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Automotive

n AUTO DEALER Longley Dodge...................................65

Port City Collision...............................49 Vashaw’s Collision Service.................44

n AUTO RACE ESTA .................................................32 Oswego Speedway.............................31

n MUSEUM NorthEast Classic Car Museum...........4

n AUTO REPAIR Ken’s Body Shop................................47

Home & Garden Baker’s Acres.....................................77 Becks Inc............................................16 Builders First Choice..........................68 Burke’s Home Center.........................45 Deaton’s Ace Hardware......................54 Deaton’s Agway .................................54 Don’s Sales & Service........................35 Lakeshore Hardwoods........................55 Mabie Brothers...................................37 North Country Storage Barns.............98 Northern Ace Hardware......................62

Real Estate

Camp Arey..........................................80 Century 21 Galloway .........................46

n RV SALES Meyer’s RV Superstores.....................16

n MARINAS & RELATED Brewerton Boatyard............................66 Burt Goodnoughs Marina East...........58 Empire Dock & Lift..............................85 Greene Point Marina..........................59 Reiter’s Marina, Inc.............................59 Skaneateles Marina............................78

Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce...............................92 Clayton Chamber of Commerce.........92 Commerce Chenango Tourism..........15 Cultural Council of Cortland County...88 Greater Oswego/Fulton Chamber of Commerce...........45 Oswego County Promotion & Tourism.................3

Pulaski Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce...........53 St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce...........92 Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce...........78 Wayne County Tourism........................9

n BED & BREAKFAST Burnap’s B&B, Farm Market...............71 Red Fox Run B&B..............................99 Parks Alumni House ..........................88

Pinehurst Cottages.............................93 Stiefvater’s Lakeside Cottages...........90

Where to Stay O.D. Greene Lumber Co., Inc.............60 Ontario Orchards................................29 Scriba Electric.....................................47 White’s Lumber & Building Supplies...57 n POOLS Pettis Outdoor Living..........................21 n WATER Hudson Dairy......................................64

Century 21 Leah’s Signature .............64 Simeon Dewitt /Peters Realty.............49

Water & Recreation

n BOATING Camillus Erie Canal Park....................84 Canandaigua Lady.............................78 Colonial Belle Boat Tours...................77 Mid-Lakes Navigation ........................78 Old Forge Lake Cruises......................90

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n FISHING & CHARTERS Codfather Fishing Charters................24 Squirrelly Sportfishing.........................24

n CAMPGROUNDS Camp Arey..........................................80 Cheerful Valley Campground.............76 Cherry Grove Campground................72 Cortland County Music Park...............87 Genesee Country Campground..........27 Hejamada Campground.....................81 Junius Ponds Cabins & Campgrounds..........78 North Bay Campground......................63 Stoney’s Pineville Campground..........56 Sutter Creek Campground..................70 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park................69 n COTTAGES Angel Rock Vacation Cottages...........93

n RESORTS & RETREATS Apple Country Retreat........................84 Belhurst Castle...................................83 Chateau Boutique Hotel.....................93 Geneva on the Lake...........................77 Maple Grove Resort...........................52 Tailwater Lodge..................................55 n RV PARKS Brennan Beach ..................................53 Holiday Harbor RV Park, Campground, Marina ..............70 Ontario Shores RV Park.....................52 Sunset RV Park & Cabins..................47

Services & Organizations

n RENTALS Owasco Paddles.................................76 Willow Bay Rentals.............................13

Brookfield Renewable Power.............32 Johnston’s Gas...................................63 Oswego Printing.................................46

n WATER PARK Bristol Mountain..................................77 Enchanted Forest Water Safari..........91

n BOTTLE & CAN RETURN Randee’s Redemption Bottle and Can Return.............13

n WATER RAFTING Adventure Calls Outfitters.....................4 Whitewater Challengers.....................18

n CLEANING Dusting Divas.....................................37

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n HOTELS / MOTELS Christy’s Motel....................................91 Evergreen Motel, The.........................49

n FINANCIAL Canale Insurance & Accounting.........46 Eastern Shore Associates Ins............12

Oswego County FCU..........................65 Oswego County Mutual Insurance.....99 n LAUNDROMAT Colonial Laundromat..........................34 n MONUMENTS Sweet Wood’s Memorial.....................84 n TAXI SERVICE Fulton Taxi..........................................62 n TRAVEL Canalview Travel................................62


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W hat to See! Where to Eat & Drink Akropolis Pizza...................................67 Barado’s on the Water........................67 Burger King.........................................49 Dailey’s Pour House...........................67 Doug’s Fish Fry..................................76 El Rincon Mexicano & Rio Tomatlan..72 Elderberry Pond Restaurant...............82 Grist Mill Restaurant...........................67 Limp Lizard.........................................85 Manor Bakehouse Café......................85 Mill House Market / Rainbow Shores.52 Mimi’s Drive-In....................................64

Where to Shop

Monica’s Pies.....................................76 Mr. Sub...............................................53 Oak Hill Bulk Foods............................79 Old City Hall & Water Street Cafe......43 R Diner...............................................67 Red Baron Pizza.................................62 Rocky’s Pub........................................84 Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In....................44 Soup R’ Heroes..................................63 Tailwater Lodge..................................55 The Eis House....................................68 Wood Boat Brewery............................93

n ANTIQUES Attic Interiors.......................................40 Found in Ithaca...................................40 Geneva Antique and Co-op................40 L W Emporium Co-op Craft & Antiques......................79

Honey Hill Farm Store........................63 n FURNITURE Painful Acres Amish Furniture............60

n BOOKS Buffalo Street Books...........................78

n MALL / DEPARTMENT STORE Eastview Mall......................................32 TJ Maxx..............................................23

n FOOD / GROCERY Burnap’s B&B, Farm Market...............71 Buckingham Markets..........................66 Colosse Cheese / Ice Cream Shop....56 Green Planet Grocery.........................46 Jerry Dell Farm ..................................81 Oak Hill Bulk Foods............................79 Ontario Orchards................................29 Sharp’s Bulk Foods ...........................61 n FIREARMS

n LIQUOR Salmon River Wine & Spirits..............57

n POTTERY Lukacs Pottery Studio.........................70 n SPECIALTY SHOPS Comic Shop, The................................49 Friendship Thrift Shop........................58 Hoss’s Country Corner.......................91 Quilters Corner...................................78 Reakes Country Goods......................87 Village Shops, The.............................64

Places of Worship 1st. United Methodist Church of Fulton......................64

Health

Oswego Health...................................41 Aqua Spa, Oswego.............................42 Associated Dental Arts.......................47

Oswego Alliance Church....................48 Southwest Oswego Baptist Church....48

Crouse Hospital..................................39 Upstate Medical University.................97

Where to Visit

n ATTRACTION Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.....................75 Cortland County Visitor’s Center........89 DiscoverUpstateNY.com......................5 Enchanted Forest Water Safari..........91 Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County...................8 Fort Ontario State Historic Site...........43 Friends of Mexico Point Park, Inc.......69 NYS Canal Cruise................................2 NYS Parks and Recreation...............100 Riverside Artisans...............................43 Rolling Hills Asylum............................37 Sonnenberg Gardens.........................79 Syracuse Nationals Car Show .............2 USS Slater..........................................13 Visit Rochester...................................27 n AUTO RACE ESTA .................................................32 Oswego Speedway.............................31 n ENTERTAINMENT APEX Entertainment...........................13 n FAIRS & FESTIVALS Central Square Apple Fest.................66 Cultural Council of Cortland Co..........88 Harborfest...........................................44 Herkimer County Fair.........................25 Hill Cumorah Pageant........................25 Madison County Fair..........................31 NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days............25 Ol’ Factory Soaps/Lavender Festival....................................25 n FARMERS’ MARKET Burnap’s B&B, Farm Market...............71 Engelbert Farms.................................31 Ontario Orchards................................29 Oswego Farmer’s Market...................45 Pulaski Farmer’s Market.....................55 n GOLFING Evergreen Hills Golf Course...............47

Camillus Erie Canal Park....................84 CNY Living History Center..................88 Geneva History Museum....................76 Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum....................80 Lucy Desi Museum...............................4 National Comedy Central.....................4 National Women’s Hall of Fame.........77 NorthEast Classic Car Museum...........4 Oswego Historical Collaborative.........47 Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum.........73 Suggett House Museum.....................88 The Stickley Museum.........................86 Ward O’Hara Museum........................81 n MUSIC Cortland County Music Park...............87 NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers Assoc.............4 Oswego Music Hall.............................45 n NATURE TRAIL Rice Creek Field Station.....................47 n RAILROAD EXPERIENCE Adirondack Scenic Railroad...............90 n WINERY & LIQUOR Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.....................75 Lock 1 Distilling Company..................13 Salmon River Wine & Spirits..............57 Starkey’s Lookout...............................82 Yellow Barn Winery............................93 n SCIENCE CENTER Rochester Museum & Science Center........................19 n THEATER Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival.......................74 n TOURS D & A Charters...................................16 n U-PICK Strawberry Fields................................76

n MUSEUMS All Things Oz Museum.......................35

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Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County! Just a short road trip away and home to some amazing attractions! Allegany State Park, the largest state park in New York State. Onoville Marina Park & Campground, NYS’s largest inland marina. Griffis Sculpture Park, one of the largest sculpture parks in the world. Rock City Park, the world’s largest outcropping of quartz conglomerate.

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Top Artists Hitting the Stages in Upstate By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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his is concert time in Upstate New York. Regardless of the music genre that you love, you’re sure to find a great concert in the region this summer. Many big names in music are coming to New York for concerts indoors and outdoors. Don’t miss out on the famous vocalists coming to Upstate in the months ahead.

Jazz

Fans can catch the smooth sounds of their favorite music with top performers like the Duke Ellington Orchestra (June 6, Plattsburgh http://strandcenter.org and June 7,

Clayton, www.claytonoperahouse. com); Norah Jones (June 29, Saratoga Springs, www.spac.org); and Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz (Aug. 17, Skaneateles, www.skanfest.org). Several jazz festivals are also slated for this time, including CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival (June 21-29, Rochester, www.rochesterjazz. com); 2019 Freihofer ’s Saratoga Jazz Festival (includes Norah Jones, Saratoga Springs, June 29-30, www. spac.org); Fulton Jazz Festival (Aug. 8, Fulton, www.fultonjazzfest.com); and Clayton Jazz Festival (Sept. 20, Clayton, www.claytonjazzfest.com). As of press time, organizers of the popular Syracuse Jazz Fest said they

were uncertain about whether the event would take place this year. The festival started in 1982 and has entertained tens of thousands of people in Central New York the last 35 years. It didn’t take place in 2018 for lack of sponsorship.

Classical

Vocalist Sarah McLachlan (Aug 6., Canandaigua, www.cmacevents. com.) will perform with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Country

Crooners are well-represented this summer in the region, including Keith Urban, Rascal Flats, Little Big Town, Brooks & Dunn, Brett Eldridge, Josh Turner and Brett Young (June 7, Hunter, www.tasteofcountryfestival. com); Zac Brown Band (June 11, https://sjhamphitheater.com); Reba McEntire (July 18, Verona, www. turningstone.com); Brad Paisley (July

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26, Syracuse, https://sjhamphitheater.com); Sheryl Crow (July 30 and Aug. 15, Syracuse, https://sjhamphitheater.com); Jason Aldean (Aug. 10, Canandaigua, www.cmacevents. com); Brett Young (Aug. 10, Watertown, www.DPAO.org).

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Concerts this season include Rob Thomas (July 21, Canandaigua, www.cmacevents.com and July 23, Syracuse, https://sjhamphitheater. com); Lionel Richie (July 23, Canandaigua, www.cmacevents.com); Josh Groban (July 28, Verona, www.turningstone.com); Train & The Goo Goo Dolls (Aug. 2, Canandaigua, www. cmacevents.com); Daughtry (Aug. 30, Verona, www.turningstone.com); Foreigner (Watertown, Sept. 21, www. DPAO.org).

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Alice Cooper

Reba McEntire

Heavy Metal

Fans can rock out to Alice Cooper and Halestorm (Aug. 7, Canandaigua, www.cmacevents.com), KISS (Aug. 27, Syracuse, https://sjhamphitheater.com).

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Musicians abound at the annual Kingdom Bound weekend of concerts, including Crowder, For King & Country, Passion Music, Bethel Music, Danny Gokey and Skillet (July 28-31, Darien Center, www.kingdombound. org). In addition to all of these, numerous well-known stars are slated to appear on the Great New York State Fair’s Chevy Court Stage and New York Experience Stage (Aug. 21 to Sept. 2, Syracuse, https://nysfair. ny.gov), including Lindsey Stirling, 38 Special, Rick Springfield, Bad Company, Midland, and more. All of these are included free with fair admission. Check the fair website for the schedule of when the artists will appear and additional performers as information becomes available. The fair also features free performances of local talent on other shows around the fairgrounds.

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Summer & Fall Where the Water The Best of Upstate New York Never Ends... Take a boat tour to the iconic Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse or participate in Oswego Paddlesfest By Mary Beth Roach

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he H. Lee White Maritime Museum is hosting two programs this season that will give visitors a unique way to see Oswego and its Lake Ontario shoreline. Boat tours to the iconic Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse and the Oswego Paddlefest both serve to focus on the city and its relationship with its waterways, according to Mercedes Niess, executive director of the museum, located at 1 W. First St. Pier.

Boat tours

The museum is offering pontoon boat tours on Fridays and Saturdays this season for visitors to see firsthand the restoration work that’s been going on at this local landmark. “People all over the country are saving their lighthouses, and I’m proud to say we’re one of them,” Niess said. The lighthouse was built in 1934 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. Nine years later, the city of Oswego acquired it from the U.S. Coast Guard. In 2010, the Oswego Lighthouse Development Committee was formed and restoration has been ongoing over the intervening years The lighthouse has become a symbol of Oswego since it was first created, and it gives a community its identity, Niess said. The tour boats can accommodate six passengers, and when they reach the structure, volunteers will be on hand to assist with disembarking. Guests can go up into the building and even access the lens tower room. Those visiting the lighthouse should be able to climb steep stairs.

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The tour is not recommended for those under the age of 5. The ride to and from the lighthouse is approximately 15 minutes each way, and the tours run about one hour. The tours are running from the third week of June through August on Fridays and Saturdays. In September, the tours are only offered on Saturdays. The tours begin at 1:30, with the last tour running at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include admission to the museum and can be purchased at the museum.

Riverview Park on Route 48 in Minetto, and follow the river for about four miles to the harbor. Throughout the route, the paddlers will experience several locks, see the area from a completely different perspective and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Brosemer Brewery beer cave near Minetto, where, according to one historical account, beer from the one-time brewery was stored and cooled. For safety reasons, the Paddlefest is limited to 600 paddlers. Participants are required to wear life jackets. They can leave their kayaks, canoes or SUPS at their chosen launch site, drive their vehicles to Wright’s Landing to park, and take a free shuttle back to Fulton or Minetto to start their adventure. Early-bird registration is $25 per person by Aug. 7. Regular registration up to the date of the event is $35 per person. Minors are $10 per child, and organizers recommend they be between the ages of 4 and 11, but the event is recommended for people 12 and up. A registration system will be used, but it will not be open until July, or check the museum’s website — www.hleewhitemuseum.com — as the date approaches. The event will be held, weather permitting. Monies raised support the H. Lee White Maritime Museum and its continuing programs.

Oswego Paddlefest

Paddlers — get those kayaks, canoes or stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) ready and head to the Oswego River for the annual Oswego Paddlefest, being presented by the H. Lee White Maritime Museum Aug. 17. Paddlers can launch from Indian Point Park in Fulton and do the approximate 10-mile course to the Oswego Harbor or choose to put in at

Oswego Paddlefest. Photo by Duane St. Onge. Courtesy of Oswego County Promotion and Tourism Department.


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ooking for something different to do? Located just a short drive from much of Upstate New York, Chenango County offers a variety of unique attractions that are well worth the drive. Pair a visit to one of these special locales with lunch or dinner at one of our many distinctive restaurants, and you’ll have a special day you won’t soon forget. Enjoy! Car lovers know that the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich is one of the best car museums in the country. Featuring an eclectic collection of rare and interesting automobiles from the early years of the automotive age, the NECCM currently has over 160 classic and vintage vehicles are on display, including the largest collection anywhere of Staley automobiles. It’s located at 24 Rexford St., Norwich. 607-334-2886. If you’re seeking more live action and excitement, visit the Unadilla Valley Sports Center for motorcross racing at its best! The Unadilla track is known all over the world, and is considered to be among the best tracks in the United States. With races scheduled throughout the summer, Unadilla draws racing fans from all over, especially for the Pro National MX Weekend in August. It’s located at 5986 state Highway 8, New Berlin. 607-965-8784. For animal and nature enthusiasts, don’t miss a visit to Wolf Mountain Nature Center. Protected home to wolves, coyotes and Arctic foxes, Wolf Mountain is dedicated to connecting people with the spirit of the wild, and provides a place where observation of natural behavior is possible and the animals can interact very much as they normally do in the wild. It’s located at 562 Hopkins Crandall Road, Smyrna. 607-627-6784. n Also, don’t miss Chenango Sings the Blues, recognized by the Blues Foundation as the Best US Festival in 2016. See Aug. 16-17 listing in this guide.

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The Best of Upstate New York From historic stages and exhibits, to emerging theater companies and top-rate performances, a road trip through Chenango County is sure to engage, enlighten and inspire.

EARLVILLE OPERA HOUSE Enriching CNY through the visual and performing arts since 1892! Visit us at 18 East Main Street in the quaint Village of Earlville, NY 13332 (315) 691-3550 // www.earlvilleoperahouse.com JUNE 1: Livingston Taylor, 7pm 8: High Time, 7pm 14: The Marigolds, 7pm 29:Town Pants, 7pm

JULY 5: Eilen Jewell, 8pm 12: Suitcase Junket, 7pm AUGUST 16: Hawktail, 7pm

30: Hellcat Maggie: 7pm SEPTEMBER 13: Low Lily, 7pm 27: Canal Street String Band, 7pm

OCTOBER 19: Hazmat Modine, 7pm 31: Pearly Bakers Best, 8pm Grateful Dead Tribute on Halloween

CHENANGO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM Immerse yourself in the center of Chenango County’s past through exhibits exploring the rich history of our local region. Attend our community events and experience a wide-range of interactive educational programs. Visit our gift shop and bookstore featuring unique items and exclusive titles.

45 Rexford St., Norwich, NY 13815 • (607) 334-9227 ext. 2 • www.facebook.com/chenangohist “DRAWN TO HISTORY: THE ART OF DANNY MCCAREY” EXHIBIT OPENING June 16, “Path Through History Weekend” 1:30 p.m. A self-taught artist, Danny was known for his large murals, cartoons, and caricature drawings. Many of Danny’s commissioned pieces are still held among local private collections.

SUMMER BARN PARTY • July 26 • 6:30 p.m. An evening of food, fun, and friends to benefit the Chenango County Historical Society & Museum.

“CHENANGO COUNTY IN FIFTY STORIES” EXHIBIT OPENING Oct. 12, “Path Through History Weekend” 1:30 p.m. The vibrant history of Chenango County comes to life in this exhibit featuring unique anecdotes and artifacts of noteworthy people, places, and events of days gone by.

CHENANGO RIVER THEATRE 2019 SEASON Truly Distinctive Professional Theatre in the Southern Tier A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2 By Lucas Hnath MAY 24 - JUNE 16 REGIONAL PREMIERE

INCIDENT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP By Katie Forgette JULY 5 - 28 WORLD PREMIERE

THE IMMIGRANT A Hamilton County Album By Mark Harelik AUG 16 - SEPT 8 REGIONAL PREMIERE

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Great New York State Fair’s main entrance. Photo courtesy of the Great New York State Fair.

A True ‘New York Experience’ The Great New York State Fair is getting greater and greater — it’s now offering goat yoga and a Bike to the Fair Day By Mary Beth Roach

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edi training, goat yoga, a Comic Con day, Christmas in August, Biker Day, a new parking lot and gate for the Park-and-Ride, and national headliners debuting on various stages are just a few of the many features making this year’s Great New York State Fair even bigger and better. The fair, which will run from Aug. 21 (Wednesday) to Sept. 2 (Monday), is also planning to expand some popular programs from last year on the 375-acre venue. “It’s something we work on all year long is how to make the Great New York State Fair even greater,” said Troy Waffner, fair director.

Park-And-Ride Changes / “The New York Experience” Area

One of the biggest changes this year will be for those who take advantage of bus transportation to and from the fair. Instead of fair patrons getting

off and on at the main gate, they will be using the entrance at gate 10 at the western end of the grounds. Fair organizers believe that the change will make it an easier and safer entrance and exit for the 100,000 to 150,000 who take Centro to the fair. This will also put fairgoers right at the entrance to the “New York Experience,” a 17-acre festival area that features a pond with programs sponsored by the Department of Environmental Conservation, several concession stands and a concert area. Completing the relaxed atmosphere of the New York Experience area are Adirondack chairs and fire pits. Waffner hopes to add hammocks this year. The DEC stocks the pond and will run two family fishing days Aug. 22, and Aug.24. These are catch-andrelease events. “When you stand there and you look across the pond and you see the

lights of the midway and the lights of the expo building it’s almost surreal in how pretty it is,” Waffner said. The Experience Stage, which opened in 2017, will host several shows a day. Headliners this year will include Grand Funk Railroad, Jackyl, 38 Special, Rick Springfield, Pop Evil, and Resurrection, a national touring Journey tribute band. Rounding out the lineup will be top-notch bands from across Upstate New York.

Theme Days

Fairgoers are familiar with theme days, but this year, there are even more special days many of which include discounted admission prices. Organizers are serious in offering fairgoers an opportunity to take part in one of the new variations of yoga — goat yoga. Schedules as of press time have not yet been confirmed. The fair will celebrate Christmas

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in August Aug. 25, at the Exposition Center, which will include Santa arriving via a six-horse hitch, a tree lighting and carols. Fairgoers who bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots will get $1 admission that day. Also on Aug. 25, it’ll be Bike to the Fair Day, and bicyclists will be allowed to park their bikes inside the gates. This is not to be confused with Biker Day, on Aug. 24, when motorcyclists can get in for $1 with their motorcycle licenses. Senior Days have run two days for years, but because of excessive heat last year, the fair decided to add a third Senior Day: Aug. 26 through Aug. 28. Organizers at press time were still nailing down the details, but Aug. 28 is planned to be Comic Con day. Plans include Jedi training with light sabers, provided by the fair; a custom comic book cover, done by Marvel, featuring some of the iconic landmarks of the fair; a costume contest; and perhaps an appearance by the Transformer Bumblebee. The Adopt-A-Dog Day in the lobby of the air-conditioned Expo Center was such a doggone success last year, with about a dozen canines being adopted, the fair is planning to expand it to two days, Aug. 24 and Aug. 25, to include more regional

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Chevy Court

Fair organizers over the past few years have put more effort and funding into bringing national shows to Chevy Court, according to Dave Bullard, public relations manager for the fair. Those shows can draw about one-third of the fair’s total audience, he added. While many acts are perennial favorites, such as Herman’s Hermits, which performs at 2 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 26, there are many new acts lined up. These include Bad Company on Aug. 21; electric violinist and YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling, Aug. 23; rapper Smokepurpp, Aug. 24; the country music group Midland, Aug. 26; rapper and actor Ice Cube, Aug. 28; Why Don’t We, a hot teen pop group, on Aug. 29; Vince Neil, of Motley Crue fame, Aug. 29; country artist Granger Smith, Aug. 30; Canadian rock band Theory of a Deadman, Aug. 31; The Roots, a hip hop group and the current house band on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”, Sept. 1; drummer, singer, and songwriter Sheila E., Sept. 1.; lovelytheband, an

indie pop group, Sept. 2; and pop musician Gavin DeGraw, also, Sept. 2. Dropkick Murphys will return to the fair’s Chevy Court this year Aug. 25. Chevy Court offers two shows each day, and the concerts are free with Fair admission.

Continuing To Grow

The fair continues to grow in attendance. According to Bullard, it has seen a 41 percent increase – or 350,000 more people — passing through the gates in the last three years. But the numbers aren’t the only thing improving. The fair has experienced a major renovation over the past three years due to an influx of more than $120 million of state money. Gov. Andrew Cuomo wanted the fair to be part of the overall tourism-building strategy for Central New York, Bullard said. Of the improvements, the most notable were the new Main Gate and the Exposition Center. Yet, Waffner noted that there will also be more capital investment made over the next three to five years, especially on the western end of the grounds, focusing on the agricultural area. For more information, entertainment dates and showtimes, and updates, visitwww.nysfair.ny.gov.

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and food. Between markets, buy from a farm stand or community supported agriculture (CSA). With a CSA, you pay a farm a set amount for a season’s or year’s access to their harvest that you can receive weekly from a designated pick-up location.

njoy fun in the sun this season with the region’s top attractions. The Great New York State Fair and your local county’s fair

https://nysfair.ny.gov/about/ ny-county-fairs

What brings out the kid in us more than going to a fair? The animals, rides, games, food, entertainment, vendors — a fair has something for everyone, and usually a few surprises. Take your family and relish an American tradition together.

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New York State Parks

https://parks.ny.gov

Why travel far away when our own state offers plenty of places for outdoor recreation? New York’s parks includes beaches, hiking, picnicking and camping sites, sports grounds, playgrounds and more. Many offer free access and some a minimal parking fee for all day use. With the $80 Empire Pass Card, you can enjoy unlimited, all-season entry to the state’s park system for your entire family, as the card isn’t assigned to a specific vehicle. The threeyear pass is $205, the five-year pass is $320 and the lifetime pass, which is a driver’s license designation, is $750. You can also renew an expired pass card for a savings over obtaining a new card with the Renew My Pass! feature. The website also details free access programs to most parks for several groups, including those who are active duty military, disabled, disabled veterans, and people 62 and older.

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Community concerts New York welcomes many top-notch acts this season;

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The Oswego Farmer’s Market runs every Thursday from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Photo provided. however, you shouldn’t dismiss local talent. Many communities host open air concerts in parks with local musicians with a variety of genres. Support their efforts with your presence and enjoy a summer evening. A few larger community concerts are listed in the Events Calendar; however, you can likely find smaller ones in your community newspaper.

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Farmers’ markets

www.nyfarmersmarket.com

Buying into the local food movement makes sense for your wallet and your health, as you can find the freshest food possible at your local farmers’ market, often for less than you may find at grocery stores. But it’s also good for the community to support farmers’ markets. You’ll likely see someone you know and also get to know more members of your community. Many farmers’ markets also feature local artists, vendors

Visit a water park

www.iloveny.com (then click “waterparks”)

Wherever you live in New York, you’re likely near a good-sized water park. Take the children or grandchildren, as half the fun is watching children delight in a waterslide or catch a wave at the wave pool for the first time. If yours are still very small, the splash parks in the region can provide a good opportunity to cool off, such as Geneva’s Seneca Lake Park (https:// parks.ny.gov/parks/125), which also features playground equipment and beachfront or Splash Factory at Roseland Water Park (www.roselandwaterpark.com), a park that also has numerous rides for bigger people.

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Attend a community festival. Whether it celebrates a local product (Peppermint Days, Lyons, www.facebook.com/ LyonsPeppermintDays), local specialty (National Buffalo Wing Festival, Buffalo, https://buffalowing.com) famous figure (The Ultimate Elvis Festival, Lake George, http://lakegeorgeelvisfest.com) or holiday (New York State’s 4th of July Celebration, Albany), community festivals bring friends and neighbors together for fun. Maybe you haven’t attended in years or ever. This summer, take the time to stop in and peruse the vendors, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the entertainment.


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Right Place for Boat Cruises By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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nstead of dinner and a movie, how about dinner and a cruise? Several tour companies in the region offer boat cruises. They are: Mid-Lakes Navigation Co., Ltd. n Skaneateles

https://midlakesnav.com

It offers two- and three-hour Erie Canal Cruises and Skaneateles Lake cruises through October. The lunch cruises are either Long Lakes Buffet or Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. The sightseeing cruises, ranging from 50 minutes to three hours, include a beverage. The company also offers Moonlight Cruises. Old Forge Lake Cruises, n Old Forge

https://oldforgelakecruises.com

It provides sightseeing cruises, fireworks tours, photography tours (ideal for capturing fall foliage) and its Rail and Cruise: Utica to Thendara, which starts with a train ride on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad from Utica to Thendara, followed by a shuttle to Old Forge. After a two-hour lake

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cruise, the shuttle returns to town with an hour layover to for a change to walk around town a bit and then a return train ride to Utica. Rail and Cruise events are nine total hours and run on Thursdays and Saturdays from mid-July through mid-October. Cruises are $13 to $84.50. Lake George Steamboat Company n Lake George

https://lakegeorgesteamboat.com

It provides about a dozen cruises daily, up to six-hour ventures, providing snacks and beverages up to full meals and entertainment and fireworks cruises, too. Uncle Sam Boat Tours n Alexandria Bay

https://usboattours.com

These tours have become synonymous with touring the Thousand Islands. Tours range from one to two and a quarter hour sightseeing cruises to meal cruises to craft beer and wine cruises to trips to Singer Castle and shuttles to Boldt Castle on Heart Island.

Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruises n Watkins Glen

www.senecaharborstation.com

It offers the expected meal cruises, entertainment cruises and sightseeing cruises, but also teen-only cruises. For Captain Bill’s, meal cruises are selfbilled as “destination dining afloat” as a tribute to the ambiance and menu, which includes prime rib, seafood bisque and salmon piccata. Grand Lady Cruises n Buffalo

www.grandlady.com

It provides a two-and-a-half-hour dinner cruise with live music and a 90-minute lunch cruise with live narration along the Buffalo River. Both offer three-course meals. There’s also non-meal sightseeing cruises, murder mystery dinner cruises and Tap Takeover Cruises, which offer live entertainment, appetizers, and four beer samples, along with a fully stocked cash bar.

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www.cdgaboatcruises.com

This is a replica of an old-fashioned double-decker paddlewheel boat, providing meal cruises and sightseeing excursions. Specialty cruises include murder mystery dinner cruises, euchre tournament cruises, children’s pirate cruise and fall foliage cruise.

Colonial Belle Erie Canal Cruises n Fairport

www.colonialbelle.com

Raquette Lake Navigation Co. n Raquette Lake

www.raquettelakenavigation.com

Is the clear choice for fall foliage cruises on Raquette Lake, the playground of JP Morgan, Vanderbilt and Huntington. In addition to the usual lunch and dinner cruise, the company also offers a pizza cruise, Sunday

brunch, moonlight cruise intimate dining (with limited reservations), and prime rib buffet cruise. Special event cruises are as inexpensive as $5 (Traditional Columbus Day Excursion). Cruises range from 90 minutes to three hours.

Colonial Belle Erie Canal Cruises in Fairport. Tours start at $10.

Tickets startat a mere $10 for a half-hour sightseeing tour up to a $49 dinner cruise. Their cruise packages also include themed cruises, such as Murder Mystery, Family Pirate Cruise, Adult Pirate Dinner Cruise, Christmas in July, Fairport Music Festival (with live music onboard), Blues, Booze & BBQ, karaoke, painting cruises, fall foliage (departing from Pittsford) and more.

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Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville features a bird and wildlife observatory room that overlooks the forest. From there, people can observe some of the 200 species of birds.

Where to Find the Perfect Trail

Bike Tours and Trails of Upstate By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

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rab your helmet and a water bottle and head out to any of these bike parks and trails in the region.

Plattekill Bike Park n Roxbury www.plattekill.com It has been rated as one of the “Top Five Bike Parks in the Northeast Region” by www.mtbparks.com. It’s easy to see why. “Platty” offers miles of mountain biking trails and is near the Catskill Scenic Trail, 26 miles of gentler, groomed biking paths. Bike rentals are available.

Garnet Hill Lodge n North River www.garnet-hill.com It provides numerous outdoor activities, including an extensive mountain biking trails. Ideal for a family with diverse interests, Garnet Hill Lodge also has hiking, paddling and fishing. It’s also near venues for whitewater rafting, rail biking and guided hunting and fishing.

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Windham Mountain Bike Park

n Windham www.windhammountain.com It offers downhill biking in the rugged terrain of the Catskills. Trails of various levels of difficulty include a UCI World Cup course, plus jumps. Bikers never have to pedal uphill, since the trails are serviced by a highspeed quad lift. The park also offers features like berms, mesas, rock garden and more. Guests can rent bikes if they don’t bring their own. Lessons are also available.

Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail n Glens Falls www.traillink.com (type Glen Falls) It is a nine-mile trail next to part of the original circa-1820s canal system. The trail is part of the Champlain Canalway Trail, which upon its completion will span 77 miles from Waterford to Whitehall. Glens Falls also offers the trailhead to the Warren County Bikeway that goes to Lake George.

For more information on bike trails across New York State, visit www.dot.ny.gov/display/programs/bicycle/maps. The trail database is searchable by county, region, trail name, trail use type and type of surface. Each trail has a short description as well.

Catskill Scenic Trail

n Stamford www.catskillscenictrail.org It features nine miles of gradual grades along the West Branch Delaware River.

Shawangunk Mountains Scenic Byway n High Falls www.mtnscenicbyway.org It is an 88-mile roadway trail that connects small towns and offers numerous scenic vistas, plus historic sites and fine architecture.

Erie Canal Trail n Albany through Buffalo www.eriecanalway.org/explore/cycling It will one day span the 365-mile long off-road trail between Albany and Buffalo, but only three-quarters of it is complete at present. Numerous communities dot the trail, each with its own attractions and charm. On the website, you can find suggestions for different “legs” of the trail between canal towns and descriptions of the types of terrain encountered. For example, Erie Canal Heritage Trail ranging from Buffalo to Lyons is 120 miles of “level cycling along the canal with optional stops to explore canal villages along the way.”


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f a high-end vacation isn’t in the budget this year, try these tips for spending time together this season. • Do the “stay-cation” where you sleep at home but take day trips. You’ll save on travel costs and lodging, while exploring your area as a tourist. Pick up a few tourist brochures. You may be surprised at the jewels in your own backyard. • Camp at state parks (https://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com) or other camp sites. During the “shoulder seasons” of late spring and early fall, you may get discounted rates. Usually, the fewer camping amenities, the lower the cost. A tent site is the least expensive, followed by an RV site, bare-bones cabin (usually lacking running water, but including a bed frame and picnic table), and then a more outfitted cabin or cottage. Consider house swapping with a trusted family who lives where you’d like to visit. Perhaps your cousin’s family wants to vacation in your area and vice versa, for example. Make your agreement in advance about who’s responsible for what, regarding things like clean-up or repairing damages. Check out the websites of places you want to dine, eat and play. Many offer coupons and bundles. When you look for package deals, compare the costs and options. Looking for Great Camping? Spacious, Open and Wooded Sites for Campers of All Ages!

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fter summer’s heat ebbs, the bright, cool days of autumn bring welcome relief as well as some farm festivals. In addition to fun activities, fall festivals also include farm-fresh fall favorites like apples, cider and pumpkins. Plan to check one out this year.

n Sept. 14-15 — Behling Orchards Fall Fun Weekend, Mexico

www.behlingorchards.com Enjoy activities including wagon rides, apple picking and children’s play land with ponies, mazes, bouncers, zombie paintball and a Ferris wheel.

n Sept. 21 — Fun on the Farm, Seneca Castle www.ontariocountyfunonthefarm.com Enjoy farm-based games, educational wagon ride tours, samples of local foods and beverages, vendor booths and the farm animal petting zoo provided by area farms. n Sept. 21-22 — Ontario Orchards

Fall Jamboree, Sterling

www.ontarioorchards.com/shop-local/ fall-jamboree Visitors can enjoy a series of games, a corn maze, hay wagon rides, wine tasting, crafts, face painting, and apple and pumpkin picking.

By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant of the longest running corn mazes in the nation. The farm offers extended hours on select Friday and Saturday evenings for Moonlight Maze visits. Visitors can peruse the farm market, take wagon rides, get lost in the large maze and mini maze, and play on the “Back 40” children’s area. There’s also wine tasting for adult guests at the on-site winery. n Oct. 12 — The 41st Annual Autumn Festival — Wellesley Island www.macnaturecenter.com It features numerous family attractions, like a craft show and sale, local farm goods, live music, craft activities, birds of prey, dog sledding, and cider pressing demonstrations, petting zoo, children’s games, face painting, pumpkin painting, wagon rides, and vendor booths. n Oct. 12, Pumpkin Palooza, Lyons www.facebook.com/ LyonsPumpkinPalooza It focuses on all things pumpkin. Though not at a farm, Pumpkin Palooza’s small town site feels right. The event includes a costume parade, games, trunk-or-treat, casket race,

tug-o-war, screaming contest, pumpkin painting, pumpkin roll, zombie walk and “Thriller” dance-off. n Weekends in September and October. Pick’N Patch Stanley, www.picknpatch.com It offers, during weekends in September and October, barnyard bouncer, fun house, barnyard animals, wooden maze, corn tunnel, pumpkin house, 8-acre corn maze and more. n Weekends in September and October. Beak & Skiff, Lafayette www.beakandskiff.com It opens portions of the orchards for wagon rides and apple picking weekends in September and October. Plus, there’s a distillery, tastings, children’s activities and a playground. It’s little wonder USA Today ranked it as the top apple orchard in the country. n Weekends in September and October. The Apple Shed, Newark www.theappleshed.com It offers you-pick apples, hayrides, haunted barn, farm animals, playground and corn kernel slide weekends in September and October.

n Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 The Great Pumpkin Farm, Clarence www.greatpumpkinfarm.com It hosts its fall event weekends. Look forward to a five-acre corn maze, zombie paintball train, jumping pillow, pumpkin slingshot, panning for gold, haunted barn, children’s activities and playground. n Weekends in September and October. Long Acre Farms, Macedon www.longacrefarms.com Long Acre is home of New York’s original Amazing Maize Maze, one

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Fun on the Farm in Seneca Castle, Ontario County, is one of the events in the region that offer festivals, wagon ride tours, farm-based games and farm-fresh fall favorites like apples, cider and pumpkins. Photo by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant.


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Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua. Photo by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant.

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hether or not you have a green thumb, touring a public garden offers a lovely way to spend a relaxing day. Several verdant locales in the region can provide a flower fix. In addition to providing scenic walks, many of these garden sites have begun offering participatory events, like gardening workshops, yoga, children’s crafts, beer and wine tasting and more. Check their websites to learn about various events all season.

Thornden Park n Syracuse

https://syracuserosesociety.org/MillsRose-Garden.php

The award-winning Dr. E.M. Mills Rose Garden in Thornden Park grows 3,000 rose bushes, including many unique varieties. Maintained by volunteers, the garden welcomes help on Wednesdays from April until November.

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Sonnenberg Gardens n Canandaigua

www.sonnenberg.org

This historic, 50-acre estate represents one of two public gardens in the New York State Park System. Plan to spend the day, as Sonnenberg’s copious grounds take time to tour. View a dozen gardens; numerous historic statues and structures; water features and fountains; greenhouses and more. The third week of June is usually peak time for Sonnenberg’s famous rose gardens, which boast more than 50 varieties. In addition to landscape features, the estate also has several historic buildings to tour, each brimming with period artifacts. The Kids’ Trail Adventure helps children feel more involved with an “I Spy” map to follow while touring. Bring along a picnic to enjoy on the grounds or have a light lunch in the High Noon Cafe. The Finger Lakes Wine Center is also located on site for refreshment.

Central Park Rose Garden of Schenectady

n Schenectady

https://schenectadyrose.org

More than 4,000 rose bushes grace Central Park Rose Garden, an effort that’s maintained by volunteers from the community, who host three work parties each year. This year marks the garden’s 60th anniversary. It has been designated as an All-American Rose Selection accredited public rose garden. Its water features, including a tiered center fountain, waterfall, brook and spring pond, enhance its tranquil atmosphere.

Mohonk Mountain House n New Palz

www.mohonk.com

Founded by Smiley Family in 1869, the estate now known as Mohonk Mountain House is a castle-style resort tucked into 40,000 acres of forest. In addition to its spa, farm-totable restaurant and resort, Mohonk also offers extensive gardens to tour


and a Garden Holiday event (Aug. 25-30 this year). Groomed hiking trails also provide an escape into nature.

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• Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

Store & Creamery 263 W. River Road, Nichols, NY New store hours: Thurs. & Fri. 11 – 5:30 Sat. 10 – 3.

n Buffalo

www.buffalogardens.com

At the turn of the previous century, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, then known as South Park, represented the third-largest public greenhouse in America. Its 12 greenhouses and seven themed gardens still impress visitors. The Wegmans Family Garden involves children in craft activities, so plan to stop there if you’re bringing little ones.

Farm Raised Beef, Veel, Pork, No-Nitrate Smoked Meats & Sausages, Organic Artisan Cheese, and Seasonal Vegetables, Local eggs, maple syrup, honey, jellies and more!

Cornell Botanic Gardens

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Near Cornell University’s campus, the 35-acre Nevin Welcome Center provides 12 individual gardens. Don’t miss the Bowers Rhododendron Collection, which displays more than 100 different kinds of rhododendrons. The gardens include the Young Flower Garden, Mundy Wildflower Garden, and the Robison York State Herb Garden. The 150-acre F. R. Newman Arboretum features immaculately kept grounds with numerous varieties. Use your mobile phone for a self-guided tour.

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Get Healthy: Walk in the Forest Exposure to forests and trees is said to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, improve moods and more By Sandra Scott

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pstate New York winters are long and the summers are short but there are days from when the snow melts to when the first snowflakes fall that make Upstate New York the best place in the world. After months of cabin fever people are anxious to get outdoors but many people do not realize the benefits of spending time in nature. Native Americans have long promoted the benefits of being in harmony with nature by saying “we are all related.” They believe that “walking in beauty” — the beauty of nature — has health benefits. Henry David Thoreau, a naturalist, wrote, “We can never have enough of nature.” He is just one among many who reveled in the beauty of nature. John Muir wrote, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” Tis true and it has been proven.

According to New York State Department of Conservation and several of independent studies, there are numerous health benefits derived from spending time outside in nature and, specifically forests. Exposure to forests and trees is said to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, improve moods, increase ability to focus, accelerate recover from surgery or illness, increase energy level, and improve sleep. The idea that spending time in the natural world with no headphones and no cell phones is not new. The Japanese healing way of Shinrin-yoku forest therapy is the medicine of simply being in the forest. Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese med-

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icine. It is simple and free, just go to a forest, sit for a while or walk slowly. No need to go au natural or beof Upstate New York The Best prone. It is best to go alone but if you are with other people, spread out and no talking. Stop, look and listen. Shinrin-yoku in turn led to the founding of nature and forestherapists, who offer guides and workshops worldwide. Forestherapists create a “sequence of guided events that provides structure to the experience, while embracing the many opportunities for creativity and serendipity offered by the forest.” In the 1980s, Stephen and Rachel Kaplan developed the Attention Restoration Theory, or ART, which proposes that exposure to nature is not only enjoyable but can help us improve our focus and ability to concentrate. They felt that people exposed to an urban environment suffer from an excess of stimulation and are forced to use their attention to overcome the constant stimulation which in turn causes cognitive fatigue. Some of the benefits from walking in the forest may come from the fact that there is more oxygen in the forest since trees give off oxygen; and, being distant from man-made noises creates a feeling of escape and freedom. Regardless, Upstate New Yorkers are fortunate beCHITTENANGO, NEW YORK cause they are never more than a few minutes’ drive to a secluded forest area. It is not just spending time in the forest that is Birthplace of L. Frank Baum considered healthy but spending time by the water, Author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz especially waterfalls, is also beneficial. Most people say that they feel better when viewing waterfalls which is probably why people travel miles and miles and from continent to continent to Open year-round or by appointment by calling view the waterfalls. Many scientists theorize that waterfalls give off negative ions that people take in (315) 687-7772 or (315) 333-BAUM (2286) which in turns stimulates the production of serotonin, Regular Hours a chemical responsible for relieving stress and depresSaturday: 10:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m. sion, and for boosting energy and happiness. So for better health and well-being visit Upstate Summer Hours New York’s many natural areas as often as possible.

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Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. Photo by Sandra Scott.

Huckleberry Swamp n North Rose www.ofofinc.org It is managed by the Olga Fleisher Ornithological Foundation. A diverse 79 acres, Huckleberry is home to great blue heron, American bittern, red-headed woodpecker, eastern phoebe, cedar waxwing, and eastern bluebird, among other birds.

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n Basom www.fws.gov/refuge/iroquois It represents the state’s largest wildlife refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages the refuge that is home to 266 species of birds, including black tern, black ducks, osprey, and peregrine falcons.

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echnically, you can “go birding” in your backyard or local park — simply sit quietly and observe birds. But some venues across the state have become well-known as good bird watching spots because of the variety and quantity of birds. Some offer programming and events; others are less developed and more rugged. Check the websites before planning your outing.

Derby Hill Bird Observatory n Mexico www.onondagaaudubon.com It is an Audubon site and a good place to see hawks. Its mixed terrain and close proximity to water also bring many other varieties.

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge n Montezuma www.fws.gov/refuge/montezuma It is home to several bald eagle nests, as well as many kinds of waterfowl, migratory birds and shore birds.

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The 9,809-acre park is in Wayne, Seneca and Cayuga counties, and offers numerous vantage points for birders.

Beaver Lake Nature Center n Baldwinsville www.onondagacountyparks.com/parks/ beaver-lake-nature-center It boasts 200 species of birds on and around its nine miles of trails. The center also offers a bird and wildlife observatory room that overlooks the forest. Right outside its windows, strategically placed birdfeeders attract winged friends and the occasional pilfering squirrel.

Great Swamp Conservancy n Canastota www.greatswampconservancy.org It is recognized as an “Important Bird Area” by the National Audubon Society, as it’s considered a prominent resting place during spring and fall migrations. The conservancy’s overlook is a great place to view more than 185 species, along with its seven miles of nature trails on 36,000 acres.

n Apalachin www.watermancenter.org It offers numerous summer programs and an interpretive center. View hawks, herons, egrets, wood ducks, mallards, warblers, and more.

Wellesley Island State Park n Fineview www.parks.ny.gov/parks/52/details.aspx It provides both birding opportunities, including bald eagles and camping sites for tent, camper and cottages to rent. Plus, the park offers a butterfly house, hiking, swimming, fishing, golfing, boat rentals and more for the non-birders of the family. Its Minna Anthony Common Nature Center includes a museum.

Wild Center and Wild Walk n Tupper Lake www.wildcenter.org It represents another site that offers something for everyone. While birders can revel in the birding opportunities among its 115 acres — including bald eagle sightings — everyone will enjoy the Wild Walk’s treetops trail, which includes a four-story tree house, swinging bridges, and “spider’s web” big enough for people.


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JUNE SUNDAYS Clayton. Coyote Moon Sunday Flea Market. Enjoy a glass of wine or wine slushie while searching for the perfect vintage and unique treasures from vendors. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. No vendor fee or advance registration required. 17371 E. Line Road. 315-686-5600. Oswego. Planetarium Show. Maximum capacity of 49. The upgraded projector includes an 8-inch digital fisheye lens connected to a computer system. It can project traditionally flat images onto the domed ceiling without distortion. 7 to 8 p.m. Free admission. Shineman Center, second floor, SUNY Oswego, Centennial Dr. www.oswego. edu/facilities-services/content/shineman-planetarium. 315-312-2790. Redfield. New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association concert. Hear Fiddlin’ Future, Robert Vallee, John Potocnic, Oswego Valley Fiddler’s Association and Jim Kimble. (one group per week, in order). Refreshments available to purchase. 2 to 5 p.m. Free admission. 1121 Comins Road.

DAILY (Except Sundays) Auburn. Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival Presents: Grease. Featuring all of the songs from the hit movie. Various times, depending upon date. $60 to $62. Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Emerson Park, 6877 E. Lake Road. https://fingerlakesmtf.com/2019-season. 800-457-8897. boxoffice@merry-go-round.com.

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June 1 Altmar. Altmar Fire Department 13th Annual ATV Ride. Food available for sale, 50/50 raffle, gun raffle, chicken barbecue and other foods for sale beginning at noon. 9 a.m. registration; 4 p.m. drawings. Free admission. 15 Bridge St. Facebook.com/AltmarVFD.

Cazenovia. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 7 p.m. No cover charge. Owera Vineyards, 5276 E. Lake Road. 315-488-8899. Clayton. Clayton’s Trash & Treasures Town-Wide Yard Sale. Yard sales hosted all over Clayton. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 315-686-3771.

Auburn. Joanne Shenandoah. Live performance of Native American music. Shenandoah has performed at prestigious events such as St. Peter’s Basilica, The White House, Carnegie Hall, five Presidential Inaugurations, and The Vatican. 8 p.m. $20 advanced; $23 at the door. Auburn public theater, 8 Exchange St. https://auburnpublictheater.org. 315-253-6669.

Clifton Springs. Sulphur Springs Festival. Continuing from May 31, the festival includes a parade, beer and wine stroll, live music, games, food vendors, duck derby, marching bands, talent show, antique car show, stilt walkers and clowns. Full schedule listed online. Free admission. John Brown Memorial Park on Spring Street. www. sulphurspringsfestival.com. 585-441-4904.

Bouckville. June Show Weekend. Continuing from May 31, visit numerous dealers and vendors of antiques and collectibles from past centuries, plus many food vendors and plenty of parking at show fields. Visit the website for detailed information on the various show fields. www. madison-bouckville.com. 315-684-7320. 800684-7320.

Fairport. Fairport Canal Days. Continuing from May 31, Fairport Canal Days offers chicken barbecue, live music and more than 200 artisans. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. Village of Fairport, Main Street. www.fairportcanaldays.com.

Canandaigua. 2nd Annual New York Kitchen Craft Brew & BBQ Fest. Unlimited samplings of craft beers and ciders from New York State brewers, including farm breweries and microbreweries with live music by Banned from the Tavern and Dos Locos. NYK Food Truck and Marty’s Meats will selling food. Vote for the People’s Choice Best Display & Best Consumer Experience Awards. Noon to 3 p.m. $40. $25 designated drivers. 800 S. Main St. www.nykitchen.com/event/2ndannual-nyk-craft-brew-bbq-fest. 585-394-7070.

Geneva. Geneva Music Festival: A Portrait of Clara Schumann. Schumann was considered one of the finest pianists of her day, performing all over Europe to great acclaim. This concert explores her music, as well as works by two of her primary influences, Bach and Brahms. Features J. S. Bach, Selections from Goldberg Variations; Clara Schumann, Piano Trio in G minor; J. Brahms, Sextet in G major, Op. 36. 7:30 p.m. $25; Free for children 18 and younger. Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 327 Pulteney St. http://genevamusicfestival.com. 315-326-1951. Lake George. The Ultimate Elvis Festival. Con-


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tinuing from May 29, the festival pays tribute to the King of Rock ‘n Roll with professional competitors as well as non-professional and youth division competitors. Elvis activities include Tribute Artists performing on cruises on the lake, a classic car parade, concerts, and parties each night of the festival. The 2019 line up will include past Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists and Lake George Grand Champions. This is a worldclass event and is now the second-largest Elvis Tribute Artist Competition in the world. Check website for complete itinerary. Various times all weekend. $25 to $269. 2200 US Route 9. http:// lakegeorgeelvisfest.com. 888-406-5885. Oswego. Safe Haven: Remembering Oswego’s WWII Refugees. Presented by Oswego Players. By Michael Nupuf and Laura Lowrie, directed by

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swego County’s biggest city, also named Oswego, is home to both SUNY Oswego and the popular summer celebration Harborfest. The city is divided nearly in half by the Oswego River, a feature that contributed greatly to its growth as a manufacturing and shipping port city. It currently is the largest port settlement directly on the American shore of Lake Ontario. The city is home to museums, an internationally famous speedway, and beautiful waterfront parks.

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times, depending upon date. Complete listing on website. $25 to $55. Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee St. www. SyracuseStage.org. 315-4433275Info@SyracuseStage.org. Syracuse. The Standup Comedy of Kevin James. Producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Zookeeper (2011). 8 p.m. $22.50 to $59.50. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters, The Oncenter, 800 S. State St. www.oncenter.org. 315-435-8000. Cleveland. Annual Spring Fun(d) Day. Williamstown Library’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Yard sale out front, book sale and bake sale inside and chicken barbecue in the back. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Williamstown Library, 2977 Co. Rte. 17N. www.williamstownlibrary.org

June. 2 Ballston Spa. 40th Annual Saratoga Antique Bottle Show and Sale. Fundraiser for The National Bottle Museum, the show is attended by dealers and collectors across the United States. Attendees may bring in empty bottles for identification. Live flame working demonstrations, food for purchase, and educational displays. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $5; Free for children 12 and younger; $15 early admission at 8 a.m. Saratoga

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Bouckville. June Show Weekend. See June 1. Fairport. Fairport Canal Days. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See June 1. Lake George. The Ultimate Elvis Festival. See June 1. Oswego. Safe Haven: Remembering Oswego’s WWII Refugees. Lunch buffet noon to 2 p.m.; show 2 p.m. Dinner and show $35; only show $15. See June 1. Syracuse. The Last Five Years. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. See June 1. Chittenango. 6th Annual Bacon & Bourbon Festival. CNY’s original celebration of bacon, bourbon & great music. Food and drink, a 50-bottle bourbon bar, and live music. Bottles of Pappy Van Winkle will also be raffled off. RidgeRocks at The Ridge, 1281 Salt Springs Road. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. $25

June 3 Oswego. The 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The WWII Tugboat LT-F serves as the centerpiece for a week-long commemoration. Guided tours available all week. 1 to 5 p.m. Free admission.

June 4 Oswego. The 75th Anniversary of D-Day. See June 3. Syracuse. The Last Five Years. 7:30 p.m. See June 1.

June 5 Oswego. The 75th Anniversary of D-Day. See June 3. Syracuse. The Last Five Years. 2 p.m. See June 1. Syracuse. Live on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie. Featuring the vocals and uncanny likeness of singer and lifelong Bowie fan Alex Thomas. 7:30 p.m. $26.50 to $166.50. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters, The Oncenter, 800 S. State St. www. oncenter.org. 315-435-8000.

June 6 LaFargeville. Annual Bluegrass Music Festival. Live music, food vendors, merchandise vendors. $65. Stone Mills Museum, 30950 Route 180. www.stonemillsmuseum.org. 315-778-0320. Oswego. The 75th Anniversary of D-Day. See

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pstate New York includes most of the state of New York, excluding New York City and its environs. The region includes the major cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Syracuse. Before the American Revolutionary War, Upstate was populated by Native Americans, and was home to the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. The region saw many battles between the Continental Army and the Iroquois, and several treaties drawn up after the war ceded much of the land to settlers of European descent. The development of Upstate New York was spurred by the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, which greatly eased the transport of goods between the port of New York City and inland cities along the Great Lakes. As a result, Upstate became a hotbed for manufacturing, giving birth to such firms as General Electric, IBM, Kodak, and Xerox, and it welcomed a large influx of immigrants. Since the mid 20th century, American de-industrialization has contributed to economic and population decline of Upstate, and the region is largely considered part of the Rust Belt. Unlike the New York metropolitan area, Upstate New York contains vast areas of rural land. As a result, Upstate also supports a strong agriculture industry, and is notable for its milk and dairy products, its fruit production (especially apples), and winemaking. New York City is dependent on the natural resources of Upstate for a variety of services, including the city's water supply and electricity. The region is home to several popular tourist and recreational destinations, including Niagara Falls, the Adirondack Mountains and the Finger Lakes. Source: Wikipedia

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children 3 and younger. Free all GCV&M members. Only concert tickets $12 general public and $10 GCV&M members. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd. www.gcv.org/events/ history-on-tap. 585-294-8218.

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& Car Show. 9 a.m. See June 14.

Palmyra. Palmyra Heritage Weekend. See June 14.

Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake Tandem Rally. 9 a.m. See June 14.

Syracuse. The Last Five Years. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. See June 1.

Naples. So Happy Together: The Music of the Swingin’ ‘60s. See June 13.

West Monroe/Williamstown. Craft Fair & Yard Sale. West Amboy Volunteer Fire Department and West Amboy Community Church host their first-ever community craft fair and yard sale. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. West Amboy VFD, 10 Cusson Rd., West Monroe and West Amboy Community Church, 1267 county Route 26, Williamstown.

Oswego. A&P Auto Parts ‘Road to the Championship’ Event. Novelis Supermodifieds (50); Pathfinder Bank SBS (30); 350 Supermodifieds. (25). No outside food, drinks or coolers allowed in the grandstands. Schedule is subject to change. $20 to $75. Free for children 16 and younger with paid adult; Free for active military with ID (excluding Classic Weekend). $2 senior discount off all general and reserved seating.

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June 16 Avon. 8th Annual Western New York Pottery Festival. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See June 15. Canandaigua. Whodunit Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise. Cruise on The Canandaigua Lady and get to know the characters and generate your opinion of “Whodunit.” Open bar with beer, wine and soda), Lake Buffet (garden salad, pasta salad, seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes, roasted chicken, shaved prime rib in mushroom gravy sauce, rolls & dessert). $75 all-inclusive. Canandaigua Lady, 205 Lakeshore Drive. www. cdgaboatcruises.com. Glens Falls. LARAC June Arts Festival. See June 15. Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13. Naples. So Happy Together: The Music of the Swingin’ ‘60s. See June 13. Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. See June 9.

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June 18 Canandaigua. An Evening with Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds. Performing live. Check website for package deals. 7:30 p.m. $45.50. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www.cmacevents.com. 585-394-4400. Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13.

June 19 Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13. Naples. So Happy Together: The Music of the Swingin’ ‘60s. See June 13.

June 20 Canandaigua. Summer Tour 2019 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Father John Misty with special guest Jade Bird. Check website for package deals. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www.cmacevents.com.

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Alexandria Bay. 13th Annual Thousand Islands River Run. Custom motorcycle show, live music all weekend, vendors, food and contests. Alexandria Bay. info@alexbay.org.

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Alexandria Bay. The True Bob Seger Experience. Hollywood Nights is the tribute to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. This 10-piece New Jersey-based band even tours with a baby grand piano. 8 to 10 p.m. $30 to $45. Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St. www.bonniecastle.com. 800-955-4511. Ballston Spa. Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival. The sixth annual event (formerly the Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival) features local food, live entertainment, shopping, kids’ activities, and balloons. Includes six barbecue chefs, firing up the smokers and grills; 30 hot air balloons, ready to launch over the Adirondack Mountains; and 75 exhibitors in the marketplace selling arts, crafts, specialty goods, and sundries. $8 adult day pass; $5 child 3 to 15; Free younger than 3; $20 Family of two adults and two children day pass; $15 adult weekend pass; $7 child weekend pass. Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St. http://balloonandbbq.com. Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13. Naples. So Happy Together: The Music of the Swingin’ ‘60s. See June 13.

Auburn. Sizzlin’ Summer Kick-Off. The fourth annual event includes live music performances by Syracuse reggae group Root Shock and Honky Tonk Hindooz, plus arts and crafts displays, mobile food vending and craft beer sales. 6 to 10 p.m. Free admission. ERHC & Exchange Street Plaza. Ballston Spa. Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival. See June 21. Canandaigua. Michael McDonald & Chaka Khan. Check website for package deals. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www.cmacevents.com. 585-394-4400. Clyde. Finger Lakes Live Steamers: Spring Public Open House. Ride a miniature train and tour the grounds of Finger Lakes Live Steamers. The organization maintains three different gauge railroads: 7¼-inch, 4¾-inch and Gauge One with more than 800 feet of track on its 12 landscaped acres. Port-a-johns only. Snacks and souvenirs available for sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. 302 Clyde Marengo Rd. www. fingerlakeslivesteamers.org. Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13. Naples. So Happy Together: The Music of the Swingin’ ‘60s. See June 13. Oswego. 20th Annual Oswego County Hospice


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River Run. See June 21. Ballston Spa. Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival. See June 21. Clyde. Finger Lakes Live Steamers: Spring Public Open House. See June 22. Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13. Naples. So Happy Together: The Music of the Swingin’ ‘60s. See June 13. Oswego. Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. Get behind the wheel of a real race car after completing a safety class and getting suited up. Fire suit, Hans device & helmet provided. Drive previously used race cars in NASCAR’s race series. Reach top speeds of 80 to 155 mph. Radio instruction from your spotter. Participants drive the car by themselves without an instructor riding shotgun. No pace car to follow. All purchased laps are hot laps. Passing allowed. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Packages start at $269. 300 E. Albany St. www.facebook.com/ events/1146604058880682. Tickets at www. racewithrusty.com. 315-342-0646. Rochester. CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June 22. Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. See June 9.

June 24 Rochester. CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June 22.

your own seating. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors. 4 p.m. Free. Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd. www. oldforgelibrary.org. 315-369-6008.

June 26 Alexandria Bay. Summer Concert Series. A variety of live performers all summer. Visit the website for updated itinerary. Bring your own seating. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free admission. 8 Fuller St. www.visitalexbay.org. info@alexbay. org. Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13. Oswego. Oswego City Band Concerts. Hear concert or jazz band music played live in the park, overlooking Lake Ontario. Bring your own seating. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the pavilion at Breitbeck Park. 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Free admission. 41 Lake St. http://oswegony.org then click “events.” Concert Band, Trevor Jorgensen, 315-532-7338. Jazz Band, Stan Gosek, 315-342-0488. Rochester. CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June 22. Saranac Lake. Music on the Green. A variety of live artists performing. Bring your own seating. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Berkeley Green (corner of Main and Broadway).

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Alexandria Bay. Get the Lead Out: The American Led Zeppelin. From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin for the stage. 8 to 10 p.m. $30 to $45. Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St. www. bonniecastle.com. 800-955-4511.

Carthage. Sounds of Summer Concert Series. Hear a variety of live music. Bring your own seating. Check the Carthage Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for an updated itinerary and venue, alternating between Carthage Farmers Market Pavilion and the West Carthage Boat Launch Gazebo. 6 to 8 p.m. Free admission. Riverside Drive, Carthage or South Main Street, West Carthage. 315-493-3590. carthagenychamber@gmail.com.

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Waterloo. George Lopez. Nationally-known comedian’s stand-up comedy show. 21 or older. 8 p.m. $25 to $250. Del Lago Resort and Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort. com/events. Williamstown. Getting Happy in the Valley Bike Race. Ride Oswego County (ROC) presents a 36mile bicycle race on gravel and paved roads, in and around Happy Valley Game Preserve with a special trip down the Oswego County Cobbles. 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Registration $25 to $45. 575 state Route 13. www.bikereg.com/ghitv.

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Syracuse. NYS Blues Festival. Numerous live performers, including Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul, San Jose’s Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, and the New Orleans group Dumpstaphunk. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que served for VIP guests. Finger foods will also be available throughout the day and evening. $60 to $225. Clinton Square, 161 West Genesee Street. www.nysbluesfest.com.

June 28 Alexandria Bay. Poker Run America’s 1000 Islands Can-Am Thunder on the Bay Poker Run. A game of chance and an assembly of some of the top exotic boats in North America. Meet the drivers and check out the boats Friday afternoon at the Alexandria Bay Municipal docks. Competition begins Sat. 10 a.m. in Alexandria Bay, Cape Vincent, Clayton, Ogdensburg and pick up the last card in Alexandria Bay. Free for spectators. Alexandria Bay Municipal Docks. www.pokerrunsamerica.com/alexandriabaypokerrun. www.facebook. com/events/392294211349489. 1-800-354-9145.

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Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13. Phoenix. St. Stephen’s Catholic Church Strawberry Festival. Food, games, entertainment, raffle baskets, dunking booth, kids’ games and food tent. Free to attend. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 469 Main St. 315-695-4531. Phoenix. Annual Fireworks Display. Music by Night Life and food at the Bridgehouse Museum. Dusk. Free admission. Henley Park, State Street. www. bridgehousebrats.com. Rochester. CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June 22. Waterloo. Ruby Shooz. Performing hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s for more than 20 years. 21 or older. 8 p.m. Free admission. Del Lago Resort and Casino, 1133 state Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com/events.

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June 29 Alexandria Bay. Poker Runs America’s 1000 Islands Can-Am Thunder on the Bay Poker Run. See June 28. Canandaigua. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles. The best of Abbey Road performed live. Check website for package deals. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www.cmacevents.com. 585-394-4400. Geneva. Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers. Live performance with Sam Amidon Bruce Hornsby, a singer-songwriter from Williamsburg, Virginia. 8 p.m. $39.50 to $65. Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St. 315-781-5483. www.thesmith.org.

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Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13. Rochester. CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival. See June 22. Saratoga Springs. 2019 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival. A roster of 22 musical groups, highlighted by the festival debut of Grammy award-winning artist Norah Jones, and the return of jazz legend George Benson and festival favorite Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Other featured performers include Django Festival All-Stars with Edmar Castañeda and Grace Kelly, Joshua Redman Quartet, and James Carter Organ Trio. noon, Saturday; 11 a.m. on Sunday. $75 to $105. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines. 518-584-9330. www.spac.org. Syracuse. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 6 p.m. No cover charge. Stone’s Steakhouse, 3220 Erie Blvd. E. www.stonesteak.com. 315-214-5408. Waterloo. Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute. 21 or older. 8 p.m. $10. Del Lago Resort and Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com/ events.

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Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com. Syracuse. Dierks Bentley: Burning Man Tour. Live performance. Rain or shine. 7 p.m. $32 to $259. St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. https://sjhamphitheater. com. 315-435-5100. Old Forge. Road Rally Scavenger Hunt. Gather a few friends or family for a zany road rally scavenger hunt through the Old Forge, Inlet, Thendara and Big Moose area. The road rally scavenger

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DAILY (Beginning July 10, except Sundays) Auburn. Grand Hotel. Musical based in 1928 Berlin that won 10 Tony Awards. PG-rated. Various times listed on website. $62. Preston H. Thomas Theater, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Road. www.fingerlakesmtf.com. (315) 255-1785 or 1-800-457-8897. Tickets@ Merry-Go-Round.com.

SATURDAYS Inlet. Inlet Concert Series. Variety of free live music performances. Rain location Fern Park Pavilion, 11 Loomis Road. Bring your own seating. Check website for itinerary. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (7:30 p.m. on July 4) Free. Arrowhead Lakefront, 160 Route 28. www.inletconcertseries.com.

SUNDAYS Clayton. Coyote Moon Sunday Flea Market. Enjoy a glass of wine or wine slushie while searching for the perfect vintage and unique treasures from vendors. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. No vendor fee or advance registration required. 17371 E. Line Road. 315-686-5600. Redfield. New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association concert. In July, hear Black River Valley Fiddler’s Association, Mac Claflin, Eileen Nicholson Kalfass (one group per week, in order). No concert on June 7/28. Refreshments available to purchase. 2 to 5 p.m. Free admission. 1121 Comins Road. Sodus Point. Summer Concert Series. Enjoy a free concert at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Check website for itinerary. Bring your own seating and sun protection. Refreshments available to purchase. Free shuttle bus from


surrounding villages. Museum admission is $1 during the concert (free for active military personnel and up to five family members all summer). 2 to 4 p.m. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 N. Ontario St. www.sodusbaylighthouse. org. 315-483-4936. Old Forge. Summer Concert Series. Live music. Bring your own seating. Check website for complete schedule. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Old Forge Lakefront. https://www.oldforgeny.com/ events.html.

TUESDAYS (Except July 2) Auburn. City Summer Concert Series. Live music in the park, followed by a family-friendly movie. Check website for occasional Wednesday and Thursday evening performances and to confirm start times. Market Street Park. Free admission. www.auburnny.gov. Saranac Lake. Music on the Green. A variety of live artists performing. Bring your own seating. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Berkeley Green (corner of Main and Broadway).

WEDNESDAYS Alexandria Bay. Summer Concert Series. A variety of live performers all summer. Visit the website for updated itinerary. Bring your own seating. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free admission. 8 Fuller St. www.visitalexbay.org. info@alexbay.org.

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Crown Point. Ticonderoga’s Best 4th in the North. Live entertainment, food vendors, games, carnival rides and more. Parade on July 4th at 2 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Free admission. Lake Champlain Visitors Center, Bicentennial Park. www.lakechamplainregion.com/events/ best-4th-in-the-north.

Carthage. Sounds of Summer Concert Series. Hear a variety of live music. Bring your own seating. Check the Carthage Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page for an updated itinerary and venue, alternating between Carthage Farmers Market Pavilion and the West Carthage Boat Launch Gazebo. 6 to 8 p.m. Free admission. Riverside Drive, Carthage or South Main Street, West Carthage. 315-493-3590. carthagenychamber@gmail.com. Lake George. Fireworks Boat Tour. Fireworks are shot off a barge from the center of the southern bay. Cocktail bars are available on each boat, a small snack bar is available on the Minne Ha Ha and full snack bars are available on the Mohican and the Lac du Saint Sacrement. 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $27 adults; $24.75 seniors; $12.50 children. Lake George Steamboat Company, 57 Beach Road. www.lakegeorgesteamboat.com. Saranac Lake. Fun Run Series. There will be a quarter mile run, followed by a half mile and 1 mile run for younger age groups. The adult run will be held immediately following with distances between 2 and 5 miles. The events are organized by volunteers and sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and the Village of Saranac Lake. 5:30 p.m. registration. Race at 6 p.m. Free. Riverside

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July 2 Crown Point. Ticonderoga’s Best 4th in the North. See July 1. Syracuse. Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival. Live performance by The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive the Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping with Sirens, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Juliet Simms and Hyro the Hero between two stages. Rain or shine. 7 p.m. $19 to $160. St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. https:// sjhamphitheater.com. 315-435-5100. Old Forge. North Country Stories with Bill Smith. Humorous storyteller and balladeer Bill Smith tells tall tales, describes country life in the old days and sings nostalgic songs. 6 p.m. Free. Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd. www. oldforgelibrary.org. 315-369-6008.

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Auburn. The Return of the Calamari Sisters. Delphine and Carmela Calamari return with their unique brand of hilarity, failed dishes, and food fights as the larger-than-life sisters perform their live “broadcast” of a public access cable cooking show Cooking with the Calamari Sisters. 8 p.m. $35 advanced; $38 at the door; $32 group sales; $10 student rush. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St. https://auburnpublictheater.org. 315-253-6669.

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Syracuse. Peter Frampton: Finale The Farewell Tour. Live performance. Rain or shine. 7:30 p.m. $28.88 to $1,010. St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. https:// sjhamphitheater.com. 315-435-5100.

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American Powwow/Fort Hunter Canal Days celebration includes Native singing, dancing and drumming. Native American arts and crafts for sale, social dances, and, for the children, a candy dance. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 donation for admission. 129 Schoharie St. 607-776-6776.

Sackets Harbor. July 4th Fireworks. The Village of Sackets Harbor sponsors the annual July 4th fireworks. 9:30 p.m. Free admission. Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, 504 W. Main St. constance.barone@parks.ny.gov. 315-646-3634. Sodus Point. Independence Extravaganza. Celebrate Independence Day at the Lighthouse. Pancake breakfast all morning, art and craft show all day, kiddie parade and festival 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $1 museum admission (free admission to active-duty military personnel and up to five family members between Memorial Day and Labor Day), free Concert by Gap Mangione Big Band 2 p.m. Free admission, except for museum. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 N. Ontario St. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org. Inlet. Ping Pong Ball Drop. Children up to age 12 will rush out onto the ball field after thousands of ping pong balls have been dropped for them to collect. Each child will be allowed to collect three balls which they will bring into the pavilion to trade in for prizes. Prizes include snacks and novelty items purchased by donations, toys and gift certificates donated by local businesses. 1 p.m. Fern Park Recreation Area, Loomis Road. 315-357-5501 http://www. pingpongballdrop.com

Lake Placid. I Love BBQ and Music Festival. Annual event draws competitors from around the nation. Visitors can sample, buy concession foods, hear live entertainment, and engage in children’s activities, and more. Event benefits a local nonprofit, Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid. See website for itinerary. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. $6 per day; Free for children 10 and

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Grand Prix (75); Pathfinder Bank SBS Grand Prix (35); 350 Supermodifieds Grand Prix (35); Novelis Fan Can Chase #2. No outside food, drinks or coolers allowed in the grandstands. Schedule is subject to change. $25 to $90. Free for children 16 and younger with paid adult; Free for active military with ID (excluding Classic Weekend). $2 senior discount off all general and reserved seating. 300 E. Albany St. www.oswegospeedway.com. 315-342-0646.

Fort Hunter. Verteans Powwow Festival. See July 5.

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Watertown. The Summer Splash Music & Arts Festival. See July 7. A day festival celebrating great music and art. 1:30 p.m. $22; $40 VIP ticket with gift pack. 743 Huntington Street.

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Syracuse. Salt City Comic Con. This comic convention, focusing on pop culture from comics, movies, TV, books, graphic novels and cosplay, features a $1,500 in cash prizes for the costume contest, plus vendors, guests and exhibitors offering comics, toys, artwork and more. Outside will have live music, food trucks, dunk tanks and family zone with bounce houses, face painting and vendors. Take the bridge to the Canyon at Destiny USA for cosplay and trivia contests, and special guests. VIP ticket includes early access, premium seating and special gifts. Discounted room rates available through Embassy Suites. $10 one-day child; $15 weekend child; $15 to 20 one-day adult; $30 weekend adult. $100 VIP. Embassy Suites, 311 Hiawatha Boulevard. W. www.saltcitycomiccon.com. 315-412-0424. SaltCityComiccon@gmail.com. Oswego. City of Oswego’s Annual Independence Celebration. Includes a large parade, featuring various floats, marching bands and vehicles

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July 9 LaFargeville. KidsTrek: Dairy Farm Day. Spend time on an organic dairy farm, including meeting the farm animals, going on a hayride, learning how cheese is made and milking a cow. Snacks provided. KidsTrek participants must be accompanied by an adult. Register in advance and wear clothing and footwear appropriate for outdoor play. 10 a.m. to noon Homestead Fields, https://tilandtrust.org/explore/event/ kidstrek-dairy-farm-day-2. 315-686-5345. treks@tilandtrust.org. Old Forge. Music in the Library Gazebo. See

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Clayton. Sunset History Boat Cruise. Cruise passes Picnic & Canoe Points and the Gananoque Narrows on the way to Ivy Lea. The return trip goes through Smuggler’s Cove and the Lost Channel before heading through Benson’s Rift and along Grindstone Island. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. $28 per person. 39621 Chateau Lane. www.timuseum.org. 315-686-5794. sharon@ timuseum.org. Oswego. Oswego City Band Concerts. Jazz Band. See June 26. Old Forge. Crazy Croquet Tournament and Mad Tea Party Fundraiser. Alice in Wonderland-themed party on the library lawn, with activities for all ages. Croquet Tournament 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Mad Tea (Cocktail) Party, 3:33 p.m. Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd. www.oldforgelibrary. org. 315-369-6008.

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Jordan. Muddfest. Live performances by hard rockers Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt, Saving Abel and Tantric. 6 p.m. $20 to $25. Kegs Canalside, 7 N Hamilton St.

Fineview. 4th Annual “A Night for Nature” Special 50th Anniversary Event. Complementary beer and wine bar, hors d’oeuvres by The Clipper, silent auction, dancing and live music featuring the original Buoy Rockers. A portion of the proceeds will support the Ken Deedy Environmental Internship. 6 to 9 p.m. Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, 44927 Cross Island Road. www.macnaturecenter.com. 315-482-2479.

July 12 Auburn. The Return of the Calamari Sisters See July 3. Canandaigua. Sunset Repeat Tour. Hear Luke Bryan live with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Langston. Check website for package deals. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $40. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www.cmacevents.com. 585-394-4400.

Geneva. SPAMALOT. Musical comedy presented by the Geneva Theater Guild, “lovingly ripped off from the motion picture, ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail.’” 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. on July 14). Tickets on sale at www.genevatheaterguild.org. Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St. 315781-5483. www.thesmith.org. Oswego. Oswego Summer concert Series. Off the Reservation performing. See June 27.

Cape Vincent. 51st Annual French Festival. Various events all weekend, including dances, pancake breakfast, craft vendors, live music, puppet show and parade. Various times. Free admission. 173 North James St. www.capevincent. org. 315-654-2481. thecape@tds.net.

Palmyra. Hill Cumorah Pageant. The Mormon Church’s outdoor theatrical production, Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, features a 10-level stage, 650 costumed volunteer performers and special effects. Spanish translation and ASL interpretation provided. 9:15 to 10:30 p.m. Free admission. Hill Cumorah Visitor

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57 Bradbury Rd. Central Square 315-668-5428 The hidden gem you have been looking for with quiet surroundings & fresh, homemade food. Including over 75 seats along the water. Clayton. Festival of Oar, Paddle, & Sail. Celebrate non-powered craft by brining your own muscle-powered boat, paddle board, kayak canoe or limited ABM livery boats are available. Meet at 7:30. Start the row at 8 a.m. to Clayton Yacht Club to enjoy coffee and doughnuts, and row back. Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St. www.abm.org. 315-686-4104. events@abm.org. Geneva. SPAMALOT. See July 11. Lyons. Lyons Peppermint Days Festival. See July 12. Oswego. C’s Beverage Center ‘Summer Championship’. Novelis Supermodifieds (50); Pathfinder Bank SBS (30); 350 Supermodifieds (25). No outside food, drinks or coolers allowed in the grandstands. Schedule is subject to change. $20 to $75. Free for children 16 and younger with paid adult; Free for active military with ID (excluding Classic Weekend). $2 senior discount off all general and reserved seating. 300 E. Albany St. www.oswegospeedway.com. 315-342-0646. Palmyra. Hill Cumorah Pageant. See July 11. Red Creek. 12th Annual NY Lavender Festival. Lavender picking, more than 40 craft artisans, informational speakers, horse-drawn wagon rides, wine tasting, lavender ice cream and baked goods along with other food for sale, lavender plants for sale, live entertainment, hands-on workshops, family farm museum and more. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5. Free for children 12 and younger. Ol’Factory Farm, 12973 Upton Road. www.nylavenderfestival.com. 315-754-8828. Rhinebeck. 28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival. 6 a.m. See July 12. Rochester. Corn Hill Arts Festival. The 51st Annual Festival presents more than 325 artists on nine tree-lined historical streets. Live music from four stages, 7th Annual Fairy Houses Tour, food, beer and wine vendors. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. 133 S Fitzhugh St. http:// cornhillartsfestival.com. Old Forge. Antique Wooden Boat Show and Fulton Chain Rendezvous. Awards for best historic, antique and classic categories. Sponsored by the Adirondack Chapter of The Antique & Classic Boat Society and the Central Adirondack Association.

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Geneva. SPAMALOT. 2 p.m. See July 11.

Buffalo. Taste of Buffalo. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. See July 13.

Lyons. Lyons Peppermint Days Festival. See July 12.

Cape Vincent. 51st Annual French Festival. See July 12.

Red Creek. Annual NY Lavender Festival. See July 13.

East Durham. Catskills Irish Arts Week. A weeklong immersion featuring world-class traditional Irish artists. Irish traditional music, dance, art, and more. Workshops, lectures, ceilthes and sessions around the village of East Durham. Evening concerts and finale festival on Saturday. Various Locations in East Durham. Check website for detailed itinerary. www.catskillsirishartsweek.com. 518-634-2286. mjqirishcentre@yahoo.com.

Rhinebeck. 28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival. 6 a.m. See July 12. Rochester. Corn Hill Arts Festival. See July 13. Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com. 4/12/19 9:58 AM

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trategically located between the city of Oswego and the fishing village of Pulaski, Mexico rose to prominence as an agricultural center. The Derby Hill Bird Observatory, just outside of Mexico, is strategically located along the flight paths of many bird species, making Mexico a mustvisit for birdwatchers.

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Hannibal. 7th Annual 60 for 60 Mohawk Run. Gates open at 10 a.m. Kick-stands up at noon. Chicken dinner following the motorcycle ride is included with ticket. 10 a.m. $15 advance sale; $20 at the door. Hannibal American Legion, 226 Rochester St.

East Durham. Catskills Irish Arts Week. See July 14. Oswego. Oswego City Band Concerts. See June 26.

Mexico. Annual Concert, Fireworks and Craft Fair. Concert features bluegrass, old-time music, vocal ensembles, and Mexico Brass. Crafts and food. Fireworks by Young Explosives. 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission. Mexico Point State Park, 120 Mexico Point, Dr. www.mexicopointpark.com.

Palmyra. Hill Cummorah Pageant. See July 11.

July 18 Auburn. My Big Fat Italian Comedy Festival. A different comedian appearing each night, including Joe DeVito (Thursday), Tammy Pescatelli (Friday) and Rocky LaPorte (Saturday). 8 p.m. $15 advanced; $40 all shows; $20 at the door. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St. https:// auburnpublictheater.org. 315-253-6669.

July 16 East Durham. Catskills Irish Arts Week. See July 14. Palmyra. Hill Cumorah Pageant. See July 11.

East Durham. Catskills Irish Arts Week. See July 14.

Newark. Taste of Wayne County. From 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Outdoor event showcasing restaurants and other food and drink related businesses solely from Wayne County through samples of their “signature” dishes, food products, or beverages. Event takes place long VanBuren Street and in T. Spencer Knight Canal. www. tasteofwaynecounty.org. Fees apply.

Mexico. Mexico Volunteer Fire Department Field Days. Music, food, games, rides. Parade Thursday at 7 p.m. 3284 Main St. 315-963-7494. Oswego. Oswego Summer concert Series. The Uptown Groove performing. See June 27. Palmyra. Hill Cummorah Pageant. See July 11.

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Verona. Reba McEntire. 8 p.m. Room and show package starting at $300. Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center, 5218 Patrick Road. www. turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.

Canandaigua. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Wheels of Soul 2019. Live concert featuring Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope. Check website for package deals. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20. CMAC,

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July 19 Auburn. My Big Fat Italian Comedy Festival. See July 18. Cape Vincent. 2019 Cape Vincent Sports Weekend. Join or watch the Cornhole Tournament held on Gouvello Street and more events. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission for spectators; cost $25 per team. 173 North James St. www.capevincent.org. 315-654-2481. thecape@tds.net. Deposit. Deposit Lumberjack Festival. Lumberjack competitions, carnival rides, food vendors, street fair, parade, live music, tractor pulls, pony pulls, fireworks, and other events. Supports the local not-for-profit organizations. Visit website for schedule of events. Free admission and parking. https://depositlumberjack.wixsite. com/lumberjackfestival. East Durham. Catskills Irish Arts Week. See July 14. Mexico. Mexico Volunteer Fire Department Field Days. See July 18. Oswego. Family Boat Building. Pre-registered families build a boat in a weekend under the direction of experienced instructors. Space is limited. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $250 and up. H. Lee White Maritime Museum, 1 W. First St. 315342-0480.

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Palmyra. Hill Cummorah Pageant. See July 11.

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Pultneyville. The Yeomen of the Guard. Gatesinger Company, Ltd. presents the light opera, also known as The Merryman and His Maid. All in English. Check website for times and tickets. All-volunteer cast directed by Wayne Vander Byl. Gates Hall, 4107 Lake Road. www.gateshall.com. 315-589-3326. gatesinger. company.ltd@gmail.com.

Auburn. My Big Fat Italian Comedy Festival. See July 18.

Syracuse. PPG Syracuse Nationals 2019. More than 8,000 cars, celebrity guests, giveaways, more than 400 food, automotive and merchandise vendors, poker run, demonstrations, swap meet and fireworks. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to be announced. New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Boulevard. www.syracusenationals.com. 800-753-3978. Syracuse. Damn Yankees. The Tony-winning musical about a lifelong fan of a failing baseball team. 8 p.m. $32. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters, The Oncenter, 800 South State St. www.oncenter. org. 315-435-8000 Verona. Vocalist Reba McEntire. Starting at $326. See July 18.

Canandaigua. Whodunit Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise. See June 16. Cape Vincent. 2019 Cape Vincent Sports Weekend. See July 19. Constantia. 5th Annual Whitney Memorial Poker Run. All proceeds benefit Honor Flight Syracuse, a not-for-profit organization that honors America’s veterans for their sacrifices. Pays $100 high hand/$50 low hand. Chinese auction and 50/50 drawing. Cost includes chicken barbecue, poker card, T-shirt and live music. 9:30 a.m. registration. Kickstands up at 11:30 a.m. $25/rider; $15 passenger. Constantia VFW Post 7325, 1560 NYS Rte. 49. 919-218-7203 or 315-396-9124. whitneymemorialfund@gmail.com. Deposit. Deposit Lumberjack Festival. See July 19. East Durham. Catskills Irish Arts Week. See July 14.

Mexico. Mexico Volunteer Fire Department Field Days. See July 18. Oswego. Family Boat Building. See July 19. Oswego. Kids’ Pirate Day. Games, vessel tours, a scavenger hunt and treasure are some of the pirating events available. Designed for ages 2 to 11 years old. Wearing pirate garb is encouraged. Refreshments available to purchase. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to be announced. H. Lee White Maritime Museum, 1 W. First St. www.hlwmm. org. 315-342-0480. Oswego. Best Western PLUS Captain’s Quarter’s/ Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront Mr. Novelis Supermodified. Paint the Palace Teal. $10,000 to Win Mr. Novelis Supermodified (75); $1,500 to Win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS (35); 350 Supermodifieds (35). Novelis Fan Can Chase #3. No outside food, drinks or coolers allowed in the grandstands. Schedule is subject to change. $25 to $90. Free for children 16 and younger with paid adult; Free for active military with ID (excluding Classic Weekend). $2 senior discount off all general and reserved seating. 300 E. Albany St. www.oswegospeedway.com. 315-342-0646.

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Bay in Wayne County are top destinations for those looking for fun on the shores of Lake Ontario. Fair Haven has changed from a shipping port to a resort community and features some of the best fishing, swimming, boating and camping in New York state. Likewise, the Sodus Bay region has become a popular vacation resort attracting many visitors from Upstate New York

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Saranac Lake. Saranac Lake Street Fest. Dancing in the street, theatrics, painting, stilt walking, magic, live local music, food, local celebrities, and festive costumes. 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Berkeley Green, Main Street. www.facebook. com/SLStreetFest. 518-891-1990. Syracuse. PPG Syracuse Nationals 2019. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. See July 19. Syracuse. Damn Yankees. See July 19. Watertown. Brew York Festival 2019. Celebrate The Summer of ‘69 at NNY’s Beer and Music Festival. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the SPCA of Jefferson County. Live music, cigar lounge, kayak races and exhibitions on Black River, food trucks and 25-plus breweries, wineries, distillers on site with free tastings included in tastings ticket. 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $15 to $55. Maggie’s on the River, 500 Newell Street.

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Geneva. FLXcursion: International Riesling Expo. Gathering of producers, academics, Masters of Wine, writers, beverage professionals, and Riesling enthusiasts offers in-depth tastings, seminars, dinners and beer. $450 full weekend, including meals; $500 full weekend, meals and Farewell Dinner on Tuesday evening. Finger Lakes Welcome Center, 35 Lakefront Drive. www. flxcursion.com. Oswego. Family Boat Building. See July 19

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Inlet. Arts in the Park. See July 20. More than 60 vendors will offer their handmade products in Arrowhead Park. Paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, furniture, clothing, candles, and more. Live music in the afternoon. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Arrowhead Park, 160 State Route 28. www. inletartsinthepark.com. 315-357-5501. http:// inletartsinthepark.com.

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Cape Vincent. 2019 Cape Vincent Sports Weekend. See July 19. Deposit. Deposit Lumberjack Festival. See July 19.

Pulaski. Christmas in July. Craft show with food trucks, games for kids, and visit from Santa. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $7 per vehicle. Selkirk Shores State Park, 7101 State Route #3. 315-298-8799. Pultneyville. The Yeomen of the Guard. See July 19.

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Pultneyville. The Yeomen of the Guard. See July 19. Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com. Inlet. Arts in the Park. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See July 20.

July 22 Geneva. FLXcursion: International Riesling Expo. See July 21. Old Forge. Mary Poppins, Jr. Journey to the Banks home in London in this classic musical that features memorable songs like “A Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” A Pendragon Theater Musical for family audiences. 2 p.m. $15 adults; $13.50 students; $8 children; Free for children younger than 5 with purchase of adult ticket. VIEW, 3273 NY-28. www.viewarts.org. 315-369-6411.

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This 1876 Victorian-built house has been refurbished into a gorgeous B&B in the heart of apple and wine country. Sitting on 120 acres of pristine orchards and vineyards, it overlooks Lake Ontario and is open to host overnight and custom events. The B&B offers 4 grand bedrooms each with a private bath. We’re proud to have our own chef to cater to weddings, farm-to-table luncheons, dinner parties and events.

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July 24 Canandaigua. Whodunit Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise. See June 16.

July 25 Oswego. Harborfest. A four-day music festival that typically brings approximately 75,000 people to the city. Event includes arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, a variety of live entertainment acts, Strates Midway and Grucci Fireworks display over the harbor. Times and locations vary. View website for more details. www.oswegoharborfest.com. 315-343-6858. Sodus. Brantling Bluegrass Festival. Features bluegrass music from some of the top national, regional and local bands. Four new bands this year. Camping, food and craft vendors, local craft beer for purchase, barbecue, workshops, stocked bass pond, Hula Hoop contest and more. $70 weekend pass includes dry camping. Brantling Ski Slopes, 4015 Fish Farm Rd. www.brantlingbluegrass.com. 315-573-2768 or 585-415-9641.

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PHRF and One Design classes. Competitors are from across Lake Ontario. Best viewing is from Breitbeck Park, Oswego International Marina and Fort Ontario State Historic Site. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Oswego Yacht Club, 30 Lake St. www.oswegoyachtclub.org. 315-343-9459. Sodus. Brantling Bluegrass Festival. See July 25. Syracuse. Damn Yankees. See July 19. Syracuse. Brad Paisley World Tour. Live performance with special guests Chris Lane and Riley Green. Rain or shine. 7:30 p.m. $30.25 to $235. St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. https://sjhamphitheater. com. 315-435-5100. Inlet. An Evening with the Symphony. Children’s concert (3 p.m., free), cocktails and buffet benefit (4 p.m. to 7 p.m., $125), Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert (7:30 p.m., $35; $20 ages 19 and younger). Tickets for cocktails and adult concert available at Inlet Information Office & the Town of Webb Visitor Information Center. Arrowhead Park, Fourth Lake. http:// eveningwiththesymphony.com. 315-357-5501.

July 27 Canandaigua. All-American Road Show. Chris Stapleton performs live with special guests Margo Price and The Marcus King Band. Check website for package deals. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $34.75. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www. cmacevents.com. 585-394-4400. Margaretville. Catskill Forest Festival. Features 65-plus vendors, lumberjack shows, live music, truck and tractor parades, live demonstrations, entertainment, arts & crafts, local foods and

beverages, shows for kids, presentations by industry experts, and more. Hosted by the Catskill Forest Association. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Margaretville Pavilion, 36 Bridge St. www. catskillforestfestival.com. 845-586-3054. Oswego. Harborfest. See July 25. Oswego. 32nd Annual Sail Oswego Regatta. See July 26. Sodus. Brantling Bluegrass Festival. See July 25. Syracuse. Damn Yankees. See July 19. Syracuse. Kidz Bop World Tour 2019. Rain or shine. 6 p.m. $35. St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. https:// sjhamphitheater.com. 315-435-5100. Victor. Indigenous Music & Arts Festival. Indigenous Music & Arts Festival. Formerly the Native American Dance & Music Festival, this event features traditional and contemporary music of the Americas, plus Iroquois social dancing, Native American arts market, traditional arts demonstrators, storytelling, indigenous food, Hodinöhsö:ni’ Juried Art Show and Family Discovery Tent. Five divisions include Beadwork, Basketry, Traditional Arts, Fine Art 2D, and Fine Art Sculpture. Apply to enter by June 17. $10 entry per art item. Admission: $8 adults; $4 seniors/students 12-college; $2 children 5 through 11 years; Free for children 5 and younger. 7000 County Road 41 (Boughton Hill Road). http:// www.ganondagan.org. 585-924-5848. info@ ganondagan.org. Old Forge. 45th Annual Old Forge Antiques & Vintage Show & Sale. Show will feature more than 50 dealers with antique and vintage

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July 30 Darien Center. Kingdom Bound 2019. See July 28. Syracuse. Heart: Love Alive Tour. Live performance of Sheryl Crow with special guest Elle King. Rain or shine. 7 p.m. $25 to $750. St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. https://sjhamphitheater. com. 315-435-5100.

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furniture, camp decor, oriental rugs, jewelry, hotel china, books, fine art, sporting goods, coins and taxidermy. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $6/entire weekend. George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center, North Street. www.ViewArts.org or call 315-369-6411.

Auburn. South Pacific. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s legendary musical based on James Michener’s Pulitzer Prize winning “Tales of the South Pacific.” PG-rated. Various times listed on website. $62. Preston H. Thomas Theater, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Road. www.fingerlakesmtf.com. (315) 255-1785 or 1-800-457-8897. Tickets@Merry-Go-Round.com.

Inlet. Inlet Classic Car Cruise & Show. Sponsored by the Inlet Historical Society. Restored cars and other special vehicles of interest. Dash plaques, food, raffles and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free vehicles and motorcycles entries. Free admission. Arrowhead Park ,160 State Route 28. www.inlethistoricalsociety.org. 315-357-5501.

July 28 Darien Center. Kingdom Bound 2019. The annual worship music festival includes Crowder, For King & Country, Passion Music, Bethel Music, Danny Gokey and Skillet, among other performers, plus speakers such as Reggie Dabbs and more. Free admission to the theme park with purchase of Kingdom Bound tickets. $59 single day ticket; $149 full event. More packages with lodging available. Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, 9993 Allegheny Road. www.kingdombound.org. 716-633-1117. kbinfo@kingdomebound.org. Oswego. Harborfest. See July 25. Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com. Sodus. Brantling Bluegrass Festival. See July 25. Victor. Indigenous Music & Arts Festival. See July 27. Old Forge. 45th Annual Old Forge Antiques & Vintage Show & Sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See July 27.

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WEEKENDS (through Aug. 18) Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. Lose yourself in the town of Warwick, England in the year 1585. Period stage shows, street performers, vendors, food and beverages. Period costumes encouraged. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. $29.95; $19.95 children 5 to 11; Free for children 4 and younger. 15385 Farden Road. www.sterlingfestival.com. 800-879-4446.

SUNDAYS Clayton. Coyote Moon Sunday Flea Market. Enjoy a glass of wine or wine slushie while searching for the perfect vintage and unique treasures from vendors. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. No vendor fee or advance registration required. 17371 E. Line Road. 315-686-5600. Redfield. New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association concert. In August, hear Steve Jacobi, Sterling Brownell & Caleb Brazie, Central Chapter Fiddlers (one group per week, in order). No concert on Aug. 18. Refreshments available to purchase. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. 1121 Comins Road. Sodus Point. Summer Concert Series. Enjoy a free concert at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Check website for itinerary. Bring your own seating and sun protection. Refreshments available to purchase. Free shuttle bus from surrounding villages. Museum admission is $1 during the concert (free for active military personnel and up to five family members all summer). 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 N. Ontario St. www. sodusbaylighthouse.org. 315-483-4936.

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WEDNESDAYS Alexandria Bay. Summer Concert Series. A variety of live performers all summer. Visit the website for updated itinerary. Bring your own seating. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free admission. 8 Fuller St. www.visitalexbay.org. info@alexbay.org.

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Saranac Lake. Music on the Green. A variety of live artists performing. Bring your own seating. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Berkeley Green (corner of Main and Broadway).

THURSDAYS Carthage. Sounds of Summer Concert Series. Hear a variety of live music. Bring your own seating. Check the Carthage Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page for an updated itinerary and venue, alternating between Carthage Farmers Market Pavilion and the West Carthage Boat Launch Gazebo. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission. Riverside Drive, Carthage or South Main Street, West Carthage. 315-493-3590. carthagenychamber@gmail.com. Lake George. Fireworks Boat Tour. Fireworks are shot off a barge from the center of the southern bay. Cocktail bars are available on each boat, a small snack bar is available on the Minne Ha Ha and full snack bars are available on the Mohican and the Lac du Saint Sacrament. 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $27 adults; $24.75 seniors; $12.50 children. Lake George Steamboat Company, 57 Beach Road. www.lakegeorgesteamboat.com. Saranac Lake. Fun Run Series. There will be a quarter mile run, followed by a half mile and 1 mile run for younger age groups. The adult run will be held immediately following with distances between 2 and 5 miles. The events are organized by volunteers and sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and the Village of Saranac Lake. 5:30 p.m. registration. Race at 6 p.m. Free. Riverside Park. 518-524-3557. capp_andy@yahoo.com.

SATURDAYS Old Forge. Summer Concert Series. Live music. Bring your own seating. Check website for complete schedule. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Old Forge Lakefront. https://www.oldforgeny.com/events.html.

SUNDAYS Inlet. Inlet Concert Series. Variety of free live music performances. Rain location Fern Park Pavilion, 11 Loomis Road. Bring your own seating. Check website for itinerary. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Arrowhead Lakefront, 160 Route 28. www.inletconcertseries.com.

Regional History & Maritime Museum Gardens, Tower Views, Gift Shop 7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point, New York (315) 483-4936 www.sodusbaylighthouse.org Open May 15 through October 15 Tuesday-Sunday (Also Open Monday Holidays!) May, September, October: 12–5 p.m. June, July, August: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Our gardens are available for weddings!

“History Alive!” Lectures from May to October Huge Independence Extravaganza July 3-7 (Pancake Breakfast, 5-K Run, Art & Craft Show, Free Concerts)

FREE Outdoor Sunday Concerts from July 4th to Labor Day, 2-4 p.m.

7/4 Gap Mangione Big Band; 7/7 Ross Hollow; 7/14 Letizia & the Z Band; 7/21 Your American Jukebox; 7/28 The Dady Brothers; 8/4 Panloco; 8/11 It’s My Party!; 8/18 Heatwave Bluegrass; 8/25 Loren Barrigar & Joe Whiting; 9/1 The Krazy Firemen

Aug. 1 Oswego. Oswego Summer concert Series. The Fleetwood Mac Experience performing. See June 27. Old Forge. Phoenix Project Dance. A nationally recognized dance company performs exotic dances live. 7:30 p.m. $20/$15 members/$8 students. VIEW, 3273 NY-28. www.viewarts.org. 315-369-6411.

Aug. 2 Canandaigua. Train & The Goo Goo Dolls perform live with special guest Allen Stone. Check website for package deals. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50 in advance; $35 at the gate. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www. cmacevents.com. 585-394-4400. Clayton. 55th Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction. Celebrate the museum’s 1927 Baby Gar Snail and 1928 Baby Gar Cicada along with antique and classic boats and motors of all types. Crafts, games, activities and workshops. Shop the nautical marketplace, attend a forum and bid on a boat at

DON’T MISS IT Sterling Renaissance Festival

Jul 6 – Aug 18. Lose yourself in the town of Warwick, England in the year 1585. Period stage shows, street performers, vendors, food and beverages. Period costumes encouraged. 15385 Farden Road, Sterling. www.sterlingfestival.com. 800-879-4446. 2019• Fall Guide — The Best of Upstate• 73


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the auction Saturday at 1 p.m. Grand parade on Sunday at noon 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Some activities require free and pre-registration. Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St. www.abm. org. 315-686-4104. events@abm.org.

auctions. Fifty-cent admission per person to honor the event’s 50th Anniversary. Donations accepted. Stone Mills Agricultural Museum,30950 Route 180. www.stonemillsmuseum. org. 315-778-0320.

muscle cars welcomed. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1698 County Route 57. www.longleybros.com. 315598-2135.

Fulton. CNY Community Arts Center presents “Once Upon a Mattress.” The tale of “The Princess and the Pea” told through song and dance in this Broadway musical. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. $15 adults; $12 seniors/students; 5 through 11 pay your age; free for children under 5. CNY Community Arts Center 121 Cayuga St. www. cnycommunityartscenter.com. 315-598-2787.

Syracuse. Damn Yankees. See July 19.

Hannibal. Camp Dread. Scavenger hunt on 25 haunted acres. Meals, team games and individual challenges, swag bag with limited edition T-shirt, bonfire, movies playing all night, breakfast, tent, event grounds map and events included. Prizes for winners of scavenger hunt. Spend the night in a tent in the forest. Must be 18 years or older. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Aug. 4. Tickets start at $100. Online ticket sales only. Demon Acres, 341 County Route 36. http://demonacres. com/phone/camp-dread-reservations.html.

Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13. King Ferry. Annual Wheat Harvest Festival and Parade. Live music on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. Festival Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parade at 11. Watch old-fashioned wheat harvesting, make crafts, take wagon rides, participate in kids’ games and activities. There’s also a cake wheel, 50/50 raffle, and more. Free admission. Rural Life Museum 920 Route 34B. www.facebook.com/ events/1109862232527305. 315-364-8202. LaFargeville. 50th Annual Juried Arts and Crafts Fair. Food available for sale, raffles and silent

Saranac Lake. 46th Annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament. More than 100 teams compete in multiple age categories. Register online. Multiple locations. 8 a.m. http://canamrugby.com.

Aug. 3 Clayton. 55th Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction. See August 2. Cortland. Cortland Arts and Wine Festival. Wine from 16 wineries, cheese, local foods, live music on two stages and more than 40 artists set up throughout the park. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Courthouse Park. www.culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty.org. www.facebook. com/culturalcouncilofcortlandcounty. culturalcouncil3@gmail.com. Fulton. 8th Annual Longley Dodge American Classic & Muscle Car Show. Live entertainment and free food 12 to 2 p.m., including hotdogs and hamburgers. American classics and new

Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13.

King Ferry. Annual Wheat Harvest Festival and Parade. See Aug. 2. LaFargeville. 50th Annual Juried Arts and Crafts Fair. See Aug. 2. Oswego. Civil War Union Army Garrison Weekend. Features training drills, guard duty, military ceremonies and other period activities in an American Civil War living history immersion event. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $4 adults; $3 seniors/students; free for children 12 and under.

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Fort Ontario Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St. www. fortontario.com. 315-343-4711. Oswego. JP Jewelers ‘Retro Night’ plus Old Timer’s Reunion. Novelis Supermodifieds (45); Pathfinder Bank SBS (30). No outside food, drinks or coolers allowed in the grandstands. Schedule is subject to change. $20 to $75. Free for children 16 and younger with paid adult; Free for active military with ID (excluding Classic Weekend). $2 senior discount off all general and reserved seating. 300 E. Albany St. www. oswegospeedway.com. 315-342-0646. Pulaski. Ringgold Run 5k. All proceeds benefit the Ringgold Fire Department. Walkers or non-participating donations also welcomed. First 50 registering online receive a free T-shirt. 9:30 a.m. Kids’ Fun Run at 8:45 a.m. $25 to pre-register or $30 day of event. Ringgold Fire Company, 12 Lake St. 315-298-2121. Rochester. Park Ave Summer Art Festival. Browse among original creations from more than 350 artists, craftspeople and exhibitors from the U.S. and Canada at this 43rd event. Live entertainment, food, and more than one mile of art exhibitors. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Park Avenue, from Alexander Street at its west end to Culver Road at the east. www.rochesterevents. com/park-ave-festival. www.facebook.com/ ParkAveFestival. Syracuse. Damn Yankees. See July 19. Tannersville. 12th Annual “Tour of the Catskills” Pro-Am Bicycle Road Race. This event draws over 250 racers from throughout the world. The

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No trip to Skaneateles is complete without a visit to Doug’s Fish Fry!

Fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, herbs, lettuce, tomatoes, sweet corm, honey from our fields, jams, artisan oils & more!

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Telling Geneva’s Stories three museums ∗ tours ∗ exhibits ∗ programs ∗ events www.genevahistoricalsociety.com 315-789-5151

addition of the famed ‘Devil’s Kitchen Climb’ in 2012 established the event as one of America’s toughest cycling events for amateurs and professionals. 2019 Main St. www.tourofthecatskills. com. 413-314-3478. cyclingpromotor@gmail. com.

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Verona. Lady Antebellum. 8 p.m. Room and show package starting at $276. Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center, 5218 Patrick Road. www. turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.

Rochester. Park Ave Summer Art Festival. See Aug. 3.

Old Forge. Nick Ziobro Live. New York City-based actor, singer, and pianist who has performed for the past six years with his mentor, Michael Feinstein, as well as at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and more. 7:30 p.m. $30 adult non-member; $25 member; $20 student. VIEW, 3273 NY-28. www.viewarts.org. 315-369-6411.

LaFargeville. 50th Annual Juried Arts and Crafts Fair. See Aug. 2. Oswego. Civil War Union Army Garrison Weekend. See Aug. 3.

Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com. Syracuse. Damn Yankees. See July 19. Saranac Lake. 46th Annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament. See Aug. 2. Oswego. Lighthouse Challenge 2019. See Aug. 3.

Saranac Lake. 46th Annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament. See Aug. 2.

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Oswego. Lighthouse Challenge 2019. Celebrate National Lighthouse Day during this two-day lighthouse challenge. Cost includes transportation and admissions to sites. Lodging is not included. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $250. Oswego Expeditions, 11 Lake St. www.discoverupstateny.com/ packages/4902/oswego-expeditions.

Old Forge. Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical. Hit Broadway musical retrospective celebrates the doo-wop sounds that skyrocketed to the top of the ‘60s charts. 7:30 p.m. $25 adult non-member; $20 members. VIEW, 3273 NY-28. www.viewarts.org. 315-369-6411.

Aug. 4 Clayton. 55th Annual Antique Boat Show & Auction. See August 2. Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See

Aug. 6 Canandaigua. Sarah McLauchlan. Performing live with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Check website for package deals. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40.50. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www.cmacevents.com. 585-394-4400.


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Visit the National Women’s Hall of Fame

in historic Seneca Falls, New York – birthplace of the American Women’s Rights Movement – and discover the stories of almost three hundred great American women whose achievements have shaped our nation.

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for our Induction Ceremony on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Visit womenofthehall.org to learn more about our Inductees, gallery hours, Induction Weekend, programs, and more.

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Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13. Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. Four days of fun, food, games, displays, exhibits, entertainment and amusement rides. Free admissions. Some events charge. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oswego County Fairgrounds, 291 Ellisburg St. www. oswegocountyfair.com. 315-806-3938. Old Forge. Music in the Library Gazebo. Bring your own seating. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors. 4 p.m. Free. Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd. www. oldforgelibrary.org. 315-369-6008.

Aug. 7 Canandaigua. 2019 Tour: Alice Cooper Halestorm. Performing live with Motionless in White. Check website for package deals. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www.cmacevents.com. 585-394-4400. Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13. Jamestown. The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Presented by The National Comedy Center, the comedy festival features more than 50 events and 30 artists and annually attracts more than 13,000 visitors from 47 states. Past performers included Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Trevor Noah, Brian Regan, Amy Schumer, Joan Rivers, Lewis Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Dan Aykroyd, Paula Poundstone, Nick Offerman, Ray Romano, Bob Newhart, The Smothers Brothers and more. Visit

website for details, as times and ticket prices vary by performer each day. National Comedy Center, 2 W. 3rd St. https://comedycenter.org. 716-484-2222. Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. See Aug. 6. Oswego. Oswego City Band Concerts. 7 p.m. See June 26.

Aug. 8 Fulton. Fulton Jazz Festival. Jazz from world-renowned artists to local talent. Food vendors. Times vary. Free admission. William Gillard Dr., behind the Fulton War Memorial, Rte. 3. www. fultonjazzfest.com.

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Jamestown. The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Aug. 7. Oswego. Oswego Summer concert Series. The Skycoasters performing. See June 27. Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. See Aug. 6.

Aug. 9 Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. Live music, pirate-themed entertainment, dress-up, games, and vended food. Varied times. Free admission. Locations throughout Alexandria Bay. www.visitalexbay.org. info@alexbay.org. Canandaigua. Hootie & the Blowfish: Group Therapy Tour. Performing live with special guest

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Fulton. Fulton Jazz Festival. See Aug. 8.

Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13. Jamestown. The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Aug. 7. Oswego. 7th Annual Oswego Dragon Boat Festival. Teams of 16 to 20 paddlers will race authentic 40-foot Hong Kong-style dragon boats. Live music, vendors, games, food vendors and barbecue. Free for spectators. Registration for teams. Free admission. Oswego Harbor, behind Breitbeck Park. http://oswegoymca.org/index.cfm/programs-events/special-events. plevine@oswegoymca.org.

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Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. See Aug. 6. Old Forge. 10th Annual Ice Cream Social. Enjoy your favorite ice cream in a handmade bowl at Point Park, in the center of Old Forge across from the Old Forge Hardware Store. Local potters make these one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls in the Meyda Tiffany Lighting Creative Arts Wing at View. $10 to $25, includes your choice of bowl and ice cream; $5 donation for only ice cream. Point Park, Main Street; rain location, Old Forge Fire Hall located next to Point Park. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. www.ViewArts.org or 315-369-6411.

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Aug. 10 Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9. Auburn. Founder’s Day. Founder’s Day Antique Car Show, Bike Fest & Art Flaire. Annual FLAACA Car Show featuring hundreds of classic & antique cars and vendor market. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Market Street Park. www.auburndowntown.org/events. 315-252-7874.

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Canandaigua. Jason Aldean: Ride All Night Tour. Performing live with special guests Kane Brown & Carly Pearce. Check website for package deals. Showtime is subject to change. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $40. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www.cmacevents.com. 585-394-4400.

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3173 Route 14A, Penn Yan NY 14527 Clayton. 55th Annual Antique Show and Sale. More than 65 booths and 45 dealers exhibiting and selling. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $25, entire weekend. Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 600 E. Line Road. www.tiartscenter. org. 315-686-4123. joy@tiartscenter.org. Fulton. Fulton Jazz Festival. See Aug. 8. Glens Falls. Adirondack Theater Festival. See June 13. Jamestown. The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. Aug. 7. Oswego. 4th Annual Oswego Health Run for Your Health 5K. Features a 5K walk/run (8:30 a.m.) and a one-mile Kids’ One-Mile Fun Run. (8 a.m.). Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female 5K finishers, plus the top three male and female 5K finisher in their age group. The Run for Your Health 5K is part of the Make It Happen 20K Running Series, where community members participate in four 5K events. Registration $25 to $30. Free admission. Seneca Hill Campus, 20 Manor Dr. www.oswegohealth. org/foundation/events/run-for-your-health-5k. Register at www.lightboxreg.com. Oswego. 7th Annual Oswego Dragon Boat Festival. See Aug. 9. Oswego. J/24 One Design Sailing Regatta. Competitors from across the Northeast meet to compete. Best viewing is from Breitbeck Park, Oswego International Marina and Fort Ontario State Historic Site. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to

attend. Oswego Yacht Club, 30 Lake St. www. oswegoyachtclub.org. 315-343-9459. Oswego. U-Pull U-Save ‘Family Night’ at the Races. Autographs and fireworks. Novelis Supermodifieds (50); Pathfinder Bank SBS Twins (20); 350 Supermodifieds (25). No outside food, drinks or coolers allowed in the grandstands. Schedule is subject to change. $20 to $75. Free for children 16 and younger with paid adult; Free for active military with ID (excluding Classic Weekend). $2 senior discount off all general and reserved seating. 300 E. Albany St. www. oswegospeedway.com. 315-342-0646. Redfield. New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association Kids Kamp. Join in fiddle workshops, learn other instruments, crafts, games, talent show, campfire and activities. Meals included. Sleeping bags, pillow, flashlight and extra clothes are required for an overnight stay. Parents are required to stay with kids age 10 and under. $20 fee per student and parent; $60 family maximum. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1121 Comins Road. 315-232-4681. Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. See Aug. 6.

seats $59; general admission $44. Watertown Fairgrounds Arena, 600 William T. Field Drive. www.DPAO.org. 315-782-0044. mcampbell@ madisonbarracks.com. Old Forge. Cahal Dunne: Ireland’s Piano Man. Pianist, singer songwriter, comedian performs music ranging from Irish to country, Broadway to The Eagles, along with funny ditties and classical piano solos. 7:30 p.m. $25 non-members; $20 members. VIEW, 3273 NY-28. www.viewarts.org. 315-369-6411. Syracuse. Strathmore Beer & Cheese Festival. Craft beers and ciders paired with artisanal cheeses, charcurterie and specialty foods and live music. 21 and older. Ticket includes samplings of beer, cheese and charcuterie. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. $60 VIP includes exclusive samplings in the Fire Barn; $40 festival ticket includes samplings of beer, cheese and charcuterie; $20 designated driver ticket includes N/A beverages cheese and charcuterie. Upper Onondaga Park, 655 Onondaga Avenue. www.strathmoreneighborhood.org.

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Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9.

Watertown. 2019 Concert Series by DPAO. Country music star Brett Young performs live. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Preferred seats $85; reserved

Glens Falls. 10th Adirondack Greek Festival. Authentic Greek food, pastries, music, dancing, gift shop and church tours. Thursday is To-Go Night

Clayton. 55th Annual Antique Show and Sale. See Aug. 9.

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Family fun event with amusement rides, food, agricultural displays, animal exhibits and competitions, pie judging contest and animals. Parade on Friday night. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission; charge for some activities. Wayne County Fairgrounds, W. Jackson St. 800-5276510. www.waynecountyfair.org.

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Bouckville. Madison Bouckville Antique Week. See Aug. 12.

Oswego. Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. See June 23.

Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9.

Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com.

Bouckville. Madison Bouckville Antique Week. See Aug. 12.

Canandaigua. Daryl Hall & John Oates. Performing live with special guests G. Love & Special Sauce. Check website for package deals. Showtime is subject to change. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www. cmacevents.com. 585-394-4400.

Glens Falls. 10th Adirondack Greek Festival. See July 11.

Oswego. Oswego Summer concert Series. Tink Bennet & Tailor Made performing. See June 27.

Palmyra. Wayne County Fair. See Aug. 12.

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Aug. 12 Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9. Bouckville. Madison Bouckville Antique Week. More than 2,000 dealers and vendors of antiques and collectibles from past centuries, plus many food vendors and plenty of parking at several show fields. Many year round antique shops and co-ops open daily during the show. Visit the website for detailed information on the various show fields. www.madison-bouckville.com. 315684-7320. 800-684-7320. Glens Falls. 10th Adirondack Greek Festival. See July 11. Palmyra. Wayne County Fair. See Aug. 12.

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Aug. 14 Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9. Bouckville. Madison Bouckville Antique Week. See Aug. 12. Oswego. Oswego City Band Concerts. 7 p.m. See June 26. Palmyra. Wayne County Fair. See Aug. 12.

Aug. 15 Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9. Alexandria Bay. Rocket Man: The Ultimate Elton Experience. Elton John tribute artist and imper-

Syracuse. Florida Georgia Line: Can’t Say I Ain’t Country. Live performance of Sheryl Crow with special guest Elle King. Rain or shine. 7 p.m. $51 to $359. St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. https:// sjhamphitheater.com. 315-435-5100.

Aug. 16 Hannibal. Hannibal Firemen Field Days. Games, live entertainment, food vendors and more. Parade Friday at 7 p.m. Hannibal Fire Company, Rochester Street. www.hannibalfirecompany. com. 315-564-5601. Palmyra. Wayne County Fair. See Aug. 12. Watkins Glen. Woodstock 50. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and


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Aug. 17 Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9. Bouckville. Madison Bouckville Antique Week. See Aug. 12. Hannibal. Hannibal Firemen Field Days. See Aug. 16. Oswego. Paddlefest. Participants paddle the Oswego Canal beginning in Fulton or Minetto to Oswego Harbor. Recommended for ages 11 and older. $30. H. Lee White Maritime Museum. 1 W. First St. www.hlwmm. org. 315-342-0480. Oswego. Tour De Loop. The longest-standing bicycle road race in Central NY features 30 or 50 miles of rolling hills. Starts and ends along the shores of Lake Ontario. 8 a.m. $25 to $40 registration. Rudy’s Lakeside Restaurant, Co. Rte. 89. www.bikereg.com/tdl. Oswego. Hobie Cat Regatta. An all-Hobie Cat regatta with competitors from across CNY. Best viewing is from Breitbeck Park, Oswego International Marina and Fort Ontario State Historic Site. Free to attend. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oswego Yacht Club, 30 Lake St. www.oswegoyachtclub.org. 315-343-9459. Oswego. Skip’s Fish Fry $5 Admission Track Championship Night. Novelis Supermodifieds (50); Pathfinder Bank SBS (30); 350 Supermodifieds (25). No outside food, drinks or coolers allowed in the grandstands. Schedule is subject to change. $5 to $75. Free for children 16 and younger with paid adult; Free for active military with ID (excluding Classic Weekend). $2 senior discount off all general and reserved seating. 300 E. Albany St. www.oswegospeedway.com. 315-342-0646. Palermo. Critters and Kids Carnival. Join us for the Critters and Kids Carnival. Benefits Purpose Farm, which mentors for free youth aged 6 to 18, who

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This performance is in cooperation with Vero Beach Opera. Sponsored by Robert and Nell Kleinschmidt 7:30 p.m. $35. VIEW, 3273 NY-28. www.viewarts.org. 315-369-6411. Old Forge. Trio Kisosen. Journey through a summer evening full of virtuosity, passion, romance, and sassy wit as Trio Kisosen performs works of Mendelssohn and Smetana, and the jazzy “Cafe Music” of Schoenfeld. Trio Kisosen, comprised violinist Matheus Souza, cellist An-Lin Bardin, and pianist Naomi Niskala. $25 non-members; $20 members. VIEW, 3273 NY-28. www.viewarts. org. 315-369-6411. Saranac Lake. OLGA Memorial Footrace. Join or watch the 5k and 10k run and 5k walk. The proceeds will benefit local youth through increased programming at the Youth Center and enhance the Rotary’s literacy program. Day of race registration and bib pick-up at 8 a.m. Pre-registration encouraged. 9 a.m. $25 entry ($70 family maximum); free to watch. www.facebook.com/ OlgaMemorialFootrace. 518-891-5846. Chenango. Chenango Sings the Blues. If you love the blues, then you can’t miss one of the very best music festivals in New York state: Chenango Blues Fest, slated for Aug. 16 and 17. Recognized by the Blues Foundation as the Best US Festival in 2016, this annual celebration of great live performances at the Chenango County Fairgrounds (168 E. Main St., Norwich) draws thousands of music lovers every year. Headlining Blues Fest this year is Louisiana swamp rocker, Tab Benoit, a three-time Grammy nominee and

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Aug. 18 Hannibal. Hannibal Firemen Field Days. See Aug. 16. Alexandria Bay. Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. See Aug. 9. Bouckville. Madison Bouckville Antique Week. See Aug. 12.

to the house she abandoned and the domestic life she thought she had given up forever. Obie Award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath brings his biting wit to this tale of modern motherhood and independence. Produced by Pendragon Theater. 7:30 p.m. $25 non-members/$20 members. VIEW, 3273 NY-28. www.viewarts.org. 315-369-6411.

Aug. 20 Old Forge. Music in the Library Gazebo. See Aug. 6.

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Canandaigua. Whodunit Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise. See June 16.

Oswego. Oswego City Band Concerts. Jazz Band 7 p.m. See June 26.

Oswego. Hobie Cat Regatta. See Aug. 17

Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. Numerous competitions, farm animal barns, street entertainers, stage shows, vendors, demonstrations, Witter Agricultural Museum, cultural displays/areas, midway, food vendors, wine garden, beer area, and agricultural exhibits. Check website for special events, discounted days and daily schedule. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. $10 adults; Free for children 12 and younger. Charge for some activities. 581 State Fair Boulevard. https://nysfair.ny.gov. 315-487-7711.

Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com. Oswego. Annual Richardson-Bates Family Fun Day. Games with prizes, ice cream sundaes, scavenger hunt and museum tours. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Minimal fee for tickets to play games. Richardson-Bates House Museum, 135 E. 3rd St. www.rbhousemuseum.org.

Aug. 19 Old Forge. A Doll’s House, Part 2. In this modern addition to a seminal classic, Nora returns

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Aug. 22 Alexandria Bay. Rockin’ The Bay. Live entertainment, classic cars, vendors, food vendors and more. Visit the website for complete itinerary. Free admission. No entry fee for car show. www. visitalexbay.org. info@alexbay.org. Canandaigua. An Evening with The Beach Boys. Performing live. Check website for package deals. Showtime is subject to change. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30. CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www.cmacevents.com. 585-394-4400.

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Oswego. Oswego Summer concert Series. Infinity performing. See June 27. Skaneateles. Skaneateles Festival: Bon Appetit! American composer Lee Hoiby’s humorous staged portrait of Julia Child. Features The Dorian Wind Quintet and soprano Abigail Fischer to enact an episode of Child’s famous cooking show, “How to Bake a Chocolate Cake.” Featured selections include Barber’s “Summer Music” and Gershiwn’s “Summertime.” – flour and all. Fischer also sings Leonard Bernstein’s cheeky recipe song cycle, La bonne cuisine, and the Dorian’s perform Samuel Barber’s Summer Music in this all-American program. Different performances each night of the festival and different venue on Sat., Aug. 24. 8 p.m. $26 to $38; Free for children 18 and younger. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesse St. http://skanfest.org. 315-685-7418. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 21.

Aug. 23 Lewiston. Northwest Jazz Festival. See Aug. 23. World-class musicians perform on five different stages. About 35,000 attended in 2018. Local food available for purchase on-site, local wines, jewelry show and classic car show. Rain or shine. No coolers or outside food or beverages allowed. Limited seating is available. Guests are encouraged to bring their own. Free. $5 parking nearby or free three blocks away. Center Street. www. lewistonjazz.com. 716-754-9500. Skaneateles. Skaneateles Festival. See Aug. 22. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 21.

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Clayton. The Orchestra Of Northern New York. Hear The Orchestra of Northern New York joined by world-class soloists from the Crane School of Music Voice Faculty performing arias and other music of Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Rossini and more. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $35 premium; $25 center; $20 side. Clayton Opera House, 403 Riverside

Mannsville. Winona Forest Deer Fly Challenge. Trail races that include 25K, 10K, and 5K through Winona State Forest. Post-race food and awards. 9 a.m. $25 to $55; register at ultrasignup.com/ register.aspx?did=65447. Winona Forest Deer Fly Challenge Start, 20027 County Route. 90. www. winonaforest.com.

Skaneateles. Skaneateles Festival. Grand Finale with David Zinman and the Festival Orchestra. Different location: Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyards, West Lake Road. See Aug. 22. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 21. Syracuse. Breaking Benjamin 2019. Live performance with special guests Chevelle, Three Days Grace, Dorothy and Diamante. Rain or shine. 5:30 p.m. $29.50 to $525. St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. https://sjhamphitheater.com. 315-435-5100.

Aug. 25 Alexandria Bay. Rockin’ The Bay. See Aug. 22.

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Alexandria Bay. California’s Creedence Concert Revival. CCR is a nationally touring group of musicians featured on AXS-TV’s World’s Greatest Tribute Bands performing the best of John Fogarty & Creedence Clearwater Revival’s greatest hits for corporate & entertainment venues. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. $30 to $45. Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St. www.bonniecastle.com. 800-955-4511. Oswego. Oswego Summer concert Series. Music of the Stars performing. See June 27. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 21.

Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 21. Verona. Performance by Daughtry. 8 p.m. Room and show package starting at $229. Turning

Wilmington. Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival. This three-day celebration features on-site camping, live music, local food and beer, bike demos, group rides for all abilities, shuttles, kids MTB race, and 25-plus miles of Adirondack-style single track riding. See website for detailed itinerary. Various locations. www.wilmingtonmtbfestival.com. info@whitefaceregion.com.

Aug. 31 Redfield. Redfield Old Home Days. Games for kids of all ages, chicken barbecue, food and live entertainment. Parade Saturday at 6 pm. Free admission. Noon Redfield Volunteer Fire Co., 4879 Co. Rte. 17. 315-599-7750. Buffalo. National Buffalo Wing Festival. Entering its 18th year, this event in Buffalo, is recognized as one of the best festivals in the country. More than 70,000 people from all 50 states and 64 countries attend. With over 100 flavors of wings, competitive eating competitions, amateur cookoffs, pageants, a 5K run and wing-centric events like bobbing for wings, the festival offers plenty of wing activities. All food tickets must be purchased at the festival. No pre-sale is available. Food tickets are $1 each and are used as the only means to purchase all food items. The festival guide, available at the festival entrance, lists all the food prices. All beer, soda and bottled water must be purchased through stadium vendors on the field for cash. No tickets will be accepted. Noon to 9 p.m. $5; Free for children younger

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Auburn. Working. A musical about ordinary people’s hopes, dreams, joys and the average working American. Songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), James Taylor and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers. PG-rated. Various times listed on website. $62. Preston H. Thomas Theater, MerryGo-Round Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Road. www.fingerlakesmtf.com. (315) 255-1785 or 1-800-457-8897. Tickets@Merry-Go-Round.com.

(Except Sundays, Sept. 28 through Oct. 13) Auburn. Loch Ness, A New Musical. On the mysterious waters of the Scottish Highlands, a young girl discovers herself – and a legendary creature – in this epic new musical adventure. Equally hilarious and heart-warming, Loch Ness takes us on a magical journey about finding your way where you least expect it. Perfect for the entire family. Various times, depending upon showing listed on the website. $60. Preston H. Thomas Theater, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Road. www.fingerlakesmtf.com. (315) 255-1785 or 1-800-457-8897. Tickets@Merry-Go-Round.com.

Sept. 1 Alexandria Bay. California Eagles. California Eagles are a tribute to the Eagles, playing songs like Hotel California, I Can’t Tell You Why, Witchy Woman, Lyin’ Eyes, Heartache Tonight, Take It Easy, Desperado and more. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. $30 to $45. Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St. www. bonniecastle.com. 800-955-4511. stickleymuseum.com

than 8. Sahlen Field, 275 Washington St. https://buffalowing.com. Oswego. 63rd Annual Classic Week Pole Day. 4th Annual NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Toyota Mod Classic presented by McDonald’s (150); 26th Annual Bud Light ISMA Supernationals Jack Murphy Memorial (60). See Aug. 30. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 21. Syracuse. Mary J. Blige & NAS. Live performance. 8 p.m. $30.50 to $599. St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. https:// sjhamphitheater.com. 315-435-5100. Wilmington. Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival. See Aug. 30.

SEPTEMBER SUNDAYS Clayton. Coyote Moon Sunday Flea Market. Wine, wine slushies and vendors of vintage and unique items. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. No vendor fee or advance registration required. 17371 E. Line Road. 315-686-5600. Redfield. New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association concert. In September, hear Aaron Raymer, Joe Davoli, Bill Gregg and, again, Joe Davoli. (one group per week, in order). No concert on Sept. 22. Refreshments available to purchase. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. 1121 Comins Road.

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Macedon. Long Acre Farms’ Fall Festival Weekends. Home of New York’s original Amazing Maize Maze, one of the longest running corn mazes in the nation. Farmer’s market, gifts, apples, pumpkins, wagon rides, mini maze, pies, hot apple cider, ice cream, food, many children’s activities and large children’s play area. Wine tasting for adult guests. Extended hours on select Friday & Saturday evenings for Moonlight Mazes. Otherwise, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check website for admission and activities’ prices. 1342 Eddy Road. www.longacrefarms.com. 315-986-4202.

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Buffalo. National Buffalo Wing Festival. See Aug. 31. Oswego. 63rd Annual Classic Week Pole Day. 63rd Annual Budweiser International Classic for Novelis Supermodifieds (200); 28th Annual Bud Light Classic for Pathfinder Bank SBS (75); 2nd Annual 350 Supermodified Classic (50); B-Main Qualifiers. 9/2 rain date. See Aug. 30. Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com. Sodus Point. Summer Concert Series. Enjoy a free concert at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Check website for itinerary. Bring your own seating and sun protection. Refreshments available to purchase. Free shuttle bus from surrounding villages. Museum admission is $1 during the concert (free for active military personnel and up to five family members all summer). 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 N. Ontario St. www. sodusbaylighthouse.org. 315-483-4936. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 21. Old Forge. Cappy Duck Derby. The first 19 ducks in the “Duck Plucker” will win great prizes and a chance at $100,000.00. Sponsored by CAP-21. Tickets sold all summer long at the Old Forge Farmers Market on Fridays and every day at the Old Forge Visitor Center. 12:30 p.m. $5 or 5 for $20. www.cap-21.org. 315-369-3353 Old Forge. Labor Day Weekend Celebration. Live music, automobile Raffle and fireworks over the Old Forge Pond. 315-369-6983. Redfield. Redfield Old Home Days. See Aug. 31.

Sept. 2 Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 21. Old Forge. Music in the Library Gazebo. See Aug. 6.

Sept. 4 Alexandria Bay. Summer Concert Series. Visit the website for updated itinerary. Bring your own seating. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free admission. 8 Fuller St. www.visitalexbay.org. info@alexbay.org.


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Sept. 5 Lake George. 31st Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show. The show features classic cars, special events, music, and more. $15; Free for children 12 and younger. Fort William Henry Resort, 48 Canada St. www.adirondacknationals.com.

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he gateway to the scenic Finger Lakes region, Cortland is a small rural county situated between Syracuse, Ithaca and Binghamton. The City of Cortland, its main urban area, is known as the “Crown City” because of its location on a plain formed by the convergence of seven valleys.

mostly gravel and dirt roads. Do the 10K as a solo event or add the half or full marathon on Saturday for the 2 Day Loon Challenge for extra gifts. A portion of the race proceeds will benefit Old Forge HS Key Club and other local area benefactors. George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center, 225 North St. www.willowhwc.com/ old-forge-marathon. 315-609-3355. willowrunningNY@gmail.com.

Lake George. 31st Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show. See Sept. 5.

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Verona. Dane Cook performs. 8 p.m. Room and show package starting at $201. Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center, 5218 Patrick Road. www.turningstone.com. 800-771-7711.

Alexandria Bay. Fairytale Pirates and Princesses Day. Children young and old are invited to attend this magical celebration as Heart Island is transformed into a fairytale land, straight from favorite storybooks. Music, activities, face painting, photo opportunities and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Heart Island. www.boldtcastle.com. 315-482-9724.

Old Forge. Adirondack 90 Miler Canoe 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 several carries. Participants receive a T-shirt, mileage pins, awards, camping, snacks, boat shuttles and a post race meal. Limited to 275 boats. Entry deadline is July 20. Entry fee is $150 per paddler ($125 for AWA members.) 518-891-2744. Old Forge. Old Forge Marathon/Half Marathon/10K/5K. Old Forge Marathon/Half Marathon/10K/5K. The full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K all take place on established bike trails between the northeast portion of Old Forge towards Eagle Bay. The trail course is

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know the area’s practitioners of massage therapy, holistic health, chiropractic, and energy modalities, as well as artisan crafters, organic products and food vendors. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mexico Point Park, River Road. www. facebook.com/friendsofspiritfair. 315-963-3891. Rochester. M&T Bank Clothesline Festival. Rochester’s Largest and longest-running fine art and crafts festival features more than 400 local and regional artists with more than 20,000 in attendance. Live entertainment, children’s activities and sand mandala. Rain or shine. Cash only accepted at the gate. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5; Free for 10 and younger if accompanied by an adult. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue. https://mag.rochester.edu/events/ clothesline-festival. Old Forge. Adirondack 90 Miler Canoe Race. See Aug. 7. Old Forge. Old Forge Marathon/Half Marathon/10K/5K. See Aug. 6.

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Old Forge. Adirondack 90 Miler Canoe Race. See Aug. 7. Old Forge. Hot! The Music of Cole Porter. From Seagle Music Colony, this musical revue will feature classic Cole Porter songs. 3 p.m. $25 non-members; $20 members. VIEW, 3273 NY-28. www.viewarts.org. 315-369-6411.

Sept. 13 Williamstown. Oswego County Trappers Association 20th Annual Convention and Rendezvous. Trapper training, raffles, vendors, demonstrations, auction and chicken barbecue. Must register on DEC website for trapper training at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Free admission. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Camp Zerbie, Route 104. 315-436-5370.

Sept. 14 Clayton. Fishing Tournament. Bass Fishing League event. Register by Sept. 3. Event begins at 6:30 a.m. Weigh-in 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clayton Village Ramp, 750 Mary St. 800-252-9806. Lake George. Jazz at the Lake. Performers include Robert Bootsie Barnes “Been Here All Along” Quartet; Ryan Keberle & Catharsis; Charlie Sepúlveda & The Turnaround; Paul McCandless with Charged Particles; Jim Ridl Quartet; Sharel Cassity - Elektra with Ingrid Jensen; plus a special Saturday evening performance at 7:30 p.m., Celebrating the Music of Weather Report: Jason Miles, Joel Fraham, Mino Cinelu, Gene Lake, Karen Briggs-Violin. Free. Shepard Park, Canada Street. www.lakegeorge.com/annual-events/jazz-festival. 518-668-2616. Lockport. 19th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games. Explore the heritage of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales with Celtic music, dancers, athletics, clans, food, living historians, attractions, vendors, special

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he Adirondack region offers much for the vacationer during all seasons. In summer and fall, you can enjoy all kinds of activities, including boating, golf, water skiing, fishing, canoeing, hiking, swimming and mountain biking. In winter, you can enjoy the wide open space for snowmobiling on well-groomed trails in Old Forge, referred to as the “Snowmobile Capital of the East.”

events, children’s activities and much more! New in 2019: The Dagda Faire, a Renaissance festival held inside Niagara Celtic (included with admission). Visit the website for ticket discounts, event schedule and more. $12 to $28; Free for children 12 and younger; Free parking. 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Niagara County Fairgrounds, 4487 Lake Ave. www.niagaraceltic.com. 716778-5730. vicki@niagaraceltic.com. Mexico. Behling Orchards Fall Fun Weekend. Wagon rides to apple picking and play land with ponies, mazes, bouncers, zombie paintball and a Ferris wheel. Cider, candy apples and fried dough available to purchase. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission TBD. Behling Orchards, 114 Potter Rd. 315-963-7068. Syracuse. Syracuse Fall Gun Show. The largest gun show held in New York State with more than 800 exhibits and displays expected from collectors and dealers from all over the country. Most items are for sale on a cash basis, but haggling, trading and bartering are welcomed. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7 adults; $5 seniors; Free 12 and younger, with an adult. New York State Fairgrounds, Sleep Number Center of Progress Building, 581 State Fair Boulevard. www.


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Sept. 15 Brewerton. Mandin Up Trooper Trot. The annual 5K run/walk benefits the Amanda Anna Scholarship Fund. Kids’ Half-Mile Fun Run 8:30 a.m. 5K starts at 9:15 a.m. $10 registration for Fun Run; $25 for 5K. Oneida Shores County Park, 9248 McKinley Ridge Road. www.facebook.com/ mandinuptroopertrot5k. Clayton. Fishing Tournament. See Sept. 14. Lake George. Jazz at the Lake. See Sept. 14. Lockport. 19th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games. See Sept. 14.

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Mexico. Behling Orchards Fall Fun Weekend. See Sept. 14. Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com.

Sept. 18 Syracuse. Peppa Pig Live! All new action-packed live show featuring the series’ favorite characters as life-sized puppets and costumed characters in her new live show, Peppa Pig’s Adventure. 6 p.m. Any child 1 and older must have a ticket. $32.50 to $148. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters, The Oncenter, 800 South State St. www.oncenter. org. 315-435-8000.

Sept. 19 Alexandria Bay. Beatlemania Now. A live, onstage tribute to the Fab Four. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. $30 to $45. Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St. www.bonniecastle.com. 800-955-4511.

Sept. 20 Clayton. Clayton Jazz Festival. Line-up to be announced. Jazz will be playing throughout the village, highlighted by an entire afternoon of performances at the Frink Park Pavilion on the Saint Lawrence River. Check the website for an updated itinerary. www.claytonjazzfest.com. Syracuse. NYS RV & Camping Show. Includes RV dealers, campgrounds, RV suppliers and other camping and RV related exhibitors in a nearly 400,000 sq.-foot show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10 adults; $12 weekend pass; Free for children under 16. New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Midway area. www. cnyrvshow.com. 877-228-8240. jameskring@ mindspring.com. Syracuse. PBR: Professional Bull Riders vs. PBR: Velocity Tour. 8 p.m.; 7 p.m. on Saturday. $15 to $100. War Memorial Arena, The Oncenter, 800 South State St. www.oncenter.org. 315435-8000.

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Sept. 21 Cape Vincent. 11th Annual Cape Vincent Oktoberfest. An Autumn Farmers and Crafters Market will complement a beer garden, featuring authentic German beers and wines. The eightpiece Enzian Bavarian Band will perform German songs, complete with authentic dancers. Food, venders, demonstrations and more. noon to 5 p.m. 173 North James St. www.capevincent.org. 315-654-2481. thecape@tds.net. Clayton. Clayton Jazz Festival. See Sept. 20. Mexico. Behling Orchards Fall Fun Weekend. See Sept. 14. Mexico. Fall Festival. Crafts, food, children’s activities, games, music, truck pull and more.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Mexico High School, Main Street. www.mexiconychamberofcommerce.com. Mexico. Mexico Public Library 29th Annual 5K Cider Run/Walk. Registration at www.lightboxreg.com. 3269 Main St. www.facebook.com/ events/2441278519225468. Naples. Naples Grape Festival. Wine, food, arts, crafts and local/regional music. Bake a pie for the World’s Greatest Grape Pie Contest and sample everything “grape” that the valley has to offer. Rain or shine. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Naples High School Grounds and across the street at Memorial Town Hall. www.naplesgrapefest.org. naplesgrapefest@gmail.com.

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ore than 1,800 islands (1,864 to be exact) give the area this unique name. The region offers great restaurants and a wide variety of entertainment options. It’s famous for its night life and specialty stores, in addition to all little islands all around. Each island has its own individuality with features such as stately granite cliffs, soft sandy bays, tall dark pines and vibrant maple trees — it’s a sightseer’s paradise. Palmyra. The Purple Painted Lady’s 9th Annual Art Festival. More than 300 artists, vendors and food trucks showcasing curiosities, hand painted shabby chic furniture, vintage feed and flour sacks, architectural salvage, handmade jewelry, local art and children’s clothing and accessories. Featuring chalk paint demos. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Suggested $5 donation goes to local Rotary and The Green Angels charity. 845 Yellow Mills Road. www.thepurplepaintedladyfestival.com. 585-750-6056. Seneca Castle. Fun on the Farm. Spend a few hours on a working dairy farm. Hosted every odd-numbered year by a different Ontario County Farm, Fun on the Farm draws hundreds of guests to play farm-based games, take educational wag-


on ride tours, sample local foods and beverages, visit vendor booths and the farm animal petting zoo provided by area farms, and explore the farm indoors and outdoors. 4-H and Future Farmers of America participants will also display their animals. Dozens of volunteers from the Ontario County Agriculture Community provide tours and answer guests’ questions. Food available for purchase. Wear shoes suitable to a farm, as ground may be muddy and uneven. Rain or shine. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Most activities free. Minns Farms and Sons, 3379 Seneca Castle Road. www.ontariocountyfunonthefarm.com. Sterling. Ontario Orchards Fall Jamboree. Family activities, live music and entertainment, food and crafts. You-pick apples and pumpkins. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. Ontario Orchards Farm, 15273 Center Rd. 315-343-6328. Syracuse. NYS RV & Camping Show. See Sept. 20. Syracuse. PBR: Professional Bull Riders vs. PBR: Velocity Tour. See Sept. 20. Watertown. Foreigner. As part of the 2019 Concert Series by DPAO, Foreigner performs. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Preferred seats $80; reserved seats $ 54; general admission $39. Watertown Fairgrounds Arena, 600 William T Field Drive. www.DPAO.org. 315-782-0044. mcampbell@ madisonbarracks.com. Inlet. Inlet Fall Festival. 25th annual Fall Festival. More than 50 vendors of rustic furniture, clothing, jams, candles, photography, stoneware,

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Visit our website for hours OPEN YEAR ROUND jewelry, and a new beer garden. Live entertainment, clown, face painting, children’s activities, raffles, jugglers and food. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Fern Park Recreation Area, Loomis Road. www.inletfallfestival.com. 315-357-5501.

Sept. 22 Clayton. Clayton Jazz Festival. See Sept. 20. Mexico. Behling Orchards Fall Fun Weekend. See Sept. 14. Naples. Naples Grape Festival. See September 21. Oswego. Annual Porchfest. Stroll through historic neighborhoods to hear about 50 musical performances. Oswego’s Westside Neighborhoods,

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West/Franklin and Montcalm Parks. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. www.porchfest.com. Palmyra. The Purple Painted Lady’s 9th Annual Art Festival. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Sept. 21. Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com. Sterling. Ontario Orchards Fall Jamboree. See Sept. 21. Syracuse. NYS RV & Camping Show. See Sept. 20. Inlet. Inlet Fall Festival. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Sept. 21.

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Sept. 27 Central Square. 36th Annual Central Square Lioness Club Apple Festival. Hundreds of crafters and vendors, pony rides, amusement rides and live entertainment. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. $5 per carload admission. Brewerton Speedway, 154 US Route 11. www.centralsquareapplefestival.com. Fulton. CNY Community Arts Center presents “Blythe Spirit.” Noel Coward’s comedy of sabotage from beyond the grave. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. $12 adults; $10 seniors/students; 5 to 11 pay your age; free for children under 5. 121 Cayuga St. www.cnycommunityartscenter.com. 315598-2787.

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The Best of Upstate New York Fulton. CNY Community Arts Center presents “Blythe Spirit.” See Sept. 27. Glens Falls. Taste of the North Country Food Festival. Chefs prepare upscale tastes as well as items that will appeal to younger festival-goers. A wide variety of cuisine offered for paid samples. Live music, children’s activities, culinary demonstrations, bounce house and more. Rain or shine. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Glen, Maple Ridge streets. www.glensfallstaste.com. 518-7447470. www.facebook.com/GlensFallsTaste.

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Hunter. Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest. See Sept. 28.

Clyde. Finger Lakes Live Steamers: Fall Public Open House. Ride a miniature train and tour the grounds of Finger Lakes Live Steamers. The organization maintains three different gauge railroads: 7¼-inch, 4¾-inch and Gauge One with more than 800 feet of track on its 12 landscaped acres. Port-a-johns only. Snacks and souvenirs available for sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. 302 Clyde Marengo Rd. www.fingerlakeslivesteamers.org. sue.caiazza@ gmail.com.

Mexico. Behling Orchards Fall Fun Weekend. See Sept. 14.

Fulton. CNY Community Arts Center presents “Blythe Spirit.” See Sept. 27. Hunter. Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest. German and German-American food, music, entertainment and activities for all ages. Weekend themes include ciders, off-road vehicle riding, Eurocar rally, and wine tasting. Check website for complete itinerary. 11 a.m. to 6:15 p.m Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Rain or shine. Free. 64 Klein Ave. www.huntermtn.com/ summer/festivals/oktoberfest. 800-486-8376. questions@huntermtn.com. Mexico. Behling Orchards Fall Fun Weekend. See Sept. 14. Savannah. Savannah Art Festival at the Montezuma Audubon Center. Fine art & photo contests, art gallery, vendors, runway competition, free art classes, creation stations for kids, live music and food vendors. On-site mural painting. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 Route 89. http://ny.audubon.org. 315-651-9954. Hannibal. The Fall Down Music Festival 2018. Music, art and yoga. Free tent and RV camping. Pets welcome. No glass. No Fireworks. $30 Friday or Saturday; $15 Sunday; $60 weekend; free for children under 12. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. G Lodge, 81 Keller Rd. https://www.facebook.com/ events/2095331654032203. 315-879-0776.

Sept. 29 Canandaigua. Whodunit Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise. See June 16. Clyde. Finger Lakes Live Steamers: Fall Public Open House. See Sept. 28.

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mysterious waters of the Scottish Highlands, a young girl discovers herself – and a legendary creature – in this epic new musical adventure. Equally hilarious and heart-warming, Loch Ness takes us on a magical journey about finding your way where you least expect it. Perfect for the entire family. Various times, depending upon showing listed on the website. $60. Preston H. Thomas Theater, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Road. www.fingerlakesmtf.com. (315) 255-1785 or 1-800-457-8897. Tickets@ Merry-Go-Round.com.

Oct. 4 Fulton. CNY Community Arts Center presents “Blythe Spirit.” See Sept. 27.

Oct. 5

Syracuse. Brian Regan. On a non-stop 2019 tour, comedian Brian Regan visits close to 100 cities annually across North America. 7 p.m. Ticket prices to be announced. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters, The Oncenter, 800 South State St. www.oncenter.org. 315-435-8000.

Alexandria Bay. Oktoberfest. Thousand Islands Winery will hold its 16th annual Oktoberfest rain or shine. In keeping with the German tradition, the event offers authentic German cuisine from The Wurst Haus and wine and special Oktoberfest beer selections. Live music all day, plus a farmer’s market, hayrides and the annual grape stomping competition. The staff will be decked out in dirndl dresses and Lederhosen. Food provided by Scotty’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Johnny D’s, Driftwood BBQ, and The Wurst Haus. Advanced tickets available at the winery tasting room: $4 adults; $3 senior/military/ages 13-20. At the gate: $5 adults, $4 senior/military/ages 13-20. Free for children 12 and younger. noon to 7 p.m. Thousand Islands Winery, 43298 Seaway Avenue. www.thousandislandswinery.com. events@thousandislandswinery.com.

Hannibal. The Fall Down Music Festival 2018. See Sept. 28.

Fulton. CNY Community Arts Center presents “Blythe Spirit.” See Sept. 27.

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Hunter. Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest. See Sept. 28.

Redfield. New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association Roger Thesier House Party. Bring a covered dish to share and join in the jam session. 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. 1121 Comins Road. Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com.

Hannibal. The Fall Down Music Festival 2018. See Sept. 28.

OCTOBER SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS Macedon. Long Acre Farms’ Fall Festival Weekends. Home of New York’s original Amazing Maize Maze, one of the longest running corn mazes in the nation. Farmer’s market, gifts, apples, pumpkins, wagon rides, mini maze, pies, hot apple cider, ice cream, food, many children’s activities and large children’s play area. Wine tasting for adult guests. Extended hours on select Friday & Saturday evenings for Moonlight Mazes. Otherwise, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check website for admission and activities’ prices. 1342 Eddy Road. www.longacrefarms.com. 315-986-4202.

DAILY (Except Sundays, Sept. 28 through Oct. 13) Auburn. Loch Ness, A New Musical. On the

Mexico. Behling Orchards Fall Fun Weekend. See Sept. 14. Phoenix. Lockoberfest. Fall festival on the Oswego Canal. Hundreds of vendors, food and beverage garden, kids’ games and activities, two stages with 10 bands, helicopter rides and more. noon to 10 p.m. Free admission. www.facebook. com/phoenixnylocktoberfest. Inlet. Adirondack Kids Day in Inlet. French Louie’s Fishing Derby, Children’s Authors and Illustrators Fair, art activities, face painting, horse demonstration, bounce house, free cotton candy, miniature golf, magic show, Adirondack Raptor show, and more. Rain or shine. 10 a.m. Free. Fee for some activities. Arrowhead Park, 160 State Route 28. www.adirondackkidsday. com. 315-357-5501. Utica. 4th Annual New York State Cask Ale Festival at Woodland Farm Brewery by Woodland Farm Brewery. Featuring cask ales from breweries across New York State. Guests will receive a commemorative 4th Annual NYSCAF glass while supplies last. Rain or shine. VIP


includes entrance to the festival an hour early (2 p.m.), discounted food and merchandise, and a guaranteed commemorative cask ale glass. $55 VIP; $50; $10 designated driver; 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Woodland Farm Brewery, 6002 Trenton Road. keith@woodlandbeer.com.

Oct. 6 Fulton. CNY Community Arts Center presents “Blythe Spirit.” See Sept. 27. Geneva. The Second City. The next generation of comedy put their spin on the legendary comedy company’s greatest hits, re-booted and re-imagined for today. From sketch comedy to original songs to improv. 7 p.m. $28.50 to $38.50. Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca St. 315-781-5483. www.thesmith.org.boxoffice@thesmith.org. Hunter. Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest. See Sept. 28. Mexico. Behling Orchards Fall Fun Weekend. See Sept. 14. Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com. Syracuse. Collectorsfest Sports Memorabilia, Racing & Toy Collectible Show. One of the biggest shows in upstate New York with all sorts of sports memorabilia, race memorabilia, sports and nonsports cards, autographs, beanie babies, comics, starting line up, toys, and more. The show will have 90 tables of all types of collectibles. Admission discount on website. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $4 adults; Free for children ages 10 and younger. New York State Fairgrounds, Science & Industry Building, 581 State Fair Boulevard. www.cnypromotions.com. 607-753-8580. collectorsfest@ cnypromotions.com.

Oct. 11 Lake George. Lake George Village Oktoberfest. Traditional German polka bands. Bier Garden with local handcrafted German-inspired ales, lagers, and beer brewed with New York State hops from Lake George’s own Adirondack Brewery. Authentic German food includes wurst, German potato salad, spatzle and more. Local artisan vendors, carnival rides, keg tossing, stein hoisting, pony rides, and more. Rain or shine. Children and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. German dress encouraged. Canada Street. Free admission. 518-260-2025.

Oct. 12 Hunter. Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest. See Sept. 28. Lake George. Lake George Village Oktoberfest. See Oct. 11. Lyons. Pumpkin Palooza. Celebrate fall and harvest season with a costume parade, games, trunk-or-treat, casket race, tug-o-war, screaming

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The Best of Upstate New York contest, pumpkin painting, pumpkin roll, zombie walk and Thriller dance-off. Food trucks, vendors and live music. Free admission, charge for some activities. Lyons Central Park, Church Street. www.facebook.com/LyonsPumpkinPalooza. 800527-6510. lyonsmainstreetprogram@gmail.com. Mexico. Behling Orchards Fall Fun Weekend. See Sept. 14. Oswego. Columbus Weekend Expedition on the Canal. Paddle the entire length of the Oswego River, passing through a total of seven locks. Camping included. Cost to be announced. www.discoverupstateny.com/packages/4902/ oswego-expeditions. 315-561-0223. info@ oswegoexpeditions.com. Wellesley Island. 41st Annual Autumn Festival. Family-oriented event offers activities for all ages. Craft show and sale, local farm goods, live music, craft activities, birds of prey, dog sledding, and cider pressing demonstrations, petting zoo, children’s games, face painting, pumpkin painting, wagon rides, and vendor booths. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3 adults; $2 seniors/ military; $1 children 12 and younger. Wellesley Island State Park, 44927 Cross Island Road. www. macnaturecenter.com. 315-482-2479.

Hunt. Paranormal presentations, interactive ghost hunting and guided ghost tours! Tours go out every 25 to 30 minutes and last about 90 minutes each. Advance registration is required. $20. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fort Ontario Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St. www.fortontario.com. 315343-4711. Pulaski. Selkirk Shores State Park Fall Fest. Craft and vendor show with food trucks, games for kids and a haunted hike. Kids who come dressed in costume can win a prize. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Selkirk Shores State Park, 7101 State Route #3. 315-298-8799. https://parks. ny.gov/parks/84/details.aspx. Syracuse. Fall Country Folk Art Craft Show. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Oct. 18. Syracuse. Syracuse Vegfest. Hosted by Vegan CNY and brought to you by Strong Hearts Cafe, this event is for vegan, plant-based, health minded and foodies. Special speakers, food vendors, samples, shopping, educational information, children’s programming and activities, food demos and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Science & Industry Building. www.syracusevegfest.org. 315-925-5558. info@syracusevegfest.org.

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Oct. 13

Hunter. Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest. See Sept. 28.

Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com.

Mexico. Behling Orchards Fall Fun Weekend. See Sept. 14.

Oct. 18 Syracuse. Fall Country Folk Art Craft Show. Farmhouse style home and holiday décor, up-cycled goods, handcrafted furniture, rugs, floral designs, repurposed treasures, lighting, framed art, jewelry, apparel, fashion accessories, gourmet foods and more. Paid admission re-admits for all three days. Free parking. Admission discount coupons and more show info at event website. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission to be announced. New York State Fairgrounds, Sleep Number Center of Progress Building, 581 State Fair Boulevard. www.countryfolkart.com. 248634-4151. shows@countryfolkart.com.

Oct. 19 Oswego. 5th Annual Hollis Harvest. Trick-ortreating cabin to cabin, Halloween-themed crafts, fall-themed games and activities, pumpkin carving, spooky obstacle course, and ghostly haunts on the trails. Vendor food. Donations of winter wear, coats, hats and mittens accepted. Rain or shine. 1 to 5 p.m. Free admission. 40 Health Camp Road. www.facebook.com/ events/2235262540122155. 315-349-3451.

Skaneateles. John Spillett Jazz/Pop Duo. Upbeat mix of jazz, pop, Latin, R&B and reggae. 5 p.m. No cover charge. Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. 315-685-6600. www.bluewatergrillskaneateles.com. Syracuse. Fall Country Folk Art Craft Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Oct. 18.

Oct. 22 Syracuse. Ghost: The Ultimate Tour Named Death. Live concert featuring the music of Swedish-born Tobias Forge. Costumes encouraged; however, attendees will need to be able to remove masks to be identified by security and/ or purchase alcohol. Prohibited items include toy guns or handcuffs, dust or gas masks, large chains & spiked jewelry or any items deemed dangerous or unsafe by venue security. 7:30 p.m. $27.50 to $323. War Memorial Arena, The Oncenter, 800 South State St. www.oncenter. org. 315-435-8000.

Oct. 25 Pulaski. Kallet Theater presents World’s Greatest Johnny Cash Experience. Johnny Cash impersonator Terry Lee Goffee performs Cash’s greatest hits. 8 p.m. $35 to $50. Kallet Theater, 4842 Jefferson St. www.kalleththeater.com.

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