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Fairs & Festivals in the Finger Lakes

Arts & Crafts


When: 4 days at the end of May

Where: Gaffer District, Corning, NY 14830

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

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

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

Keuka Arts Festival

When: Saturday and Sunday in mid-June

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

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)

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

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

Homer Arts & Crafts Festival

When: 3rd Saturday in July

Where: Village Green, Homer, NY 13077

Long-standing and popular event.

Waterfront Arts Festival

When: Last weekend in July

Where: Kershaw Park, Canandaigua, NY 14424

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

More than 350 artists and vendors come to one of Rochester's oldest neighborhoods. Food, live music, children's activities.

Brockport Arts Festival

When: weekend in mid-August

Where: Main St., Brockport, NY 14420

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

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

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.


Updated 30 March 2023






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