Category: Festivals

Empire Farm Days is leaving Seneca County after 30+ years

Officials, Lott Farm stunned by Lee’s decision to move Empire Farm Days out of Seneca County

Hours after the announcement that Empire Farm Days would be leaving Seneca Falls — officials with the host site say they were taken by surprise at The announcement came suddenly in a farm publication – taking residents of Seneca County by surprise ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY: Kelly Guilfoyle & Drink Like a Girl Backyard Brewfest (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Kelly Guilfoyle & Drink Like a Girl Backyard Brewfest (podcast)

Geneva native Kelly Guilfoyle formed “Drink Like a Girl” and the organization’s events are created around craft beer and in celebration of women with a specialty in city events. Kelly will be in-studio with Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi to preview the ... MORE
Series of public forums on policing in Seneca County will take place this month

Series of public forums on policing in Seneca County will take place this month

The Seneca County Police Reform and Reinvention Collaboration has announced three dates for community forums. The events will be held Monday, September 21st at the Ovid Fire Department; Wednesday, September 23rd at the Seneca Falls Community Center; and Thursday, September 24th at ... MORE
Women take the stage coast-to-coast in free

Women take the stage coast-to-coast in free concert on centennial of the 19th Amendment

On August 26 at 9:00 PM, top musicians, change-makers and activist icons gather for a virtual broadcast with one vital call to action: women must focus on voting. Women Take the Stage is a free, multi-ethnic concert and rally to increase voting ... MORE
Grand Prix Festival in Watkins Glen cancelled due to COVID-19

Grand Prix Festival in Watkins Glen cancelled due to COVID-19

At the end of the week Watkins Glen Promotions announced the cancelation of the Grand Prix Festival, which was scheduled for September 11th at Watkins Glen International. “Our committee members worked for months to try and identify ways we could host our ... MORE
Naples Grape Festival won’t happen this fall due to COVID-19

Naples Grape Festival won’t happen this fall due to COVID-19

Organizers of the Naples Grape Festival say 2020 will not be a summer for them. The announcement came that the fall staple will not take place this year. Ordinarily, it’s held in September. Festival organizers say they will reach out to vendors ... MORE
Cuomo says NYS Fair is a ‘no go’ right now, but leaves door open for possibility

Cuomo says NYS Fair is a ‘no go’ right now, but leaves door open for possibility

Governor Andrew Cuomo says it’s not looking likely that the New York State Fair will take place in August. However, he left the door open – citing that there’s still a chance it could happen. “Right now, we’re not in a position ... MORE
Ithaca Festival canceled due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Ithaca Festival canceled due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The 2020 Ithaca Festival has been canceled. That came as uncertainty loomed regarding the status of mass gatherings. Large festivals like the Ithaca Festival are likely to bring in a large crowd. “It is with great sadness that we have to announce ... MORE
Another event scrapped at New York State Fair as uncertainty looms for massive attraction

Another event scrapped at New York State Fair as uncertainty looms for massive attraction

The 8th annual Dairy Cow Birthing Center at the New York State Fair isn’t happening. While the fair hasn’t been cancelled, the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition said it would not take place this year due to uncertainties connected to the Coronavirus ... MORE
Yates County Fair joins list of those cancelled this year due to COVID-19

Yates County Fair joins list of those cancelled this year due to COVID-19

There will not be a Yates County Fair this year. Officials announced cancellation of the 181st edition of the fair this week, noting that it would be held off until 2021. Other counties – like Seneca and Cayuga – moved to cancel ... MORE
Officials cancel Cayuga County Fair amid COVID-19 uncertainty; moves to keep

Officials cancel Cayuga County Fair amid COVID-19 uncertainty; moves to keep public spaces closed over holiday weekend

Officials in Cayuga County are preparing for a busy holiday weekend, despite social distancing guidelines and public spaces that will remain closed. “This Memorial Day weekend will feel very different. We will miss the cheering crowds in the streets and children waving ... MORE
Palmyra Canaltown Days scrapped by organizers for 2020

Palmyra Canaltown Days scrapped by organizers for 2020

The Palmyra Canaltown Days festival has been cancelled. It’s the latest event to fall victim to COVID-19. Organizers said it was a difficult decision, but the right one for the community. “While extremely difficult to do, we made this decision out of ... MORE
Finger Lakes Wine Festival slated for July cancelled as pandemic concerns continue

Finger Lakes Wine Festival slated for July cancelled as pandemic concerns continue

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival, which is typically held on Watkins Glen has been cancelled. Organizers made the announcement on Friday. The event normally happens at Watkins Glen International. Events that were scheduled for June have been pushed to October. The Wine ... MORE
Future of New York State Fair uncertain, but some leaders hopeful it happens

Future of New York State Fair uncertain, but some leaders hopeful it happens

What’s happening with the New York State Fair? On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said you can’t open an attraction in a region that could pull in a crowd from around the state. That would have unintended consequences. “It’s possible that you open ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Smith Center stands tall during tough times in Geneva (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Smith Center stands tall during tough times in Geneva (podcast)

In this historic region – it’s not difficult to find organizations, or even buildings – that have stood through a lot. While the Finger Lakes region is rich with history, the Smith Center embodies that entirely. Standing mightily in historic, downtown Geneva ... MORE