Category: Festivals

Vendors thrilled about prospect of five more days at New York State Fair

Vendors thrilled about prospect of five more days at New York State Fair

The New York State Fair could be getting a little longer thanks to added funding in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget. He made the announcement while outlining his budget proposal for Fiscal 2021 on Tuesday. That budget year begins in April. In ... MORE
Why did the Potato Growers sell Empire Farm Days?

Why did the Potato Growers sell Empire Farm Days?

The Empire State Potato Growers made headlines a couple weeks ago when they announced a sale. That sale was of the Empire Farm Days show, which is held annually at Lott Farms in Seneca Falls. Lee Newspapers Inc., publishers of Country Folks ... MORE
It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls (photos)

It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls (photo gallery)

Gallery from a rainy, snowy day in Seneca Falls Despite the rain turnout was strong for the It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls. As the rain fell, festival goers of all ages crowded the streets, and provided bustling traffic for ... MORE
IT’S A WONDERFUL WEEKEND: Despite wild weather, a successful day in Bedford Falls

IT’S A WONDERFUL WEEKEND: Despite wild weather, a successful day in Bedford Falls

Bedford Falls, the fictional setting of the film “It’s a Wonderful Life” resembles the small town of Seneca Falls; and the cheerful Christmas spirit shown from visitors traveling both near and far jumped-off the silver screen once more during this whimsical holiday ... MORE
11th Annual It’s A Wonderful Run (Official Race Video)

WATCH: 11th Annual It’s A Wonderful Run (Official Race Video)

For the first time ever, heavy rain fell on the It’s A Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls but did it dampen the Christmas Spirit? Check out the activities in Seneca Falls and watch thousands of runners pass over the bridge to ... MORE
Winter Festival of Lights in Macedon a big hit

Winter Festival of Lights in Macedon a big hit

A festival that runs every weekend on Walworth Road is receiving positive reviews from residents in Wayne County. The Winter Festival of Lights was launched at the end of November, and runs through January 12th at the Log Cabin Restaurant every Friday, ... MORE
Market joins parade, tree lighting at Auburn holiday celebration

Market joins parade, tree lighting at Auburn holiday celebration

The holiday season kicks off in Auburn on Saturday, Nov. 30, with the city’s annual Miracle on Genesee Street celebration and Holiday Parade. Presented by the city and the Downtown Auburn Business Improvement District, the festivities will begin at the New York ... MORE
Transformation coming soon, Seneca Falls to Bedford Falls

Transformation coming soon, Seneca Falls to Bedford Falls

Zuzu will be back. So will young Violet Bick and Tommy Bailey. It’s the time of the year when Seneca Falls transforms into Bedford Falls from the classic Frank Capra holiday movie “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The annual Wonderful Life Festival will ... MORE
Hundreds turn out for Illuminate Canandaigua festivities

Hundreds turn out for Illuminate Canandaigua festivities

Fire trucks that seemed to be more decorated with lights than a Christmas tree slowly rolled along Main Street. So did plow trucks and ambulance cars and floats. Musicians with a Canandaigua marching band, with lights illuminating drums and trombones, never skipped a beat ... MORE
FLAC Holiday Festival coming back to Auburn for second annual installment

FLAC Holiday Festival coming back to Auburn for second annual installment

While shopping, warm up at the gourmet hot chocolate bar, plus sample food vending by Jerome Richardson of Rich’s Backyard BBQ. Then, don’t forget to top it off with dessert made by Theresa Mendez of Moonflower Macarons. The Art Council will have ... MORE
New name, focus for Geneva’s holiday celebration

New name, focus for Geneva’s holiday celebration

Hundreds of people come downtown in early December each year to ring in the holiday season, with the arrival of Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, caroling, and the mayor’s tree-lighting ceremony among the highlights. The event returns Friday, but with new offerings and ... MORE
StarShine in Penn Yan is Saturday

StarShine in Penn Yan is Saturday

The Village of Penn Yan will bustle with activity on Saturday, Dec. 7 as the community gathers to celebrate “StarShine, Christmas in the Village.” This popular event, started over 30 years ago, has grown to become a favorite community Christmas celebration in ... MORE
Main Street Market offers locally grown foods in Trumansburg

Main Street Market offers locally grown foods in Trumansburg

At a “soft” opening last Wednesday, Kevin and Lauren McKinzey introduced their new enterprise, Main Street Market, focused on locally grown and prepared foods, on Trumansburg’s thriving main drag. T’burgers took a break from their Thanksgiving preparations to celebrate, and the reception ... MORE
GALLERY: Ringing in the holiday season in Geneva

Ringing in the holiday season in Geneva (photo gallery)

The holiday season has officially arrived in Geneva. On Friday, residents gathered with officials to kick off the year with a celebratory event. Check out the sights of the night in a photo gallery exclusive to FingerLakes1.com ... MORE
New beer fest coming to Cayuga County

New beer fest coming to Cayuga County

A new beer festival this weekend will not only offer guests food, live music and samples from several state craft beverage producers, but also the opportunity to meet new people. Happening Saturday at the Springside Inn, the inaugural Owasco Lake Fall Craft ... MORE
GrassRoots Festival’s vision for future grows

GrassRoots Festival’s vision for future grows

In an area that loves its festivals, the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance is one of the most iconic. For nearly three decades, the celebration has featured a wide array of musical acts and drawn tens of thousands of ... MORE
Plans underway for second annual ‘Winter Fair’ at NYS Fairgrounds

Plans underway for second annual ‘Winter Fair’ at NYS Fairgrounds

Plans are in the works for the 2nd annual “Winter Fair” at the New York State Fairgrounds. 25,000 people attended the first-ever Winter Fair in February which included Fair favorites like an indoor midway and pizza fritte. The next Winter Fair will ... MORE
Bristol Mountain gets ready for Fall Festival this weekend

Bristol Mountain gets ready for Fall Festival this weekend

The leaves are starting to change just in time for Bristol Mountain’s Fall Festival this weekend. The 13WHAM sky drone was out early Thursday morning, catching a sneak peak of the fall foliage on the mountain. In the past the event was ... MORE