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Fairs & Festivals in the Finger Lakes

Arts & Crafts

Spring Festival of Crafts in Rochester

When: 3 days toward the end of April

Where: The Harley School, 1981 Clover, Rochester, NY 14618

Contact: 585-554-3539

A celebration of crafts of the Rochester Folk Art Guild.


When: 4 days at the end of May

Where: Gaffer District, Corning, NY 14830

Contact: 607-937-6292

A celebration of glass and fine arts in America's Crystal City. Food, wine and beer tastings, nightlife and entertainment.

19th Ward Square Fair

When: 1st Saturday in June

Where: Aberdeen Square Park, between Post and Woodbine avenues in Rochester's 19th Ward

Contact: 585-328-6571

Arts and crafts, flea market, food, live music, children's games, plant and books for sale.

Fairport Canal Days

When: 1st weekend in June

Where: Erie Canal, Fairport, NY 14450

More than 400 arts & crafts vendors, food, live entertainment, fireworks.

Ithaca Festival

When: 1st weekend in June

Where: Downtown Ithaca, NY 14850

Contact: 607-273-3646

Four-day celebration of the arts in Ithaca--all local artists, including musicians, clowns, magicians, dancers, acrobats, mimes, storytellers, writers, poets, and painters.

ArtFest at the Hollow

When: Sunday in mid-June

Where: Lime Hollow Center for Environment & Culture, 338 McLean Rd. , Cortland, NY 13045

Contact: 607-758-5462

Art exhibit and auction, live music, refreshments.

Keuka Arts Festival

When: Saturday and Sunday in mid-June

Where: Penn Yan Boat Launch, Keuka St. Penn Yan, NY 14527

Contact: 315-531-9232

Wide variety of arts and crafts vendors, wine tastings and sales by the region's best wineries with food supplied by local restaurants all in the pleasant, shaded atmosphere of the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail.

Corn Hill Arts Festival

When: weekend after July 4

Where: Corn Hill section of Rochester, NY 14608 (see festival's Web site for map)

Contact: 585-262-3142

Hundreds of the country's artists and craftspersons display their works. Food, music, clowns, mimes.

Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

When: 3 days, the 2nd weekend in July

Where: Columbus Circle, Syracuse, NY 13202

Contact: 315-422-8284

Nearly 200 exhibitors and preforming artists from 30 states and Canada. Demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Historic Downtown Canandaigua Arts Festival

When: mid-July

Where: Downtown Canandaigua, NY 14424

Contact: 585-394-7110

Three-day event featuring the work of artists and crafters from all over the county. Food, live entertainment, children's activities.

Homer Arts & Crafts Festival

When: 3rd Saturday in July

Where: Village Green, Homer, NY 13077

Contact: 607-749-2604

Long-standing and popular event.

A Festival of Art

When: weekend in late July

Where: Gaffer District, Market St., Corning, NY 14830

Contact: 607-937-6292

Juried fine arts and crafts show, live entertainment, hands-on activities for children.

Waterfront Arts Festival

When: Last weekend in July

Where: Kershaw Park, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Contact: 585-671-9102

Fine art and skilled craft show featuring about 200 exhibitors. Music and food.

Park Avenue Summer Art Fest

When: 1st weekend in August

Where: Park Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Contact: 585-473-4482

More than 300 artists and vendors come to one of Rochester's oldest neighborhoods. Food, live music, children's activities.

Webster Shakespeare Festival

When: beginning of August

Where: Veterans Memorial Park, North Ave.,

Webster, NY 14580


Free, open-air production of a well-known Shakespeare play.

Brockport Arts Festival

When: weekend in mid-August

Where: Main St., Brockport, NY 14420

Contact: 585-544-0951

Arts and crafts, food, music, Dragon Boat races, Duck Derby along the Erie Canal.

Hammondsport Festival of Crafts

When: weekend toward the end of August

Where: Village Square, Hammondsport, NY 14840

Contact: 607-569-2242

Wide variety of art and artisits.

Clothesline Festival

When: weekend after Labor Day (early September)

Where: Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607

Contact: 585-473-7720

More than 500 New York State artists display and sell their works on the Gallery's 17-acre campus. Food, 20-minute performances by the Rochester City Ballet and other troupes.

Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival

When: 3rd weekend in September

Where: Hemlock Fairgrounds, Hemlock, NY 14466

Workshops, classes, demonstrations, skein and garment competition, food, more than 75 vendors and displays.

Lace Day

When: 1st Saturday in October

Where: Ithaca, NY 14850

Contact: 607-277-0498

The first day of a three-day conference, this event is free and open to the public. If you're interested in lacemaking, this event is a must-see.

Arts & Crafts On Ice

When: 3rd Saturday and Sunday in October

Where: First Arena, 155 N. Main St., Elmira, NY 14901

Contact: 607-734-7825

Holiday arts and crafts, local specialties, and homemade products such as food, soaps, and lotions.

Holiday Market Show

When: 3rd Saturday and Sunday in October

Where: Fair & Expo Center (Dome Arena), 2695 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14467

Contact: 585-385-8590

More than 100 vendors selling a variety of arts and crafts including gourmet items, boutique clothing and holiday decorations.

Big Red JuggleFest

When: 3 days near the middle of November

Where: various locations on the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, NY 14853

Master workshops for amateurs, games, competitions. Performances by the most skilled jugglers from around the world.

Holiday Festival of Crafts

When: 3 days near the end of November

Where: The Harley School, 1981 Clover, Rochester, NY 14618

Contact: 585-554-3539

Sponsored by the Rochester Folk Art Guild.

Holiday Festival of Crafts

When: weekend at the beginning of December

Where: Montessori School, 155 Waldorf Parkway, Syracuse, NY 13224

Contact: 585-554-3539

Sponsored by the Rochester Folk Art Guild.


Updated 27 September 2011








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