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WELCOME TO GENESEE COUNTY! While you’re visiting our great attractions, we hope that you will also enjoy the many festivals and events that are planned throughout the year. Every month is packed full of festivals for your family to enjoy. Check out www.GeneseeCalendar.com for additions and updates.

MONTHLY ONGOING EVENTS GO ART! Gallery Exhibits 201 East Main St. & 2 Bank St. Batavia. Exhibits by regional artists change every six weeks in two locations. 585-343-9313 or phawley@goart.org June 2007-June 2008: 135 Miles of Farms, Food and Fun Explore agriculture along Routes 5 & 20 through events such as Empire Farm Days, County Fairs, Wineries, Apple Festivals and Alpaca farms from Skaneateles to Darien, NY. www.routes5and20.com June-Oct: Walk the Villages Senator Rath’s program designed to promote walking for health and wellness while encouraging exploration of area communities and businesses. Batavia, LeRoy. www.walkthevillages.com June-Nov: Treaty of 1857 Exhibit Holland Land Office Museum. Batavia. Jun-Aug. M-Sat. 10am-4pm. Sep-Nov. Tue-Sat. 10am-4pm. Exhibit commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of 1857 between the U.S. and the Tonawanda Indians. 585-343-4727 or www.hollandlandoffice.com.

14-17: Stafford Carnival Stafford Firemen’s Grounds. Stafford, NY. Thu & Fri 5-11:30pm. Sat & Sun 1-11:30pm. $. 1966 Corvette raffle, food, rides, games. Parade Fri. 7pm. 585-345-1550. 16-17: Father’s Day Car Show Darien Lake Theme Park, Darien Center, NY. 10:30am-10pm. Come see classic cruisers, as well as modern marvels of automotive wonder. 585-599-4641. 19: County Park Volunteer Day Genesee County Park, E. Bethany. 10am-12pm. Help complete various park projects while enjoying the outdoors. 585-344-1122 or www.co.genesee.ny.us. 20,25,26,27,28,29,30: Batavia Muckdogs Home game. Minor League Baseball with a Bite! 7:05pm. Dwyer Stadium. 585-343-5454 or www.muckdogs.com. 21: Kenny Chesney in Concert Flip Flop Summer Tour. Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Darien Center, NY. 4:30pm. $. www.darienlakeconcerts.com.

June-Aug: Labatt Blue Party in Darien Square Darien Lake Theme Park. Darien Center, NY. 10:30am-10pm. Fri & Sat nights throughout the summer, Labatt Blue hosts a party with live bands, drink & food specials at Beaver Brother’s Lakeside Café. 585-599-4641.

23,30: Create Festive Martini Glasses PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. Workshop Sat. 10am. Individual instruction available Jun 23 - Jul 21. $. 585-344-4749.

June-Aug: Friday Night Karaoke Darien Lake Theme Park Resort. Darien Center, NY. Fri 10:30am-10pm. Bring the whole family out and sing under the stars at the Midway Gazebo Stage. 585-599-4641.

26: Darien Lakes State Park Summer Concert Series Corfu-Pembroke Community Band, Shelter #2. 7-9pm. No gate fee after 6:00pm. 585-547-9481.

MAY 2007

27: Free Concert in the Park Batavia Concert Band, Centennial Park. 7pm. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. 585-343-5991.

4-6,11-13: Day Out With Thomas Medina Railroad Museum. 530 W. Ave. Medina. Fri 10am-7pm. Sat & Sun 9am-7pm. Train Rides, entertainment, food & fun. $. Tickets: www.railroadmuseum.net or 585-798-6106. 5, 19: Ghost Hunt Rolling Hills Country Mall. E. Bethany. 8pm-Dawn. The first historical site in New York State open to the public for overnight ghost hunts. $. 585-344-2888. 8: The American Song Encyclopedia GO ART!. 201 E. Main St, Batavia. 6pm. Michael Lasser tells the stories behind the most beloved popular songs of the last century accompanied by singer Cindy Miller and musician Alan Jones. $. 585-343-9313 or info@goart.org. 12: 10th Annual Historical Society of Elba Antique Show/Sale Elba Fireman’s Hall (Rt 98). 9am-4pm. 50 plus tables of vintage antiques, memorabilia, collectables. 585-757-2791. 15: County Park Volunteer Day Genesee County Park, E. Bethany. 10am-12pm. Help complete various park projects while enjoying the outdoors. 585-344-1122 or www.co.genesee.ny.us. 17: Collage Gallery Spring Show GO ART!. 201 E. Main St, Batavia. Thur. 6-8pm. Artist reception sponsored by Genesee Co. MHA. 585-343-9313 or www.goart.org.

30: Early 4th Celebration 10592 Main St. Alexander, NY. Four corners. Sat. 10-5pm. Free horse & buggy rides from 11-1pm. Hot dogs/Bev & Country store sale. 585-591-9800.

JULY 2007 1: Area 51 Motocross Gold Cup Series. 3323 Harloff Rd., Batavia. 9:30am6pm. Dirt Bike races. Handicap Accessible. $. 716-553-6502 or www.area51motocross. 4: GO ART! Picnic in the Park Centennial Park. Batavia. Family event with all-day live entertainment, arts & crafts & kids activities. 585-343-9313. 4: Rush in Concert Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Darien Center, NY. 8:00pm. $. www.darienlakeconcerts.com. 4,11,18,25: Concert in the Park Batavia Concert Band, Centennial Park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. 7pm on 11,18,25. 12:00pm on Jul 4. 585-343-5991. 4,6,7,9,17,18,19,24,25,26,27,30,31: Batavia Muckdogs Home game. 7:05pm. Minor League Baseball with a Bite! Dwyer Stadium. 585-343-5454 or www.muckdogs.com. 6,13,20,27: Free Friday Night Music in the Square Jackson Square downtown Batavia. 7–9pm. Country, Blues, Celtic, Rock, or Jazz Band every Fri. Refreshments available. 585-344-0900 or www.downtownbataviany.com.

20: Area 51 Motocross 3323 Harloff Rd. Batavia. 9:30am-6pm. Dirt Bike races. Handicap Accessible. $. www.area51motocross.com or 716-553-6502. 25:Teen Ghost Tour Rolling Hills Country Mall. E. Bethany. 8pm-Dawn. The first historical site in New York State open to the public for overnight ghost hunts. $. 585-344-2888. 26-28: Military Appreciation Weekend Darien Center, NY. 10:30am-10pm. Darien Lake Theme Park Resort spends Memorial Day Weekend honoring the men and women that defended our country. Active and veteran military personnel get free admission and discounts for their family members. 585-599-4641.

7: The Ramble Music and Arts Fest 2007 Jackson Square. Downtown Batavia. Sat. 1-5pm. Past and present musicians/artists from the area. Lawn chair suggested. 585-343-9313. 7,14,21: Create Festive Martini Glasses PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. Workshop Sat. 10am. Individual instruction available Jun 23 - Jul 21. $. 585-344-4749.

28: Fall Out Boy in Concert Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Darien Center, NY. 6:00pm. $. www.darienlakeconcerts.com.

8,29: Batavia Muckdogs Home game. (Sun) 2:05pm. Minor League Baseball with a Bite! Dwyer Stadium. 585-343-5454 or www.muckdogs.com.

JUNE 2007

10: Darien Lakes State Park Summer Concert Series The Ghost Riders, Shelter #2. 7-9pm. No gate fee after 6:00pm. 585-547-9481.

1,8,15,22,29: Free Friday Night Music in the Square Jackson Square downtown Batavia. 7–9pm. Country, Blues, Celtic, Rock, or Jazz Band every Fri. Refreshments available. 585-344-0900 or www.downtownbataviany.com. 2,9,16,23: American Flag Pie Dish Workshop PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. Workshop Sat. 10am. Individual instruction available Jun 1-23. $. 585-344-4749. 7: Creating an Herb/Flower Garden Herbly Wonderful. 3701 Pearl St. Rd. Batavia. $. 6-8pm. Learn to create a beautiful and edible garden. 585-343-9227

12-14: Alexander Firemen’s Carnival Firemen’s Recreation Grounds, Alexander. Annual carnival with tractor pulls. Th 5-12. Fri 5-2am. Sat 12-2am. Win a 1955 Thunderbird. 585-591-4102 or www.alexanderfire.org. 13: Roger Waters in Concert Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Darien Center, NY. 8:00pm. $. www.darienlakeconcerts.com. 14: Ribs, Rods & Rock-n-Roll Rotary Club of Batavia’s BBQ Rib Fest. Batavia Downs. Noon-11pm. Rib judging and tasting, a “Super Cruise” for a variety of vehicles, live music, beer tent, silent auction, kid’s activities & raffles. 585-343-0806 or 343-3329.

9: 18th Annual Bergen Park Festival Hickory Park (Rt 19), Bergen. 11am-11pm. Family day with music, food, parade & fireworks. 585-494-1121 ext 1. 10: Area 51 Motocross 3323 Harloff Rd. Batavia. 9:30am-6pm. Dirt Bike races. Handicap Accessible. $. 716-553-6502 or www.area51motocross.

14,15: Oatka Festival LeRoy. Enjoy an old-fashioned hometown festival along the banks of the scenic Oatka Creek. 585-768-6910.

10: Brad Paisley in Concert Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Darien Center, NY. 12:00pm. $. www.darienlakeconcerts.com.

17: Darien Lakes State Park Summer Concert Series The Auslanders. Shelter #2. 7-9pm. No gate fee after 6:00pm. 585-547-9481.

For a complete list of events, check out our website at www.GeneseeCalendar.com

OTHER FUN THINGS TO DO WHILE YOU’RE HERE! Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge

Darien Lakes State Park

GO ART! Cultural Center

Oliver’s Candies

Genesee Center for the Arts

Batavia Muckdogs Baseball

Kutter’s Cheese Factory

Genesee Speedway

Genesee County Park’s Interpretive Center

Indian Acres Maple Farm

9 area golf courses

Rolling Hills Ghost Hunts

Polar Wave Snowtubing

Bergen Swamp Holland Land Office Museum Darien Lake Theme Park Resort Batavia Downs Gaming & Racing

JELL-O Gallery Museum Historic LeRoy House Stafford Museum of History

ADDITIONAL NEARBY ATTRACTIONS Niagara Falls

Genesee Country Village & Museum

Buffalo’s Theatre District

Medina Railroad Museum Many more!

Erie Canal Cruising Letchworth State Park

210 East Main Street | Batavia, NY 14020 | 1-800-622-2686 | www.VisitGeneseeNY.com


17: County Park Volunteer Day Genesee County Park, E. Bethany. 10am-12pm. Help complete various park projects while enjoying the outdoors. 585-344-1122 or www.co.genesee.ny.us. 17-21: Genesee County Fair Genesee County Fairgrounds, Batavia. Tu-Sat 8am-11pm. Midway rides, Grandstand events, Parade, Car show, Queen contest, Food, Entertainment, Animals. 585-344-2424 or www.gcfair.com.

18: County Park Volunteer Day Genesee County Park, E. Bethany. 10am-12pm. Help complete various park projects while enjoying the outdoors. 585-344-1122 or www.co.genesee.ny.us. 22,29: Spiderweb Plate Workshop PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. Workshop Sat. 10am. Individual instruction available Sep 22 - Oct 20. $. 585-344-4749. 23: Area 51 Motocross 3323 Harloff Rd., Batavia. 9:30am-6pm. Dirt Bike races. Handicap Accessible. $. 716-553-6502 or www.area51motocross.

OCTOBER 2007

21,28: Ceramic Candle Holder Workshop PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. Workshop Sat. 10am. Individual instruction available Jul 21-Aug 25. $. 585-344-4749. 21-22: 7th Annual Herb & Flower Festival Herbly Wonderful. 3701 Pearl St. Rd. Batavia. $. Sat. & Sun. 9am-6pm. Classes, herbal lunch, garden tours, children’s activities. 585-343-9227. 24,31: Darien Lakes State Park Summer Concert Series (24th) Kelly’s Old Timers. (31st) Niagara Frontier Fiddlers. Shelter #2. 7-9pm. No gate fee after 6:00pm. 585-547-9481. 30: Batavia Downs Live Harness Racing First night of racing. Gate time 7:35pm. Racing & Daily Gaming at Batavia Downs, Batavia. 585-343-3750.

AUGUST 2007

3,5-6,10,12-13,17,19-20,24,26-27,31: Batavia Downs Live Harness Racing Gate time 7:35pm. Racing & Daily Gaming at Batavia Downs, Batavia. 585-343-3750.

1,3-4,6,8,10-11,15,17-18,22,24-25,29,31: Batavia Downs Live Harness Racing Gate time 7:35pm. Racing & Daily Gaming at Batavia Downs, Batavia. 585-343-3750.

6,7,8,13,14,20,21,27,28: Holiday Hollow Halloween & Pirate Festival 1410 Main Rd. Corfu, NY. Halloween Village open 11am-5pm with 6 family shows. $. 585-762-8160.

1: Re-creation of Henry Ford’s Speeding Ticket Arrest on Aug. 1, 1922 Main St, Leroy. 4pm. 585-768-7433.

13: Country in the Village 10592 Main St. Alexander, NY. Four corners. Sat. 10-5pm. Free horse & buggy rides from 11-1pm. Food, Crafts, Country store. 585-591-9800.

1: Concert in the Park Batavia Concert Band. Centennial Park. 7pm. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. 585-343-5991.

13-14: Tonawanda Reservation Historical Society’s Annual Exhibit Tonawanda Indian Community House, Akron. Featuring artifacts, photographs & traditional food. 11am-4pm. 716-542-4360.

1,3,10,11,17,20,21,22,25,27,30,: Batavia Muckdogs Home game. 7:05pm. Minor League Baseball with a Bite! Dwyer Stadium. 585-343-5454 or www.muckdogs.com. 3-4: Elba Onion Festival Village Park (Rt 98). Elba. Fri 5pm-1am. Sat 12pm-2am. Fire Department benefit. Games, rides, food, parade. 585-343-7447. 3-5: 50th Annual Rodeo Attica Rodeo and Show Grounds, Attica. $. 585-591-2124 or www. atticarodeo.com.

16: County Park Volunteer Day Genesee County Park, E.Bethany. 10am-12pm. Help complete various park projects while enjoying the outdoors. 585-344-1122 or www.co.genesee.ny.us. 6,13,20: Spiderweb Plate Workshop PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. Workshop Sat. 10am. Individual instruction available Sep 22 - Oct 20. $. 585-344-4749. 10: Herbs for Health & Stress Relief Herbly Wonderful. 3701 Pearl St. Rd. Batavia. $. 6-8pm. Learn about herbs as medicine. 585-343-9227

3,10,17,24,31: Free Friday Night Music in the Square Jackson Square downtown Batavia. 7–9pm. Country, Blues, Celtic, Rock, or Jazz Band every Fri. Refreshments available. 585-344-0900 or www.downtownbataviany.com.

20: National Paint Your Own Pottery Day PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. $. 585-344-4749. 20,27: Thanksgiving Platter Workshop PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. Workshop Sat. 10am. Individual instruction available Oct 20-Nov 17. $. 585-344-4749.

4,11,18,25: Ceramic Candle Holder Workshop PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. Workshop Sat. 10am. Individual instruction available Jul 21-Aug 25. $. 585-344-4749. 7: Darien Lakes State Park Summer Concert Series WNY Bluegrass Association. Shelter #2. 7-9pm. No gate fee after 6:00pm. 585-547-9481. 5-8: Kingdom Bound Darien Lake Theme Park Resort. Darien Center, NY. 10:30am-10pm. Christian concerts, speakers, camping, seminars, worship gatherings, children’s programs, amusement park. Additional event passes must be purchased for this event. $. 716-633-1117. 8: Concert in the Park Batavia Concert Band. Centennial Park. 7pm. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. 585-343-5991. 10: Vans Warped Tour Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Darien Center, NY. 12:00pm. $. www.darienlakeconcerts.com. 12,19,26: Batavia Downs Live Harness Racing Gate time 1:15pm. Racing & Daily Gaming at Batavia Downs, Batavia. 585-343-3750. 12,19: Batavia Muckdogs Home game. (Sun) 2:05pm. Minor League Baseball with a Bite! Dwyer Stadium. 585-343-5454 or www.muckdogs.com. 14: Darien Lakes State Park Summer Concert Series Batavia Swing Band. Shelter #2. 7-9pm. No gate fee after 6:00pm. 585-547-9481. 15: Growing a Cutflower Garden Herbly Wonderful. 3701 Pearl St. Rd. Batavia. $. 6-8pm. Create a garden that will provide flower/herb arrangements for your home during the entire growing season. 585-343-9227 17, 18: Summer in the City Downtown Batavia. Fri 5-10pm. Sat 12-11pm. The City of Batavia celebrates summer with a heritage and family festival. Handicap Access. 585-344-0900 or www.downtownbataviany.com. 21: County Park Volunteer Day Genesee County Park. E. Bethany. 10am-12pm. Help complete various park projects while enjoying the outdoors. 585-344-1122 or www.co.genesee.ny.us. 24: Toby Keith Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Darien Center, NY. 8:00pm. $.www.darienlakeconcerts.com.

21, 28: Area 51 Motocross 3323 Harloff Rd., Batavia. 9:30am-6pm. Dirt Bike races. Handicap Accessible. $. www.area51motocross.com or 716-553-6502. 25: Making Essential Household Herbal Creations Herbly Wonderful. 3701 Pearl St. Rd. Batavia. $. 6-8pm. Uses of herbs in the home. 585-343-9227

NOVEMBER 2007 2-3,9,16,21,23-24,30: Batavia Downs Live Harness Racing Gate time 7:35pm. Racing & Daily Gaming at Batavia Downs, Batavia. 585-343-3750. 3,10,17: Thanksgiving Platter Workshop PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. Workshop Sat. 10am. Individual instruction available Oct 20-Nov 17. $. 585-344-4749. 10,17: Batavia Downs Live Harness Racing Gate time 1:15pm & 7:35pm. Racing & Daily Gaming at Batavia Downs, Batavia. 585-343-3750. 17-Through Dec: Holland Land Office “Wonderland of Trees” 131 West Main St. Batavia. $. 10am-4pm. Tue thru Sat. 585-343-4727 or www.hollandlandoffice.com. 17,24: Christmas Ornament Workshop PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. Workshop Sat. 10am. Individual instruction available Nov 17-Dec 15. $. 585-344-4749. 20: County Park Volunteer Day Genesee County Park, E. Bethany. 10am-12pm. Help complete various park projects while enjoying the outdoors. 585-344-1122 or www.co.genesee.ny.us. 28: Creating an Herbal Wreath Herbly Wonderful. 3701 Pearl St. Rd. Batavia. $. 6-8pm. Make a wreath for beauty and use in your turkey soup. 585-343-9227

DECEMBER 2007 1: Batavia Downs Live Harness Racing Gate time 1:15pm & 7:35pm. Racing & Daily Gaming at Batavia Downs, Batavia. 585-343-3750.

25: Leaf Impression Clay Workshop PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. Workshop Sat. 10am. Individual instruction available Aug 25-Sep 22. $. 585-344-4749.

1,8,15: Christmas Ornament Workshop PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. Workshop Sat. 10am. Individual instruction available Nov 17-Dec 15. $. 585-344-4749.

26: Area 51 Motocross Can Am Air. 3323 Harloff Rd., Batavia. Dirt Bike races. 9:30am-6pm. Handicap Accessible. $. 716-553-6502 or www.area51motocross.

1–29: Holland Land Office “Wonderland of Trees” 131 West Main St. Batavia. 10am-4pm. Tue thru Sat. 585-343-4727 or www.hollandlandoffice.com. 6: Creating Outdoor Holiday Arrangements in Containers & Window Boxes Herbly Wonderful. 3701 Pearl St. Rd. Batavia. $. 6-8pm. Decorations for those little used containers. 585-343-9227

SEPTEMBER 2007 1,5,7-8,12,14-15,19,21-22,26,28-29: Batavia Downs Live Harness Racing Gate time 7:35pm. Racing & Daily Gaming at Batavia Downs, Batavia. 585-343-3750. 1-2,4: Batavia Muckdogs Home game. Sat & Tue 7:05pm. Sun 2:05pm. Minor League Baseball with a Bite! Dwyer Stadium. 585-343-5454 or www.muckdogs.com. 1,8,15,22: Leaf Impression Clay Workshop PIECES Art Gallery. 109 Main St. Batavia. Workshop Sat. 10am. Individual instruction available Aug 25-Sep 22. $. 585-344-4749. 3: Batavia Downs Live Harness Racing Gate time 1:15pm. Racing & Daily Gaming at Batavia Downs, Batavia. 585-343-3750.

7: Christmas in the City Batavia. The City of Batavia gets into the holiday spirit and celebrates the season with the community. 585-344-0900 or www.downtonbataviany.com. 12: Creating a Holiday Wreath Herbly Wonderful. 3701 Pearl St. Rd. Batavia. $. 6-8pm. Create an artistic arrangement for your front door. 585-343-9227 17: Creating Holiday Centerpieces Herbly Wonderful. 3701 Pearl St. Rd. Batavia. $. 6-8pm. Learn what you should and shouldn’t do when creating your holiday centerpieces. 585-343-9227 18: County Park Volunteer Day Genesee County Park, E. Bethany. 10am-12pm. Help complete various park projects while enjoying the outdoors. 585-344-1122 or www.co.genesee.ny.us.

6-9: WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association’s 41st Annual Fall Rally Alexander. Honoring Cockshutt Tractors & Economy Engines. Featuring over 1,000 pieces of equipment. 585-591-1204. 8: Brick House Corners Fair Pembroke Town Hall (Rt 5 & 77). 10am-4pm. Chinese Auction, Book sale, Children’s games, Historical exhibits, Entertainment. 585-599-4892.

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13: Preserving Your Harvest of Herbs, Flowers & Vegetables Herbly Wonderful. 3701 Pearl St. Rd. Batavia. $. 6-8pm. Enjoy your harvest all winter long. 585-343-9227 15-16: Civil War Candlelight Tour and Encampment Batavia Cemetery, Batavia. Watch history unfold around you as actors representing those who fought in the Civil War tell their tales during the Candlelight Tour. $. Event Sat & Sun. 10-4pm. Candlelight Tour on Sat. 7-9pm. Limited handicap access. 585-343-0248.

For a complete list of events, check out our website at www.GeneseeCalendar.com

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