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SUMMER & FALL GUIDE The Best of Upstate New York

Our 28th Annual Edition

Contents

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10 Feature Stories 36 Calendar of Events 38 48 54 59 61 64

Oswego Fulton Pulaski Sandy Creek & Lacona Jefferson County 1,000 Islands

50 Upstate New York Map 96 Advertiser Index

➜ Upstate New York beaches ➜ Best hiking trails to try

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Oneida Lake Onondaga County Fair Haven & Sodus Bay Finger Lakes Cortland Adirondacks

➜ Great biking destinations ➜ Winery tours? brewery tours? Just hop on the bus! ➜ Escape the summer heat and spelunk some Upstate caves ➜ Tips and tricks for enjoying a vacation with the kids ➜ Top historic homes, forts and a mansion with a special garden ➜ Step back in time and visit these World War II ships

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Fair Haven shores in summer, 2019. Photo courtesy of onePhoto Photography. onePhotoPhoto.com. 2022 | The Best of Upstate New York

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WhereWhat to Goto!See! AUTOMOTIVE n AUTO DEALERS Burritt Motors.......................................44 Longley Dodge....................................49 n AUTO RACE ESTA...................................................29 Oswego Speedway..............................39

WATER & RECREATION n AUTO REPAIR SHOPS Car Shop, The.....................................39 Ken’s Body Shop.................................41 Port City Car Care...............................46 Vashaw’s Collision Service..................43 Warren’s Auto......................................58

EXPLORE Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce..................65 Cattaragus County Tourism...................8 Clifton Springs Chamber of Commerce..................86 Cortland County Visitor’s Center.........91 DiscoverUpstateNY.com.....................12 Great Western Catskill Tourism...........96 Greater Oswego/Fulton Chamber of Commerce..................47 Henderson Business and Community Council........................62

Lewis County.........................................9 NYS Parks and Recreation................100 Old Forge Town of Webb....................95 Oswego County Promotion & Tourism.......................................21 Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce..................84 Visit Rochester......................................3 Wayne County Tourism.......................99 n HELICOPTER TOURS B.A.C. Helicopters...............................27

HOME & GARDEN Builders First Source...........................75 Burke’s Home Center..........................46 Deaton’s Ace Hardware.......................55 Deaton’s Agway ..................................55 Lasnicki Landscaping..........................69 O.D. Greene Lumber Co., Inc..............62 Ontario Orchards.................................42

Storm Power Solutions........................75

n BOATING & MARINA Burt Goodnoughs Marina East............59 Greater Lakes EZ-Dock.......................27 Greene Point Marina...........................60 Martin’s Tide Sides Bay House...........77 Martin’s Tide Sides Marina..................77 Reiter’s Marina, Inc..............................60 Salmon Country Marina & Campground Inc..........................57 Skaneateles Marina.............................88 Sutter’s Marina....................................85 n GOLFING Battle Island Clubhouse.......................52

Bascol..................................................72 Berkshire Farm Center........................12 Brookfield Renewable Energy.............32 Jewish Community Center...................75 NYS Parks and Recreation................100 Oswego YMCA....................................45 Port of Oswego Authority.....................31 Upstate Medical University..................98 n CLEANING Done Right Cleaning...........................18 MC Pressure Washing.........................41

n HARDWOOD Lakeshore Hardwoods.........................56

n EYE CARE Krzyzak Eye Care................................73

Christ the Good Shepherd ..................46

n FINANCIAL / INSURANCE Canale Insurance & Accounting..........44 Financial Partners of Upstate..............53 Oswego County Mutual Insurance......25 n LAUNDROMAT Colonial Laundromat...........................33

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n RAFTING Whitewater Challengers......................17 n TOURS Camillus Erie Canal Park.....................72 City of Oswego (Tiki Tours).................23 Colonial Belle Boat Tours....................83 Whirlpool Jet Tours..............................29 n WATER PARK Water Safari Resort.............................95 Splash Indoor Water Park.....................4

SERVICE & ORGANIZATIONS

n ELECTRIC Scriba Electric......................................47

PLACE OF WORSHIP

River Golf Adventures.........................66

n MEMORIALS Sweet Wood’s Memorial......................75 n PHOTOGRAPHY OnePhoto Photography.......................78 n PRINTING Oswego Printing..................................43 Port City Copy Center..........................43 n REAL ESTATE Simeon Dewitt /Peters Realty..............53 Century 21 Galloway ..........................45 n TAXI SERVICE Fulton Taxi...........................................52 NuCab.................................................49 n TRAVEL Canalview Travel.................................52 Watertown International Airport...........14


WHERE TO EAT & DRINK

WHERE TO STAY

Burgers & Beef of Hammondsport.......84 Cosentino’s Ristorante........................87 Dailey’s Pour House............................69 Doug’s Fish Fry...................................84 El Rincon Mexicano ............................78 Elderberry Pond Restaurant................85 Heid’s of Liverpool...............................71 Mill House Market / Rainbow Shores..58 Mimi’s Drive-In.....................................53 R Diner................................................68 Red Baron Pizza..................................52 Red Bird Café......................................12 Roof Top Lounge, The.........................37 Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In.....................42

n BED & BREAKFAST 1897 Beekman B&B............................88 Black Creek Farm B&B........................79 Burnap’s B&B, Farm Market................77 Red Fox Run B&B...............................72

n BREWERY Brewery of Broken Dreams.................82 Farm House Brewery...........................17 FreightYard Brewing............................72

n ICE CREAM Geneva Gelato....................................80 Paul’s Big M / PJ’s Ice Cream.............43 n WINERIES Colloca Estate Winery.........................78 Hazlitt Winery......................................81 Inspire Moore Winery..........................86 Lakewood Vineyards...........................80 Montezuma Winery..............................82 Nolan’s on the Lake.............................81 Red Tail Ridge.....................................89 Six Mile Creek Winery.........................89 Tug Hill Estate.....................................63 Weis Vineyard.....................................88 Yellow Barn Winery.............................63 Zugibe Vineyard..................................89

WHERE TO SHOP n ANTIQUES Antique World......................................35 Attic Interiors........................................34 Court Street Antiques..........................34 Early Owego Antique Center...............35 Foothills Mercantile, The.....................12 Geneva Antique Co-op........................35 L W Emporium Co-op..........................86 Left Bank, The.....................................35 Marketplace on Chestnut.....................35 Patina..................................................34 Wild Goose Chase...............................34 Winton Antiques..................................34 n BOOKSTORES Booksend.............................................74 Mystic Side Bookstore.........................71 n CANOEING Power and Paddle...............................30 n CHEESE Buttercup Cheese................................69 Colosse Cheese / Ice Cream Shop.....56 Muranda Cheese.................................82 n DEPARTMENT STORE TJ Maxx...............................................15 n FOOD Buckingham Brothers Markets............69 Burnap’s B&B, Farm Market................77 Green Planet Grocery..........................41 Oak Hill Bulk Foods.............................87 Ontario Orchards.................................42 Paul’s Big M.........................................43

Scriba Meats........................................45 Sharp’s Bulk Foods ............................63 n FURNITURE Martin’s Amish Furniture......................85 Painfull Acres Amish Furniture............62 n POTTERY Lukacs Pottery Studio..........................76 n PROPANE Johnston’s Gas....................................53 n SHOPPING MALL Eastview Mall.......................................32 n SPECIALTY SHOPS 3 Sisters...............................................44 Clucked Out Farm...............................57 Finger Lakes Goods............................83 Old Country Store and More, The.......89 Picture Connection, The......................44 Quilters Corner....................................90 Reakes Country Goods.......................94 Regenerations.....................................84 Something Olde, Something New.......94 Village Shops, The..............................48 Woman Made Products.......................88 Woody’s Tackle & Gifts.......................57 n SPECIALTY MEAT Scriba Meats........................................45 n VINYL RECORDS Canandaigua Records Exchange........89

n CABINS / COTTAGES Cozy Cabins........................................34 Pinehurst Cottages..............................66 Stiefvater’s Lakeside Cottages............94 n CAMPGROUNDS Bears Sleepy Hollow...........................55 Camp Good Days & Special Times.....19 Cherry Grove Campground.................79 Hejamada Campground......................88 Junius Ponds.......................................84 Ridge Campgrounds, The...................37 River Camp, The.................................57 Salmon Country Marina & Campground Inc..........................57 Sterling Creek Camp Grounds............78 Stoney’s Pineville Campground...........58 Sutter Creek Campground...................76

n CHALET Rudy’s Chalet at Whiteface.................94 n HOTELS & MOTELS Clarion Hotels & Suites..........................2 Christy’s Motel.....................................94 Tru by Hilton........................................73 n RESORTS Apple Country Retreat.........................74 Captain Thompson Resort...................65 Geneva on the Lake............................81 Harbor Hotel........................................67 Swan Bay Resort.................................66 n RV PARKS Brennan Beach .....................................2 Ontario Shores RV Park......................57 Sunset RV Park & Cabins...................39 n RV SALES Oliver’s Campers.................................31

WHERE TO VISIT n ARTS & CRAFTS / GALLERY Cortland Arts Connects.......................92 Riverside Artisans................................41 Madison County Craft Festival............12 n ATTRACTIONS Buffalo Gardens...................................32 Carousel Dairy — Bar & Cafe..............12 Fort Ontario State Historic Site............40 Friends of Mexico Point Park, Inc........58 Lazy Alpaca Farm................................89 NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers Assoc............12 Oswego Speedway..............................39 Rice Creek Field Station......................47 Riverside Artisans................................41 Rolling Hills Asylum.............................30 Salt Sanctuary.....................................68 Sonnenberg Gardens..........................87 Visit Rochester......................................3 n BOWLING Flamingo Bowl.....................................29 n FAIRS & FESTIVALS Harborfest............................................23 NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days.............18 Madison County Craft Festival............12 Oswego Pumpkin Fest........................45 Oswego Dragon Boat Festival.............45

n FARMERS MARKET Madison County Farmers Market........12 Oswego Farmers Market.....................47 Fulton Farmers Market........................47 n MUSEUMS All Things Oz Museum........................11 Cortland County Historical Museum ...90 Finger Lakes Boating Museum............84 Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum..........................................86 Historic Palmyra..................................83 National Women’s Hall of Fame..........88 Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum..........79 USS Slater...........................................31 Ward O’Hara Museum.........................87 Children’s Museum of Oswego............37 CNY Living History Center...................92 Madison County Historical Society......12 Oswego County Historical Society......40 Safe Haven Museum...........................41 Stickley Museum, The.........................73 n RAILROAD EXPERIENCE Arcade & Attica Railroad.....................27 n THEATER REV Theater, The................................17

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Enchanted Mountains of Western New York! Relax in the wilderness at Allegany State Park, the largest state park in New York State. Camp or boat at Onoville Marina Park, NYS’s largest inland marina. Take photos and touch sculptures at Griffis Sculpture Park, one of the largest sculpture parks in the world. Hike amongst the world’s largest outcropping of quartz conglomerate in the world at Rock City Park.



10 Best Bets FOR A FUN SEASON BY DEBORAH JEANNE SERGEANT

1. GO LOCAL Support the mom-and-pop restaurants and shops that make your home town unique. Many of these businesses have struggled during the pandemic and robust support from the home folks will make a big difference in their survival. They have also likely adapted and grown to stay in business. Attend the local festivals. Go to that small, volunteer-run museum. Grab some takeout for a picnic from a locally owned restaurant. Supporting local businesses helps keep your home town unique.

2. GO REGIONAL As gas prices fluctuate and tourism restrictions may change, this can be a good time to support your regional venues when you go on vacation instead of traveling to a far-flung location. Travelers from around the world come to New York for attractions like Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks and the Thousand Islands. Revisit these old favorites and also try a new place in New York this season.

3. ATTEND THE FAIRS From the county fair to the Great New York State Fair, plus organization-run and food-oriented fairs, you have plenty of options to get out and hear local music, experience the rides, sample local foods and enjoy the sunshine. Shop for holiday gifts early among vendors of unique crafts and other goods. They’re far more interesting than mass-produced items. Take the time to talk with artisans, chat with your neighbors and play a few games. The site www.festivalguidesandreviews.com/new-york-festivals can give you a few ideas; however, check with the venue to make sure the event is still happening this year. 10

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4. GET WET New York is home to plenty of bodies of water, from lakes to streams. Or take a day to splash with your family at a local community pool, splash pad or waterpark. Soak up some vitamin D as you cool off (but use sunscreen to avoid sunburn).

5. GET IN NATURE Why stay indoors when the weather is so inviting? The state’s park system (https://parks.ny.gov/parks) offers more camping, hiking, and fishing venues than you can shake your walking stick at. Visit national parks (www.nps.gov/ state/ny/index.htm) in New York, too. Also check the site of your municipality, as not all parks are maintained by the state and federal government.

6. GROW SOMETHING Whether you enjoy growing produce, flowers or both, digging in the dirt is good for you and the environment. It also adds value to your property if you plant trees, shrubs and perennials. Talk with an expert at your local garden center or reach out to the county’s Cornell Cooperative Extension agent to learn what will work best for your soil type and your gardening goals.

7. ATTEND AN OUTDOOR CONCERT What says “warm weather” more than an outdoor concert? Across Upstate, you have plenty of choices for outdoor concerts, such as CMAC (Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, wwwcmacevents.com)


in Canandaigua, Darien Lake Amphitheater (www.sixflags. com/darienlake) in Darien Center, and St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview (www.asmsyracuse.com/p/amphitheater). Check your own community’s events for local band concerts.

8. VISIT A HISTORICAL SITE Every community boasts a historic site. Make plans to visit a few sites to learn about yesteryear.

9. PICK YOUR FOOD You-pick farms offer the opportunity to harvest your own produce, from springtime strawberries to autumn pumpkins. You can find the absolute freshest produce and your children can learn where their food comes from. While at the farm, stop at the farm store to see what other goods are available. Many farms sell things like preserves, pickles and home goods. Searching on https://upickfarmlocator.com can give you a few ideas as to where you can pick; however, it is important to check the farm’s social media page or call to ensure that their harvest is ready and that you understand all the farm’s guidelines and what to expect. For example, some farms require you to use their containers; others allow bringing your own. Many do not have restrooms available for the public. If you are unable to harvest your own produce, patronize a farmstand or farmers market for the next-best thing.

10. EAT AL FRESCO Whether at your own picnic table, at a park or at a restaurant’s outdoor seating, enjoy the season more by dining outside. ❖

All Things Oz Museum CHITTENANGO, NEW YORK Birthplace of L. Frank Baum Author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Hours of Operation Open all year-round or by appointment by calling (315) 687-7772 or (315) 333-BAUM (2286) Regular Hours Wednesday-Friday: 12:00–4:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m. Buses and Groups always welcome! Shop our gift shop at shopallthingsoz.org Visit us at allthingsoz.org or www.oz-stravaganza.com 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango, New York 13037

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LOOKING FOR SOME SERIOUS THRILLS?

We've Got You Covered. Upstate New York has a great number of roller coasters and zip lines for the thrillseekers among us. Here are five top-quality options. by ken sturtz

1. RIDE OF STEEL, SIX FLAGS DARIEN LAKE If you’re seeking a roller coaster with hair-raising height and speed look no further than Ride of Steel. One of the tallest coasters east of the Mississippi, it climbs 208 feet before plunging through the first 70-degree drop. Reaching speeds greater than 75mph, the heart-pounding excitement continues with two more drops, quick turns and a series of fast-paced mini hills. If that wasn’t enough, the ride zips over a lake and offers excellent views from the first hill. sixflags.com/darienlake

2. JACK RABBIT, SEABREEZE AMUSEMENT PARK

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If you’ve never experienced the thrill of a wooden roller coaster, there’s nothing quite like it. The Jack Rabbit is the ultimate combination of excitement and history. Built in 1920, this wooden beauty is the oldest continuously operating roller coaster in the country and features a modified out and back layout. Its 2,150-foot-long track includes a 75-foot drop and tops out at more than 40 mph. The ride finishes with a final wild curve and a dark tunnel. seabreeze.com

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The Steamin' Demon lasts on ly 90 seconds, but pa cks a turbulent punc h with a 65-foot drop and vertical loops!

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ity headsets and be transported into a realistic 360-degree virtual world. Riders are co-pilots in a fighter jet as they try to save the planet from an alien invasion; all of the drops, loops and twists are synched to the roller coaster. The virtual reality headsets make for a truly unique experience. sixflags.com/ greatescape

It’s one-stop shopping with both zip lines and an exciting gravity-fed mountain coaster. The guided zip line tour features four dual zip lines starting with a beginner line 15 feet off the ground. The highest zip line reaches 65 feet and passes over several creeks. 5. CATAMONSTER, CATAMOUNT The mountain coaster offers an equally nerve rattling experience, albeit closer MOUNTAIN RESORT to the ground. Individual coasters weave through the trees at speeds up If you’re looking for the ultimate to 30 mph. There’s even a handbrake adrenaline-filled zip line experithat lets riders control the speed of the ence, this is it. Situated on the New 5-10-minute ride. greekpeak.net York-Massachusetts border, the 2-hour tour includes three dual zip lines. The first is a training line. The second starts at the top of the mountain and runs 4. STEAMIN’ DEMON, alongside a ski trail. The main attracSIX FLAGS GREAT ESCAPE tion is the CataMonster, which at 5,523 feet is more than a mile long and the The Steamin’ Demon is a classic longest zip line in the U.S. About 1,300 steel looping coaster with a technofeet into the ride the terrain drops logical twist. This high-speed ride away and riders cruise 250 feet above lasts 90 seconds, but packs a lot of the ground. The vertical drop from punch: prepare to drop 65 feet as you start to finish is 1,000 feet, allowing race through a five-story vertical loop riders to reach up to 55 mph, although followed by a massive double-invera brake lets you control your speed. sion corkscrew. In 2016, the ride was upgraded. Riders can don virtual real- catamountski.com ❖ 14

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THE BEST BBQ JOINTS

You Have to Try Today By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

• BROOKS HOUSE OF BARBECUE

(Oneonta, https://brooksbbq.com) features a huge indoor barbecue pit to bring on all the smokey flavors barbecue lovers want. Top off the meal with an ice cream cone and bring home the barbecue flavors with Brooks’ own line of rubs and sauces, available for sale at the gift shop.

• SALTBOX SMOKEHOUSE (Sodus, www.thesaltboxsmokehouse.com) is the place to be for slow-smoked flavor and fork-tender meat, including pulled pork, brisket, kielbasa, and wings. Seating is limited, so why not get takeaway and enjoy lakeside at Sodus Point Beach Park, five miles away? • NICKEL’S PIT BBQ (Watkins Glen,

Enjoy a rack of ribs at Brooks House of BBQ and th en bring the flavor hom e with its house sauces and rubs.

STICKY, TANGY, SMOKY, SWEET, AND SPICY — however you like your barbecue, New York’s best barbecue joints are ready to serve up a plate of saucy goodness. Try these top barbecue restaurants to get your fill this season. (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Brooklyn, Harlem Troy, www.dinosaurbarbque.com) is the go-to barbecue restaurant/biker bar statewide, hands down. But you won’t want to put your hands down. You’ll want to keep shoveling delicious barbecue into your mouth, along with the classic barbecue sides like baked beans, greens and coleslaw. Dogs are welcomed in the outdoor seating area. Take home some Dinosaur sauces to get your Dino fix at home between visits.

• DINOSAUR BAR-B-QUE

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• SMOKEY BONES BBQ (Liver-

pool, Colonie, Cheektowaga, https:// smokeybones.com) features new offerings periodically, like USDA prime bone-in New York strip, Louisiana-style barbecue shrimp and Cajun mahi. But its flagship items are barbecue platters, featuring generous portions of smoked pulled meat, ribs and turkey breast. The combo platter is great to share or for anyone facing tasty indecision.

Corning www.nickelspitbbq.com) features farm-to-fork dining, sourcing food from local farms for fresh flavor. You can take out your meal to enjoy at nearby Watkins Glen State Park (at that location) or eat in.

• RAY BROTHERS BBQ (Bouckville, www.raybrothersbbq.com) smokes its meats over locally sourced wood for five to 14 hours for fall-off-the-bone tenderness and flavor. For this reason, they can sell out, so plan to visit early. • SLAMMIN’ JAMMIN’ SOUTHERN SMOKED BBQ (Corning) serves up au-

thentic flavor and true Southern style in generous portions. The restaurant is mere blocks the Corning Museum of Glass.

• SMOKE SIGNALS (Lake Placid,

www.smokesignalsq.com) boasts a made-from-scratch menu of barbecue favorites with all the expected sides, • POND PIT BBQ (Sandy Creek, www. plus a few unexpected options, like facebook.com/PondPitBBQ) serves hummus, gyro bites, and Brussels up chicken wings, ribs, brisket and sprouts. sides like salt potatoes, cowgirl caviar and tomato cucumber salad. Try the • FAT BOB’S SMOKEHOUSE (Buffasmoked stuffed brisket and cheese lo, Aurora, www.fatbobs.com) treats jalapeño poppers as an appetizer. guests to meat from its custom-built Check the Facebook page for special Texas smoker, sides like a few varieties events, contests and the lineup of live of homemade mac & cheese, and local entertainment. craft beer.


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• HICKORY BBQ & SMOKEHOUSE

(Kingston, www.hickoryrestaurant. com) serves smoked barbecue, along with a huge variety of appetizers and sides. If you have to please a crowd, Hickory’s likely got something for everyone. If you can’t decide—or want to share—choose the Kingston Trio, turkey thigh, beef brisket and pulled pork. • TAIL O’ THE PUP (Ray Brook, www.

facebook.com/tailofthepupbbq) is the perfect BBQ joint for your trip to Saranac Lake or Lake Placid. In addition to savory ribs and other barbecue favorites, Tail O’ the Pup also rents cabins that sleep four to six where you can sleep off your food coma—or just enjoy some Adirondacks camping. ❖

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to Shtayburne Farm Creamery in Rock Stream, a small-batch dairy farm and artisan cheese destination operated by the Hostetler family. The farm encomArtisan cheesemaking is booming in Central New York and the passes hundreds of acres and is high on a hill overlooking Seneca Lake’s Finger Lakes. Cheese lovers can find great cheddars, Gouda, eastern shore, a perfect place to relax enjoy flights of cheese and homechevre, mozzarella and other types of cheese — all in Central and made ice cream. The farm is known New York and the Finger Lakes. by margaret mccormick for its cheddars, Monterey Jacks and cheese curds in flavors like tomato SARAH STARACE LOVES TO VISIT THE tasting list highlights about a dozen of basil, Buffalo wing and cracked pepper and mushroom. the roughly 20 cheeses produced by Finger Lakes region. Her visits tend “There’s truly nothing better to do the Murray family. One of Starace’s fato follow a sort of routine, starting vorites is Dilly Girl, a raw milk cheddar in the summer,’’ Starace said. and ending with cheese. Starace was in research mode last speckled with dill weed and roasted If Cayuga Lake or Seneca Lake is garlic. It reminds her of Havarti, a Dan- summer as she made plans to open on her itinerary, her first stop is for a tasting at Muranda Cheese Company in ish cow’s milk cheese with a multitude The Curd Nerd. The shop features a selection of artisan cheeses from the of uses, from slicing to melting. Waterloo. Finger Lakes, as well as cheeses from “Muranda is one of my favorite The setting is a picturesque forcheesemakers,’’ said Starace, owner of Central New York, the Mohawk Valley mer dairy farm off Route 96, and the The Curd Nerd, a cheese shop and spe- and other areas of New York State— and the world. Need some Parmigiano cialty food store that opened recently Reggiano from Italy? Or a wedge of in Syracuse. “They are so knowledgeable. And their cheeses really knock it Challerhocker, an aged cow’s milk Swiss cheese (no holes) with a rind out of the park.’’ washed in brine and spices? The Curd From there, Starace usually visits Nerd can hook you up. a winery or two, followed by a stop at Is the cheese drawer of your refrigLively Run Goat Dairy in Interlaken, erator crowded with balls of burrata, between Cayuga and Seneca lakes. wedges of cheddar and containers of It’s one of the premier goat dairies feta swimming in brine? You’re not in the country and Starace can’t get alone. enough of their chevre and feta. They According to the U.S. Department also make some cow’s milk cheeses, including Shire, a beer-infused Gouda of Agriculture, per-person consumption of milk has decreased by more made in collaboration with Hopshire than 40% in the last 50 years. But, Farm and Brewery, near Dryden. cheese consumption has more than After another winery or cidery Sarah Starace is the owner of The Curd Nerd, a doubled, from about 16 pounds stop, the road will likely take Starace specialty cheese shop in Syracuse.



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Trail members cover a lot of territory and represent many styles of cheese, from aged cheddars to old-school Port wine cheese spread to feta and other goat milk cheeses. Bring a cooler, pick up a trail card at any of the participating producers and make a weekend (or more) of it. Complete the entire trail and head home with an insulated tote bag. For more info, visit www.oneidacountytourism. com, then select “what to do” and you’ll find a link to Central New York Cheese Trail. Can you say cheesy goodness? Dozens of New York state cheesemakers offering more than 100 kinds of cheese will gather on Main Street in Little Falls Oct. 1 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Little Falls is in Herkimer County, just east of Utica. You’ll also find gourmet foods, New York State craft beverages, entertainment and food trucks. Tip: Bring a cooler and arrive early for best selection of cheese. For more information, visit www.littlefallscheesefestival.com Margaret McCormick is a food writer and food blogger in Syracuse.

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right Muranda Cheese’s tasting room: Sample about a dozen cheeses ($7) and learn what to pair them with and how to use them in cooking.

per person in 1977 to more than 35 pounds today. New York is dairy country and artisan cheesemaking has become an attractive “value added” business for some of the state’s dairy farmers. The Murray family of Muranda Cheese had already shifted their focus to cheese when they sold off their Holstein herd in 2019. They now use milk from other local farms to make their cheese, which is aged and wrapped on the property. They are moving production of their cheeses from Cornell University in Ithaca to a plant about 12 miles from the farm. “We need to be able to make it when we need to,’’ owner Tom Murray explained to visitors during a tasting this spring. The way the Murrays see it, cheese goes hand in hand with the eat local and drink local movement—and has perfect partners in the wines, beers, ciders and spirits that are produced in the Finger Lakes. Visit the farm for a tasting and you’ll sample young cheddar, aged cheddars, flavored cheddars, smoked cheddar, Gouda, pungent blue cheese with an edible rind and more. And you’ll leave with ideas for serving and cooking with those cheeses. Cranky Old Lady, an aged cheddar, adds spunk to grilled cheese and macaroni and cheese and the Muranda Blue melts nicely on burgers. Prior to the pandemic, the Finger

Lakes Cheese Trail existed to bring the area’s cheesemakers together and spotlight them. The trail had more than a dozen members who promoted themselves and their products via onfarm open houses and other events, including the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival, which drew thousands of visitors each year. The trail has disbanded, but you can still visit cheesemakers, learn about their operations and purchase delicious souvenirs. Don’t forget to bring a cooler. If you’re of the belief that everything is better with cheddar – and Gouda and chevre and cheese curds – here are some places (plus a grand cheese event) to check out. Note: Due to COVID-19, it is highly recommended that you call ahead to confirm hours and availability before visiting any farm or creamery. Groups of six or more are especially advised to call in advance.

WHERE'S THE CHEESE? Muranda Cheese 3075 Route 96 South, Waterloo A cheese immersion experience. Enjoy a glass of wine, beer or cider,

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THE CENTRAL NEW YORK CHEESE TRAIL LAUNCHED IN 2019 when seven cheesemakers and one butter producer spread across Herkimer, Madison, Otsego and Oneida counties pooled their resources to better promote themselves.


sample about a dozen cheeses ($7) and learn what to pair them with and how to use them in cooking. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The event barn features live music every Sunday afternoon from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Food trucks are on site and grilled cheese sandwiches made with Muranda cheeses are a popular draw. • More info: www.murandacheese. com Lively Run Goat Dairy Farm and Creamery 8978 County Road 142, Interlaken Sample 10 goat and cow cheeses made on site paired with local products like preserves and honey ($8; free for children aged 12 and younger). Open noon to 5 p.m. daily through October 31. More info: https://livelyrun.com Shtayburne Farm 2909 Chase Road, Rock Stream An old-fashioned working dairy farm offering cheddars, Jack cheeses, plain and flavored cheese curds, homemade ice cream and a variety of other Finger Lakes products. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. More info: https://fingerlakesdairyfarm.com Sunset View Creamery 4970 County Road 14, Odessa The farm specializes in Monterey Jacks (multiple varieties), cheese curds, mozzarella, cheddar-style and Italian-style cheeses made from milk produced on site. Open 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More info: www.sunsetviewcreamery.com/ Side Hill Acres Goat Farm 79 Spencer Road, Candor A family-owned goat dairy and cheese processing plant offering plain and flavored goat cheese logs, feta logs, feta crumbles, kefir and other products. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday. Tours available by appointment. More info: www.sidehillacres.org/

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Fireworks at the NYS Fair on Tuesday June 15th, 2021.

TOP FEATURES OF THIS YEAR'S

the New York State Fair THE GREAT NEW YORK STATE FAIR (https://nysfair.ny.gov/) has been ranked as one of the best in the nation and is the oldest state fair. Running Aug. 24 to Sept. 5 this year, the fair offers more entertainment than a visitor can really take in for a day. Plan to visit the fair a couple of times if you want to do it all. You can also make reservations to RV camp on the fairgrounds. Whether you come for one day or all 13, don’t miss these top things to see: • Midway. In the past, the midway was crowded with long lines and little opportunity to ride; however, since expanding the midway a couple years ago, the fair has begun offering many more rides, which has thinned out the crowds and made lines much shorter. It’s worthwhile to give the Midway another shot. Get a bird’s-eye view of the fairgrounds on the Broadway Skyliner ride, a high but slow ski lift ride across the fairgrounds overlooking the midway. • Dairy Cow Birthing Center. 24

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Agriculture is New York’s top industry and dairy is among the top agricultural industries. At the center, you may see a dairy cow deliver a calf live as area dairy farms bring expectant cows to this special tent at the fair a few days before they’re due. Knowledgeable farmers staff the center to answer questions and, as needed, help the bovine moms. • Street performers. Hilby the German Juggler and Bandaloni (a one-man band, as in “band-alone-i”) are among the fair’s perennial performers. If you check the fair’s program for the day, you can know when and where your favorite acts will be performing so you don’t miss them.

• Stage performers. Check out local, regional and even national talent at stages throughout the fairgrounds, including the Indian Village, Pan-African Village, Talent Showcase, Chevy Park and Chevy Court. The concerts are all free with admission, including Boyz II Men, Foreigner, and Dropkick Murphys. • Animal shows. Animal exhibitors raise their fair project animals for

Michael J. Okoniewski of the New York State Fair (fireworks); Deborah Jeanne Sergeant (organ)

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1 VISIT THE ART & HOME CENTER

Fair Director Troy Waffner has said his favorite part of the fair is the highly underrated Art & Home Center, which includes the culinary, craft and fine arts exhibits. The food demonstrations, cake decorating, and table-setting competition are interesting. The fine arts exhibition, including drawing, sculpture and painting, is also an underappreciated gem.

2 THE ANTIQUE PIPE ORGAN

This Wurlitzer organ was installed in a Syracuse movie theater in 1925, but talkies gradually replaced silent films and the need for organs declined. It fell into disuse, but was saved by volunteers who painstakingly rebuilt the organ and installed it in the Empire Theater in 1967. The instrument allows one person to reproduce the sounds of the orchestra and sound effects of the stage. Music is played each day of the fair including silent films so the organist can play the original accompaniment. The air-conditioned theater is a nice, musical respite on a hot day.

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4 GET YOURSELF ON T.V.

Massive crowds used to pack in around the booths of the local TV stations for a chance to be on TV when they would broadcast live from the fair. But younger people are less likely to watch TV news and it’s a good bet many haven’t participated in this fair TV ritual. Don’t forget to call a friend or family member and tell them to tune in to see you in the background.

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The free Superdogs show at the NYS Fair on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2021. Friday marked the first day of the Fair’s 18-day run.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR FAIR VISIT THE BEST ➜ Buy tickets in advance for the best deal. You can also find special rates and some free days for select groups. ➜ Consider commuting in on a fair shuttle. Centro Park-N-Ride offers direct shuttle service from the Centro Transit Hub Downtown, and parking lots at Destiny USA and Long Branch Park to the main gate. Trailways of New York has a terminal stop in Syracuse about four miles from the fairgrounds or will drop off riders at Destiny USA for use of the Centro Park-NRide. Amtrak Train Service provides direct service from points all over the state. Look for the station code NYF. ➜ Ask ahead of time about any acces-

sibility concerns, such as parking and scooters. ➜ Use the free maps provided at the gate to navigate the Fair better. Even if you have been to the Fair before, the management adds new displays and attractions every year. ➜ Save a little money by bringing your own water bottle. Free refill stations are on either end of the fairgrounds in the Expo Building and the Arts and Home Building. ➜ Plan to play in the midway earlier in the day when it is less crowded and eat meals while a show is going on to maximize your time.

Michael J. Okoniewski of the New York State Fair

The New York State Agricultural Society ran the fair for its first 50 years and was instrumental in establishing the Witter Agricultural Museum, which was built in 1928. The museum highlights the history of agriculture in New York and its continuing importance. In addition to woodworking demonstrations and period entertainment, visitors can see an original 19th-century log cabin. The cabin, which was taken apart and reassembled inside the museum, has portals cut in the sides so you can peer in as a costumed volunteer works.

months if not years for their time in the spotlight. Watch a show or two to see the results of their efforts and what it takes to be the best. • Special shows. Where else but the fair can you go to the circus, exotic petting zoo and see a pig race or motorcycle stunt show in one day? As with the street performers, these special acts and exhibitions are advertised in the daily flyer so you can plan when to see what. • Project competitions. From art to baked goods to sewing projects, see what the creative minds of this year’s competitions have brought to Syracuse. • Eat. Use the Food Finder map, available online, to find your favorite food vendors. Or sample something you may have never tried before. The Dairy Products Building features cups of milk for just a quarter and a bevy of accompanying baked goods and cheese. • Butter Sculpture. While getting your $.25 milk, check out the butter sculpture, a fair tradition for decades. The new, exclusive design typically represents an important theme of that year. • Sand sculpture. Hosted in the Expo Building in 2021, the massive sand sculpture also represents an important theme of the year. Walk around each side to see more features. • Local goodies. The New York State Taste and Sample area allows you to taste before you buy. Grab some flavorful finds to give and a few to savor yourself.


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10 PLACES YOU MUST VISIT

in the Syracuse Area Author of the book “100 Things to Do in Syracuse Before You Die” discusses 10 places you need to visit in Syracuse region. BY DEBORAH JEANNE SERGEANT

1. PRATT’S FALLS, MANLIUS “It’s quite an incline,” Lowen said. “It’s great because you’re walking out of a picnic area down a steep hill. There are steps and a handrail. You stand there and really hear the waterfall, which has a 137-foot drop. The

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overlook is worth the short jaunt.”

2. THREE FALLS WOODS, MANLIUS, OFF SWEET ROAD “You can tell how popular it is as during certain times of day, as it’s jampacked. It’s a short path down a little bit of a hill into this wooded area. The woods are bisected by two streams. They create these incredible amphitheaters of rock. It’s a great place to let kids play at the foot of the falls and let your dogs run around. As you go through the summer, it becomes a trickle.”

3. WILDFLOWERS ARMORY, DOWNTOWN “We’ve had an incredible resurgence downtown, including cute little gift shops with Syracuse artisans. A favorite of mine during research for the book is Wildflowers Armory. It is like a collective of artisans and is the kind of place you’d want to go to get a Syracuse-specific gift. It would delight an 8-year-old and 88-year-old, from stickers to jewelry to upcycled items to art to plants. It’s all made by an area artisan. They all work there, so you can meet the maker. Below that is another place in the same building, McArthy

Mercantile, that has 10 independent shops. It’s a high-ceilinged basement place with terrazzo floors. It’s very sparkly down there. It’s got some fun places. It’s sort of like if you want to get away from the heat and glare of a New York summer, you can take a break down there.”

4. SALT CITY MARKET, DOWNTOWN “If you haven’t been, it’s like around the world in 80 bites. It’s an absolutely fantastic place to hang. Everyone goes there, every age, every stage. They have more interesting handcrafts than what you typically see at craft shows.”

5. ONONDAGA LAKE PARK “Everyone knows about the Liverpool side, but you also need to go on the West View Trail. This high bluff curves around and gives you a magnificent view of the city. Park in the Orange Lot at the New York State Fairgrounds. The trail leads you to the Amphitheater and it will loop the lake. They have now built the new bridge over the railroad tracks and it’s a beautiful bridge.”

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7. DOWNTOWN MARCELLUS “You wouldn’t know it based on what’s on the main drag, but there are a lot of women-owned businesses on the side streets, like Olive + Fern. They have contemporary goods with a Boho aesthetics. AnnaBelle Designs upcycles furniture into fun pieces and they have homemade jewelry. I also like Rummage Heaven, a converted church with three floors of antiques and repurposed furniture.”

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“If you’re doing a waterfall day, hike Tinker Falls, go up the hill and there is a clear area, a precipice. You can stand up there and get an incredible view. Cross the road and there’s a boardwalk. It’s a nice break from the city. It feels like a slice of the Adirondacks.”

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Your guide to events across Upstate New York!

Entertainment Guide 2022 As with the past two years, events in the calendar may be unexpectedly postponed or canceled because of COVID-19. We strongly urge contacting the venue while making plans to attend an event for the most up-to-date information. This calendar was compiled in May 2022.

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Waterloo. Craig Morgan. A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard. Craig Morgan received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Must be 21 years or older to attend event. 8 p.m. $27+ del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com/entertainment.

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Cambridge. 20th Annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival. Balloon launches, carnival, food, crafts, fireworks, block party, vendors and pilots. Multiple other family-friendly activities happening throughout the weekend. Free. https://cambridgenychamber.com/balloon-festival.

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You” (Top 10 in 2011) and the flirty “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About” (Top 5 in 2013). 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. $35+ Clayton Opera House, 403 Riverside Drive. www.claytonoperahouse.com. 315-686-2200. Syracuse. Taste of Syracuse. More than 50 area restaurants participate each year, offering $2 food samples. Visitors also enjoy live music from 33 bands, including the Grammy-Award nominated band Everclear and numerous vendors. The event is in conjunction with Paige’s Butterfly Run (https://pbrun.org /events/ paiges-butterfly-run) to benefit local pediatric cancer research and patient programs at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Check the website for the complete list of food vendors and entertainers. Clinton Square. www.tasteofsyracuse.com. 315-471-9597. bchristie@ galaxyeventscompany.com.

Police demonstrations, barn hunt activity for your dog to find “mice” in the hay, fly ball, disc catching demo and activity, and Blessing of the Animals with Father John. Food and vendors. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $1; kids under 12. free. Chester Town Hall, 6307 U.S. 9. www.facebook.com/ adirondackwoofstock. Clayton. 1000 Islands Family Free Day. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Antique Boat Museum and family activities, including $5 boat rides. Lunch for a nominal fee. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 750 Mary St. www.abm.org. 315-686-4104.

Fairport. Fairport Canal Days. One of the most popular arts festivals in the Northeast, Fairport Canal Days attracts close to 200,000 visitors to a festival that features over 200 artisans, music, food, and booths by Fairport Perinton Merchants Association members who JUN. Cambridge. 20th Annual Cam- sponsor the event. bridge Valley Balloon Festival. http://www.fairportcanaldays.com. www. facebook.com/FairportCanalDays. info@ See June 3. Chestertown. Adirondack Woof Stock: A fairportcanaldays.com.

Watertown. Jefferson County Dairy Parade and Festival. Watch the parade in person along the parade route or live on TV on NBC Watertown. 7 – 8 p.m. Free. Watertown High School on Washington Street.

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OSWEGO media experience celebrating the music of Paul McCartney and featuring four multi-talented musicians with an orchestral complement. 8 p.m. $47+ The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater, 421 Montgomery St. http://www.oncenter.org. Syracuse. Taste of Syracuse. See June 3. Waterloo. Bastille. Give Me the Future Tour 2022. Bastille’s new album, Give Me the Future, is a tribute to tech times and a glimpse of what could be to come. Exploring both the opportunities of new technology and the dark side of lives lived online, it’s as playful as it is thought-provoking, as dystopian as it is dancefloor-friendly and as electronic as Bastille have ever been. Must be 21 years or older to attend event. 8 p.m. $50+ del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com/ entertainment.

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Cambridge. 20th Annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival. See June 3.

Chestertown. Adirondack Woof Stock: A Weekend of Peace, Paws & Music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See June 4. Fairport. Fairport Canal Days. See June 4. Mexico. Celebrating the Arts: Focus on Native American Arts. This event includes storytelling, a drum circle, and demonstrations of beading and basket making. 2 – 5 p.m. Mexico Point Park, 120 Mexico Point Dr. www. mexicopointpark.com. 315-963-7657. Syracuse. Queer Queens of Comedy. Includes other stand-up comedians yet to be named. 21 years and older only. 4 – 6 p.m. $32+ Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, Destiny USA, 306 Hiawatha Blvd. http://syracuse.comedyreservations.com. Syracuse. Weather Or Not Horse Show. Call for class lists or more information about the show. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Toyota Coliseum at New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http://www.nysfair.org. 315-727-5391. kathyzofbpm@gmail.com.

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Syracuse. Weather Or Not Horse Show. See June 6.

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Cortland. Cortland County Dairy Parade. The event features stationary floats for pedestrians and drivers to view. Residents participating will receive a gift bag including chocolate milk. The parade starts at North Main Street and ends at South Main Street. 4 – 8 pm. Free. cortlanddairy@gmail.com.

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OSWEGO in Lake George. Americade has become the world’s largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally. Local estimates indicate it attracts 100,000 to 200,000 visitor days annually. It’s a convention of tourers, sport-tourers and cruising motorcycles enjoying a week-long festival of motorcycling, including guided tours in the beautiful Adirondack Park, and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Americade also includes a massive trade show with approximately 200 vendors, demos and displays from most major motorcycle manufacturers, catered dinner boat cruises, stunt shows, comedy shows, and more. Lake George Village. www. lakegeorge.com/americade. 518-798-7888.

on the unbelievable true story of one of the most famous con artists in history, Frank Abagnale Jr., “Catch Me If You Can” is a musical set during the jet age of the ‘60s. Abegnale runs away from his unhappy home to live a life of great adventure, conning people by assuming a multitude of identities: airline pilot, doctor, and lawyer, to name a few. When the FBI catches on, Abegnale not only eludes capture but revels in the pursuit. Show runs through June 28. Check website for show times. $64+ MerryGo-Round Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Road. www. therevtheatre.com. 315-255-1785. tickets@ TheREVTheatre.com.

Canandaigua. Kenny Chesney. Country Syracuse. Mike Foley Nice Day Tour. Known crooner Kenny Chesney appears live. 7:30 p.m. as professional wrestling’s Hardcore Legend, Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center, Mick Foley is a three-time WWE champion and 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www.cmacevents. a WWE Hall of Famer. Now, Mick is taking to com. 585-678-6938. The Funny Bone stage with an all new but not- Lake George. Americade Motorcycle Rally in so-new one-man show 20 years in the making. Lake George. See June 7. 21 and older only. 7:30 p.m. $37+ Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, Destiny USA, 306 Preble. Cortland Repertory Theatre presents Hiawatha Blvd. http://syracuse.comedyreser- “Hair.” CRT celebrates the ‘60s counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, fringed glory vations.com. with this production of the ground-breaking rock musical. With a collection of songs that JUN. Auburn. “Catch Me If You Can.” became radio hits — “Aquarius”, “Good MornPortrayed onscreen by Tom Hanks ing, Starshine,” “Let the Sun Shine,” and the and Leonardo DiCaprio, and based

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Lake George. Americade Motorcycle Rally in Lake George. See June 7. Preble. Cortland Repertory Theatre presents “Hair.” See June 8. Syracuse. “Blippi: The Musical.” The performance brings to life the onscreen character for children ages 2 through 7. Photo opportunities will be available with reservation. Children under 2 years old do not require a ticket to sit on a parent’s lap, but all other patrons need a ticket. Standard cameras are allowed; however, video cameras may not be brought into the venue and the taking of video is prohibited. Rescheduled from 3/1/22, all tickets will be honored. 6 p.m. $27.50 to $67.50. Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. https://landmarktheatre.org. 315-475-7979

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OSWEGO Syracuse. Ruthie Collins: Wish You Were Here Tour. Ruthie Collins’ country, folk, and Americana vocals debut on her headline tour. 8 p.m. $15. Funk’n Waffles, 307-313 S. Clinton St. www.funknwaffles.com. Syracuse. Wine Workshop. Jim Beckman, regional vice president of the American Wine Society, will host a workshop about all things related to wine. This class will focus on learning about wine and wine-tasting basics through experiencing and discussing several accessible and locally available wines. 21 years or older. 6 – 8 p.m. $24 Everson member; $30 non-member. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St. www. everson.org. 315-474-6064.

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Auburn. “Catch Me If You Can.” See June 8.

Clayton. 15th Annual Great New York State Food & Wine Festival. Sample and purchase the great foods and wines of New York featuring 70-plus exhibitors and 30-plus wineries. 3 – 8 p.m. $20 adults; $5 children 13-17; children 12 and younger, free. Cerow Rec Park Arena, 615 E. Line Rd. www.1000islands-clayton.com/foodwinefestival/ 315-686-3771. Clayton. Ball in the House – A Capella. Ball in

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OSWEGO featured spot in Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready, a stand-up comedy series on Netflix. Produced by Flame, Tiffany Haddish, Wanda Sykes, and Page Hurwitz, the comedy special remains among the top streamed shows on Waterloo. Jay Leno. The stand-up comedian Netflix since its premiere in August 2019. Ages and late-night host performs live. This perfor- 21 and older only. 8 – 10 p.m. $20. Auburn mance of Jay Leno scheduled for Sept.24, 2021 Public Theater, 8 Exchange St. http://auburnat The Vine Showroom at del Lago Resort and publictheater.org. 315-237-2539. Casino is now rescheduled to June 10. Guests Bouckville. CNY Fiber Arts Festival. A famthat purchased tickets for this show will be ily-friendly festival featuring fiber animals able to use their current ticket on Friday, June (sheep, alpacas, goats, rabbits) and fiber arts, 10, 2022. Tickets do not need to be reprinted including spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, or exchanged. Or they may receive a refund or felting, and crochet. Demonstrations of spincredit by emailing the Box Office at vinebox- ning, weaving, dyeing, and sheep shearing, office@dellagoresort.com on or before June activities for children. More than 100 vendor 18, 2022. Must be 21 years or older to attend booths under cover with yarn, roving, fabrics, event. 8 p.m. $25+ del Lago Resort & Casino, fiber equipment, unique homemade articles 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort. from natural fibers, photographs, and other farm products. Fleece sale, weaving compecom/entertainment. tition, wheel corral and storybook for visitor JUN. Auburn. “Catch Me If You Can.” participation. Nationally recognized speakers in free lectures on knitting sustainably and See June 8. textiles in history. Register for workshops in Auburn. Flame Monroe Live. Codrop-spindle art yarn or ergonomics for fiber median, host, emcee and actor, Flame Monroe arts, among others. Live music and food. 10 has spent two decades honing the art of female a.m. to 4 p.m. $6 adults; $10 weekend pass; impersonator in clubs starting in Chicago and children 12 and younger, free. Butternut Hill now across the country. Flame Monroe has a Campground, 6893 Route 20. http://www. Star Wonder” (Comedy Central Records). 21 years and older only. 7:30 p.m. or 10 p.m. $22. Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, Destiny USA, 306 Hiawatha Blvd. http://syracuse. comedyreservations.com.

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Syracuse. Dead Meat Interactive Mystery Dinner Theater. See June 2. Syracuse. New York State Blues Festival. Hear numerous blues performers live. A variety of food vendors will be on site, and wine and beer will be available, along with retail and craft vendors set up market. ADA parking is in the Emerald Lot. Proceeds from the parking fees help to offset expenses and to keep the New York State Blues Festival admission-free. Attendees are welcome to bring chairs and there will be plenty of room for dancing up front. Check the website for the complete schedule. Free. Parking is $10 car; $5 motorcycle. Chevy Court at the New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http://www.nysfair. org/concerts/chevy-court. www.nysbluesfest.com. 818-212-9489. eric@ nysbluesfest.com.

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Old Forge. 23rd Annual Father’s Day Weekend Car Show. Classic and antique car parade, car rally, food vendors and more. Car show prices include 1st Prize–$250; 2nd Prize–$150; 3rd Prize–$100. All vehicles must be on the filled by 12:30 p.m. as ballots will be collected at 1 p.m. Free for spectators; $10 for competing vehicles. George T Hiltebrant Recreation Center, 201 North St. www. oldforgecamping.com/fathers-day-weekend-car-show. 315-369-6011. Palmyra. Heritage Weekend. Immerse yourself in the days of the 1800s as costumed docents lead tours through Palmyra’s museums and offer area history. Discounted admission. www.historicpalmyrany.com/event. Preble. Cortland Repertory Theatre presents “Hair.” See June 8. Rochester. Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 2022. More than 325 shows including a record 130 free shows from more than 1,700 artists performing among 20 locations throughout the city. See the website for a complete schedule. www.rochesterjazz.com. Syracuse. NBHA SaddleBook Syracuse Super Show. The National Barrel Horse Association, Divisional 4D barrel racing. This format gives ALL competitors—from beginners to professionals, from youth to seniors—a chance to compete, learn and succeed in barrel racing. The Divisional format encourages riders to improve their skills and work toward the higher divisions, while still having a chance to be competitive. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission TBD. Toyota Coliseum at New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http://www.nysfair.org. nbha.com/show/2022nbha-syracuse-super-show. 706-828-4697. stefani.hofman@morris.com. Syracuse. New York State Blues Festival. See June 16.

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Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. Step back in time to revel in an all-day festival of Renaissance times. A full-time professional corps of actors, selected from a national audition

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Oswego. Pro Am Fishing Tournament. Main Event is the weigh-in for Oswego July 9-10. $1,000 day July 6-9 with weigh-in for Sodus, Fairhaven, Oswego, Port Ontario. Big Fish Friday is July 8 (Weigh-in Oswego). Launch points are Oswego, Little Salmon, or Port Ontario. www.oswegoproam.com.

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Preble. Cortland Repertory Theatre presents “Kiss Me Kate.” Sparks fly both onstage and off when actor-director Fred Graham attempts to mount a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, with his leading lady and ex-wife Lilli Vanessi in the leading role. Mix in a flirtatious ingenue, her gambler boyfriend and some musically inclined gangsters, and you have the recipe for a sharp, witty and riotous evening of laughs, dancing and some of Cole Porter’s most classic tunes, including “So In Love,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Always True to You (In My Fashion),” and “Tom, Dick or Harry.” Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Sam and Bella Spewack. 7:30 p.m. Admission TBA. Little York Pavilion, 6799 Little York Lake Road. https://cortlandrep.org.


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Rochester. Corn Hill Arts Festival. This twoOswego. Oswego Pro Am Fishing Tourna- day festival has become a staple in Rochester ment. See July 6. community over the years. The event covers Preble. Cortland Repertory Theatre pres- nine streets and will showcase hundreds of artists from across the country, as well as ents “Kiss Me Kate.” See July 6. talented musicians from near and far. Family Watkins Glen. Finger Lakes Wine Festival. activities, chalk art drawing, vendor booths, Tastings of 90-plus wines, seminars, cooking wine and beer garden, food booths and live demonstrations, toga contest, live music, entertainment. See the website for a list of the fireworks, and, for those who plan to stay the 2022 artists. Free, except for a few activities. weekend, on-site camping. Wristband pur133 S. Fitzhugh St. https://cornhillartsfestival. chase includes commemorative Finger Lakes com. 585-262-3142. chna@cornhill.org. Wine Festival glass; access to festival events and tastings; educational wine seminars and Syracuse. Versus Monster Trucks. The event access to Masters Historic Racing. Age 21 and includes Krazy Train with Triton Robbins, the older only for tasting. Photo ID required. 11 2021 Freestyle Champion from Buffalo; Plane a.m. to 5 p.m. $55 21 and older; $30 designat- Krazy with Montana Robbins challenging ed driver; $20 underage. www.flwinefest.com. older brother Triton; and Bad News Travels www.facebook.com/FLWineFest. 866-461-7223. Fast with Brandon Derrow. The event includes skill competitions and freestyle events. Kids JULY Oswego. Oswego Pro Am Fishing Power Wheels Race (ages 3-9), monster truck rides all day, and more. Rain or shine, as it is Tournament. See July 6. all indoors. 7 – 9 p.m. $15 to $24 adult advance; Phoenix. Annual Kids Fishing $5 to $10 child advance; $30 adult at the gate; Derby. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free. Lock Island. $20 child at the gate. Free parking. Toyota ColiPreble. Cortland Repertory Theatre pres- seum at New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State ents “Kiss Me Kate.” 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Fair Blvd. http://www.nysfair.org. syracusemonstertrucks.com. versusmonstertrucks@ See July 6. Watkins Glen. Finger Lakes Wine Festival. outlook.com.

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Syracuse. Cheer Live. Bringing together fan faPreble. Cortland Repertory The- vorites from the two most successful rival cheer atre presents “Kiss Me Kate.” See programs in the country, Navarro College and Trinity Valley Community College, Cheer Live July 6. Syracuse. Rock Climbing Summer Vacation will feature 14x National Champion coach and best-selling author, Monica Aldama alongside Program. See July 11. cheer stars such as Gabi Butler and Morgan Simianer. The premiere athletes all make mat JULY Auburn. The Hunchback of Notre for an non-competitive exhibition of never-beDame. Based on the Victor Hugo fore-seen stunts and stage performances. 7:30 novel, and this Academy Award p.m. $35+ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at nominated score features songs from the Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. http://www. minds behind Broadway’s Newsies, Beauty and sjhamphitheater.com. the Beast, Pippin and Wicked. In 15th century Syracuse. Rock Climbing Summer Vacation Paris, deformed bellringer Quasimodo yearns to explore life beyond the confines of Notre Program. See July 11. Dame. When he encounters a beautiful gypsy, JULY his sights are set. Runs through Aug. 2. Check Alexandria Bay. Buskers in the website for show times. $64+ Merry-Go-Round Bay. The 6th annual event includes Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Road. www.therevthestreet performers. Schedule is

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Clayton. 1000 Islands International Charity Auburn. “The Hunchback of No- Poker Run. See July 14. Auburn. The Hunchback of Notre Dame. See tre Dame.” See July 13. Lyons. Lyons Peppermint Days. This homeJuly 13. Auburn. JB Toys Mini-Con. Peruse a variety town-style festival commemorates when Mexico. Mexico Field Days. 5 p.m.; parade of vintage toys, video games, comics, cards, Lyons, New York produced more peppermint (Thursday) at 7 p.m. Free. 3284 Main St., coins, vinyl records, CDs and more. 4 – 8 p.m. than anywhere in the world. Visit the nearby Free. Finger Lakes Mall, 270 Genesee St. www. H.G. Hotchkiss Essential Oil Museum, which Mexico. fingerlakesmall.com. chronicles Lyons’ minty history. Vendors, food, Preble. Cortland Repertory Theatre presCanandaigua. Luke Bryan. The country croon- live music, wine garden, commemorative ents “Kiss Me Kate.” See July 6. er performs live. 7 p.m. Constellation Brands memorabilia, and entertainment. See who will Syracuse. Rock Climbing Summer Vacation be crowned Baby Mint and stay late enough Program. See July 11. Saturday for the fireworks show—one of the best in the region. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Free. Church Waterloo. Abba The Concert: Ultimate TribTake a day Street, downtown. LyonsPeppermint@gmail. ute to ABBA. 21st Century Artists, Inc. has been or a week com. http://lyonstown.com/peppermint-days. presenting its ABBA tribute show throughout North America for well over a decade. Their ...Come and Mexico. Mexico Field Days. See July 14. show sold-out at the Hollywood Bowl in Los camp on Nichols. Jason Wicks. Live performance of Angeles (15,000 people); Highland Park in ChiGrindstone country music. Must be aged 21 or older. 6:30 cago (20,000 people); Seaside Summer Concert – 9 p.m. P.J.’S Patio Entertainment at Tioga Creek! Series in Brooklyn (11,000+ people) and other Downs Casino Resort, 2384 W. River Road. www. venues. Must be 21 years or older to attend tiogadowns.com. 888-946-8464. event. 8 p.m. $20+ del Lago Resort & Casino, 7065 State Route 3 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort. com/entertainment.

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Sacketts Harbor. 50th Annual Can-Am Festival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See July 15.

Homer. 41st Annual Holiday in Homer. Live music, local shopping, and food. All day. Free. Homer High School, 28 S. Main St. www.holidayinhomer.org. 607-749-2604.

Auburn. “The Hunchback of No- Lyons. Lyons Peppermint Days. 8 a.m. to 10 tre Dame.” See July 13. p.m. See July 15. Canandaigua. Jackson Browne. Live in con- Mexico. Mexico Field Days. See July 14. cert, rocker Jackson Browne performs. 8 p.m. Naples. Mikaela Davis in concert. Details and Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center, tickets available through the website or at the 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www.cmacevents. winery. 5 p.m. Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard, com. 585-678-6938. 197 N. Main St. www.inspiremoorewinery.com. Clayton. 1000 Islands International Charity 585-374-5970. Poker Run. See July 14. Preble. Cortland Repertory Theatre presFulton/Minetto. Oswego Paddle Fest. The ents “Kiss Me Kate.” See July 6. long course launches 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. from Pulaski. Christmas in July. Local craft and Indian Point Park on NYS Rte. 481, Fulton. vendor event. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Selkirk Shores The short course launches 8 to 9 a.m. from State Park, 7101 State Rte. 3. parks.ny.gov/ Riverview Park, NYS Rte. 48, Minetto. www.

Syracuse. Meals on Wheels Alley Cat Ride. A fun, family friendly, charity bike ride to benefit Meals on Wheels of Syracuse. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 233 E. Washington St. http://www.syracuse. ny.us/City_Hall.aspx. 315-478-5984. Waterloo. Lorrie Morgan. Country star and three-time platinum recording artist Lorrie Morgan performs live. Must be 21 years or older to attend event. 8 p.m. $25+ del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https:// dellagoresort.com/entertainment.

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Canandaigua. Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. Live performance. 7:30 p.m. Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www.cmacevents. com. 585-678-6938. Lyons. Lyons Peppermint Days. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. See July 15. Sacketts Harbor. 50th Annual Can-Am Festival. See July 15.

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Theare presents “Murder on the Orient Express.” The Agatha Christie classic, adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig, presents a story of romance, tragedy, and primal murder. On a winter’s evening in 1934, a snowdrift stops the luxurious Orient Express, literally in its tracks. By morning, it is one passenger less: an American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed, his door locked from the inside. With a long list of suspects, detective Hercule Poirot must solve the crime before the murderer can strike again. 7:30 p.m. Admission TBA. Little York Pavilion, 6799 Little York Lake Road. https://cortlandrep.org. Syracuse. Tee Off FORE the Animals Golf Tournament. Spend a day playing golf to benefit the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The venue is the historic Bellevue County Club. Designed by the world-renowned golf course architect Donald J. Ross, this challenging course offers beautiful views of the Syracuse skyline and the surrounding hills of Central New York. The day starts with breakfast on the cart, lunch on the course and a post-tournament dinner in the clubhouse, as well as on-course contests and 18 holes of championship golf. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost varies. Bellevue Country Club, 1901 Glenwood Ave. www.rosamondgiffordzoo. org/zoo-events. 315-435-8511 x8526.

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Alexandria Bay. The Doobie Others Band. There’s no one in the industry today that can recreate the sound and style of the world-famous Doobie Brothers like the Doobie Others can. Seven of Long Island’s top professional musicians have pooled their talents, years of performance experience, and their love of the Doobies to become the very best Doobies tribute show in the country today. 8 – 10 p.m. $37+ Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St. https:// bonniecastle.showare.com.

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Skaneateles. Curbstone Festival & Sidewalk Sales. See July 21. Syracuse. Steely Dan. The 7/3/20/ and 6/28/21 concert dates have been rescheduled to June 23, 2022. Any previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date. 7:30 p.m. $29.50+ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. http://www. sjhamphitheater.com. Watertown. ZZ Top. Classic rock n’ roll performed live by legend performers ZZ Top. Tickets from the postponed 2021 show will be honored at this event. DPAO.ORG. Proceeds

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Auburn. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” See July 13.

Oswego. Oswego Harborfest. Free music festival. Since 1988, Oswego Harborfest has grown from a small local event to a major admission free regional festival attracting an average audience estimated at 75,000 annually. More than 30 music performances and attractions, a wide variety of vendors, a midway and fireworks display at dusk on Saturday. Check the website for the complete schedule and list of performers. Free. Breitbeck Park & Washington Square Park. www.oswegoharborfest.com. Preble. Cortland Repertory Theare presents “Murder on the Orient Express.” See July 20. Syracuse. Rock Climbing Summer Vacation Program. See July 11. Waterloo. Jamey Johnson. Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. He is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA and ACMs. Must be 21 years or older to attend event. 8 p.m. Admission TBA. del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com/entertainment.

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Marion. Pioneer Gas Engine Show. The 58th annual show includes antique gas engines, tractors, equipment displays, demonstrations, flea and craft markets, and, on Saturday, children’s pedal tractor pull at 11 a.m. and a parade at 1 p.m. Antique tractor pulls Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. $3 adults; free children 12 and younger. Food and refreshments for sale and primitive camping available. Marion Town Park, 4072 Park Ave. www.facebook.com/Pioneer-Gas-Engine-Association-101511829416. 585-749-8741. marionpgea@yahoo.com. Oswego. Oswego Harborfest. See July 28. Preble. Cortland Repertory Theare presents “Murder on the Orient Express.” See July 20. Skaneateles. 44th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show. More than 80 antique and classic boats and motors will be on display in the water and on land, plus concerts, a boat parade, a photo-shoot cruise aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, children’s activities, demos, raffles and more. Sponsored by M&T Bank and organized by The Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Awards presented in 35 categories, including the People’s Choice Award. Friday: 3 – dusk; Saturday: 9 a.m. to dusk; Sunday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Clift Park. 315-685-0552. www.skaneateles. com; facebook.com/skaneateleschamber. Syracuse. Summer Time Fun Horse Show. An unrecognized horse show, the show ring will be open for schooling on Thursday from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. and begins at 5: a.m. each morning of the show. For class lists or more information call. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Toyota Coliseum at New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http://www.nysfair. org. 315-727-5391. kathyzofbpm@gmail.com Syracuse. Rock Climbing Summer Vacation Program. See July 11.

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Auburn. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” See July 13.

Homer. Route 90 50-Mile Garage Sale. Search for treasures at independent yard sales on Route 90, a New York State Scenic Byway. Local clubs, fire departments and organizations host breakfasts, bake sales, and barbecues all along the way. Rain or shine. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Homer to Montezuma. www.tourcayuga.com/ events/annual-events-festivals/route-90-garage-sale. 800-499-9615. Lake George. Lake George Art & Craft Festival. See July 29.

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Marion. Pioneer Gas Engine Show. See July 29.

Oswego. Oswego Harborfest. See July 28.

Skaneateles. 44th Annual Antique and ClasOsceola. Old Tyme Fiddlers Picnic Festival. sic Boat Show. See July 29. George Wilson and John Kirk featured artists. Museum and Hall of Fame open during Syracuse. Summer Time Fun Horse Show. 8 concerts. Time TBA. $10/day. Refreshments a.m. to 6 p.m. See July 29. available to purchase. 1121 Comins Road. www. nysotfa.com.

Oswego. Oswego Harborfest. 5k, 10k & Kids Fun Run 8:30 a.m. Registration: $10 to $30. Free admission. https://oswegoymca.org. See SUNDAYS July 28.

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Osceola. NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers Association Concert. 8/7, Joe Davoli; 8/14, Aaron (RaySkaneateles. 44th Annual Antique and Clas- mer) RaPray; 8/21, no concert; 8/28, Kathy Sommer. Refreshments available to purchase. sic Boat Show. See July 29. 2 – 5 p.m. Free. 1121 Comins Road. www. Syracuse. Summer Time Fun Horse Show. nysotfa.com. See July 29. Sackets Harbor. Concerts on the Waterfront. Ticonderoga. 13th Annual StreetFest. The Live community concerts on the lawn at the 2022 StreetFest will include sidewalk sales, Sackets Harbor Battlefield. Check the website shopping, food, live entertainment and music, to see who is playing. Bring your own seating. arts and crafts, and kids’ activities. See the 3 – 5 p.m. Free. Sackets Harbor Battlefield, 504 website for a complete schedule. 10 a.m. to 3 W. Main St. https://visitsacketsharbor.com/ p.m. Free. Montcalm Street. timainstreet.org. events-festivals/concerts-on-the-waterfront. 518-585-6619. tmsp@timainstreet.org. Sodus Point. Sunday Concerts. Bring your JULY Homer. Route 90 50-Mile Garage own seating for a free concert on the lawn of the Sodus Point Lighthouse. Refreshment for Sale. See July 30. sale on the grounds. The Lighthouse Museum Lake George. Lake George Art & will be open. Check the website to see who is Craft Festival. See July 29. performing. 2 – 4 p.m. Free. 7606 N. Ontario St. Osceola. Old Tyme Fiddlers Picnic Festival. www.sodusbaylighthouse.org/pages/concerts. 315-483-4936. info@sodusbaylighthouse.org. See July 30.

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WEDNESDAYS Alexandria Bay. Summer Concert Series. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Free. View Park Pavilion, Sisson Street. Brewerton. Fort Brewerton Farmers’ Market. 4 – 7:30 p.m. Fort Brewerton & Oliver Stevens Blockhouse Museum, 9 US Route 11. Oswego. 2022 Sunset Concert Series. Live music performances. Bring your own seating. 7 p.m. Free. Breitbeck Park, Lake Street. www. oswegony.org.

WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS Liverpool. Live music. Rhythm N’ Shoes performs Wednesdays; a variety of musicians perform on Thursdays. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free. Heid’s of Liverpool, 305 Oswego St. heidsofliverpool.com. 315-451-0786.

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FRIDAYS Oswego. 2022 Sunset Concert Series. Live music performances. No concert 7/27. Bring your own seating. 7 p.m. Free. Breitbeck Park, Lake St. www.oswegony.org. Sports Fishing • Watersports • Hiking • Restaurants & Lodging Farmer’s Market every Thursday • visithendersonharbor.com

Pulaski. Pulaski Farmers’ Market/Music in the Park. 4 to 8 p.m. Historic South Park, Jefferson St. Syracuse. Food Truck + Music Fridays. Stop by the Everson Community Plaza each Friday during the summer to enjoy food truck fare, live music (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.), and art. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 401 Harrison St. https:// everson.org. 315-474-6064.

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Fulton. Arts Market. Weather permitting. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CNY Community Arts Center, 121 Cayuga St. www.cnyartscenter.com.

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Mexico. Casey’s Cottage. Nestled among the trees near the former mouth of the Little Salmon River at Mexico Point, Casey’s Cottage is all that remains of Orville Hungerford’s elegant Mexico Point Clubhouse (1906). Guests were met at the train station in Mexico and brought to the Clubhouse by a horse-drawn carriage. The horses were returned to the carriage house. With the advent of the automobile, horses were no longer necessary so that building was no longer needed. What remained of the carriage house was transformed by friends into a medieval manor house, known as Casey’s Cottage. The historic structure stands on a stone foundation and ship chains along the entry. Open to visitors 2 – 4 p.m. Mexico Point Park, 120 Mexico Point Dr. www.mexicopointpark. com. 315-963-7657. Syracuse. Crafted Underground Series. Creative arts and crafts vendors and start-up local businesses hosted each weekend, along with local musicians mid-day. Each round of pop-ups will last three months. Saturdays noon – 6 p.m.; Sundays noon – 5 p.m. Free admission. The McCarthy Mercantile, 217 S. Salina St. https://wildflowersarmory.com/ crafted. 315-546-4919.

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Auburn. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Based on the Victor Hugo novel, and this Academy Award nominated score features songs from the minds behind Broadway’s Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Pippin and Wicked. In 15th century Paris, deformed bellringer Quasimodo yearns to explore life beyond the confines of Notre Dame. When he encounters a beautiful gypsy, his sights are set. Runs through Aug. 2. Check website for show times. $64+ Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Road. www.therevtheatre. com. 315-255-1785. tickets@TheREVTheatre.com.

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Phoenix. Music in the Park. Live music performances. Bring your own seating. 6 – 8 p.m. Free. Henley Park, 55 State St.

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of farm and outdoors goods. Local organizations will have food and beverages for sale and the Brewhouse will be open. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission/parking TBA. Palladino Farms/ Heritage Hill Brewhouse, 3149 Sweet Hill Road. https://leetradeshows.com/empire-farm-days. 800-218-5586. kmaring@leepub.com. Syracuse. Incubus. The lives performance includes a line-up of Incubus, Sublime with Rome and The Aquadolls. 7 p.m. $25+ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. http://www.sjhamphitheater.com.

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Preble. Cortland Repertory Theatre presents “Mary Poppins.” The charming story of the practically perfect nanny comes to life. Meet Bert, chimney sweep and jack-of-all trades, as he presents everyday life in 1910 England and shares the troubles of the Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. 7:30 p.m. Admission TBA. Little York Pavilion, 6799 Little York Lake Road. https:// cortlandrep.org.

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Auburn. “‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3.” This performance is the latest class to be unveiled in this sinfully funny series. After teaching countless students about the saints, venial sins, limbo and more, Sister is now offering up hilarious lessons on the Sacraments of Marriage and the Last Rites, including her own wacky version of “The Newlywed Game.” Audience participation is part of the fun. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $50. Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Road. www.therevtheatre.com. 315-255-1785. tickets@TheREVTheatre.com.

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Phelps. Phelps Sauerkraut Festival. Celebrates everything sauerkraut and cabbage. Phelps was once lauded as the sauerkraut capital of the world. See who will be crowed the Sauerkraut Festival Prince and Princess. 5 – 11 p.m. Free. www.phelpsny.com/sauerkraut-weekend. sauerkraut@phelpsny.com. Pompey. Empire Farm Days. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. See Aug. 2. Preble. Cortland Repertory Theatre presents “Mary Poppins.” See Aug. 3.

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guests sell out this annual beer tasting event featuring a selection of craft beers and beverages from the Central New York region. In addition to over 100 beverage tastings, enjoy a variety of local food trucks, live entertainment throughout the zoo, animals on evening exhibit, and more. A silent auction features animal artwork, collectables, travel packages, dining experiences, movie and rock star memorabilia. 21 and older only. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 downtown restaurants. Live music and enterConservation Place. www.rosamondgiffordzoo. tainment will be performed throughout the day. Check out website for more details as we org. 315-435-8511 x8526. get closer to the event. The parking lot behind Syracuse. NBHA New York State Championthe McNeil building, between Main, Central and ships. The National Barrel Horse Association Church streets. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. www. New York State Championships. 8 a.m. to 9 cortlandartsconnect.org/artsandwine. p.m. Free. Toyota Coliseum at New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http://www. Eden. Eden Corn Festival. 12 – 11 p.m. See Aug. 4. nysfair.org. 518-424-0972. www.nbha.com.

Waterloo. Cedric the Entertainer. Cedric has hosted TV shows, starred in the TV Land original series “The Soul Man,” and has done voice work for “Ice Age,” the “Madagascar” film Eden. Eden Corn Festival. See Aug. 4. series, “Charlotte’s Web” and the “Planes” franOswego. Oswego City Block Party. Live music, chise. In 2019, he received a Hollywood walk of entertainment, food trucks, and more. 5 p.m. fame star. Must be 21 years or older to attend Free. W. 1st St. www.oswegony.org. event. 8 p.m. $55.50. del Lago Resort & Casino, Phelps. Phelps Sauerkraut Festival. 2 – 11 1133 state Route 414. https://dellagoresort. com/entertainment. p.m. See Aug. 4.

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Auburn. “‘Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3.” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Aug. 4.

Phoenix. Music in the Park. See Aug. 1. Preble. Cortland Repertory Theatre presents “Mary Poppins.” See Aug. 3. Syracuse. Brew at the Zoo. More than 2,000

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Geneva. The Glorious Garlic Festival. The event had been held in Penn Yan at Fox Run Vineyard, but this year will be at the Geneva Lakefront. The event includes wine tasting, cooking demonstration, vendors, food, live entertainment and the chance to sample and purchase freshly harvest garlic of several varieties. Seneca Street and Geneva Lakefront. www.genevadowntown.com. 315-789-0102.

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Lake Champlain confirm that they believed a “horned serpent” lived in the lake. Modern sightings started in Bulwagga Bay, Port Henry in 1819. This remains an excellent place to launch a Champ search. The festival includes special guests, contests, merchandise vendors, kids’ activities, food, and more. Check the Facebook page for the complete schedule. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Port Henry. www.facebook. com/champdayfestival. Oswego. Annual Dragon Boat Festival. Watch as teams of 16 to 20 paddlers race authentic 40’ Hong-Kong style dragon boats. Food trucks, live music, games and Heroes Challenge Race for state and local first responders and active military members. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. (Registration fee for dragon boat team members.) Breitbeck Park, Bronson Street. dragonboat@ oswegoymca.org.

Palmyra. Pirate Whitley’s Ghost Walk. Walking tour of the old cemetery and then a ghost hunt in two locations. 7 – 11 p.m. $20. www. historicpalmyrany.com/event. Phelps. Phelps Sauerkraut Festival. 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. See Aug. 4. Phoenix. Nashville Comes to Phoenix. Concert and block party, sponsored by the Looking Glass Salon. 3 – 9 p.m. State St. Phoenix. Village-Wide Garage Sale. 9 a.m. Throughout the Village of Phoenix. Preble. Cortland Repertory Theatre presents “Mary Poppins.” See Aug. 3. Raquette Lake. Durant Days. For the boat parade, the theme is “Anything Goes,” as any type is welcome: party barges, runabouts, no-octane, etc. If it floats and it’s a boat, decorate it and get out on the water and show the classic spirit and tradition of Raquette Lake living. Cash prizes. Registration forms available at Burke’s or Bird’s Marina. 7 p.m. Various locations. https://mylonglake.com/durant-days.

Oswego. Oswego Family Festival. Live entertainment, food trucks, waterslides, laser tag, zip line, butterfly tent and more. noon – 6 p.m. Free. Breitbeck Park, Bronson Street. www. oswegony.org. Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. Step Oswego. Junior Naturalist Walk. Walks and back in time to revel in an all-day festival of Rethemed activities. Children under 17 must be naissance times. A full-time professional corps accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. of actors, selected from a national audition Free. Rice Creek Field Station, 193 Thompson tour, people the ground in period costumes to interact with guests and add atmosphere to Rd.


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Alexandria Bay. Tim McGraw Tribute. Nashville recording artist and Las Vegas entertainer Adam D. Tucker recreates the music and mystique of country music icon Tim McGraw. Adam and his crew have opened for 42 National Acts nationwide, including Taylor Swift, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Charlie Daniels, Blake Shelton, and Josh Turner. 8 – 9:30 p.m. $37. Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St. https://bonniecastle.showare.com.

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Canandaigua. Journey. Rock out at their live concert. 8 p.m. Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive. www. cmacevents.com. 585-678-6938. Eden. Eden Corn Festival. 12 – 9 pm. See Aug. 4. Geneva. The Glorious Garlic Festival. See Aug. 7. Oswego. Oswego Family Festival. See Aug. 6. Phelps. Phelps Sauerkraut Festival. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. See Aug. 4. Preble. Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble Picnic. Pack a lawn chair, a picnic and enjoy the oldest bluegrass festival in the northeastern United States. The music includes a wide variety of CNY bluegrass and old-time bands. Food, arts and crafts, vendors, band tables and raffles. 6799 Little York Lake Road. www.experiencecortland.com/destination/ bill-knowltons-bluegrass-ramble-picnic. Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. See Aug. 6. Syracuse. NBHA New York State Championships. See Aug. 5.

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Liverpool. Corvette Cruisin’ Night. All Corvettes clubs and spectators welcome. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free. Heid’s of Liverpool, 305 Oswego St. heidsofliverpool.com. 315-451-0786.

Phoenix. Music in the Park. See Aug. 1. Syracuse. Rock Climbing Summer Vacation Program. The week-long sessions offer new climbers an introduction to rock climbing and an opportunity to develop kinesthetic training through bouldering, top rope climbing, belaying, obstacle course challenges, team building games, and more. Summer 2022 sessions: Aug. 8 to 12 (ages 13-16); Aug. 22 to 26 (ages 8-12). Early drop-off and late pick-up options available. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $385. Central Rock Gym, 600 N. Franklin St. https:// centralrockgym.com/Syracuse. 315-671-4450.

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Fulton. Fulton Jazz Fest. Live music from world renowned artists and local talent. Bring your own seating. See complete schedule online. Free. Canalview Park, Lock 3. fultonjazzfest.com. fultonjazzfest@gmail.com. 315-760-JAZZ.

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Lake George. Lake George Music Festival. Classical vocalists and instrumentalists perform live. Times vary. Check the website for the schedule. $20 single concert; $49 three-day pass; $150 entire festival. The Carriage House, Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center, 48

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Clayton. 1000 Islands Art & Crafts and Antiques Festival. See Aug. 13. Lake George. Lake George Music Festival. See Aug. 10.

Preble. Cortland Repertory Theatre presents “Mary Poppins.” 2 p.m. See Aug. 3. Sterling. Sterling Renaissance Festival. See Aug. 6. Syracuse. Royal Carriage Rides. Experience magical moments as you and your loved ones take an enchanting horse-drawn carriage ride with some of your favorite fairy-tale characters. Wear your favorite princess dress and bring your cameras and autograph books for a unique and immersive storybook character experience. $230+ 233 E. Washington St. https://royalpromiseproductions.com/events?t=1651101977.

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Hannibal. Hannibal Field Days. Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. “Tradition, See Aug. 18. heritage, and family” is the 2022 theme. Animal shows, domestic arts exhibits, fine arts & Lake George. LGFD June Craft Festival. Enjoy photography and more. 291 Ellisburg St. www. artisans and crafters from all over the New York region and as far away as Maine, Vermont and oswegocountyfair.com. Pennsylvania. Discover crafts and handmade Syracuse. Carlos Santana and Earth, Wind items for all ages and occasions. Free. Shepard & Fire. This is the event rescheduled from the Park, Canada Street. http://lgfdcraftshow.org. original date of 8/19/20 and 8/19/21. Tickets purchased previously will be honored. 7 p.m. Preble. Cortland Repertory Theare presents $40+ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Mary Poppins. See Aug. 3. Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. http://www. Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. See Aug. sjhamphitheater.com. 17.

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Auburn. Cayuga County Cruisers. View vintage cars on display. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Free. Finger Lakes Mall, 270 Genesee St. www.fingerlakesmall. AUG. Auburn. State Fair. See Aug. 17. com. www.facebook.com/CayugaCountyCruisHannibal. Hannibal Field Days. ers. Games, music, and fireworks. Parade at 7 p.m. Event runs 6 – midnight. Free. Auburn. State Fair. See Aug. 17. 155 Oswego St., Hannibal. http://www.hanni- Hannibal. Hannibal Field Days. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. See Aug. 18. balfirecompany.com.

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Preble. Cortland Repertory Theatre presents “Mary Poppins.” See Aug. 3. Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. See Aug. 17. Syracuse. Asian Elephant Extravaganza. This annual event celebrates the Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s Asian elephant herd and the cultural traditions of their native countries in South Asia. Friends of the Zoo and the zoo’s elephant team plan a day-long slate of activities including performances of traditional Indian music and dance, an Indonesian orchestra called a gamelan, demonstrations with a six-member elephant herd and birthday celebrations for the zoo’s two eldest elephants, Siri and Romani. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with zoo membership or admission. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place. www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org. 315-435-8511. x8526.

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and its 50 buildings. Last year, nearly 800,000 attended throughout the 13-day event. The Sandy Creek. Oswego County Fair. See Aug. Empire RV Park withing the fairgrounds allows both vendor and visitor camping with online 17. reservations. Check the website for special promotion days, discounts, concert news and AUG. Auburn. State Fair. See Aug. 17. other special events. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. most Syracuse. Rock Climbing Sum- days. $3 adult; children 12 and younger free mer Vacation Program. See Aug. 8. and adults 56 and older. $5 parking. State Fair Blvd. https://nysfair.ny.gov. AUG. Auburn. State Fair. See Aug. 17. AUG. Auburn. State Fair. See Aug. 17. Syracuse. Rock Climbing Sum-

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Alexandria Bay. Blues in the Bay. Live entertainment and craft fair. 6 – 9 p.m. Free. Scenic View Park Syracuse. Crafted Underground Series. Pavilion, Sisson Street. Creative arts and crafts vendors and start-up Auburn. “State Fair.” Rodgers & Hammerlocal businesses hosted each weekend, along stein’s only musical written directly for the with local musicians mid-day. Each round of screen is now a Broadway musical. Set against pop-ups will last three months. Saturdays the colorful backdrop of an American heartnoon – 6 p.m.; Sundays noon – 5 p.m. Free land tradition, “State Fair” travels with the admission. The McCarthy Mercantile, 217 S. Frake family as they leave behind the routine Salina St. https://wildflowersarmory.com/ of the farm for three days of adventure at the crafted. 315-546-4919. annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter DATES/TIME TO BE DETERMINED and son find romance and heartbreak on the Central Square. Central Square Apple midway. Features an Academy Award-winning Festival. Hosted by the Hastings Lion’s Club. score. Runs through Sept. 6. Check website for Amusement rides, entertainment, and approx- show times. $64+ Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, imately 300 vendors. Brewerton Speedway, 60 6877 E. Lake Road. www.therevtheatre.com. US RT 11. www.facebook.com/CentralSquare- 315-255-1785. tickets@TheREVTheatre.com. AppleFestival. Canandaigua. Hall and Oates. Pop stars Hall

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Oswego. 66th Annual CLASSIC Weekend. See Sept. 1. Oswego. Oswego City Block Party. Live music, entertainment, food trucks and more. 5 p.m. Free. W. 1st St., Oswego. www.oswegony.org. Syracuse. The Great New York State Fair. See Aug. 24.

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5pm and Sundays 12-5pm Open Labor Day –Columbus Day Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5 (Also Open Monday Holidays!)

Our gardens are available for weddings!

Huge Independence Extravaganza July 2-3 (5-K Run on July 2 and Free Concert on July 3) FREE Outdoor Sunday Concerts from July 3 to Labor Day 2-4 p.m. 7/3 Gap Mangione Big Band; 7/10 Mitty and the Followers; 7/17 Brass, Inc; 7/24 Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon; 7/31 Chris Wilson; 8/7 The Ripcords; 8/14 The Flyin’Column; 8/21 Drew Frech; 8/28 Dean’s List; 9/4 Ron and Nancy One Song

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THE FINGER LAKES racing, non-sports cards, starting line-ups, supplies to protect collectible items, posters, framed art, magazines, bobble heads, diecast, and more. Show will have up to 110 tables of all types of collectibles. Will have some new and different vendors setting up each show from all over the Northeast and Canada. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $5 adults; children 10 and younger, free. SEPT. Baldwinsville. Golden Harvest Science & Industry Building at the New York Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Sept. State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http:// Syracuse. Rainbow Kitten Surprise. Per10. www.nysfair.org. cnypromotions.com. 607- forming live. They have garnered widespread Lewiston. Niagara County Peach Festival. 753-8580. collectorsfest@cnypromotions.com. praise from Billboard, TIME, Vice, and NPR who 12 – 11:30 p.m. See Sept. 8. described their sound as “…a mix of jam and SEPT. Syracuse. Collectorsfest Sports Memorabilia Liverpool. Corvette Cruisin’ Night. indie and whatever else you can throw into & Collectible Show. These shows are the bigAll Corvettes clubs and spectators the soup…very earnest, beautiful, political, gest shows in upstate New York and consist of welcome. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free. loving rock n’ roll.” 7:30 p.m. $26.50 to $66.50. any of the following: sports cards (sets, wax Heid’s of Liverpool, 305 Oswego St. heidsofli- Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. https:// landmarktheatre.org. packs and singles), graded cards, autographs, verpool.com. 315-451-0786.

the New York Times, and GQ. Ronny released his debut Netflix Stand Up Comedy Special “Asian Comedian Destroys America.” Must be 21 or older. 8 p.m. $35. del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort. com/entertainment.

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Syracuse. NYS Morgan Horse Society’s Annual Regional Horse Show. The New York State Morgan Horse Society presented the first annual All Morgan Horse Show at the New York State Fairgrounds, in 1960. The New York Morgan always attracts the best of the Morgan breed from a region filled with quality competitors. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free. Toyota Coliseum at New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http://www.nysfair.org. www.nysmhs.org. 585760-4707. gullwingmorgans@gmail.com.

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Lowville. Cream Cheese Festival. includes many children’s activities such as inflatables, along with the recipe contest, bands, food and games. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. https://creamcheesefestival. com. creamcheesefestival@gmail.com.

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Macedon. Fall Festival. www.longacrefarms. com.

Sterling. Ontario Orchards Fall Jamboree. Food, corn maze, hay wagon ride, wine tasting, henna painting, animals, fall décor, live enterSEPT. Syracuse. Jason Aldean: Rock N’ tainment, you-pick apples and pumpkins, wine Roll Cowboy Tour. The live line-up slushies, air hops, children’s zipline, and face includes Jason Aldean, Gabby painting. Free admission. Ontario Orchards Barrett, John Morgan, and Dee Jay Silver. 7:30. Farm, 15273 Sterling Center Rd. www.ontari$39.75. St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at oorchards.com. 315-343-6328. Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. http://www. Syracuse. NYS Morgan Horse Society’s Annusjhamphitheater.com. al Regional Horse Show. See Sept. 14.

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Syracuse. NYS Morgan Horse Society’s Annu- Syracuse. Shinedown: Planet Zero World al Regional Horse Show. See Sept. 14. Tour. Live performance line-up includes Shinedown and Jelly Roll. 7 p.m. $29.50 + St. SEPT. Syracuse. NYS Morgan Horse So- Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, ciety’s Annual Regional Horse 490 Restoration Way. http://www.sjhamphitheater.com. Show. See Sept. 14.

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Syracuse. Sinbad. Making a rare comedy club appearance, Sinbad has worked tirelessly to rise to the top of the standup circuit, finding success in both television and film in addition to his popular stage act. Ages 21 and older only. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. $37+ Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, Destiny USA, 306 Hiawatha Blvd. http://syracuse.comedyreservations.com. Waterloo. Clint Black. Country artist Clint Black reached #1 with five consecutive singles from his triple-platinum debut, “Killin’ Time,” followed with the triple-platinum “Put Yourself in My Shoes,” and then a string of platinum and gold albums throughout the ‘90s. Must be 21 or older. 8 p.m. $39+. del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.

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Syracuse. Sinbad. 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. See Sept. 16. Syracuse. Syracuse University Orange Football vs. Purdue Boilermakers. The Dome at Syracuse University. 900 Irving Ave. https:// cuse.com/ticketing/?t=1651108822.

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Macedon. Fall Festival. Tour a 4th-generation working farm that includes plenty of activities and attractions, including playground, jumping pillow, giant slide, pedal carts, kiddie train, wagon rides, pumpkin launcher, Amazing Maize Maze, mini corn maze, gem panning, tire swing, tether ball, sand box, obstacle course, ice cream, snacks, doughnuts, fudge, produce, pumpkins and gift shop with artisan items,

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local goods and home décor. Agritourism area is adjacent to the farm’s JD Wine Cellars. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $15 Barnbuster ticket ages 3+; $20 deluxe ticket (includes all Barnbuster attractions plus gemstone panning); $10 grandparent ticket (valid with paying Barnbuster ticket). On weekdays, the farm is open 10 a.m. to dark. $9. Not all fall weekend activities are available. 1342 Eddy Rd. www.longacrefarms. com. 315-986-4202. getlost@longacrefarms. com.

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Auburn. “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” A smash hit and a tribute to the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, the musical celebrates the music of Fats Waller. His career ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages around the world. This revue evokes the humor and infectious energy of this American original to provide an evening of humor, romance and thrilling song and dance. Runs through Oct. 11. Check website for show times. $64+ Merry-GoRound Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Road. www. therevtheatre.com. 315-255-1785. tickets@ TheREVTheatre.com.

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Oswego. Oswego Porch Fest. Local musicians perform on front porches throughout the historic westside neighborhood. Check the website for a schedule of performances. 12 – 6 p.m. Free. Franklin Square. www.oswegoporchfest.com.

Syracuse. Five Finger Death Punch. Live performance line-up includes Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, The Hu and Fire From the Gods. 6:30 $29.50+ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, 490 Restoration Way. http://www. sjhamphitheater.com.

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THE FINGER LAKES State Quarter Horse show with registered quarter horses competing in a wide variety of disciplines. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Toyota Coliseum at New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http://www.nysfair.org. www.esqha. com. 607-592-1484. ESQHA1962@gmail.com.

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Queensbury. Adirondack Balloon Festival 2022. Launches and displays of 50 hot air balloons, food, vendors and crafts. All Balloon Festival events are weather permitting and non-smoking. No dogs, drones, or remote-control aircrafts are allowed at any Balloon Festival events. Check the website for a complete schedule. Free. Various locations. www.adirondackballoonfest.org. 518-2224593. gfzemail@gmail.com. Syracuse. Empire State Quarter Horse Association Empire Fall Show. See Sept. 21.

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Auburn. “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” See Sept. 21.

Clayton. New York Voices. Formed in the 1980s at Ithaca College, New York Voices has collaborated with the Count Basie Orches-

tra, Paquito d’Rivera, and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. $35+. Clayton Opera House, 403 Riverside Drive. www.claytonoperahouse.com. 315-686-2200.

and impressionist Frank Caliendo is well known for his impressions of famous personalities Donald Trump, Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Robert DeNiro; politicians Queensbury. Adirondack Balloon Festival George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama; broadcasters John Madden, Charles Barkley 2022. See Sept. 22. and Jon Gruden; and talk show hosts Dr. Phil, Syracuse. Empire State Quarter Horse Asso- Jay Leno, and David Letterman. Must be 21 or ciation Empire Fall Show. See Sept. 21. older. 8 p.m. $35+. del Lago Resort & Casino, Syracuse. Syracuse University Orange 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort. Football vs. Virginia Cavaliers. The Dome com/entertainment. at Syracuse University. 900 Irving Ave. https:// SEPT. cuse.com/ticketing/?t=1651108822. Altmar. Salmon River Fish Hatchery Open House. The newly renoSyracuse. Tracy Morgan. Known for starring vated hatchery will be open to exon seven seasons of NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning “30 Rock,” Morgan ap- plore. Free. 2133 Co. Rt. 22. 315-314-0768. peared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin Auburn. “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” See Sept. 21. as “Tracy Jordan,” the unpredictable star of Clayton. The Bee Gees Gold. John Acosta as “Liz Lemon’s” (Fey) hit variety show, “TGS with Barry Gibb has performed in Bee Gees tribute Tracy Jordan.” Morgan was also nominated bands all over the world. His portrayal of lead for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a singer Barry Gibb is with a zest for detail, like Comedy Series in 2016 for hosting an episode no other. Backed by a live band, the Bee Gees of the legendary “Saturday Night Live.” Ages tribute recreates the look and sound of the 21 and older only. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. $42+ Bee Gees from the ‘60s to the late ‘70s, with Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, Destheir unique falsettos that made them legends. tiny USA, 306 Hiawatha Blvd. http://syracuse. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. $40+ Clayton Opera House, 403 comedyreservations.com. Riverside Drive. www.claytonoperahouse.com. Waterloo. Frank Caliendo. Comedian, actor, 315-686-2200.

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

Unique Consignment Boutique For every lifestyle

Home Furnishings • Home Décor • Women’s Clothing & more!

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THE FINGER LAKES Clyde. Finger Lakes Live Steamers Fall Open House. Enjoy unlimited rides on the 7 1/4 -gauge scale train as it chugs its way through 12 acres of woods, over trestles and into the depot. The train is suitable for riding most adults and children. View small scale model railroads and other railroading displays. Food and memorabilia available for purchase. Check the Facebook page, as wet weather prior to the event can cancel the open house. 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $10 adults/teens; children 12 and younger, free. 302 Clyde-Marengo Rd. https://fingerlakeslivesteamers.org. www.facebook.com/fingerlakeslivesteamers. info@fingerlakeslivesteamers.org. Macedon. Fall Festival. See Sept. 17 Naples. Driftwood in concert. Details and tickets available through the website or at the winery. 5 p.m. Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard, 197 N Main St. www.inspiremoorewinery.com. 585-374-5970. Naples. Naples Grape Festival. Winemaker competition, chili cook-off, parade, street dance, BBQ, grape pies for sale, wine and beer garden and more. Full schedule online. Fireworks by Young Fireworks at 9 p.m. Thursday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 137 N. Main St. and various locations throughout Naples. www.facebook.com/naplesgrapefestival. Palmyra. Canaltown Days. Celebrate the Erie Canal with a street festival featuring 120 craft booths, 70 market vendors, parade (4 p.m.) and food for all tastes. Promotional items are available for souvenirs. Wagon rides, guided tours, village museums, and antique shops. Free parking available at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on W. Jackson St., with shuttles running to and from the festival area. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. www. facebook.com/PalmyraCanaltown. www.palmyracanaltowndays.org.

Open for Lunch 11:30 –2:30; Dinner From 5 p.m. March through December • Wednesday through Sunday

Queensbury. Adirondack Balloon Festival 2022. See Sept. 22.

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Syracuse. Empire State Quarter Horse Association Empire Fall Show. See Sept. 21. Syracuse. Tracy Morgan. 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. See Sept. 23.

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Clyde. Finger Lakes Live Steamers Fall Open House. See Sept. 24. Macedon. Fall Festival. See Sept. 17

Naples. Naples Grape Festival. See Sept. 24. Palmyra. Canaltown Days. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Sept. 24. Queensbury. Adirondack Balloon Festival 2022. See Sept. 22. Syracuse. Empire State Quarter Horse Association Empire Fall Show. See Sept. 21.

LW EMPORIUM CO-OP Gifts, Antiques & Home Decor

The Feathered Nest Gift Shop

WhistleStop Antique Center

10a.m.–5p.m. Tues. thru Sun. • Closed Mon. 6355 Knickerbocker Road • off Rte. 104 in Ontario

315-524-8841 • www.lwemporium.com

Syracuse. Westcott Street Cultural Fair. The 30th annual event, the Westcott Street Cultural Fair is a celebration of the diversity and uniqueness of the neighborhood, with performing arts, food, service organizations and activities for all ages. The fair features three music stages, two dance stages and a kids’ stage, with shows running back-to-back on each throughout the day. Westcott and surrounding streets are lined with booths for over 120 artists, crafters and non-profit organizations. Event kicks off with a parade at noon. 12 – 6:30 p.m. Free. Westcott Street between Concord and Dell streets. https://westcottstreetfair. org/?t=1651118470. 315-313-5447.

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Specialty Shops ~ Restaurants ~ Services

Peirce’s Gift Shop ~ Main Street Arts Sandy’s Floral Gallery ~ Sulfur Books Checkmates Preloved Home Accents Dork Forest Comics ~ Parks ~ Labyrinth Foster Cottage Museum ~ Salons ~ Spa Warfield’s Restaurant, Lounge & Bakery

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Syracuse. Autumn In New York Horse Show. This event he Autumn in New York Horse Show brings owners, riders and their favorite hunters and jumpers for four days of competitions. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Free. Toyota Coliseum at New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http://www.nysfair.org. syracusepha.org. 973-4791393. liz.pinto7@gmail.com.

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Aurora. MacKenzie-Childs Artisan Crafts Festival. The inaugural MacKenzie-Childs Artisan Crafts Festival at the company’s headquarters is outdoor, juried artisan craft Festival with more than 150 artisans. The event highlight handmade creations in the style of MacKenzie-Childs. This experiential weekend will include hands-on craft experiences, demonstrations, one-of-a-kind pieces for sale, expanded shopping in The Outlet, and food. $10 per day or $20 for all three days. Children 16 and younger, free. 3260 State Route 90. www.mackenzie-childs.com/artisan-craft-festival.html. 315-364-7127. artisancraftfestival@mackenzie-childs.com. Syracuse. Autumn In New York Horse Show. See Sept. 29.

Ward W. O'Hara Agricultural & Country Living Museum Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Educational Center Revisit rural life in 1800's Blacksmith Shop, Country Store, One Room School & More

Open Monday – Saturday 10–4, Sundays 11–4 July & August: Monday – Saturday 9–5, Sundays 10–5

~ Free Admission & Parking ~ 315-252-7644 www.wardoharaagriculturalmuseum.org 6880 East Lake Road Rt. 38A Auburn, NY 13021

Cosentino’s Ristorante

Mon - Sat | 8AM - 6PM | ALL YEAR 315-536-0836 info@oakhillbulkfoods.com 3173 Route 14A, Penn Yan NY 14527

A LOCAL FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS SINCE 1996

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'Scratch-Made' Bakery-Fresh baked goods every day! Specialty coffee-Fresh roasted in store. Huge selection of Cheese! Fresh & Smoked Meats Oak Leaf Cafe

Fresh-Handmade Breakfast & Lunch Coffee Lattes Smoothies Panini Sandwiches Wraps

Authentic Italian Cuisine

OPEN 7AM-4PM | Mon - Sat

Offering dine in, take out, or delivery

(315) 789-1638 1 Railroad Place, Geneva, NY • www.cosentinosgeneva.com

Purchase from our own coffee line, Masters Touch Coffee Roaster either in-store or online at masterstouchcoffee.com

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Hejamada Campground & RV Park

PO Box 492 Montezuma, NY 13117 hejamadacampground.com Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal & Group Rates Available

Email: larso692000@yahoo.com

315-776-5887 Toll Free 1-877-678-0647

THE FINGER LAKES Warrensburg. The World’s Largest Garage Sale. This event has become more and more popular and grown far beyond the organizers vision for a “community of garage sales.” Warrensburg residents host their garage sales and over 500 vendors from across the nation. Live music, kettle corn, fried dough and more. Free shuttle service to the Main Street shopping from Warren County Fairgrounds at 356 Schroon River Road. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Main Street. https://warrensburggaragesale.com. 518-623-2161. Waterloo. Masters of Illusion. The Live Tour stars the world’s greatest award-winning magicians. These cutting-edge illusionists perform sleight-of-hand tricks, perplexing interactive mind magic, comedy, dangerous escapes and large scale, modern illusions. Must be 21 or older. 8 p.m. $20+. del Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https:// dellagoresort.com/entertainment.

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1897 Beekman House — Five luxurious rooms with en-suite bathrooms — Gourmet three-course breakfasts — Convenient to Seneca and Keuka Lake wineries — Sommelier-guided wine tours available 39 Main St, Dundee, NY 14837 • (315)412-2697 beekmanhouse1897@gmail.com | www.1897beekmanhouse.com

THURSDAYS Oswego. Oswego Farmers’ Market. Through Oct. 13. 4 – 7:45 p.m. W. 1st St.

SATURDAYS Fulton. Fulton Farmers’ Market. Through Oct. 15. 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Canalview Mall parking lot, S. Second St.

Join us for a tasting of our Handcrafted, German style wines! 10014 Day Rd. / Hammondsport / 607-284-4011

www.WeisVineyards.com

Relax, There’s A Woman On the Job! Marina Supplies G Sundries Soda G Ice G Snacks

Jewelry • Baskets • Books & Journals • Cards • Incense Soaps • Tea & Coffee • Mugs • Scarves • Magnets • Pottery Toys • Mismatched Socks • Hand Crafted • Fair Trade

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FULL SERVICE MARINA: SUMMERIZATIONS, WINTERIZATIONS

Gas & Oil • Trailer Storage

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THE FINGER LAKES WEEKENDS Syracuse. Crafted Underground Series. Creative arts and crafts vendors and start-up local businesses hosted each weekend, along with local musicians midday. Each round of pop-ups will last three months. Saturdays noon – 6 p.m.; Sundays noon – 5 p.m. Free admission. The McCarthy Mercantile, 217 S. Salina St. https://wildflowersarmory.com/ crafted. 315-546-4919.

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Little Falls. Little Falls Cheese Festival. Dozens of New York state cheesemakers offering more than 100 kinds of cheese will gather from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street in Little Falls. You’ll also find gourmet foods, New York state craft beverages, entertainment and food trucks. Tip: Bring a cooler and arrive early for best selection of cheese. www.littlefallscheesefestival.com.

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Auburn. “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” A smash hit and a tribute to the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, the musical celebrates the music of Fats Waller. His career ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages around the world. This revue evokes the humor and infectious energy of this American original to provide an evening of humor, romance and thrilling song and dance. Runs through Oct. 11. Check website for show times. $64+ Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 6877 E. Lake Road. www.therevtheatre.com. 315-255-1785. tickets@TheREVTheatre.com. Aurora. MacKenzie-Childs Artisan Crafts Festival. See Sept. 30. Macedon. Fall Festival. Tour a 4th-generation working farm that includes plenty of activities and attractions, including playground, jumping pillow, giant slide, pedal carts, kiddie train, wagon rides,

8830 Baker Road, Bloomfield, NY Schedule your visit: www.lazyacrealpacas.com Largest alpaca farm in the Finger Lakes region! 60+ alpacas, vintage barns

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Wed. – Sun.: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Mon. – Tues.: CLOSED 2 University Ave, North Cohocton, NY •

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Estate Grown Wines Breathtaking Views Fresh Tasty Bistro Live Music Thurs 6-9pm Relaxation at its finest! 4248 East Lake Rd|Geneva, NY zugibevineyards.com

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“Ithaca’s Own Winery” 1551 Slaterville Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 www.sixmilecreek.com

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Syracuse. Syracuse Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival. This event brings the best of local foods and brews, along with national brands to the New York State Fairgrounds. Lawn games, music, and fun for the whole family. $5.66 presale; $10.80 at the gate; $26.60 Foodie’s Package (includes early admission at 11 a.m., FTFA koozie, one free dessert from the VIP dessert truck, unlimited bottled water throughout the festival); $45.28 Beer Lover’s Oswego. CNY Pumpkin Festival. Kids’ activ- Package (includes choice of three craft beers, ities, amusement rides, food, live entertain- FTFA koozie, unlimited bottled water during

Cortland County Historical Society

• Suggett House Museum • Kellog Memorial Research Center • Gift Shop • Then & Now Children’s Room

Wednesdays–Saturdays 12:00–5:00p.m. 25 Homer Ave., Cortland NY 13045 607-756-6071 • info@cortlandhistory.org

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the festival); free children 12 and younger and all first responders and active/retired military with show of valid ID at the gate. 12 – 5 p.m. 581 State Fair Blvd. www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com. Warrensburg. World’s Largest Garage Sale. See Sept. 30.

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Aurora. MacKenzie-Childs Artisan Crafts Festival. See Sept. 30.

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CORTLAND Glens Falls. Annual Taste of the North Country. Sample a variety of foods from the North Country’s best restaurants. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Glens Falls City Park, 29 Maple St. https://glensfallstaste.com. Macedon. Fall Festival. See Oct. 1. Oswego. CNY Pumpkin Festival. See Oct. 1. Syracuse. Autumn In New York Horse Show. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. See Sept. 29. Warrensburg. World’s Largest Garage Sale. See Sept. 30.

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Auburn. “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” See Oct. 1.

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Auburn. “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” See Oct. 1.

Oswego. NAPA Super DIRT Week 50th Anniversary. Special events all week to celebrate the 50th anniversary. Oswego Speedway, 300 E. Albany St. www.oswegospeedway.com/ schedule. 315-342-0646.

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Oswego. NAPA Super DIRT Week 50th Anniversary. See Oct. 3.

Lake George. Annual Lake George Oktoberfest & Fall Festival. The heart of Lake George is transformed into a Bavarian-style street fair as to celebrate the arrival of fall in the Adirondacks. Nonstop German and polka music, traditional dancers, Adirondack Brewery Beer Garden, local artisan vendors, carnival rides, bratwurst, crafts, dancing, knackwurst, keg tossing, weisswurst, potato pancakes, stein hoisting, pony rides, local wine, dancing chickens, fall foliage and more. Free. Lake George Village, Canada Street & Shepard Park. https:// lakegeorgeoktoberfest.com/lake-george-octoberfest. Oswego. NAPA Super DIRT Week 50th Anniversary. See Oct. 3. Syracuse. Trick or Trot Horse Show. This event is the final opportunity for exhibitors to accumulate points for the Bridle Path Manor Super Series Year End Awards. Call or email for class lists or more information about the show. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Toyota Coliseum at New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http://www.nysfair.org. 315-727-5391. bpmhorseshows@gmail.com.

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Auburn. “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” See Oct. 1.

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Lafayette. Lafayette Apple Festival. Celebrate the apple harvest with apple-themed foods along with food competitions, midway rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, juried craft show with 400 exhibitors and more. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 5330 Rowland Rd. www.lafayetteapplefest.org. lafayetteapplefest@gmail.com. 315-677-3498.

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THE ADIRONDACKS Preble. Fall Fiber Arts Festival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See Oct. 8. Oswego. NAPA Super DIRT Week 50th AnniSyracuse. Collectorsfest Sports Memorabilia versary. See Oct. 3. Preble. Fall Fiber Arts Festival. Featuring a & Collectible Show. These shows are the bigwide variety of vendors selling knitting and gest shows in upstate New York and consist of spinning supplies, felting, yarn, pelts, raw any of the following: sports cards (sets, wax fleeces, blankets, shawls, clothing, roving, packs and singles), graded cards, autographs, unique fiber products, crafts, Christmas gifts, racing, non-sports cards, starting line-ups, sheep items, handcrafted woodworking and supplies to protect collectible items, posters, pottery, soaps and maple products. 9 a.m. to framed art, magazines, bobble heads, diecast, 5 p.m. $5; 12 and younger, free. Little York Lake and more. Show will have up to 110 tables of all types of collectibles. Will have some new and Pavilion, 6799 Little York Lake Road. different vendors setting up each show from all Syracuse. Trick or Trot Horse Show. 8 a.m. to over the Northeast and Canada. 9:30 a.m. to 3 10 p.m. See Oct. 7. p.m. $5 adults; children 10 and younger, free. Waterloo. #IMOMSOHARD. Kristin and Jen Science & Industry Building at the New York began #IMOMSOHARD as a popular web-series State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http:// by real-life best friends. Their posted video www.nysfair.org. cnypromotions.com. 607sparked a community of 2 million followers 753-8580. collectorsfest@cnypromotions.com. who appreciate their angst of motherhood, OCT. womanhood and what it means to be a modern Auburn. Ain’t Misbehavin’. See success. Must be 21 or older. 8 p.m. $39+. del Oct. 1. Lago Resort & Casino, 1133 State Route 414. https://dellagoresort.com/entertainment.

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Lafayette. Lafayette Apple Festival. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Oct. 8.

Lake George. Annual Lake George Oktoberfest & Fall Festival. See Oct. 7. Macedon. Fall Festival. See Oct. 1. Oswego. NAPA Super DIRT Week 50th Anniversary. See Oct. 3.

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Auburn. Ain’t Misbehavin’. See Oct. 1.

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Line is it Anyway?” stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are taking to the live stage as improv comedy artists. 8 p.m. $25. The Oncenter, Crouse Hinds Theater, 421 Montgomery St. http://www.oncenter.org. colinandbradshow. com. Syracuse. Fall Country Folk Art Craft Show. Stop by for great 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. Check the website for a coupon. One ticket admits all weekend and parking is free. 5 – 9 p.m. $8 adults; free children 12 and younger. Horticulture Building at the New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http:// www.nysfair.org. www.countryfolkart.com. Facebook.com/countryfolkart. 248-634-4151. rhondablakely@gmail.com.

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Clayton. 10th Annual Punkin Chunkin Festival. Heave some gourds, shop the farmers market Syracuse. Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless. and enjoy a barbecue. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Armed with only their wits, “Whose Frink Park and Riverside Drive. www.1000is-

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Syracuse. Fall Country Folk Art Craft Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Oct. 14.

Syracuse. “The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening” with Cary Elwes. In this highly anticipated event, fans of “The Princess Bride” will join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) Syracuse. Fall Country Folk Art Craft Show. in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Oct. 14. the set of the classic film. After a screening of Syracuse. Syracuse University Orange the iconic film, Elwes will engage in a moderFootball vs. NC State Wolfpack. The Dome at ated discussion on classic scenes, revealing Syracuse University. 900 Irving Ave. https:// never-before-shared secrets and tales of incuse.com/ticketing/?t=1651108822. conceivable antics. 2 p.m. $39.50. The Oncenter Syracuse. Zoo Boo. This popular Hallow- Crouse Hinds Theater, 421 Montgomery St. een-themed event invites children to come to http://www.oncenter.org. the zoo in costume and trick-or-treat with the Syracuse. Zoo Boo. See Oct. 15. animals. Zoo Boo’s “kooky not spooky” theme Syracuse. Toyfest. This show will offer up to offers little ones Halloween fun without fear 110 tables with items such as vintage and modand often inspires entire families to dress up in ern collectible toys, comic books, diecast, Hot the Halloween spirit. Features 10 treat stations Wheels, Matchbox, wrestling, action figures, around the zoo, fun photo ops, games and dolls, Funko POP, Pokemon, Star Wars, Disney, entertainment. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $7 advance non-sports cards, Starting Line ups, games, sale members; $8 advance sale non-members; supplies to protect your items, and more. For$8 day-of members; $9 day-of non-members. mally known as Toyfull Weekend. 9:30 a.m. to Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place. 3 p.m. $5 adults; free children 10 and younger. www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org. 315-435-8511. Science & Industry Building at the New York x8526. State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http://

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Syracuse. CNY Reining Horse Association Fall Classic & NEBT Futurity. Four days of reining competition with NRHA Regional Championships for the Northeast and an added futurity for threeyear-old horses. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Toyota Coliseum at the New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. http://www.nysfair.org. www.cnyrha.net/fall-classic.html. 518-7267536. dalesargeant@icloud.com.

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Syracuse. CNY Reining Horse Association Fall Classic & NEBT Futurity. See Oct. 20.

Syracuse. Tony Rock. Comedian, actor, and producer, Rock has proven to be one of television’s best hosts having played the role of ringleader on HBO’s weekly stand-up comedy series “All Def Comedy,” NBA TV’s “The Warm Up,” along with BET’s “Black Card Revoked” and “Apollo Live,” all while co-starring in his first primetime network series, CBS’ “Living Biblically.” Ages 21 and older only. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. $24. Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, Destiny USA, 306 Hiawatha Blvd. http://syracuse.comedyreservations.com.

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Macedon. Fall Festival. See Oct. 1.

Syracuse. CNY Reining Horse Association Fall Classic & NEBT Futurity. See Oct. 20. Syracuse. Tony Rock. 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. See Oct. 21. Syracuse. Zoo Boo. See Oct. 15.

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Macedon. Fall Festival. See Oct. 1.

Syracuse. CNY Reining Horse Association Fall Classic & NEBT Futurity. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See Oct. 20. Syracuse. Zoo Boo. See Oct. 15.

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Alexandria Bay. 1000 Islands Halloween Festival. Crafts, trick or treating with the local businesses, ghost tours, hayrides and children’s costume contest. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Scenic View Park Pavilion, Sisson St. www.visitalexbay.org/annual-alex-bay-events/halloween-festival.

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Macedon. Fall Festival. See Oct. 1. Syracuse. Syracuse University Orange Football vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Dome at Syracuse University. 900 Irving Ave. https:// cuse.com/ticketing/?t=1651108822. Syracuse. Zoo Boo. See Oct. 15.

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LISTED ALPHABETICALLY 1897 Beekman B&B.......................... 88 3 Sisters............................................. 44 Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce............... 65 All Things Oz Museum...................... 11 Antique World................................... 35 Apple Country Retreat..................... 74 Arcade & Attica Railroad.................. 27 Attic Interiors.................................... 34 B.A.C. Helicopters............................. 27 Bascol............................................... 72 Battle Island Clubhouse/Golf Course............... 52 Bears Sleepy Hollow........................ 55 Berkshire Farm Center for Youth Services........................ 12 Black Creek Farm B&B..................... 79 Booksend.......................................... 74 Brennan Beach .................................. 2 Brewery of Broken Dreams.............. 82 Brookfield Renewable Energy......... 32 Buckingham Brothers Markets........ 69 Buffalo Gardens................................ 32 Builders First Source........................ 75 Burgers & Beef of Hammondsport.. 84 Burke’s Home Center....................... 46 Burnap’s B&B, Farm Market............. 77 Burritt Motors................................... 44 Burt Goodnoughs Marina East......... 59 Buttercup Cheese............................. 69 Camillus Erie Canal Park.................. 72 Camp Good Days & Special Times... 19 Canale Insurance & Accounting....... 44 Canalview Travel.............................. 52 Canandaigua Records Exchange..... 89 Captain Thompson Resort............... 65 Car Shop, The................................... 39 Carousel Dairy — Bar & Cafe............ 12 Cattaragus County Tourism............... 8 Century 21 Galloway ....................... 45 Cherry Grove Campground.............. 79 Children’s Museum of Oswego........ 37 Christ the Good Shepherd ............... 46 Christy’s Motel.................................. 94 City of Oswego (Tiki Tours).............. 23 Clifton Springs Chamber of Commerce............... 86 Clucked Out Farm............................. 57 CNY Living History Center................ 92 Colloca Estate Winery...................... 78 Colonial Belle Boat Tours................. 83 Colonial Laundromat....................... 33 Colosse Cheese / Ice Cream Shop... 56 Cortland Arts Connects.................... 92 Cortland County Historical Museum ...................... 90 Cortland County Visitor’s Center..... 91

Cosentino’s Ristorante..................... 87 Court Street Antiques....................... 34 Cozy Cabins...................................... 34 Dailey’s Pour House......................... 69 Deaton’s Ace Hardware.................... 55 Deaton’s Agway ................................ 55 DiscoverUpstateNY.com................... 12 Done Right Cleaning......................... 18 Doug’s Fish Fry................................. 84 Early Owego Antique Center............ 35 Eastview Mall.................................... 32 El Rincon Mexicano .......................... 78 Elderberry Pond Restaurant............ 85 ESTA.................................................. 29 Farm House Brewery........................ 17 Financial Partners of Upstate.......... 53 Finger Lakes Boating Museum......... 84 Finger Lakes Goods.......................... 83 Flamingo Bowl.................................. 29 Foothills Mercantile, The................. 12 Fort Ontario State Historic Site........ 40 FreightYard Brewing......................... 72 Friends of Mexico Point Park, Inc..... 58 Fulton Taxi........................................ 52 Geneva Antique Co-op..................... 35 Geneva Gelato.................................. 80 Geneva on the Lake.......................... 81 Granger Homestead & Carriage Museum....................................... 86 Great Western Catskill Tourism....... 96 Greater Lakes EZ-Dock..................... 27 Greater Oswego/Fulton Chamber of Commerce............... 47 Green Planet Grocery....................... 41 Greene Point Marina........................ 60 Harbor Hotel..................................... 67 Harborfest......................................... 23 Hazlitt Winery................................... 81 Heid’s of Liverpool........................... 71 Hejamada Campground.................. 88 Henderson Business and Community Council.................... 62 Historic Palmyra............................... 83 Inspire Moore Winery....................... 86 Jewish Community Center.............. 75 Johnston’s Gas................................. 53 Junius Ponds Cabins & Campgrounds.............................. 84 Ken’s Body Shop............................... 41 Krzyzak Eye Care............................... 73 L W Emporium Co-op Craft & Antiques....................................... 86 Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center......................... 4 Lakeshore Hardwoods..................... 56 Lakewood Vineyards........................ 80 Lasnicki Landscaping....................... 69

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Lazy Alpaca Farm.............................. 89 Left Bank, The................................... 35 Lewis County...................................... 9 Longley Dodge.................................. 49 Lukacs Pottery Studio...................... 76 Madison County Historical Society.. 12 Marketplace on Chestnut................. 35 Martin’s Amish Furniture.................. 85 Martin’s Tide Sides Bay House......... 77 Martin’s Tide Sides Marina............... 77 MC Pressure Washing....................... 41 Mill House Market & Rainbow Shores.......................... 58 Mimi’s Drive-In.................................. 53 Montezuma Winery.......................... 82 Muranda Cheese............................... 82 Mystic Side Bookstore...................... 71 National Women’s Hall of Fame...... 88 Nolan’s on the Lake.......................... 81 NuCab............................................... 49 NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers Assoc.......... 12 NYS Parks and Recreation.............. 100 NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days............ 18 O.D. Greene Lumber Co., Inc............ 62 Oak Hill Bulk Foods.......................... 87 Old Country Store and More, The.... 89 Old Forge Town of Webb.................. 95 Oliver’s Campers.............................. 31 OnePhoto Photography................... 78 Ontario Orchards.............................. 42 Ontario Shores RV Park.................... 57 Oswego County Historical Society......................... 40 Oswego County Mutual Insurance... 25 Oswego County Promotion & Tourism.................. 21 Oswego Printing............................... 43 Oswego Speedway........................... 39 Oswego YMCA................................... 45 Painfull Acres Amish Furniture........ 62 Patina................................................ 34 Paul’s Big M....................................... 43 Picture Connection, The.................. 44 Pinehurst Cottages........................... 66 Port City Car Care............................. 46 Port City Copy Center....................... 43 Port of Oswego Authority................. 31 Power and Paddle............................ 30 Quilters Corner................................. 90 R Diner.............................................. 68 Reakes Country Goods..................... 94 Red Baron Pizza................................ 52 Red Bird Café.................................... 12 Red Fox Run B&B.............................. 72 Red Tail Ridge................................... 89 Regenerations.................................. 84 Reiter’s Marina, Inc........................... 60

REV Theater, The.............................. 17 Rice Creek Field Station................... 47 Ridge Campgrounds, The................ 37 River Camp, The............................... 57 River Golf Adventures...................... 66 Riverside Artisans............................. 41 Rolling Hills Asylum.......................... 30 Roof Top Lounge, The...................... 37 Rudy’s Chalet at Whiteface.............. 94 Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-In.................. 42 Safe Haven Museum......................... 41 Salmon Country Marina & Campground Inc.......................... 57 Salt Sanctuary.................................. 68 Scriba Electric................................... 47 Scriba Meats..................................... 45 Sharp’s Bulk Foods .......................... 63 Simeon Dewitt /Peters Realty.......... 53 Six Mile Creek Winery....................... 89 Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce............... 84 Skaneateles Marina.......................... 88 Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum...... 79 Something Olde, Something New... 94 Sonnenberg Gardens....................... 87 Sterling Creek Camp Grounds......... 78 Stickley Museum, The...................... 73 Stiefvater’s Lakeside Cottages......... 94 Stoney’s Pineville Campground...... 58 Storm Power Solutions.................... 75 Sunset RV Park & Cabins.................. 39 Sutter Creek Campground............... 76 Sutter’s Marina................................. 85 Swan Bay resort............................... 66 Sweet Wood’s Memorial................... 75 TJ Maxx.............................................. 15 Tru by Hilton..................................... 73 Tug Hill Estate................................... 63 Upstate Medical University.............. 98 USS Slater......................................... 31 Vashaw’s Collision Service............... 43 Village Shops, The............................ 48 Visit Rochester.................................... 3 Ward O’Hara Museum...................... 87 Warren’s Auto................................... 58 Water Safari resort............................ 95 Watertown International Airport..... 14 Wayne County Tourism.................... 99 Weis Vinyard..................................... 88 Whirlpool Jet Tours.......................... 29 Whitewater Challengers................... 17 Wild Goose Chase............................. 34 Winton Antiques............................... 34 Woman Made Products.................... 88 Woody’s Tackle & Gifts..................... 57 Yellow Barn Winery.......................... 63 Zugibe Vineyard................................ 89

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