 p.m. June 1. — May 30: 5-10 p.m. — May 31: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. — June 1: noon to 1 a.m. For more information, call 315-387-5547. July 18-20 • Mexico Firemens’ Field Days: Parade at 7 p.m. July 18; fish dinners at 6 p.m. July 19; chicken barbecue dinner at noon and kiddies’ parade at 1 p.m. July 20; beer, food, clams, barbecued chicken and fish every night. For more information, call 315-963-7494. Aug. 10 • Old Home Day/Parish: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; old-fashioned fun-filled day; demonstrations, music, crafts, antiques and early American displays and plenty of food; sponsored by the Greater Parish Area Chamber of Commerce. F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n , c a l l 4 4 7 - 1 2 11 o r v i s i t w w w. parishchamberofcommerce.parish-ny.com Aug. 31-Sept. 1 • Redfield Old Home Days: Various vendors with a chicken barbecue both days, as well as other food. Parade the evening of Aug. 31; live music both days. — Aug. 31: noon to midnight — Sept. 1: noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 315-599-7750.

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June 6 Syracuse. St. Sophia Greek Festival. Enjoy an atmosphere in rich Hellenic culture and customs! Savor the sights, sounds and smells of this wonderful festival where you can eat, have a drink, listen to music, watch dance performances or try a dance yourself! St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 325 Waring Rd. 315-446-5222 Canastota. International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Boxing’s greatest names are on hand for a weekend of tributes to the sport and its champions. Museum tours by celebrities, ringside lectures, celebrity boxing, golf tournament Banquet, parade, induction ceremony. Don’t forget to join us at the OnCenter for the annual Hall of Fame banquet with dozens of champions and hall of famers. 315-697-7095. www.ibhof.com Canandaigua. Plein Air Art Festival. See June 5 listing.

June 7 Syracuse. Taste of Syracuse. The festival showcases specialties from over 85 area restaurants, wineries and other businesses. Some exciting features of Taste of Syracuse will include live entertainment on three stages. Headliners for 2013 are: Friday Night 9:30 Marshall Tucker Band; Saturday Afternoon 5:30 The Voice of the Wetland All-Stars; & Saturday at 9 Loverboy;

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over 85 Exhibitors with 40-45 food vendors. Each restaurant will sell sample foods for $1 as well as larger portions for purchase. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in Clinton Square and the surrounding area. www.tasteofsyracuse.com Phoenix. Canal Days. Sponsored by Bridge House Brats. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Canal Island, 315-695-1308, www.bridgehousebrats.com. Admission free. LaFargeville. 23rd Annual Thousand Islands Bluegrass Preservation Society Festival. Combined old-time and bluegrass festival with workshops, vendors, crafts food and more. NNY Ag Historical Society at Stone Mills. 315- 6582353 Syracuse. St. Sophia Greek Festival. See June 6 listing. Canastota. International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. See June 6 listing. Canandaigua. Plein Air Art Festival. See June 5 listing.

June 8 Syracuse. Syracuse Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Getaway 2013. Shop with twenty-four professional rubber stamp and scrapbook companies from around the United States and Canada. Create make-and-take projects, learn new paper crafting techniques, and check out the latest stamping and scrapping products! Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. SRC Arena, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike. $8.00 at door; $6.00 in advance, under 12 free (tickets good both days). 260-557-4809 Fulton. Arts Fest. 3rd annual Arts Festival. Hand-

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Sat 8/31 - Bud Light ‘Super Saturday’ - Shea Concrete ‘Steel Palace’ ISMA Super Series Finale - TQ Midget Classic, SBS Classic 75, ISMA SuperNationals 60. Gates Open 3pm, Racing 5pm Sun 9/1 - Budweiser ‘Classic Sunday’ - Novelis Supermodified Second Round Time Trials, Bud Light B-Main, Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodifieds. Gates Open 9am, Time Trials Noon

Syracuse. St. Sophia Greek Festival. See June 6 listing. Canastota. International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. See June 6 listing. Canandaigua. Plein Air Art Festival. See June 5 listing.

June 9 Auburn. Flavor of the Finger Lakes. Sample local foods and beverages with live music. Noon – 5 p.m. Exchange St. Mall & Downtown Venues. 315-252-7291 Oswego. Rivers Edge Craft Show. 2nd annual event featuring crafters and vendors. Live entertainment and food. Sponsored by the Oswego Lions Club. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Westside Linear Park, near Veterans Stage. 315-591-1842 Syracuse. Civic Morning Musicals presents: Live! At The Everson. Live! At The Everson: Young Artists Live! Onondaga County Music Educators Association Competition winners join other winners of student competitions. Varied program of prize-winning performances. Syracuse. St. Sophia Greek Festival. See June 6 listing. Syracuse. Syracuse Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Getaway 2013. See June 8 listing. Oswego. 6th Anniversary of D-Day. See June 8 listing. Canastota. International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. See June 6 listing. Bouckville. CNY Fiber Festival. See June 8 listing. Canandaigua. Plein Air Art Festival. See June 5 listing. LaFargeville. 23rd Annual Thousand Islands Bluegrass Preservation Society Festival.

June 12 Fulton. Tunes in June. See June 5 listing.

June 14 Oswego. Flag Day Commemoration. Fort Ontario. Co-sponsored by the Oswego Elks, Continental Arms Collectors Unit, and NYS Parks. Commemoration ceremony begins at 10 a.m. (living history activities continuing until 4:30 p.m.) Special Admission for Flag Day Only - $1/person. Alexandria Bay. Thunder in the Bay Poker Run. Card Stops include Cape Vincent, Clayton, Ogdensburg, and ending in Alex Bay. Come see a gathering of the hottest, fastest and most exotic power boats in North America. 315- 482-9531.

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Adirondack Association. Cape Vincent. Annual Town and Village Wide Yard Sales. The sales begin at 8 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. Registration fee is $2.00 for placement on a map of sales and balloons to mark the sale. Space is available on The Village Green for $5.00 for residents of the town of Cape Vincent who live outside the village. For more information or to register a sale contact Shelley Higgins at 315-654-2481. Alexandria Bay/Cape Vincent. Thunder in the Bay Poker Run. Cape Vincent Village dock will be an official card stop for the Alexandria Bay Poker Run. Over 30 offshore powerboats will come into Cape Vincent around 11 a.m. to receive a playing card and be on their way down the river to finish the run. See June 14 listing. Oswego. Century 21 Galloway Realty Autograph Night presented by Entergy. Oswego Speedway. Grosman St. Amour ‘Make a Wish Foundation’ 2-Seat Supermodified Ride, Gates Open 4 p.m. — Racing 6:30 p.m. 300 East Albany St. www. oswegospeedway.com Clayton. The Great New York State Food and Wine Festival. June 14 listing. Mexico. Father’s Day Weekend. See June 14 listing.

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June 18 Ithaca. Taste of the Nation. More than 50 of the area’s restaurants and wineries will gather at Ithaca College’s Emerson Suites for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation. Taste of the Nation Ithaca raises critical funds needed to support the national organization’s efforts to end childhood hunger in Ithaca, Tompkins County and across America. www.foodeveryday.org Oswego. GENIUS Olympiad. See June 16 listing.

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June 20 Syracuse. Syracuse Fringe Festival. Performances start on the hour beginning at 6 p.m. The Syracuse Fringe Festival is a three-day event featuring the work of local and regional artists and acts. The performances are generally new or re-imagined works of art and range from 60-90 minutes in length allowing a rapid-fire, festival atmosphere. Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee Street. www.syracusefringefestival. com Oswego. GENIUS Olympiad. See June 16 listing.

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Phoenix. Henley Park Fireworks. Food booths and live music. Fireworks at dark. 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. www.bridgehousebrats.com Mexico. Chocolate Extravaganza Weekend. Chocolate slip and slide, chocolate tug-o-war and chocolate kiss contest. Enjoy chocolate bar bingo and desserts. Bring old clothes for messy fun. 601 Co. Rt. 16. 315-963-7096. office@jellystonecny.com Syracuse. Syracuse Fringe Festival. See June 20 listing. Oswego. GENIUS Olympiad. See June 16 listing.

June 22 Sandy Creek. Annual Bass Tournament. Sandy Pond Sportsman’s Association hosts annual bass derby. 100 percent payback. Followed by caught fish fry. 3201 Co. Rte. 15. 7 a.m. 315-387-6310. www.sandypondsportsmans.com Syracuse. Syracuse Fringe Festival. See June 20 listing.

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Mexico. Chocolate Extravaganza Weekend. See June 21 listing.

June 23 Jamesville. Ironman 70.3 Syracuse. Since the inaugural race in 2010, the Syracuse 70.3 has attracted professional athletes such as Jodi Swallow, Nikki Butterfield, Angela Naeth, Joe Gambles, Peter Jacobs, Paul Ambrose, and TJ Tollakson. Taking place in June, the race is a perfect build up to the popular IRONMAN Lake Placid. 7 a.m. Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 West Shore Manor. 813-868-5940. Owasco Lake Region. Owasco Flyer Bicycle Race. The annual 36 mile “citizens” cycling road race around beautiful Owasco Lake is a popular race, not only for serious, elite cyclists, but also for less competitive riders as well. 9 a.m. 315-252-7611. www.owascoflyer.com Mexico. Chocolate Extravaganza Weekend. See June 21 listing.

June 24 Mexico. Kids Are Special Week. Yogi Bear, Boo Boo and little friends celebrate their birthdays with one big party. Crafts, games, cake and punch. Gifts brought to the party will be given to Golisano Children’s Hospital. 601 Co. Rt. 16. 315-963-7096. office@jellystonecny.com

June 25 Cape Vincent. The Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Annual Town and Village Wide Yard Sales. The sales begin at 8 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. For more information, call 315-654-2481. Mexico. Kids Are Special Week. See June 24 listing.

June 26 Fulton. Tunes in June. See June 5 listing. Mexico. Kids Are Special Week. See June 24 listing. Auburn. Oswasco Lake Day. Owasco Lake Day is a celebration of the lake and surrounding watershed. The 6th annual event will feature music, picnic food, family activities, free parking, a resource fair, free pontoon boat rides and more. 3 – 7 p.m. Emerson Park Pavilion, 6914 E. Lake Rd. 315-255-1183. www.owla.org

June 27 Bouckville. Bouckville Classic Car Show and Swap Meet. Announcing the First Annual Bouckville Classics Car Show and Swap Meet Brought to you by Madison Bouckville Promotions. Along US Route 20 “Scenic By-Way” for free admission on all fields. The Swamp Meet and Flea Market extends over four days, the car show is on the 29th and 30th. www.bouckvilleclassics.com

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Parish. Lloyd’s Place Annual Bike Run. Bikers wanted, cars are welcome to follow. Sign up from 12 – 1 p.m. Kickstands up at 1 p.m. Family and friends celebrate with chicken BBQ, salads, baked beans and many more treats. Bring donations to support a local charity (TBA). 315-6255365. Admission: $12/person. Mexico. Kids Are Special Week. See June 24 listing.

June 28 Jamesville. Jamesville Balloonfest. Jamesville Beach Park 4110, West Shore Manor. Syracuse’s kick off to summer event features non-stop musical entertainment with national acts and top local music groups, over two dozen special shape and hot air balloons, arts & crafts fair, amusement rides, food and beverages. $10. 315703-9620. www.syracuseballoonfest.com Bouckville. Bouckville Classic Car Show and Swap Meet. See June 27 listing. Mexico. Kids Are Special Week. See June 24 listing.

June 29 Geneva. Winestock NY. Winestock NY 2013 is a grassroots effort of NYS Wineries to raise funds

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required by anyone for these two days, resident or non-resident (although all the rules and regulations must be followed), in an effort to promote this popular pastime. This is a great time to get the whole family on the water and see how much fun it can be! Altmar. Oswego ATV Club Rodeo and Dealer Extravaganza. Dealer extravaganza and ATV rodeo to include ATV drag races, ATV car climb, and ATV mud bog. Admission: $10 each day. 10 a.m. 1939 Mexico Street. www.oswegocountyatv.org Ithaca. Ithaca Scottish Games and Celtic Festival. This festival has 300 bagpipe drones playing at the same time. There’s dancing by the lake, huge men flipping telephone poles, and food “created on a dare.” With competitions in bagpiping, drumming, dancing, and Scottish heavy athletics, the games also include other aspects of the culture such as Celtic traditional & rock bands, sheep herding & shearing and Celtic crafts and traditional foods. Stewart Park. 646-7176481. www.ithacascottishgames.com Parish. Lloyd’s Place Annual Bike Run. See June 27 listing. Jamesville. Jamesville Balloonfest. See June 28 listing. Bouckville. Bouckville Classic Car Show and Swap Meet. See June 27 listing.

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June 30 Mexico. Queen of Hearts Tea. The Queen of Hearts invites young and old to Casey’s Cottage for tea, tasty treats and more. Reservations required. Mexico Point Park, 120 Mexico Point. Admission $10. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 315-963-7657 Jamesville. Jamesville Balloonfest. See June 28 listing. Oswego. 2nd Annual Capt. Chad’s All Women’s Fishing Tournament to Benefit Breast Cancer Research. See June 29 listing. Oswego. French and Indian War Encampment. See June 29 listing. New York State. Free Fishing Days. See June 29 listing. Altmar. Oswego ATV Club Rodeo and Dealer Extravaganza. See June 29 listing. Bouckville. Bouckville Classic Car Show and Swap Meet. See June 27 listing. Ithaca. Ithaca Scottish Games and Celtic Festival. See June 29 listing. Mexico. Kids Are Special Week. See June 24 listing.

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Skaneateles. Skaneateles Summer concerts in the park. Skaneateles Community Band Concerts every Friday in July and August lakeside in Clift Park. At the end of the day. Can be enjoyed by boat or on land. Enjoyable evening for people of all ages! Bring a chair or blanket. Rain Place Austin Park Pavilion. For more information call 315 685-0552.

classic marches, showtunes, popular movie music and other favorites. Jazz Band features big band favorites. Admission is free. Start time for July concerts is 7:30 p.m. August concerts start at 7 p.m. Brewerton. Fireworks. Fireworks start at dark. Sponsored by the Ft. Brewerton/Greater Oneida Lake Chamber of Commerce. Admission free. www.oneidalakechamber.com Clayton. Annual Fireworks Display. An annual tradition to celebrate the nation’s history. Come to the waterfront for a grand fireworks display at dusk. 315-686-3771

July 3 Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. 156th Oswego County Fair. This year’s theme is “Summer in Oswego County.” Fun for the whole family! Grandstand events, rides, parade, agriculture displays, and more! Admission is free, grandstand event prices vary. Oswego County Fairgrounds, 291 Ellisburg Street. Visit www.oswegocountyfair. com for more information. Oswego. Oswego City Band Concerts in the Park. The Oswego City Band will present weekly concerts in Breitbeck Park. Concerts feature

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July 4 Syracuse. Jazz Fest. Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 West Shore Manor. Syracuse’s quintessential music fest and the largest free jazz fest in the northeast U.S. celebrates its 30th year. This year’s Jazz Fest will announce its outstanding array of performers at a later date. 800-234-4797 www.syracusejazzfest.com Fair Haven. Independence Day Celebration. Fireworks, car shows, races, parades and more. Sponsored by the Save Our Fourth Association. www.fairhavenny.com/ Fair Haven. 29th Fair Haven Arts & Crafts Fair at the Village Park. 10 a.m. - dark. Sponsored

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July 5 Cazenovia. Cazenovia Sidewalk Festival. SALES! SALES! SALES! Magician, Face Painting, Balloons plus great food and fun at the Farmers Market. You will find something for everyone! Think Global Buy Local. 315-655-9243. www. cazenoviachamber.com Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. See July 3 listing. Syracuse. Jazz Fest. See July 4 listing. Fair Haven. Independence Day Celebration. See July 4 listing. Fair Haven. 29th Fair Haven Arts & Crafts Fair at the Village Park.

Summer & Fall The Best of Upstate New York July 6 Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. The Sterling Renaissance Festival is one of the oldest and most successful producers of professional interactive entertainment in the world. Thrill to the excitement of over 100 stage and street performers, professional actors, comedians and musicians who whimsically recreate an authentic English Renaissance village for you to experience. 15385 Farden Road. www. sterlingfestival.com Oswego. Independence Celebration. Call 315-

343-7681 or visit www.oswegochamber.com for more information. Cazenovia. CAVAC 38th Annual Arts and Crafts Show. CAVAC presents its 38th annual arts and crafts show. 130 of the finest northeast crafters and artisans coming in from several states that will be displaying and selling their hand crafted products. Our show, again, will be on the lawn of Lorenzo State Historic Site in Cazenovia, July 6th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and July 7th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Parking and admission are FREE. Come and join us for this shoppers paradise located at the crossroads of US RT. 20 and State Rt. 13, overlooking beautiful Cazenovia Lake nestled in the hills of Madison County. Just a short scenic drive from Cortland, Syracuse, Auburn, Oneida, Rome or Utica. CAVAC relies on donations and the arts and crafts show to supplement the funding of the ambulance corps to all Cazenovia area residents which includes the villages of New Woodstock, Erieville, Nelson, Delphi Falls and the town of Fenner. 315-6559798. www.cavacambulance.org/ Naples. BBQ, Blues & Blaufrankisch Festival. An all day event featuring BBQ vendors, blues live music bands and Blaufrankisch tastings. Enjoy the food vendors, craft vendors, food and wine pairing demonstrations and special barrel tastings. Inspire Moore Winery, 197 North Main St.

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July 7 Hannibal. Concert in the Park. Music (various styles), games, food, duck derby, Little League baseball tournament, softball for adults. Sponsored by the Hannibal Historical Society. 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. 315-564-7525. Sodus Point. Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra 2 p.m. Pops music featuring old favorites, light classics, patriotic, and Broadway show tunes. 7606 North Ontario Street. www.soduspointlighthouse.org Mexico. Independence Weekend. Celebrate the nation’s birthday with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo. Bicycle decorating and parade. Patriotic

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site decorating contest. Leave unit on a site (unplugged) setup and ready for next weekend. Yogi Bear’s Jelly Stone Park. 601 Co. Rt. 16. 315-963-7096 or office@jellystonecny.com. Admission $10, all ages. Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. See July 3 listing. Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. See July 6 listing.

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July 12 Cape Vincent. 45th Annual French Festival celebration begins July 12 with a free family street dance on Broadway Street near the Fire Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. The festival showcases the work of more than 200 artists and crafters who line the streets of the village and will be selling their wares. Festival goers will have a chance to taste a wide variety of French pastries, French bread and other delights. A parade with Napoleon leading the way will bring floats, bands and over 50 units from the United States and Canada. For information, call 315-654-2481. Mexico. Redneck Cookout. A lot of Redneck Fun and food: bbq, dessert, beer and soda, games, square dance and more. Admission $20. Reservations required. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Call 315963-7657. sanscott@gmail.com. howardsplace. net/manorhouse.html Brookfield. 174th Madison County Fair. See July 11 listing. Cortland. Downtown Sidewalk Sales and Taste of Cortland. See July 11 listing.

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July 13 Skaneateles. 6th Annual Skaneateles Festival. The 6th annual Finger Lakes Lavender Festival is held at Lockwood Farms just south of the village of Skaneateles. Enjoy exquisite handmade jewelry, unique pottery & wooden creations, paintings and so much more! Cut your own lavender to bring home & enjoy its soothing fragrance for months to come. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road. 315-685-5369. Fulton. Glock Sport Shooting Match. Glock shooting match open to all glock shooters. 8 a.m. Pathfinder Fish and Game Club, 116 Crescent Road. 315-593-7281. Sandy Creek. Harold Shunk Memorial benefit for the American Cancer Society. Full day of food and events. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sandy Pond Sportsman’s Association, 3201 Co. Rte. 15. 315-387-6310. www.sandypondsportsmans.com Rochester. Corn Hill Arts Festival. Located on the banks of the Genesee River and a short stroll from the vibrant business district, Corn Hill is Rochester’s oldest residential neighborhood. Once known as the Third Ward, Corn Hill is a showplace of historic architecture, manicured

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July 14 Mexico. Annual Band Concert and Fireworks. Come early and enjoy vocal ensembles, Mexico Brass, Mexico Jazz and more. Food for sale. Fireworks by Young Explosives. Mexico Point Park, 120 Mexico Point Drive. Admission free. Raffles tickets for sale to benefit Casey’s Cottage. howardsplace.net/manorhouse.html Sodus Point. Music Makers Band. 2 p.m. Performing a wide selection of Dixieland Jazz classics. 7606 North Ontario Street. www.soduspointlighthouse.org Utica. Boilermaker Road Race Weekend. The Boilermaker 15K road race hosts over 10,000 runners per year. Boilermaker Weekend offers events for

Summer & Fall The Best of Upstate New York participants of every age and skill level. It has grown to include fitness and special events, such as a 5K Run, a 3 Mile Walk, a Youth Run, an Invitational Mile, Kids’ Olympics, a Health and Fitness Expo., and more. Designed around the weekend’s crown jewel, the Boilermaker 15K Road Race, Boilermaker Weekend promotes a healthy lifestyle with a focus on fun, family, and community spirit. Masonic Care Community, 2150 Bleecker St. www.boilermaker.com Cape Vincent. 45th Annual French Festival. See July 12 listing Fulton. Glock Sport Shooting Match. See July 13 listing. Skaneateles. 6th Annual Skaneateles Festival. See July 13 listing. Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. See July 6 listing. Brookfield. 174th Madison County Fair. See July 11 listing. Rochester. Corn Hill Arts Festival. See July 13 listing. Cape Vincent. 45th Annual French Festival. See July 13 listing.

July 17 Oswego. Oswego City Band Concerts in the Park. See July 3 listing.

July 18 Skaneateles. Merchants’ Curbstone Festival, July 18-20. Annual Curbstone Festival & Sidewalk Sales sponsored by the Skaneateles Chamber. Great sales at retail shops, entertainment, Jackman twins performing magic and balloon art. Hours: Thursday & Friday 9 am – 8 pm; Saturday 9 am – 5 pm. For more information call 315-685-0552. Mexico. Mexico Fireman’s Field Days. Parade on Thursday at 7 p.m. Friday evening fish dinners at 6 p.m. Saturday Kiddie parade at 1 p.m., Chicken bbq dinner at noon. Beer, Food, Clams, BBQ chicken, Fish every night. Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept., 328 Main Street. 315-963-7494.

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Syracuse. Middle Eastern Cultural Festival. Come and enjoy a full-course menu of Arabic food made from scratch! Live Arabic music, dance performances, gifts. FREE parking, admission, playground for kids. In 2013: Fri., 7/19 4 p.m. -.10 p.m.; Sat., 7/20 noon-10 p.m.; Sun., 7/21 noon-7 p.m. St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 4988 Onondaga Road. 315488-0388. Syracuse. Syracuse Nationals - Classic Car Show. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. The Syracuse Nationals Classic Car show is one of the largest car shows in the country with over 7,300 cars, 82,000 people, and 350 vendors converging on the NY State Fairgrounds from 30 states and 3 Canadian provinces. Every square foot of the 365 acre fairgrounds is overflowing with cars, vendors, and activities for the whole family. The Swap Meet, Car Corral, Women’s World, Mini-Nationals model car show, live music, demolition derby, on-site camping, flamethrowing cars and spectacular fireworks displays are just a few of the things to do while you’re at the show! 800753-3978. Admission: $17 Liverpool. Great American AntiqueFest. Long Branch section of Onondaga Lake Park, 3813 Longbranch Road. This outstanding annual event routinely attracts 200 dealers from across the United States and Canada and 8-10,000 cus-

Summer & Fall The Best of Upstate New York tomers. Held along the shoreline of beautiful Onondaga Lake Park just eight miles west of Syracuse, the Antiquefest occurs in the geographic center of Upstate New York — still one of the most productive regions for good quality antiques anywhere in the country. With acres of quality antiques, abundant and delectable foods, amenities that make shopping easy including bulky item pickup services and free directories, anticipate delightful antiquing at the Great American Antiquefest. 800-234-4797. Friday 9am-12pm $20 (“Set-up Shopper” while dealers unpack) includes re-entry on Saturday & Sunday; General Admission from 12 -5 pm $7; Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $7; Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $7. Weekend Pass for Saturday & Sunday $8. Children under 12 are free & parking is free Skaneateles. Merchants’ Curbstone Festival. See July 18 listing. Phoenix. Children’s Fishing Derby. Sponsored by Bridge House Brats. Canal Island, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 315-695-1308, www.bridgehousebrats.com. Admission free. Fair Haven. 2nd Annual Irish Fest Block Party. www.oconners-pub.com

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July 20 Fulton. Classic Car Pancake Breakfast. Come for some great pancakes and look over the cool rides! We serve scratch-made pancakes and locally produced sausage. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Red Schoolhouse Maple, 2437 Co. Rte. 4. Admission: Adults: $6.50, Children: $3.00. 315-243-1024. www.redschoolhousemaple.com Fulton. Granby Family Fun Day. 35’ slide, bounce house, horse back rides, fun show, petting zoo, fire trucks and many other events plus cotton candy and popcorn are all FREE. Hotdogs and hamburgers for sale. Town of Granby Community Center, 812 Co. Rte. 8. 315-598-6500 Mexico. Run for the Border 5K. 5K Run through the village of Mexico. All proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 2815 State Route 104. $25/adults, $18/18 & under, $75/family of four. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 315-963-4021. www. runfortheborder5k.com Cazenovia. Lorenzo Driving Competition. The Lorenzo Driving Competition, a summer time Cazenovia tradition, always held on the third weekend in July, will take place for the 37th time on July 20 and 21. While the show format has changed over the years, important

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Liverpool. Great American AntiqueFest. See July 19 listing.

Canandaigua. Ontario County Fair. There’s plenty to do at the Ontario County Fair. Visit the animal barns, attend one of the 4-H competitions, and see the 4-H project exhibits. Tractor pulls, demolition derby and shows on the stage. If you like amusement rides, spend some time on the midway. It’s old-fashioned family fun. 2820 County Road 10.

Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. See July 6 listing. Cazenovia. Lorenzo Driving Competition. See July 20 listing.

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Phoenix. 12th Annual Chasing and Fetching Balls Tournament. 18 Rounds at Beaver Meadows Golf Club, Captain & Crew, lunch at the Club, beverages on the course, buffet dinner, raffles, silent auction. 12 – 6 p.m. Sponsored by Oswego County Humane Society. Admission $100 per player. For more information, call 207-1070. www.oswegohumane.org

Oswego. Kids Pirate Day. “Shiver Me Timbers!” Come for pirate themed games, treasure hunt, crafts and more! Geared for ages 2-12 years. Costumes strongly encouraged. Admission $12 (ask about member discount). For more information, call 342-0480 or visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com.

Syracuse. Syracuse Nationals - Classic Car Show. See July 20 listing.

Oswego. Oswego City Band Concerts in the Park. See July 3 listing.

Oswego. Harborfest. Harborfest is a 4-day/night admission free festival held annually during the last full weekend of July. This event will feature live music and entertainment, the Harborfest Family Park featuring the Children’s Musical along with programming and activities for families, the Juried Arts & Crafts venue. The 50/50 Raffle returns after a year of absence. www.oswegoharborfest.com Buffalo. Buffalo Infringement Festival. Every summer, the streets of Buffalo come alive with scores of events by local and visiting theatre and dance companies, puppeteers, media artists, poets, comics, musicians, cabaret acts, digital designers, and miscellaneous insurrectionists. The annual Buffalo Infringement Festival provides artists and audiences of all backgrounds the chance to come together, take chances, push boundaries, and explore uncharted territory because exciting art can happen anywhere, anytime, without a blockbuster budget. infringe-

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Festival. Columbus Circle, 259 East Onondaga Street. Part of downtown Syracuse’s ArtsWeek, this spectacular 3-day showcase features 160 of the country’s most talented artists, craftspeople and entertainers in the historic Columbus Circle area of downtown Syracuse. The event features contemporary arts and crafts, ranging from functional to decorative, a wide variety of music, multicultural performances, summer refreshments and much more. 315-422-8284. Friday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oswego Community Mural Project, 12 – 6 .p.m. Harborfest Family Park. Corner of W. Seneca and Third Street. Be a part of history and help create Art in the Wind. More information, visit www. CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-592-3373 Oswego. Harborfest. See July 25 listing. Canandaigua. Ontario County Fair. See July 23 listing. Buffalo. Buffalo Infringement Festival. See July 25 listing.

July 27 Waterloo. 2013 Finger Lakes Cheese Festival. Come sample and buy the artisanal cheeses of the Trail, take cheesemaking classes, shop local

Summer & Fall The Best of Upstate New York vendors and exhibitors, take farm tours, play the Barnyard Olympics, sit in on seminars including wine and cheese pairing by Holly Howell, and more! Muranda Cheese Co., 3075 Rte 96 South. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Flcheesetrail.com Mexico. Mike’s Little Salmon River Challenge. Fishing tournament with picnic. Awards and special events for children. 5 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mike’s Marina, State Route 104B. For more information, visit www.mikesmarina.com or call 315-9633119. Admission: $50 fishing per boat, $15 per person for picnic. West Monroe. Central Square Community Church Youth Memorial Golf Tournament. Captain and crew format. $70 includes greens fees, cart, snack at the turn, dinner and entry in the pretournament challenge. Dinner open to the public. Greenview Country Club, 20 Whig Hill Road. $70 at the door. $60 advance registration. For more information, call 315-668-6278. Cleveland. Classic car Cruise-In. Starts at 5 p.m. Elvis tribute concert by Joe Angerosa from 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Memorial Park, North St. Sponsored by Cleveland Spirit Committee.

Munnsville. Stockbridge Valley Community Fair. The Ruritan sponsored Community Fair returns to Carlon Field in Munnsville for the 18th year and also continues the year-long celebration of the 31st anniversary of the local Ruritan chapter. 315-366-0225 Munnsville. Stockbridge Valley Balloon Rally. Join Airborne Adventures and other balloonists as they lift off twice daily, weather permitting, from the Stockbridge Valley Community Fair and balloon rally. 315-495-6544. www.flyairborne. com/ Skaneateles. Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show. See July 26 listing. Oswego. Community Mural Project, see July 26 listing Syracuse. Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival. See July 26 listing. Syracuse. AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival. See July 26 listing. Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. See July 6 listing. Oswego. Harborfest. See July 25 listing. Canandaigua. Ontario County Fair. See July 23 listing.

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July 28 Syracuse. NYS Blues Festival. Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street. This outstanding blues festival will be rockin’ in downtown Syracuse, rounding out Arts Week festivities. Performers will be listed at a later date. The fest will extend entertainment beyond Clinton Square to a Blues Club Crawl with details to be announced at a later date. www.nysbluesfest.com, Sodus Point. It’s My Party. 2 p.m. Girl group trio with back-up band singing the classic hits from the ’60s. Dressing in authentic ’60s style, they provide a great, entertaining, and fun musical experience for the whole family 7606 North Ontario Street. www.soduspointlighthouse.org Skaneateles. Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show. See July 26 listing. Syracuse. AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival. See July 26 listing. Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. See July 6 listing. Oswego. Harborfest. See July 25 listing. Oswego Community Mural Project, see July 26 listing Munnsville. Stockbridge Valley Community Fair. See July 28 listing.

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Aug. 1 Brewerton. Bassmaster Northern Open. The 2013 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens will have it all - top prizes, berths in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, invitations to the Bassmaster Elite Series, a wide variety of waters and venues - and on a budget that respects the demands of both professional and amateur anglers. Oneida Shores Park, 9400 Bartell Road. www.bassmaster. com/attend-2013-northern-open-2 Hamilton. SBE’s Hamilton International Film Festival. Independent Film Makers from across the globe will be in the village to share their work with film enthusiasts. The Festival opens on August 1st with a benefit screening for Hamilton Central School and a film makers reception at the Colgate University Bookstore is open to the public on August 2nd. For full details visit www. sbehiff.com Buffalo. Buffalo Infringement Festival. See July 25 listing.

Aug. 2 Raquette Lake. Durant Days. A weekend of activities celebration William West Durant the inventor of the Great Camps Style Architecture, which was born in Raquette Lake. Take a boat tour of Raquette Lake aboard the WW Durant, tour Great Camps, Vespers service at St. Huberts. Music by Wide Variety at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Syracuse. Brew at the Zoo. 5:30 – 8 p.m. Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place. Registration required. Adults only. www. rosamundgiffordzoo.org. 315-435-8511. Syracuse. St. George Macedonian Orthodox Church’s Annual Macedonian Festival. Saint George Macedonian Orthodox Church proudly presents its Annual Macedonian Festival! Come and enjoy a memorable celebration, take in the customary folk dances and ethnic food, and participate in the festivities highlighted by a traditional wedding performance and pig roast on Saturday, August 3rd. 5083 Onondaga Rd. Friday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. 315-378-8626. stgeorgemoc.org/ Fair Haven. 3rd Annual Mardis Gras Block Party. www.oconners-pub.com Brewerton. Bassmaster Northern Open. See Aug. 1 listing. Hamilton. SBE’s Hamilton International Film Festival. See Aug. 1 listing. Buffalo. Buffalo Infringement Festival. See July 25 listing.

Aug. 3 Cortland. Arts and Wine Festival. The festival is held in Courthouse Park, Greenbush St., Cortland. There will be art work, wine, food and

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Summer & Fall The Best of Upstate New York entertainment from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information call 607-753-1188 or visit www. cortlandartsandwine.org Oswego. ‘Mr. Novelis Supermodified 75’ $10,000 to Win!/’Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS 35’ $1,500 to Win! Gates Open 4 p.m. - Racing 6:30 p.m. 300 East Albany St. www.oswegospeedway.com Syracuse. St. George Macedonian Orthodox Church’s Annual Macedonian Festival. See Aug. 2 listing.

Brewerton. Bassmaster Northern Open. See Aug. 1 listing. Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. See July 6 listing. Hamilton. SBE’s Hamilton International Film Festival. See Aug. 1 listing. Raquette Lake. Durant Days. See Aug. 2 listing.

Aug. 4 Liverpool. Bavarian Fest. This event is filled with great live music, dancing, terrific German food and drink, Schuhplattler and folk dance

m S er & Fall u Don’t Miss ItThe Bestm of Upstate New York Old Forge. Adironack Storytelling Festival. July 24. The Old Forge Library will host this event under a tent on the Forge Knoll from Noon until 2 p.m. 315-369-6008 or visit OldForgeLibrary.org

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performances, and plenty of Gemütlichkeit! Long Branch Park, 3813 Longbranch Road. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. 315-447-3268. www.bavarianclubalmenrausch.org Brewerton. Athleta IronGirl Women’s Triathlon. Enjoy the third annual Iron Girl Syracuse Women’s Triathlon. Embracing seasoned athletes and novices alike, this event features a Sprint (800 meter Swim - 30K Bike - 5K Run). The event will feature an updated bike course, fun support and surprises on the run course, new post-race catered Breakfast Cafe, a finish line buffet to refuel, performance technical women’s shirts, personalized race bibs, IPICO Sports Timing, post-race giveaways, custom Iron Girl jewelry awards for the top three finishers in each age division. Oneida Shores Park, 9400 Bartell Road. 315-676-7366. www.irongirl.com Raquette Lake. Durant Days. See Aug. 2 listing. Sodus Point. Nostalgic Reunion. 2 p.m. Popular saxophone jazz ensemble with piano, drum, and bass backup. Instrumental and vocal jazz favorites spanning the years. 7606 North Ontario Street. www.soduspointlighthouse.org Syracuse. St. George Macedonian Orthodox Church’s Annual Macedonian Festival. See Aug.

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Aug. 10 Liverpool. CNY Scottish Games & Celtic Festival. The Central New York Scottish Games committee invites you to attend the CNY Scottish Games and Celtic Festival at Long Branch Park in Liverpool, NY for an experience you will never forget! Long Branch Park, 3813 Longbranch Road. adult: $10.00; senior (55 & up): $7.00; children from 5 to 12: $4.00; children under 5 years: free. 315453-6712. www.cnyscottishgames.org Weedsport. 2013 Weedsport Summer Festival. Day full of events and activities. All proceeds will be donated to Domestic Abuse in Cayuga County. Softball tournament, Walk-a-thon, Ice Cream Social, Movie in the park, family games and activities. 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Parish. Olde Home Days. Old fashioned fun-filled day. Demonstrations, music, crafts, antiques and early American displays and plenty of food. Main Street. 315-447-1211. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. www. parishchamberofcommerce.parish-ny.com West Monroe. West Monroe Old Home Days. Annual event with parade at 11 a.m. followed by music, fun, games, crafts, and food at Depot Rd. Park. Entertainment for all ages. Parade begins on Co. Rte. 11 firehouse to Depot Rd. Park. 315-668-2051 Sandy Creek. Trout/Salmon Fishing Derby. Annual trout/salmon fishing derby. Combined with flea market and chicken BBQ. 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sandy Pond Sportsman’s Association, 3201 Co.

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Canandaigua. Finger Lakes Reisling Festival. Enjoy food, drinks, live music and the Street Dance, and finish the night with a spectacular fireworks show. Simply put, it’s the best of the best. We’ve teamed up with the Canandaigua Rotary Festival and Street Dance this year to bring you even more entertainment. The best wineries, breweries, artisans, farmers, musicians and entertainers of the Finger Lakes—the best place in the world! Now in its fifth exciting year, the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival offers visitors even more to do—from Riesling wine and New York State craft beer samplings and seminars to cooking demonstrations, an arts & crafts fair, 3 live music stages and local farmers market. Plus a super-sized bounce house and game area for the youngsters. Lakeshore Drive. 585-899-3261

Skaneateles. Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival. See Aug. 8 listing.

Cape Vincent. Autos on the River Car Show. 11 p.m. until 4 p.m. around the Village Green on Broadway Street. Pre-registration fee is $8.00 and $10.00 the day of the show. Events for the day include a Hula-Hoop contest, Bubble gum blowing contest, face painting and music. The Cape Vincent Sons of the American Legion will have “Eli” the 1917 Ambulance on display. The Farmer’s & Crafter’s Market is located on the Green from 8 am until 3 pm. The Cape Vincent Arts Council and the Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce sponsor the free concert on the Green from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the music. Oswego. JP Jewelers Autograph Night presented by Entergy. Gates Open 4 p.m. - Racing 6:30 p.m. 300 East Albany St. www.oswegospeedway.com Fulton. Fulton Jazz Festival. See Aug. 9 listing. Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. See July 6 listing.

Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9 listing. Cortland. Brockway Truck Show. See Aug. 9 listing.

Aug. 11 Parish. Parish Volunteer Fire Company Annual Car Show. Cars, food, fun, music, raffles. All proceeds help purchase gear and equipment needed by the department. 16 Union St. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission $3. Pre-registered cars $8, $10 at the gate. 315-625-7411. www.parishvfc.org Sodus Point. Chorus of the Genesee. 2 p.m. Award winning 50-man Babershop Chorus and individual quartets performing favorite songs in barbershop harmony. 7606 North Ontario Street. www.soduspointlighthouse.org Cortland. Brockway Truck Show Pancake Breakfast. 7 – 11 a.m. Brockway Museum. For more information please call 607-756-6499 or 607-753-8463 or visit the website at www. brockwaytrucks.org Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. See July 6 listing. Canandaigua. Finger Lakes Reisling Festival. See Aug. 10 listing. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9 listing.

Aug. 12 Bouckville. 42nd Annual Madison Bouckville Antique Week. Madison Bouckville Show Field, Route 20. Just 40 minutes southeast of Syracuse, one of the largest outdoor antique festivals in

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Aug. 13 Alexandria Bay. Thousand Islands Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks. A grand display of fireworks over Boldt Castle to commemorate 75 years of safe passage over the St. Lawrence River via the scenic Thousand Islands Bridge. 800-847-5263 Bouckville. 42nd Annual Madison Bouckville Antique Week. See Aug. 12 listing. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9 listing.

Aug. 14 Skaneateles. Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival. See Aug. 8 listing. Oswego. Oswego City Band Concerts in the Park. See July 3 listing. Bouckville. 42nd Annual Madison Bouckville Antique Week. See Aug. 12 listing. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9 listing.

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Aug. 16 Boonville. 66th Annual NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days. A family event that spotlights the forest industry. The all-day event will include forestry exhibits, parade, greased pole climb, beards contest, loader contest lumberjack contests, and ddemonstrations. Fireworks to take place at 9 p.m., Aug. 16 at Park Hill, near the water tower. Fulton Charlotte’s Web. Kids Onstage All-Youth Production, Classic Wilbur, Charlotte and all the farm animals, 7 p.m, 357 State St. More information, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-592-3373 Syracuse. Shakespeare-In-The-Park 2013 - A Winter’s Tale. See Aug. 8 listing. Skaneateles. Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival. See Aug. 8 listing. Bouckville. 42nd Annual Madison Bouckville Antique Week. See Aug. 12 listing. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9 listing.

Aug. 17 Syracuse. John Edward. John Edward is an internationally acclaimed psychic medium, lecturer and author of several NY Times best sellers. He has captivated audiences worldwide. Don’t miss this intimate event with John. Crouse Hinds Theater at the Mulroy Civic Center, 411 Montgomery Street. 315-435-2121. Syracuse. Asian Elephant Extravaganza. Asian

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July 6 listing. Syracuse. Shakespeare-In-The-Park 2013 - A Winter’s Tale. See Aug. 8 listing. Skaneateles. Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival. See Aug. 8 listing. Bouckville. 42nd Annual Madison Bouckville Antique Week. See Aug. 12 listing. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9 listing.

Aug. 18 Racquette Lake. Steam Boat Week. Every year Historic Steamboat owners visit and vacation on Raquette Lake. These historic boats grace the waters and travel around harkening back

to the days of long ago. While this is not a formal event, the owners are more than happy to visit with curious onlookers and talk about the history of these incredible vessels. Event continues until Aug. 24. Sodus Point. Panloco Steel Drum Band. 2 p.m. Versatile steel drum band playing traditional island music plus jazz, pops, and classical. 7606 North Ontario Street. www.soduspointlighthouse.org Boonville. 66th Annual NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days. See Aug. 16 listing. Fulton. Charlotte’s Web - 2 p.m. See Aug 16 listing Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. See July 6 listing.

Syracuse. Shakespeare-In-The-Park 2013 - A Winter’s Tale. See Aug. 8 listing. Bouckville. 42nd Annual Madison Bouckville Antique Week. See Aug. 12 listing. Cazenovia. 33rd Annual Pottery Fair. See Aug. 17 listing. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9 listing.

Aug. 21 Canandaigua. Kenny Chesney. Kenny Chesney fills the night with country music. His opening acts are Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves. Put on your cowboy boots and hat and head to CMAC. CMAC (Performing Art Center). 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. 585-393-4880

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Skaneateles. Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival. See Aug. 8 listing. Oswego. Oswego City Band Concerts in the Park. See July 3 listing.

Aug. 22 Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. One of the largest & the longest running state fairs in the United States! Enjoy food, rides, games, live concerts, agriculture, competitions and so much more! Gates open at 8 a.m., buildings open at 10 a.m. Buildings close at 10 p.m., gates close at 12 a.m. Empire Expo Center-NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. $8 in advance; $10 at the door. 800-234-4797. www.nysfair.org Skaneateles. Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival. See Aug. 8 listing.

Aug. 23 Oswego. Tales of the Harbor. Gather at historic NYS Derrick Boat 8 for a night of mystifying local lore featuring Jonel Langenfeld Rial, Dan Williams and a cast of ghostly players. This is an outdoor event. Bring your lawn chairs. No pets please. Admission $5/adults, accompanying kids free. 7 p.m. 315-342-0480 www. hleewhitemarinemuseum.com Mexico. Movie Night at the Park. Enjoy a

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Cape Vincent. War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration. An encampment, re-enactment, historical walking tours, guided boat tours, period musical performances, and crafters village are among some of the highlights. For more information call 315-654-2481, email thecape@tds.net or log onto www.capevincent.org. Skaneateles. Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival. See Aug. 8 listing. Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. Aug. 22 listing.

Aug. 24 Fulton. Loop Around the Lake. 8-11:30am.15K Run, 5K walk/run. A kid’s fun run at 8:30am. Fulton Family YMCA, 715 W. Broadway, 315598-9622, www.fultonymca.com. Admission $20-25. Sandy Creek. Cow Flop Bingo. Presented by Anne Burlingame. For more information, call 315-3876310. www.sandypondsportsmans.com Cortland. Cortland Celtic Festival. A day of music, food, dancing, exhibits, demonstrations and vendors all with a Celtic flair held at Dwyer Park, Little York. For more information visit www. cortlandcelticfestival.com

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Fulton. Hunter Arms Weekend. See Aug. 23 listing.

Cape Vincent. Cape Vincent Charity Cup Sailing Regatta to benefit Hospice of Jefferson County. See Aug. 23 listing.

Oswego. Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend. 8/29: 7th Annual Oswego Kartway Classic, Classic Super Cruise and Party in the Pits! 8/30: ‘Fast 14” Novelis Supermodified Time Trials, Pathfinder Bank SBS Time Trials & Heats, RoC Modified Classic 100 8/31: ‘Super Saturday’ -’Steel Palace’ ISMA SuperSeries ‘SuperNationals’ Finale, Pathfinder Bank SBS Classic 75, TQ Midget Classic 9/1: ‘Classic Sunday’ -Budweiser International Classic 200 for Novelis Supermodified. Admission Charged. www.oswegospeedway.com

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Cape Vincent. War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration. Aug. 23 listing.

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Cape Vincent. Cape Vincent Charity Cup Sailing Regatta to benefit Hospice of Jefferson County. See Aug. 23 listing.

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Sodus Point. Fiddlers of the Genesee. 2 p.m. A wide variety of “Good Ol’ Tyme Fiddle Music”—always a favorite! 7606 North Ontario Street. www. soduspointlighthouse.org

Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. Aug. 22 listing.

Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. Aug. 22 listing. Cortland. Cortland Celtic Festival. See Aug. 24 listing.

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Alexandria Bay. 13th Annual Blues in the Bay. Five days of NYS blues bands playing under the tent in downtown Alexandria Bay. Concerts are free to attend! Bring a chair and enjoy the best of blues. 315-482-9531

Skaneateles. Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival. See Aug. 8 listing.

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Aug. 30 Skaneateles. Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival. See Aug. 8 listing. Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. Aug. 22 listing. Oswego. Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend. See Aug. 29 listing. Alexandria Bay. 13th Annual Blues in the Bay. See Aug. 29 listing.

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Sept. 1 Sodus Point. Starlight Orchestra. 2 p.m. All your Big Band favorites from Miller, Dorsey, Goodman, Barnett, Ellington, and Shaw. One of the premier Big Bands in Western New York. Great vocal and instrumental soloists. 7606 North Ontario Street. www.soduspointlighthouse.org Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. Aug. 22 listing. Oswego. Oswego Speedway Classic Weekend. See Aug. 29 listing. Redfield. Redfield Old Home Days. See Aug. 29 listing. Alexandria Bay. 13th Annual Blues in the Bay.

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Don’t Miss It Skaneateles. Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival. The Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival celebrates another fine year of the classics! Wednesdays thru Saturdays throughout the month of August at two locations: First Presbyterian Church (97 E Genesee St.) and Brooks Farm (2870 West Lake Road), Skaneateles. 315-685-7418. www.skanfest.org

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Sept. 2 Syracuse. Great New York State Fair. Aug. 22 listing. Alexandria Bay. 13th Annual Blues in the Bay. See Aug. 29 listing.

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Sept. 6 Syracuse. Syracuse Irish Festival. Clinton Square, W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street. The Syracuse Irish Festival truly is a taste of Ireland featuring music, dance, song, genealogy, culture and children’s activities. Irish bands, step dancers, lectures, exhibits, workshops, food and children’s activities. 800-234-4797. www. syracuseirishfestival.com Old Forge. 31st Annual 90-Mile Canoe Classic Race. This three-day, 90-mile flat water race follows the original highways of the Adirondacks from Old Forge to Saranac Lake. The course offers a mix of lake and river flat water paddling with

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Sept. 7 Auburn. TomatoFest. The event will feature craft and commercial vendors, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, rides, nonprofit booths, a farmers market, a pasta dinner and more. Free Centro shuttle bus from the Auburn High School parking lot to the main gate. Emerson Park, 6914 E. Lake Rd. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 315-406-6036. Baldwinsville. Golden Harvest Festival. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Rd. This festival features great food, music, oodles of crafters, mega activities for kids and so much more. A great family-friendly events in the Syracuse area! Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $5 $1 6-17 yrs. old 5 and under free. 315-638-2519 Oswego. 2nd Annual Oswego Dragon Festival. Get your team together and paddle for a cause! Funds raised support the Oswego YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. Racing will be at Breitbeck Park on Lake Ontario in Oswego beginning at 9 a.m. Championship Race will be at approximately 3 p.m.Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer race in authentic Hong Kong-style, 40-foot-long dragon boats on a 200m course. All skill levels and physiques can paddle, making it the ultimate team building sport, requiring synchronicity and finesse, more than power to win. Win on and off the water by raising money for the Oswego Y Strong Kids Campaign! Oswego YMCA 315-3431981. oswegodragon@oswegoymca.org Oswego. Arts, Crafts & Kite Festival. Artists, Craft and food vendors, professional kite fliers and displays. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sponsored by Friends of Fort Ontario. - 10 am to 4 pm – Check Web site for updates and details - www. fortontario.com Brookfield. Open English/Western Horse Show. Open English/Western Horse Show Contact: Crystal Cowen 315-899-7743 for more information. Event will be held at the Madison County Fairground. Oneida. 49th Annual Craft Days at Madison County Historical Society. Madison County Historical Society will host it’s 49th Annual Craft Days at the society, 435 Main Street in Oneida, on Saturday, September 7th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Sunday, September 8th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Watch as crafters demonstrate their art and purchase your very own handmade items from them. Enjoy delicious food and great entertainment. For more information please contact www.mchs1900.org, or 315-363-4136 or 315-361-9735. Syracuse. Syracuse Irish Festival. See Sept. 6 listing. Old Forge. 31st Annual 90-Mile Canoe Classic Race. See Sept. 6 listing.

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Summer & Fall The Best of Upstate New York Sept. 8 Auburn. TomatoFest. See Sept. 7 listing. Baldwinsville. Golden Harvest Festival. See Sept. 7 listing. Oneida. 49th Annual Craft Days at Madison County Historical Society. See Sept. 7 listing. Old Forge. 31st Annual 90-Mile Canoe Classic Race. See Sept. 6 listing.

Sept. 11 Phoenix. 9/11 Vigil. 6 p.m. Ceremony with firemen, police and veterans. Bring candle and chair. www.bridgehousebrats.com

Sept. 13 Syracuse. Festa Italiana. In Front of City Hall, 233 East Washington St. Activities include children’s activities, a bocce tournament, a cookbook sale, outdoor Roman Catholic mass, a Festa Boutique and much more! 315-422-8284 Oneida. 18th Annual Madison County Hop Fest. The 18th Annual Madison County Hop Fest starts Friday, Sept. 13 with a paired brew dinner. On Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m., on the grounds of the Madison County Historical Society, 435 Main Street in Oneida, there will be presentations by guest speakers on a variety of hop related topics throughout the afternoon. From12 - 2 p.m. come for the Taste of Hops: a food and beer pairing featuring appetizers and confectionery delights from local restaurants. From 2:30-5:30 p.m., come to the beer tent for brewery samplings from some of your favorite craft breweries- Landmark, Cooperstown, Ithaca, Saranac, LongTrail, Middle Ages, High Falls, Ommegang, Magic Hat, Flying Bison, Butternuts, Brooklyn Lager, Smuttynose, DogFish Head, Southern Tier and more! There will be over 40 styles of craft beer to sample. Throughout the afternoon purchase your raffle tickets to win great beer related merchandise. Visit the Hopshop to purchase hop plants and event shirts! Visit with Home Brew Clubs. See who will be crowned Hop King or Queen 2013! 315-363-4136. www.mchs1900.org/hopfest Cincinnatus. Cincinnatus Corn Festival. The Village of Cincinnatus celebrates the fall season with a tribute to corn. Crafts, entertainment and food are all part of the celebration. For more information visit www.cincycornfest.com

Sept. 14 Syracuse. NYS Arms Collectors Assn. Fall Gun Show. 1000 Tables of exhibits and displays from all over the US and Canada. See and buy US military arms, Colt revolvers, high grade double barreled shotguns, Remingtons, muskets, Smith & Wesson, Kentucky rifles, gun parts and acces-

soriies, Springfields, Winchesters, bowie knives, powder horns, custom and factory made knives, military relics from before Revolutionary War to present, and more. Empire Expo Center-NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. 315-487-7711 Oswego. The Treaty of Grant: Foreign Policy and Return of Commerce on Lake Ontario after 1814. 1:30 p.m. History lecture series featuring Michael Pittavino. For more information, call 315-342-0480. www.hleewhitemarinemuseum. com Admission free. Oswego. The Barn Cat Boogie. Dinner and dancing in the barn at Fallbrook Recreation Center, 103 Thompson Rd. 6 – 11 p.m. Silent auction, raffles, bonfire, casual fun. Sponsored by Oswego County Humane Society. For more information, call 315-207-1070. Admission TBD. Fulton. 3rd Annual Arts Market Old Nestle’s parking lot, Fay Street, 10.a.m.- 4.p.m., Outdoor market art, collectibles, flea market, trash to treasure. More information, visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-592-3373 Cleveland. Community Garage Sale. Garage sales throughout the Cleveland zip code area. Maps available. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Syracuse. Festa Italiana. See Sept. 13 listing. Oneida. 18th Annual Madison County Hop Fest. See Sept. 13 listing.

Sept. 15 Oswego. Strut Your Mutt. 5K run or walk & 1 mile family walk, dogs welcome. Fallbrook Recreation Center, 103 Thompson Rd. 11 a.m. Prizes, lunch, games & activities for kids. Sponsored by Oswego County Humane Society. For more information, call 315-207-1070. www.oswegohumane.org Mexico. Wild Edibles. 2 – 4 p.m. Mexico Point Park, 120 Mexico Point Drive. Learn about fall’s bounty with naturalist Nancy Kaiser. Power Point presentations, sampling and a walk about. For more information call, 315-963-8216. Admission free. Donations appreciated. sanscott@gmail. com Cleveland. Master’s Touch Chorale. 4 p.m. Refreshments provided following the concert. Free Admission. Cleveland United Methodist Church, 73 Bridge Street. Syracuse. Festa Italiana. See Sept. 13 listing. Syracuse. NYS Arms Collectors Assn. Fall Gun Show. See Sept. 14 listing. Oneida. 18th Annual Madison County Hop Fest. See Sept. 13 listing.

Sept. 20 Oswego. 7th Annual Diane Falise Memorial Scrabblefest Fundraiser. Elk’s Lodge #271, 132 W. Fifth StreetTeams of four will work together to compete against other teams for the highest team score per round. There will be four 20-min-

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ute rounds. Team scores from each round will be totaled at the end of all four rounds. SCRABBLE game rules apply. A scorekeeper will be assigned to each table. This is not a sanctioned SCRABBLE tournament, it is only for fun and prizes. All proceeds benefit OCO’s Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County. For more information, call 315342- 8839. lvoswego@oco.org, www.lvoswego. org $100 per team.

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Sept. 21 Elbridge. Fall Sportsmen’s Days. Created as a tribute to National Hunting and Fishing Day, Fall Sportsmen’s Days, sponsored by Honeywell, this annual event is a terrific opportunity for all ages to try their hand at a variety of outdoor pursuits, including trap shooting, trout fishing, waterfowl identification, axe/knife throwing, crossbows, turkey calling, archery, BB gun, fly fishing, jig tying, canoeing and muzzle loading. Smokey Bear, Eddie Eagle, conservation officers, woodsmen, local wildlife artists and authors will be on hand for demonstrations and information. Carpenters Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321. $5 per car. 315-689-9367. www.onondagacountyparks. com/carpenter-s-brook-fish-hatchery Sandy Creek. 8th Annual Crank It Up Antique Tractor and Engine Show. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Oswego County Fairgrounds, 291 Ellisburg StreetFamily friendly event of radio controlled trucks and air craft, tractor pull, corn maze, kids games, classic cars, antique tractors and engines and more! 315-387-5365, http://crankituptractorshow.com Cazenovia. Critz Farms Fall Harvest Celebration. All the usual fun including the Corn Maze! Pumpkin picking, hayrides, cow train rides, gift shop, hot apple fritters and more. Petting

Don’t Miss It Great New York State Fair. One of the largest & the longest running state fairs in the United States! Enjoy food, rides, games, live concerts, agriculture, competitions and so much more! Empire Expo Center-NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. $8 in advance; $10 at the door. 800234-4797. Aug. 22 through Sept. 2.

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zoo and two playgrounds! Admission $7.00 per person includes season pass. Discount family pass available online. 315-662-3355. www. critzfarms.com/ Oneida. Wolf Oak Acres Corn Maze and Harvest Festival. 315-762-3090, katrina@wolfoakacres. com, www.wolfoakacres.com Alexandria Bay. Boldt Castle Wine Festival and Farmer’s Market. Boldt Castle will host a Wine Festival and Farmers Market from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Featured wineries will include Thousand Islands Winery, Coyote Moon Winery, Otter Creek Winery, River Myst Winery, Venditti Vineyards and Yellow Barn Winery. Wine sampling and sales will be available. 315-482-9724. www. boldtcastle.com/

Sept. 22 Elbridge. Fall Sportsmen’s Days. See Sept. 21 listing. Sandy Creek. 8th Annual Crank It Up Antique Tractor and Engine Show. See Sept. 21 listing. Cazenovia. Critz Farms Fall Harvest Celebration. See Sept. 21 listing. Oneida. Wolf Oak Acres Corn Maze and Harvest Festival. See Sept. 21 listing.

Summer & Fall The Best of Upstate New York Sept. 27 Central Square. Lioness Club of Central Square 30th Annual Apple Festival. 144 US Route 11. A fun weekend for the whole family featuring amusement rides, approximately 250 crafters and vendors, live music, demonstrations, and food! Friday, Sept. 27, 6-10 p.m. (rides & food only), Saturday, Sept. 28 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 315-675-8232. www.

Hencle’s Berry Patch

U-PICK OR WE PICK early June - early August

Strawberries • Red & Black Raspberries Currants • Gooseberries Blackberries • Garlic 7470 Perry Road, Baldwinsville Please Call Ahead 315-638-0767

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Sept. 28 Oswego. Fire Truck Muster and Flea Market. Hosted by the Oswego Railroad Museum in partnership with the H. Lee White Marine Museum & the John D. Murray Firefighter’s Museum. Firetrucks will be on display starting from the Railroad Museum to the Maritime Museum along the West Pier. Event also includes railroad displays and antique cars. For more information, call 315-532-8691.

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Discover quaint villages, country inns and B&Bs surrounded by a rural community bursting with heritage. From high-end boutiques and timeless antique shops, to local farmers’ markets and family-friendly festivals, you will encounter an endless amount of fascinating places to visit.

The ETERNAL TEMPLE Psychic readings, Reiki, Yoga, Workshops, Gems, Herbal Remedies, and more!

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Central Square. Lioness Club of Central Square 30th Annual Apple Festival. See Sept. 27 listing.

October

Cazenovia. 33rd Annual Pottery Fair Stone Quarry Hill Art Park Cazenovia. Aug. 17-18. Work of 30 local ceramic artists available for purchase. See listing for more information

Syracuse. The Syracuse International Film Festival is the premier Central New York film event. This year SYRFILMFEST ‘13 will continue the tradition of showcasing the best independent films from around the world, and of course special events and famous guests. Palace Theatre, 2384 James Street, 315-255-3074. filminsyracuse.com/

Oct. 3 Syracuse. The Syracuse International Film Festival. Oct. 2 listing.

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Central Square. Lioness Club of Central Square 30th Annual Apple Festival. See Sept. 27 listing.

Oct. 2

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Cape Vincent. 6th Annual Cape Vincent Oktoberfest. Noon – 5 p.m. An Autumn Farmers and Crafters Market will complement a Beer Garden, featuring authentic German beers and wineries. The eight piece Enzian Bavarian Band will be performing German songs complete with authentic dancers. Food for the day will feature a wide variety of traditional Bavarian fares: including bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, black forest cake, apple strudel, etc. sold by the Cape Vincent Fire Dept. on the Village Green. There will be children’s scarecrow making, bouncy house and crafts. For those who wish to sample all of the beers and wines available the $15 entry fee includes Commemorative Sampling Stein. This is a Yellow Ribbon event with $5 off admission with military ID. For more information call 315-654-2481.

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Oct. 4 Phoenix. Scary Night Rides. Scary rides after dark. This isn’t your average trip through a park. The monsters are creepy and lurking for you. Come if you dare, bring one or a few. For more information, call 315-593-7291. $7 per person. Syracuse. The Syracuse International Film Festival. Oct. 2 listing.

Oct. 5 LaFayette. LaFayette Apple Festival. Celebrating its 40th year, this outstanding annual family event features over 500 high quality crafters exhibiting unique and diverse products as well as a carnival atmosphere. The LaFayette Apple Festival includes great rides and games that will delight children of all ages. LaFayette Fairgrounds, 5300 Cherry Valley Turnpike. Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 800234-4797. www.lafayetteapplefest.org Oswego. Annual Craft Show & Chicken BBQ. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 30 crafters. Full kitchen with homemade apple dumplings, turkey soup, and more. Presented by Trinity Catholic School. St. Paul’s Church Hall, E. Fourth St. & Mohawk St., 315-343-6700, bsugar@syrdiocese.org. Admission free. Oswego. CNY Great Pumpkin Festival. Come to beautiful Washington Square Park in the heart

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Summer & Fall The Best of Upstate New York of Oswego to celebrate all things Pumpkin! Watch the weighing of the Giant Pumpkins Saturday,October 5th beginning at 10 a.m. (registration begins at 9 a.m.). Pumpkins from all over New York State will be vying for the grand prize of $2,000. The park opens at 11am. There will be rides and games for kids, crafters, great food and live entertainment for the entire family - and admission is FREE! Use 25 E. Oneida St. Oswego, NY 13126 for GPS. Alexandria Bay. Oktoberfest. Lots of live music including a German Oompah Band, wine & beer, delicious food, hayrides, Grape crushing demonstrations, grape stomp competitions, local vendors, a farmers market, wine tastings, and winery tours! Thousand Islands Winery, 43298 Seaway Avenue. 315-482-9306 Cortland. The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest. The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest is held in Courthouse Park, Cortland. There are over 100 crafters, live entertainment, children activities and lots of pumpkins. For more information visit www. cortlandpumpkinfest.org

XLII. Named 2011’s Outstanding Annual Short Track Event of the Year by the National Speedway Directory, Super DIRT Week returns for the 42nd consecutive year at the NYS Fairgrounds. Drivers, fans and teams from all over the country converge on Central NY to be a part of biggest event in DIRTcar Racing. New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Tickets start at $25. 877395-8606. www.superdirtweekonline.com/

Oct. 11 Oneida. Balloons and Bounty. Come to Wolf Oak Acres for a super weekend of fun! Located at 6470 Creek Rd., Oneida, NY 13421. fireworks, balloon glow, balloon launches, balloon rides, vendors, live bands, entertainment and more! 315-762-3090. katrina@wolfoakacres.com, www.balloonsandbounty.com Syracuse. NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII. See Oct. 10 listing. Phoenix. Scary Night Rides. See Oct. 4 listing.

Oct. 12

Cazenovia. Critz Farms Fall Harvest Celebration. See Sept. 21 listing.

Baldwinsville. Pumpkin Pancakes. With the arrival of fall, the trees will be bursting with brilliant colors. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of pumpkin pancakes, sausage and beverage (regular pancakes are also available.) 3 pancakes - $4.50. 2 pancakes - $3.50. 1 pancake - $2.50. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Road. 315-638-2519. onondagacountyparks.com/beaver-lake-nature-center/

Oneida. Wolf Oak Acres Corn Maze and Harvest Festival. See Sept. 21 listing.

Syracuse. NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII. See Oct. 10 listing.

Oct. 6

Phoenix. Scary Night Rides. See Oct. 4 listing.

Syracuse. Giant Syracuse Oktoberfest. CNY Regional Market, 2100 Park St. This outstanding cultural event will take place at a new location this year. Enjoy three days of authentic German entertainment, food and beverages. Open noon until 11 p.m. on Fri. and Sat. and noon till 6 p.m. on Sunday. Bands will be announced at a later date. 800-234-4797. Admission: $3 filminsyracuse.com/

Oneida. Balloons and Bounty. See Oct. 11 listing.

Syracuse. The Syracuse International Film Festival. Oct. 2 listing. Phoenix. Scary Night Rides. See Oct. 4 listing.

LaFayette. LaFayette Apple Festival. See Oct. 5 listing. Syracuse. The Syracuse International Film Festival. Oct. 2 listing.

Cazenovia. Critz Farms Fall Harvest Celebration. See Sept. 21 listing.

Oct. 13 Syracuse. NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII. See Oct. 10 listing. Oneida. Balloons and Bounty. See Oct. 11 listing. Cazenovia. Critz Farms Fall Harvest Celebration. See Sept. 21 listing.

Phoenix. Scary Night Rides. See Oct. 4 listing.

Oct. 14

Oswego. CNY Great Pumpkin Festival. See Oct. 5 listing.

Oneida. Balloons and Bounty. See Oct. 11 listing.

Cazenovia. Critz Farms Fall Harvest Celebration. See Sept. 21 listing.

Oct. 18

Oneida. Wolf Oak Acres Corn Maze and Harvest Festival. See Sept. 21 listing.

Oct. 10 Syracuse. NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week

Oswego. Fort Ontario Ghost Reveal. Friends Of Fort Ontario host the Central New York Ghost Hunters as they share some of their findings from previous paranormal investigations. Time, Pre-registration, and Price TBA. Fort Ontario, 1 East Fourth Street. www.fortontario.com

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Phoenix. Scary Night Rides. See Oct. 4 listing.

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Syracuse. Salt City Fall Antique Show. Empire Expo Center/NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. Over 250 selected dealers cover thousands of square

feet of floor space. In addition, West Lake Conservators Ltd. of Skaneateles, NY will provide free preservation consultations of historic art and artifacts. Conservators specializing in paintings, painted objects, murals, paper-based and archival documents, ephemera, photographs, textiles and frames will be available to speak with showgoers. 315-824-2462. Show Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Baldwinsville. CNY Woodcarving Show & Sale. Beaver Lake and the Onondaga Woodcarvers Club bring together this area’s finest wood carving talents for an annual offering of their best works. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Road. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 315-638-2519. www. onondagacountyparks.com/beaver-lake-nature-center/ Oswego. Fort Ontario Ghost Reveal. See Oct. 18 listing. Phoenix. Scary Night Rides. See Oct. 4 listing. Cazenovia. Critz Farms Fall Harvest Celebration. See Sept. 21 listing.

Talons! Birds of Prey. Let us educate and delight you with this life changing experience. Join Us and our Birds of Prey for the most unforgettable experience you will ever have: to live the exciting life of a falconer Your Journey will lead you through the Ancient Sport of Kings, and leaves you feeling like a Queen or a King, with a unique connection to a wonderful new Raptor Friend. While also further the understanding and appreciation of Raptors and Ravens/Crows and their roles in their ecosystems, through fun and interactive programs.

Please call to schedule this once In a life time experience.

315-415-1686

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Oct. 20 Syracuse. Empire State Marathon. The Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon will include the New York State Health and Wellness Expo on Friday and Saturday: Oct. 19 and 20. Registration and Packet Pick Up will occur at the Expo. NBT Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Drive. 315-403-8268 Syracuse. Salt City Fall Antique Show. See Oct. 19 listing. Baldwinsville. CNY Woodcarving Show & Sale. See Oct. 19 listing. Cazenovia. Critz Farms Fall Harvest Celebration. See Sept. 21 listing. Oneida. Wolf Oak Acres Corn Maze and Harvest Festival. See Sept. 21 listing.

Oct. 25 Baldwinsville. Enchanted Beaver Lake. Over 500 specially carved jack-olanterns of different shapes and sizes plus glowing luminaria light the way along two winding, wooded trails greeting participants as they venture through the darkness at the award-winning, 8477 East Mud Lake Road. 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 315-638-2519.

Sunsets. Boating. Museum. Architecture. Fishing. Restaurants and Pubs. Lighthouse. Festivals. Conference Center. fort Ontario. University. Speedway. Shops. Parks. Music. Arts... and Much More. The City of Oswego on Lake Ontario...cool comes naturally

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Oneida. Wolf Oak Acres Corn Maze and Harvest Festival. See Sept. 21 listing.

(315) 342-8186 • www.oswegony.org

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River systems are wonderful resources. The same rivers used to produce renewable hydropower also provide outstanding recreational opportunities for the public. We all need to share our rivers, safely. As the owner and operator of 75 hydropower facilities and 50 riverfront recreation areas in New York, Brookfield encourages you to be safe by wearing a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device. Whether you are fishing, boating, snowmobiling, or cross country skiing, Brookfield reminds you that dangers exist on water any time of the year, and that conditions can change quickly and without notice. Avoid areas such as dams, intake and water conveyance structures, gates, powerhouses and substations. Use only designated recreation areas, and respect all warning signs, buoys, sirens, booms, barriers and fences.

Always check water conditions before you recreate. One source is Waterline: www.h2oline.com. www.brookfieldrenewable.com © 2013 Brookfield

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Done Right Cleaning ............................73 Doug’s Fish Fry ....................................71 Downtown Auburn Business Improvement District........................68 Driveway Inn .........................................45 Dusting Divas ....................................... 11 Eastern Shore Associates ....................54 Eco Roofing ..........................................30 Eddie’s Cove Bar & Grill ......................56 Eddy’s Place .........................................36 Ehrlich Pest Control ..............................74 El Rincon Mexicano & Rio Tomatlan ....61 Enchanted Forest / Water Safari ..........58 Evergreen Hills Golf Course .................23 Evergreen Motel ...................................25 Excellus BlueCross BlueShield ............81 Fairfield Inn by Marriot / Liverpool ........73 Feng Shui Finch / Liz Donalies .............70 Fort Ontario ..........................................34 Friends of History in Fulton...................45 Frightmare Farms ...................................9 Fuccillo Auto Mall....................................4 Fulton & Brewerton Speedways ...........46 Fuzzy Guppies......................................69 Ganondagan State Historical Site ........69 Geneva Antique Co-Op ........................13 Good Golly’s Family Restaurant ...........53 Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum ...........................................68 Gray Goose Antiques & More ...............13 Greater Mexico C of C ..........................51 Greater Oswego/Fulton C of C .............30 Greene Point Marina ............................55 Grist Mill Restaurant .............................53 H. Lee White Marine Museum & Gift Store ......................................16 Hearth Cabinets & More .......................75 Heid’s of Liverpool ..................................9 Hejamada Campground .......................70 Hencle’s Berry Patch ............................75 Herkimer County Fair ...........................64 High Adventure Sport Fishing ...............40 Hillside Antique Flea Markets ...............36 Holiday Harbor Resort .........................62 J & B Seamless Gutter Comp...............27 J & J Campground ................................48 J P Jewelers .........................................30 J& S Dirt ...............................................50 Johnston’s Gas .....................................46 Junius Ponds Cabins & Campgrounds .71 Ken’s Body Shop ..................................34 Kidz Club Indoor Play & Party Place ...46 Knights Inn............................................28 Lasnicki Landscaping & Nursery ..........53 Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shop..............40

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Little Sodus Inn on the Bay...................62 Lloyd’s Place of Colosse ......................53 Long Lake/Racquette Lake...................59 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival...................5 Madison County Fair ............................76 Man in the Moon Bake Shoppe & Café..............................................71 Maplegrove Bed & Breakfast ................63 Met Life – David Mirabito ......................46 Mid-Lakes Erie Marina..........................70 Midway Charters...................................41 Mimi’s Drive-In ......................................47 Mirror Finishes ...................................... 11 MOST ...................................................74 Mr. Sub .................................................37 Mrs. Walkers Spiritual Psychic .............75 Museum of the Young Art .......................5 National Tractor Trailer School ............73 National Women’s Hall of Fame ...........69 North Bay Campground ........................45 NYS Canal Cruise ................................44 O.D. Greene Lumber Co., Inc...............64 Ol’ Factory Soaps & Scents & Lavender Festival ............................19 Old Forge Lake Cruises........................59 Onondaga Parks & Recreation ...............3 Ontario Orchards ....................................2 Oswego Alliance Church ......................35 Oswego County Fair .............................83 Oswego County FCU............................25 Oswego County Monuments ................30 Oswego County Promotion & Tourism..33 Oswego County Stop DWI....................30 Oswego Health .....................................33 Oswego Historical Collaborative...........35 Oswego Inn ..........................................31 Oswego Printing ...................................23 Oswego Speedway...............................32 Papa’s Sports .......................................74 Parish Car+Gas+Wine..........................53 Parker’s Excavating & Tree Service .....37 Parker’s Service (NAPA) ......................41 Parks Alumni House / SUNY Cortland ................................66 Paura’s Discount Liquor Store ..............34 Peaceful Mountain Wellness ................74 Piggers Liquor Store .............................34 Pole Position Raceway .........................83 Port Lodge Motel ..................................40 Press Box .............................................31 Pro Build ..............................................48 Pulaski Eastern Shore C of C ...............42 Pulaski Farmer’s Market .......................42 Pulaski Wine & Spirits ..........................36 Purple Painted Lady .............................71

Rainbow Shores ...................................37 Reakes Country Goods ........................66 Real Deals ............................................32 Reiter’s Marina .....................................56 River House Restaurant .......................36 River Park Grille ...................................69 River Rat Cheese .................................65 Roseland Waterpark ............................12 Rudy’s...................................................27 Salmon Country Inc. .............................48 Salmon Hills Outdoor Adventure ..........23 Salt Sanctuary ......................................27 Sandy Pond Resorts & Marina .............56 Santa’s Redemption Center & Thrift Shoppe ...................................32 Seabreeze Amusement Park ................15 Seneca Golf Club .................................23 Senior Citizen Housing .........................44 Sharp’s Bulk Food ...............................57 Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce ...71 Slumber Parties by Daphine .................18 Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum ...........62 Sonnenberg Gardens ...........................70 South Shore Nautical............................77 Springside Farm .....................................8 St. Lawrence County Chamber ............47 Sterling Nature Center ..........................63 Stickley Museum ....................................9 Summer Camp at JCC .........................75 Sunset RV Park ....................................30 SUNY Oswego / Summer Fame...........16 Super 8 Motel .......................................43 Talons! Birds of Prey.............................78 The Alton Coffee Shop .........................61 The Camp Store ...................................52 The Eternal Temple ..............................76 The Gingham Patch..............................13 The Jello Gallery...................................71 The Mandana Inn .................................71 The Roselea Bed & Breakfast ..............73 Timebuyer.............................................31 Tops Friendly Markets ..........................82 Tri R Karts ............................................43 Uncle Sam Boat Tour............................65 Vashaw’s Collision ................................31 Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel ...............9 Waterloo Harbor ...................................69 Weedens Mini Mall ...............................13 Wegerski Law Firm ...............................53 Whistle Stops Antique Center ...............13 White’s Lumber.....................................40 Wonder Works ...................................... 11 Woodsmen’s Field Days .......................12 Wratten’s RV.........................................55 Yager’s Plumbing..................................46 Yarn Cupboard .....................................75 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park ..................49

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Sandy Creek Exit 37 off I-81 www.oswegocountyfair.com (315) 298-5686

Harness Racing: July 3 Fireworks: July 4 ✓ Free Admission Hell Drivers: July 3 ✓ Free Parking Demo Derby: July 4 & 6

CENTRAL NEW YORK’S LIGHT & SUPER DUTY TRUCK

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BURDICK FORD

2012

5 Years in a Row!

RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE • 315-668-7102 Route 49 @ I-81 (Exit 32), Central Square, NY • www.DriversVillage.com

BURDICK TOYOTA SCION

AT DRIVER’S VILLAGE, CICERO

BURDICK TOYOTA-SCION 2012

14 Yeainrsg Winn r! Deale

5947 E. Circle Drive, Cicero • Near I-81 & 481 intersection • www.DriversVillage.com


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