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Some Area Events - Farm Markets
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Letchworth Country celebrates, there's no doubt about it. The following listings are just some of the events, fairs and festivals held in the region as compiled from various sources. It also includes numerous events within Letchworth State Park. Also, look for separate listings for some of the many concert series and farm markets in the region. Because events schedules are made well in advance, it is a good idea to check with local tourism offices, chambers and other local sources to confirm details.
Does your non-profit organization have a major public event you would like listed in the Letchoworth Park Vacation Guides? Send the information by e-mail to letchworthcalendar@letchworthpark.com

MAY

Night Sky Observatory 7pm – 10pm Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, North Java. Taking place the 1st Saturday of the month, from April - October. Tours start at dusk. For more information 585-457-3228.

Sunday Family Walks & Talks Learn about nature as we explore a different topic each Sunday afternoon. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, North Java (585) 457-3228. 2-4 p.m. May-October

6-8 Angelica Players’ Production. Angelica Free Library, 55 West Main Street. 7:00 p.m. curtain Friday and Saturday, 3:00 p.m. curtain Sunday. info@angelicaplayers.com 585-466-3787.

7 Parks & Trails Day/I Love My Park Volunteer to help clean your park. Work alongside Park Staff cleaning the park and trails - leaf & litter pick up, removal of invasive species, etc. Enjoy lunch with the “Friends of Letchworth”, 8:00 am - 1:30 pm, Registration at Trailside Lodge.

8 Blue Grass Jam Session Monthly Jam Session, sponsored by the WNY Bluegrass Assoc. Music starts at 2:00 p.m. Takes place the 2nd Sunday of every month at Bennington Lanes, Clinton Street in Bennington. Call (585) 591-2314 for more information.

9-15 49th Annual Dogwood Festival - Danville

14-15 Angelica Community Lawn Sales Days Town wide lawn sales

15 Fly-In Breakfast - Dansville Fly, drive, walk or bike to Dansville Airport. Balloons, planes, helicopters & gliders. Rides & lessons available.

21-22 Fire on the Genesee Civil War Encampment - Living History and Battle Re-enactments featuring Union, Confederate and Civilian participants. Friday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Civil War Education Day for area schools. Saturday & Sunday, Camps open from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, battles at 2:00 pm. Saturday, 7:00 pm, Blue & Gray Dance with “City Fiddle” at Highbanks Recreation Area.

25 William Pryor Letchworth Birthday Party 9 a.m . to 1 p.m. at Museum area, Letchworth State Park.

29 Kids to Parks Day Come on down to the Mount Morris Dam and Recreation Area for some family fun to kick-off the summer. This is a great way to enjoy a beautiful Sunday with children's activities, food, and lots of fun! This event is free and open to the public, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details contact the Mount Morris Dam Visitor Center at (585) 658-4790.

27-30 Letchworth Red White and Blue Balloon Rally" Six massed balloon flights, Friday 6:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 6:00 am and 6:30 p.m., Monday 6:00 am, launching from The Archery Field near the Castile entrance. Visit www.balloonsoverletchworth.com

28 Learn to Catch a Fish Family Picnic Carnival style event featuring games, activities, educational workshops, free fishing (no license required), free lunch and door prizes. Presented in conjunction with DEC and Cornell Cooperative Extension. 11:00 am to 4:00 p.m. at Trailside Lodge.

28 Opening of Season at the Arcade & Attica Railroad Ride a piece of history on the Arcade & Attica Railroad. Venture back into the days of yesteryear. Arcade (585) 492-3100.

29 Cuba Mud Fest Cuba, www.cubamudfest.com 30 Memorial Day Parades Angelica, Bolivar, Cuba, Geneseo, Mt. Morris, Wellsville, Whitesville and others

JUNE

Cruise Night One of WNY’s biggest & finest displays of classic cars, trucks & motorcycles. Thursdays, May to August. Charcoal Corral, Perry Call (585) 237-5270 or visit www.charcoalcorral.com. Super Cruise Night 3rd Thursday of each month.

Dansville Summer Concerts June – August, Monday evenings, Willams Park

Blue Grass Jam Session Monthly Jam Session, sponsored by the WNY Bluegrass Assoc. Music starts at 2:00 p.m. Takes place the 2nd Sunday of every month at Bennington Lanes, Clinton Street in Bennington. Call (585) 591-2314 for more information.

Geneseo Summer Concerts 7 – 9pm Village Park Main and Park St. Every Friday June-August Presented by Geneseo Productions Inc.

Riverwalk Cruise Nights - Held on the second Thursday of each month during the months of June, July, and August from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. It is a family oriented event. People bring their lawn chairs and just sit and enjoy good conversation, great cars, great music, fun games, great food, and great shopping!

Sunday Family Walks & Talks Learn about nature as we explore a different topic each Sunday afternoon. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, North Java (585) 457-3228. 2 to 4 p.m. May – October

Night Sky Observatory 7pm – 10pm Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, North Java. Taking place the 1st Saturday of the month, from April - October. Tours start at dusk. For more information call 585-457-3228.

2-4 Nunda Fun Days Carnival and more, Village of Nunda

4 Allegany Celtic Festival Belmont, NY Call 585-365-2152 for more info

4 Annual Attica Founder's Day Pet parade, crafts, kiddie rides, petting zoo, live entertainment all day, w Chicken BBQ, Attica Veterans Memorial Park, Exchange Street, Attica

4-5 Springwater Gala Celebration Larry Canute Memorial Park, 7998 School Street. Music, vendors, children's activities, fireworks and more.

4-5 26th Annual Townwide Yard Sale, Strykersville Antiques, bargains, etc, good food. The Schoolhouse Museum will be open with local history exhibits, and food will be provided by local organizations and restaurants. Sunday for the Chicken Barbeque.

5 Agri-palooza 12pm – 4pm. Sonricker Farms, Exchange St, Attica. Farm tours, demonstrations, vendors, hay rides and children's games

5 Fly-in, Drive-in Breakfast Historical Aircraft Group Museum 3489 Big Tree Lane, Geneseo

11 Park Circle Music Fest Angelica, for information: www.wraq.org/park-circle-music-fest.html.

11 Evening Under the Stars David A. Howe Library, Wellsville, 585-593-3410

11 14th Annual Photographers Dream Day Mount Morris Dam; 6103 Visitor Center Rd. in Mount Morris. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

11-12 Relay for Life for Wyoming County Attica High School, 3338 Main St. Attica. Join the Wyoming County Relay for Life Team as we walk to eliminate cancer. A historic Cancer Prevention Study, like no other, will be held at the event as well. To register, or for more information, please visit www.relayforlife.org/wyomingcountyNY.

15-18 Cuba Dairy Week Cuba. Events, car show, crafts, parade, carnival, etc.

16 Super Cruise 1 One of WNY’s biggest & finest displays of classic cars, trucks & motorcycles. Charcoal Corral, Perry Call (585) 237-5270 or visit www.charcoalcorral.com.

16-17 Genesee Valley Hunt Horse Trails. US Eventing Association 3-phase event. Dressage show jumping and cross country. No admission fee and spectators are welcome. www.geneseevalleyhunt.org

18-19 War of 1812 Encampment Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford

19 Father’s Day Raft Trip Come see the gorge at Letchwoth State Park as only we can show you! Bring Dad out for a day of rafting fun and if he's accompanied by at least two other family members paying the regular rate, he is our guest for the day! Plus, after the trip we'll present dad with a special gift to remember the day.

19-26 Pioneer Oil Days Bolivar, for information: www.pioneeroilmuseum.com

23 Angelica Cruise Night. Sponsored by: The Black-Eyed Susan - Don and Karen Ash & Angelica Hose Co. 5 to 8pm. Up to 100 classic antique cars and vehicles! (weather permitting). Along Main Street...Free to participating car owners, register at 22 West Main St; flashback cruise music; “Drivers’ Choice” prizes; some Angelica shops open late; benefit auction for Angelica Hose Company. 585-466-7857 or 585-466-3399

25 Rock and Roll Into Summer Musical performances , Wildlife Educators Coalition Animal Exhibit and our own home-made lawn games, food and FIREWORKS. 2:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Letchworth Park Highbanks Recreation Area.

25 Free Fishing in NYS During the last weekend in June anyone can fish New York State waters and no license is required. It’s the perfect time to take a friend or relative fishing.

30-July 2 Jam in the Valley Buffalo Hill Campground, Varysburg. Fireworks show and two-day country music festival featuring national artisits. Food vendors and camping available. For more information visit JamInTheValley.com.

JULY

Cruise Night One of WNY’s biggest & finest displays of classic cars, trucks & motorcycles. Thursdays May to July. Charcoal Corral, Perry Call (585) 237-5270 or visit www.charcoalcorral.com.

Tuesday Evenings July -August Lecture programs highlighting the history and environmental heritage of Letchworth and the Genesee Valley area. Offered with the Livingston Arts. Tuesday evenings, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Lower Falls Restaurant. .

Sunday Family Walks & Talks Learn about nature as we explore a different topic each Sunday afternoon. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, North Java, (585) 457-3228

Blue Grass Jam Session Monthly Jam Session, sponsored by the WNY Bluegrass Assoc. Music starts at 2:00 p.m. Takes place the 2nd Sunday of every month at Bennington Lanes, Clinton Street in Bennington. Call (585) 591-2314 for more information.

1 York-Leicester 64th Annual Field Day York Central School Grounds, Entrances between Rt. 63 & Rt. 36; a family oriented event, fireworks.

2 Seventh Annual Lavender Festival Park Circle, Angelica

2 Warsaw Fire Dept. 4th of July Carnival Inflatable rides, kiddie matinees, chicken BBQ, parade, live entertainment daily, fireworks.

3 Fireworks Display on Cuba Lake 9:30 PM - Ring of Fire around the Lake 10:00 PM - Fireworks display Sponsored by Cuba Lake Cottage Owners Association

3 Ring of Fire Silver Lake landowners light flares along the shoreline of Silver Lake. Fireworks display at 10:00 p.m.

3-9 MostArts Festival Alfred, for information: www.mostarts.alfres.edu

4 July 4th Celebration Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford

8-9 Geneseo Summer Festival Dime Carnival, Teddy Bear Parade, Craft Show, free entertainment, food by local churches and non-profits. Nearby Sidewalk Sales and Historic Airshow.

8-10 Geneseo Airshow, the Greatest Show on Turf. Air performances with commentary, re-enactors participation, photographic opportunities, antique cars, vendors and food available. Geneseo Airport, Rt. 63 in Geneseo. (585) 243-2100 or www.1941hag.org

9 Chalk Art Festival Several artists designed sidewalk chalk masterpieces. A chalking contest for children and live music. Corner of Main & Borden Ave. and village park, Perry. 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Music, food, demonstrations. www.perrychalkfestival.com

9 Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Belfast, NY

9 Taste of Summer Village of Perry, Main St. Fine dining event – local restaurants/chefs showcase the best they have to offer. Noon-3 p.m. 585-237-5375.

9 Riverwalk's Cruise Night 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Riverwalk Plaza, Wellsville, NY

9 Tour de Per-RY Community Bike Ride Registration at Perry Village Park, two routes to choose from, both ending in Perry's Downtown area, starts at 8:00am. For information www.perrychaulkfestival.com.

9 Bliss Community Day Garage sales start at 9am, Strawberry Social, Chicken BBQ, Duck races & activities at Rita George Recreation Bldg. for children. Call (585) 322-7319 for info. Music by Gene Hilts and the Rustic Ramblers.

9 The Great Wellsville Balloon Rally Parade Wellsville, for information: 585-593-6070 11- Park Circle Music Fest Angelica

14-16 Warsaw Valley Festival Watch the antique car parade, costumed portrayals, visit the craft show and more!

14-16 Livingston County Agricultural Society & Fair at Caledonia Good old fun at a good old country fair. (585) 538-2168 www.caledoniafair.org

15-17 40th Great Wellsville Balloon Rally Hot Air Balloon Rally, parade, fireworks, car show, etc., Wellsville

16-17 Conesus Lake Association Arts & Crafts Show Conesus Lake, Long Point Park

16-17 Civil War Re-enactment Gensesee Country Museum & Village, Mumford

18-23 Allegany County Fair Fairgrounds, Angelica

19-23 Hemlock "Little World's" Fair. Rt. 15A. Country Fair - rides, grandstand events, exhibits, horse events, farm animals, Midway, nightly music, food and vendors, Children under 3 are free. www.HemlockFair.org

21 Dam Good Trail Race A 20k off-road running race along the Letchworth Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail beginning and ending at the Mount Morris Dam. For details visit: http://damgoodtrailrace.com/

21 Super Cruise 2 One of WNY’s biggest & finest displays of classic cars, trucks & motorcycles. Charcoal Corral, Perry Call (585) 237-5270 or visit www.charcoalcorral.com.

23 Blues & Barbeque A family style event featuring bands, barbeque and FIREWORKS. 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Highbanks Recreation Area.

28 Angelica Cruise Night. Sponsored by: The Black-Eyed Susan - Don and Karen Ash & Angelica Hose Co. 5 to 8pm. Up to 100 classic antique cars and vehicles! (weather permitting). Along Main Street...Free to participating car owners, register at 22 West Main St; flashback cruise music; “Drivers’ Choice” prizes; some Angelica shops open late; benefit auction for Angelica Hose Company. 585-466-7857 or 585-466-3399

28-30 Geneseo Community Players Presentation SUNY Geneseo Alice Austin Theatre. "The Wiz" will be presented at 8 p.m. www.geneseocommunityplayers.org

30 Bliss Street Dance Music, food, kids activities, chineese auction. Main Street, Bliss. 5 p.m.

30 West Sparta Old Fashioned Day West Sparta Town Hall and Grounds, 8302 Kysorville Byersville Road, West Sparta. A free community celebration of early life in rural West Sparta.

30 York Valley Fest York, 8 am – 4 p.m. A pancake breakfast, arts, crafts & food vendors, agricultural display, a car show, music & games for all, & a chicken BBQ to end the day. www.yorkvalleyfest.com

AUGUST

Sunday Family Walks & Talks Learn about nature as we explore a different topic each Sunday afternoon. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, North Java, (585) 457-3228,

Blue Grass Jam Session Monthly Jam Session, sponsored by the WNY Bluegrass Assoc. Music starts at 2:00 p.m. Takes place the 2nd Sunday of every month at Bennington Lanes, Clinton Street in Bennington. Call (585) 591-2314 for more information.

4-7 59th Annual Attica Rodeo Bronc riding, calf roping, barrel racing and team penning. Exchange Street, Attica. Contact: P.O. Box 58, Attica, NY 14011 or go to www.atticarodeo.com.

5-6 Main Street Musicfest Wellsville, NY Main Street 8:00 PM

6 Chalk Walk 200 Main Street Dansville. A multi-generational event incorporating chalk art to build community. Visit dansvillechamber.com for information and registration form.

6 CCC Recognition Day Join interpretive hikes to various Civilian Conservation Corps sites within Letchworth and learn of the CCC’s contribution to the developmnt of the Park. Octagon Shelter 10am-4pm.

6 Concert on the Hill and Classic Car Show Letchworth Park. 50’s and 60’s music, a classic car show, trophies, food and fun. Bring your blanket and pick your favorite spot on the hill. 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Awards at 6:30 pm, Trailside Lodge.

6 Lima Annual Crossroads Festival. A festival for the entire family. Vendors and crafts including a bed race, car show, battle of bands.www.crossroadscouncil.org

6 Wild Summer Discover Your Inner Wild Child. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, Welch Rd, North Java. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit BuffaloAudubon.org or call 585-457-3228 for more information.

6-7 Angelica Heritage Days Antiques, crafts, music food, etc. Angelica

7 Pioneer Picnic 3727 Walker Rd. Perry. An entertaining day of food, music and tours of the artifacts housed in the historic Pioneer Cabin and museum. http://iloveperryny.com

12-14 National Silver Ball Tournament Teams from across the country playing 1865 Rules, Genesee Country Museum and Village, Mumford

13 Annual Avon Corn Festival. An annual event featuring a variety of vendors, concerts and fun for the whole family. www.avonrotary.org

13-14 Civil War Reenactment Battles rage on and off the train as the blue and gray fight for control of your journey. Step back in time to 1860's in the Civil War encampment at the Arcade & Attica Railroad, Arcade (585) 492-3100

13-20 Wyoming County Fair Horse shows, parades, 4-H and FFA judging contest daily, contests, shows, tractor, garden & antique tractor pulls, competitions and demonstrations, farm products, historical house, livestock shows, home extension & bureau, school, commercial and conservation exhibits, rides and plenty of food. Parking fee, but no admittance fee. County Fairgrounds, Pike www.wyomingcountyfair.org (585) 493-5626.

Village-Wide Yard Sale Nunda Call in July for date & time. 585-468/-5177

18 Super Cruise 3 One of WNY’s biggest & finest displays of classic cars, trucks & motorcycles. Charcoal Corral, Perry Call (585) 237-5270 or visit www.charcoalcorral.com.

20 German Fest WhereAttica Memorial Park, Attica. Join the Attica Lions Club for German Fest at the Memorial Park in Attica.

20-21 Old Time Fiddlers' Fair Three stages. Genesee Country Museum, Mumford

20-21 20th Annual Mount Morris Italian Festival Open to all. Italian food, music and vendors.. (585) 658-4450 www.mountmorrisny.com

21 Poags Hole Professional Motorcycle Hillclimb, Dansville. Largest hillclimb in the country.www.poagshole.com

25 Angelica Cruise Night. Sponsored by: The Black-Eyed Susan - Don and Karen Ash & Angelica Hose Co. 5 to 8pm. Up to 100 classic antique cars and vehicles! (weather permitting). Along Main Street...Free to participating car owners, register at 22 West Main St; flashback cruise music; “Drivers’ Choice” prizes; some Angelica shops open late; benefit auction for Angelica Hose Company. 585-466-7857 or 585-466-3399

26-28 Stone Tool Technology Show Flint knapping, tool making demonstrations, Native American crafts, 19th Century mountain men encampment, atl-atl competition. Highbanks Recreation Area, Letchworth State Park (585) 493-3600.

SEPTEMBER

Sunday Family Walks & Talks. Learn about nature as we explore a different topic each Sunday afternoon. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, North Java (585) 457-3228.

2 Rushford Labor Day Celebration, Rushford

2-4 New York State Festival of Balloons Dansville Municipal Airport-entrance on Maple Street, Dansville. www.nysfob.com

4 Fly-In Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am - Noon. Dansville Airport [DSV] sponsored by Dansville Pilots Association. Mass balloon launch at approximately 6:30 am. 4 Summer Farewell Festival Music at its best with live bands, family activities, food and great FIREWORKS. 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Highbanks Recreation Area.

4 Oak Tree Half Marathon & 5K Road Race. Kids Fun Run. Runs travel Geneseo historic street and rustic countryside. Genesee Valley Conservancy. www.geneseevalleyconservancy.org

5 Ossian Hey Days & Outhouse Races. At the Ossian Community Center Grounds. 4760 Ossian Hill Road, Dansville www.OssianHeyDays.com

10 20th Annual Glen Iris 5k Run & Walk 5k run or walk through picturesque Letchworth Sate Park. All proceeds benefit the Cordelia A Greene Library. For more information, or to register, please call 585-493-2622.

17-18 Springwater Fiddlers Fair and American Crafts Show Punky Hollow Farm, 8277 Pardee Hollow Rd Wayland. An all day musical event for the whole family. Enjoy the music on stage or hike surrounding scenic trails to experience "fiddlin-in-the-wood" we guarantee an eclectic music mix. You can also expect some lively jam sessions . Outstanding quality handcrafts by local artists are showcased. www.springwaterfiddlersfair.net

17 Native American Heritage Days Watch Native American dancers perform traditional dances and learn about their cultural significance. Also featuring athletic and craft demonstrations, Native American food and other goods. Trailside Lodge, Letchworth State Park.

17-18 Garlic Festival Cuba. Empire City Farms. Music, etc. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

17-18 Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival, Hemlock Fair Grounds. A festival for fiber artists – hand spinning yarn, weaving, knitting, felting, rug hooking, etc. Classes, demos, vendors, exhibits, sheep shearing, food, horse and wagon rides. Handicap accessible.

18 1941 HAG Annual Corn Roast & Chicken BBQ, Geneseo Airport. Historical Aircraft Group gathers aircraft flying, photographic opportunities and museum open for tours. Chicken BBQ/Corn Roast (nominal fee). (585) 243-2100 or www.1941hag.org

24 "An Act of Kindness" Raft Trip Letchworth State Park, 4 Lower Falls Road. A raft trip through the gorge at Letchworth State Park and help out a local Food Pantry. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Adventure Calls Outfitters at 585-343-4710.

24-25 AppleUmpkin Festival Wonderful fall festival featuring over 300 craft vendors, non-stop musical entertainment, baking contest, street entertainers, local shops open and great harvest food. Village of Wyoming

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