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Food trucks, craft beer accompany Auburn’s annual Duck Derby

Bachman5 beat out nearly 6,000 other rubber ducks in a race down the Owasco River to be crowned the 29th annual Auburn Kiwanis Memorial Day Duck Derby champion on Monday. The winning duck belonged to Jayde Bachman, who turned her $5 donation to the Auburn Kiwanis club into a $3,000 grand prize. All proceeds from the derby go directly to... more

Auburn Memorial Day parade persists despite rain

The city of Auburn didn’t let Mother Nature rain on its annual Memorial Day parade Monday morning. Despite on and off rain showers throughout the morning, people lined Genesee Street to watch the parade go by. Auburn City Councilor Jimmy Giannettino, a U.S. Air Force veteran, said the parade was “about the same size” as previous years, in spite of... more

Tourism season arrives with parades, beachgoers

The skies this weekend might be dark and cloudy, but across the region spirits will be high as the traditional start of the tourism season arrives with the Memorial Day weekend. The forecast for Saturday calls for cloudy skies and light wind, with highs in the upper 60s, while Sunday grows cloudier through the afternoon and evening, with thunderstorms likely... more

Fun, food, fireworks on tap for Richmond Fireman’s Carnival

For the third straight year, the Richmond Fireman’s Carnival is helping to usher in the midyear fun — with crafts, food and fireworks on tap through Saturday night. Again located in the lot between Commodore and Dougherty Funeral Home on Main Street in Richmond, the carnival began Thursday and concludes Saturday. Opening at noon on Saturday, the day’s festivities will... more

Experience! The Finger Lakes announces culinary festival in Ithaca to celebrate 10 year anniversary!

For the past 10 years, Experience! The Finger Lakes has produced some of best culinary tours and events in the Finger Lakes Region by vetting out the top food and beverage producers in the area. As a way to show their thanks to their partners and customers, this June, Experience! is bringing everyone together for a celebration in Ithaca to... more

NYS Fair to get new director: real estate developer Dan Queri

Real estate developer Dan Queri will be named director of the New York State Fair, according to sources. Queri will take over for Troy Waffner, who has been acting fair director since 2013. Waffner will stay on with the fair in a leadership position, sources said. Waffner has run the fair’s day-to-day operations since 2013, when former director Thomas Ryan... more

Watkins Glen International, New York State Fair announce marketing partnership

Watkins Glen International and the New York State Fair announced a partnership that will allow two of the state’s largest attractions to promote one another to visitors. Watkins Glen International and the Fair will promote each other’s major events through ticket giveaways on their social media channels, including the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend, August 4-7, and the... more

Organizers extend early-bird registration for Canal Fest in Seneca Falls

The Seneca Falls Business Association is encouraging local businesses, artisans, crafters, and organizations to register today to take part in this year’s Canal Fest. The 2nd Annual Canal Fest is expecting over 10,000 guests to visit during the three day event which will be held July 7, 8, and 9 on both sides of the Seneca Falls Canal Harbor. Organizers... more

Ithaca Festival: Founder inspires 40th anniversary

The past is serving as a source of creativity for the 40th annual Ithaca Festival, to be held in June. “Festival organizers have been meeting with one of the festival’s original founders for inspiration,” said Ben Greenberg, executive director of the Ithaca Festival. “Loretta Louviere, the godmother of the Ithaca Festival, will be making an appearance in the parade to... more

Corning’s ‘Glass Barge’ will take part in Canal Fest in Seneca Falls

The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) will bring its GlassBarge to this year’s Canal Fest. This all-new, world-class performance venue brings floating Hot Glass Demos to the Museum’s New York State neighbors along the Erie Canal and its connected waterways. The 2nd Annual Seneca Falls Canal Fest will be held July 7th through the 9th on both sides of the... more

Memorial Day fast approaching in Waterloo

Some of the toughest jobs in the military are filled by people who don’t wear uniforms, salute or march. The families who wait at home play an important part in providing support and comfort to the men and women in the military. This year the Celebrate Commemorate Freedom Parade will honor Blue Star Mothers, the women who kept the home... more

Organizers call on local businesses to participate in Seneca Falls Canal Fest

The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) is inviting all groups, organizations, businesses, wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries, restaurants, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, boaters, and watercraft of any kind to participate at this year’s Canal Fest. Last year’s Canal Fest drew an estimated 10,000 visitors over the 3-day event and anticipates that the amount of visitors will grow due to... more

Dates announced for Seneca Falls Canal Fest

The Seneca Falls Business Association has announced the return of the Seneca Falls Canal Fest. The 2nd Annual Seneca Falls Canal Fest will begin on Friday, July 7th and continues through Sunday, July 9th. The three day celebration will be held along both sides of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls and is bringing back the Amusement Rides & Midway,... more

Two major announcements made this week for NYS Fair

Two major announcements were made this week for fans of the New York State Fair. Acting Director Troy Waffner announced on Monday that four cabins would be placed on the grounds — making them available for families with young children. “It’ll really be turned into a refuge for young families from the heat and crowds; a place where families can... more
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