Category: Festivals

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
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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
GrassRoots cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Grassroots cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Grassroots has been cancelled. For the last 30 years the annual festival has been a major event for Tompkins County. Organizers said in a message that it would be cancelled until July 2021. Photo by Greg Cotterill “We come together several times ... MORE
New York State Fair not cancelled yet

New York State Fair not cancelled yet

While events are getting cancelled left-and-right – the New York State Fair remains ‘on’ the books. Even though there is a ton of uncertainty connected to it. “Preparations are underway for this year’s Fair as well as planning for various contingencies. We ... MORE
Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival cancelled for 2020

Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival cancelled for 2020

For 26 years, the Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival has brought thousands of landlubbers and cardboard sailors to town to enjoy the Seneca Lake waterfront, stroll a midway of dozens of vendors and music-makers, and watch or participate in the “almost-famous” Cardboard Boat ... MORE
Organizers say Grassroots Festival is on this July

Organizers say Grassroots Festival is on this July

Organizers of the Grassroots Festival in Tompkins County say the show will go on this year. In an email to supporters on Monday, organizers said that efforts are being taken to keep the community informed along the way. It’s the 30th anniversary ... MORE
Celebrate Commemorate cancelled in Waterloo this spring

Celebrate Commemorate cancelled in Waterloo this spring

Celebrate Commemorate has been cancelled. The annual events in the village of Waterloo celebrate the beginnings of Memorial Day. The move to cancel was made out of an abundance of caution, organizers said, in coordination with the village  of Waterloo, as well ... MORE
Community lured out into the cold for 5th Annual Fire & Ice Festival

Community lured out into the cold for 5th Annual Fire & Ice Festival (photos & more)

Hundreds of visitors to Downtown Canandaigua enjoyed the 5th Annual Fire & Ice Festival sponsored by the Canandaigua Business Improvement District (BID). BID Director Denise Chaapel said that the festival was originally developed as a way to get the community to come ... MORE
New York State Fair prices lowest they’ve been since 1980

New York State Fair prices lowest they’ve been since 1980

State officials say the price of the New York State Fair is getting slashed. Those prices will be among the lowest they have been in decades. In fact, they will be the lowest prices since 1980. Tickets will cost $3 online and ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Finger Lakes Birding Festival comes to Cayuga County (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Finger Lakes Birding Festival comes to Cayuga County (podcast)

There’s an exciting event taking shape in Cayuga County. It’s a first for the region, but organizers hope that the Finger Lakes Birding Festival will become a staple in a region ripe with festivals from spring to winter. This week on Inside ... MORE
Dundee Scottish Festival cancelled due to lack of funding, new blood

Dundee Scottish Festival cancelled due to lack of funding, new blood

At this point it looks like the Scottish Festival, which has been held in Dundee each summer for the last decade, is not happening in 2020. “It’s been a wonderful 10 years,” said Fran Willis, the festival’s longtime chairperson said to the ... MORE