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Fairs & Festivals in the Finger Lakes


Celebrate Memorial Day

When: 6 days at the end of May

Where: various venues around Waterloo, NY 13165

Train rides, arts and crafts show, museum visits, food, children's activities, 5k run.

Geneseo Air Show

When: 2 days in mid-July

Where: Geneseo Airport, 3489 Big Tree Lane, Geneseo, NY 14454

Contact: 585-243-2100

Historical planes on the ground and in the air.

Pageant of Steam

When: 4 days in mid-August

Where: Gehan Rd., Canandaigua, NY 14424

Contact: 315-331-4022

Put on by the New York Steam Engine Association. Displays, exhibits, and demonstrations of antique machinery, especially steam-operated farm machinery.

Renaissance Festival

When: Every weekend from the beginning of July through the middle of August

Where: 15385 Farden Rd., Sterling, NY 13156

Contact: 800-879-4446

Be transported back in time to the year 1585 to a small country village in Warwick, England. A variety of events and activities throughout the day.

Canal Splash

When: 2nd weekend in August

Where: various venues along the New York State Canal Corridor. Schedule of events and locations

Vendors, music, storytelling, parades, boat rides, and much more.

Annual Peddler's Heritage Festival

When: weekend in mid-August

Where: Victor Historical Society, 7300 Valentown Sq., Victor, NY 14564

Contact: 585-924-4170

Pioneer craft demonstractions, craft and antique vendors, food, period entertainment, museum tours.

Eight Square Schoolhouse Festival

When: last Saturday in August

Where: Eight Square Schoolhouse, Upper Hanshaw Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850

Contact: 607-273-8284 ext. 3

The Eight Square Schoolhouse is an authentic one-room octagon schoolhouse. The festival is designed to be a family affair to teach children what it was like to go to school in the olden days. Attendees are encouraged to wear clothes like those worn in the l890s. Festival activities often include class à la 1892, storytelling, music, a spinning demonstraction, arts and crafts, outdoor games of a historical nature, quilt raffle. The festival usually begins at noon and is free. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch.

Palmyra Canaltown Days

When: third weekend in September

Where: various locations troughtout the Village of Palmyra

A celebration of Palmyra's heritage as a canal town. Rides on the canal, guided canal walks, museum displays, arts, crafts, and food vendors, parade, music.


Updated 21 September 2008








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