Category: Festivals

Hundreds turn out for Cancer Resource Center’s annual Walkathon/5K

Hundreds turn out for Cancer Resource Center’s annual Walkathon/5K

Ithaca’s Waterfront Trail was a celebration Saturday, Oct. 5, for the Cancer Resource Center’s annual Walkathon and 5K. Participants sported pink and colorful gear, musicians along the way filled the route with music, and in total about 830 people turned out to ... MORE
PHOTO GALLERY: Oktoberfest in Geneva over the weekend

PHOTO GALLERY: Oktoberfest in Geneva draws crowd from around the region

– Photos by Gabriel Pietrorazio An undergraduate student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Pietrorazio has written for the Town Times of Watertown, Connecticut and Finger Lakes Times in Geneva, New York. He’s currently a reporter for FL1 News, and can be ... MORE
Empire Farm Days moving to July in 2020

Empire Farm Days moving to July in 2020

Empire Farm Days is moving to a new spot on the calendar in 2020, and the three-day expo at Rodman Lott & Son Farms will shift its time frame as well. Show Manager Jamie Meyer announced Tuesday that the 2020 edition of ... MORE
Tomato Fest set to begin in Auburn

Tomato Fest set to begin in Auburn

The 34th Annual Central New York Tomato Festival is Saturday at 11 a.m. The festival takes place in downtown Auburn and it will include food, live music, homemade crafts. and locally grown produce. Its main goal is to raise money and collect ... MORE
Grand Prix Festival a hit, Watkins Glen the backdrop

Grand Prix Festival a hit, Watkins Glen the backdrop

The United States Vintage Grand Prix is back at Watkins Glen this weekend. The Grand Prix festival celebrated the history of post-World War II road racing from 1948-1952. One event attendee said this was a special time for her and the family ... MORE
Waterloo band set to march in Veterans Day parade in Big Apple

Waterloo band set to march in Veterans Day parade in Big Apple

Fundraising is winding down for the Waterloo High Marching Band trip to New York City to participate in the annual Veterans Day parade Nov. 11 down Fifth Avenue. The 85-member junior and senior high band has been raising money all summer to ... MORE
Cayuga Health System partners with Schuyler County Public Health for Family Fit Fest on Sep. 14th

Cayuga Health System partners with Schuyler County Public Health for Family Fit Fest on Sep. 14th

The Cayuga Health System, comprised of Schuyler Hospital and Cayuga Medical Center, is partnering with Schuyler County Public Health to bring the second annual Schuyler Family Fit Fest to Montour Falls on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The Schuyler Family Fit Fest will ... MORE
FLX WEEKLY: Oktoberfest in Geneva, Naples Grape Festival & Tabora Farms in Dundee (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Oktoberfest in Geneva, Naples Grape Festival & Tabora Farm in Dundee (podcast)

Kelly Anne Guilfoyle of the Geneva BID is in-studio to talk about Saturday’s first annual FLX Oktoberfest Block Party in Geneva. We preview this weekend’s Grape Festival in Naples and review a trip to Tabora Farms Winery & Bakery in Dundee. We’ll ... MORE
Tradition continues for campers at the Fairgrounds ahead of State Fair

Tradition continues for campers at the Fairgrounds ahead of State Fair

As fairgoers get ready for the first day of the State Fair, hundreds of people park their RVs on the lot for the entirety of the fair. Phyllis Winter’s been coming to the State Fair for 54 years. She remembers when there ... MORE
Everybody’s Italian for a day at Owasco Italian Festival in Cayuga County

Everybody’s Italian for a day at Owasco Italian Festival in Cayuga County

Lena Misuraca has been volunteering at the St. Francis of Assisi Italian Festival, held Saturday in Owasco and presented by the SS. Mary and Martha Parish, since way back when they were first held on Underwood Street. After all those years of ... MORE
No Woodstock at Watkins Glen International but still great to look back

No Woodstock at Watkins Glen International but still great to look back

A 50th anniversary of Woodstock, America’s most iconic music festival, had been planned for Watkins Glen International this weekend. The Finger Lakes Times would have had a team of reporters and photographers on hand, but when WGI pulled out, the show was off, at ... MORE
‘ONE PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER’: How Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen turned into a disaster

‘ONE PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER’: How Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen turned into a disaster

A month before Woodstock 50 was announced, the festival was already in deep trouble. Last December, Michael Lang, the co-founder of the original 1969 event who had become its bemused-hippie symbol in subsequent decades, was in talks with an upstate New York racetrack for a ... MORE
Butter sculptors tease reveal of this year’s sculpture at the NY State Fair

Butter sculptors tease reveal of this year’s sculpture at the NY State Fair

The New York State Fair gets underway in less than 48 hours and crews are busy getting everything ready for the 13-day event. While there are countless reasons why people come out, many are anticipating the famous butter sculpture. This will be ... MORE
New plates will cost $25 across NYS in 2020, but many want to know why

New York State Fair unveils 2019 butter sculpture

This year’s butter sculpture at the New York State Fair portrays a young couple sharing a milkshake and a child dunking cookies with her grandfather. The sculpture crafted from 800 pounds of butter was formally unveiled Tuesday by the American Dairy Association ... MORE
New York State Fair Guide 2019: Must-see attractions, what to eat, and more

New York State Fair Guide 2019: Must-see attractions, what to eat, and more

The New York State Fair is the can’t-miss event of the year. There are endless possibilities for fun with family and friends – so many possibilities that it can be a little overwhelming trying to see it all in one trip. If ... MORE
Cuomo says New York State Fair is going green

Cuomo says New York State Fair is going green

Wednesday was Governor’s Day at the fair, so that means the fair got the typical visit from Governor Cuomo. However, his way of arriving at the fair wasn’t so typical. Governor Cuomo took Amtrak from Albany, along with many of his cabinet ... MORE
People who take bus to the NYS Fair now dropped off a mile away at Gate 10

People who take bus to the NYS Fair now dropped off a mile away at Gate 10

It’s just the second day at the NYS Fair, and people are trying to get used to some changes. Primarily, those taking the bus will no longer be dropped off near the front gates. Instead, they’ll be dropped off almost a mile ... MORE
Festivals, Life, Syracuse Area
How far $20 can get you at the NYS Fair

How far $20 can get you at the NYS Fair

There are endless things to do at the Fair, which means a lot of people wind up spending a lot of money. CNYCentral reporter Amanda Chin made it her mission to see how far she could get with just $20 on Thursday ... MORE
Festivals, Life, Syracuse Area