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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

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

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

24-27 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

25 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.

25 Gainesville Fire Department Annual Chicken BBQ & Street Dance BBQ will take place from 3-6, and the band "Friends" will be on from 7-11pm. Located at the Gainesville Fire Department.

25 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.

26 Get Your "Doo-Wop" on at the Dam! Mount Morris Dam & Recreation Area. 1950s style family fun on Saturday, May 29th from 11am - 4p.m.. Free

26 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.

27 Memorial Day Parades Angelica, Bolivar, Cuba, Geneseo, Mt. Morris, Wellsville, Whitesville and others

30, 31 Nunda Fun Days Carnival and more, Village of Nunda

JUNE

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. Night Sky Observatory 7pm – 9pm Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, North Java. Taking place the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, from April - September. Tours start at dusk. For more informationall 585-457-3228.

1 Nunda Fun Days continues Carnival and more, Village of Nunda

1 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

1-2 23rd 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.

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

June 5-8 Cuba Dairy Week Cuba. Events, car show, crafts, parade, carnival, etc.

8 Truck & Tractor Pull/Demolition Derby Dansville Municipal Airport, I-390 exit 5, Dansville, Gates open at 11, event starts at 1 p.m.

8 Relay for Life for Wyoming County Perry High School Athletic Fields, Perry. 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.

10 "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.

9-10 Springwater Gala Celebration Larry Canute Memorial Park, 7998 School Street. Music, vendors, children's activities, fireworks and more.

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

12 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.

15 Springtime in Nunda Arts & Crafts Show, car show. Nunda

17 Geneseo Art Stroll 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Stroll along Geneseo’s historic Main Street, listen to local musicians, and visit with artists inside and outside stores. Concert in village park at 7 p.m.

20 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.

22 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.

29-30 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.

22-23 War of 1812 Encampment Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford

29 11th Annual Photographers Dream Day Mount Morris Dam; 6103 Visitor Center Rd. in Mount Morris. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

JULY

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.

2 York-Leicester 61st Annual Field Day York Central School Grounds, Entrances between Rt. 63 & Rt. 36; a family oriented event, fireworks. Rain Date: July 5

2-4, Warsaw Fire Dept. 4th of July Carnival Rides, kiddie matinees, chicken BBQ, parade, music every evening. Fireworks. at 10:00. Warsaw Village Park www.warsawfiredepartment.com (585) 786-2468.

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

4 July 4 Celebration Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford

4-6 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.

6 Sixth Annual Lavender Festival Park Circle, Angelica

6 “Letchworth Luau” Food, volleyball, Hula Dancing and instruction, steel band, beach music and lots of swim time will make this day at the pool memorable. Harvey Pool Complex at the Highbanks Recreation Area. Noon to 7 p.m.

6-7 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

11-12 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.

11-13 Warsaw Valley Festival Watch the antique car parade, costumed portrayals, visit the craft show and more!

12- 14 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

13 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.

13 -14 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

13 Memories USO Show - Admission fee. Step back in time and dance to 1940's band sound, civilian and military dress, cash bar, open to the public. 7 p.m. Geneseo Airport, Rt. 63 in Geneseo. (585) 243-2100 or www.1941hag.org

13 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.

13-14 Bare Knuckle Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend & Irish Heritage Days Belfast

18 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.

20 Genesee Valley Conservancy Walk – Insect Walk. Begins at the bridge near 3468 Nations Road, Geneseo Begins at 10:00 am. 585-243-2190. www.geneseevalleyconservancy.org

20-21 Civil War Re-enactment Gensesee Country Museum & Village, Mumford

15-20 Allegany County Fair Fairgrounds, Angelica

16-20 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

25-27 Geneseo Community Players Presentation SUNY Geneseo Alice Austin Theatre. "State Fair" will be presented at 8 p.m. www.geneseocommunityplayers.org

19-20 38th Great Wellsville Balloon Rally Hot Air Balloon Rally, parade, fireworks, car show, etc., Wellsville

20-21 Conesus Lake Association Arts & Crafts Show Conesus Lake, Long Point Park

20 Blues and Barbeque Blues bands, family styled event. Grab some barbeque and enjoy games, fireworks. Food vendors. Highbanks Recreation Area, Letchworth State Park

27 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.

27 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

July 30 – Aug. 3 Livingston County Agricultural Society & Fair at Caledonia Good old fun at a good old country fair. (585) 538-2168 www.caledoniafair.org

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.

1-3 Livingston County Agricultural Society & Fair at Caledonia Continues Good old fun at a good old country fair. (585) 538-2168 www.caledoniafair.org

1-4 56thAnnual 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.

3 Concert on the Hill & 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. At Trailside Lodge 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Awards at 6:30 p.m..

3 Fiddlers Picnic and Barbecue. Long Point Park on Conesus Lake. 11:00 am - 8:00 pm .Multiple stages highlight old time country music. Off stage jam sessions are encouraged, and fiddlers of all ages are invited.

3 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

4-5 Angelica Heritage Days Antiques, crafts, music food, etc. Angelica

9-11 National Silver Ball Tournament Teams from across the country playing 1865 Rules, Genesee Country Museum and Village, Mumford

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

10-17 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.

10 Harris Corners Firemen's Picnic Food, Games. Rt. 20A

10-11 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

15 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.

17 Annual Geneseo Croquet Tournament. Lawn east of the Livingston County Historical Museum, 30 Center Street. Registration: www.livingstoncountyhistoricalsociety.com

17-18 Old Time Fiddlers' Fair Three stages. Genesee Country Museum, Mumford 17-18 17th Annual Mount Morris Italian Festival Open to all. Italian food, music and vendors.. (585) 658-4450 www.mountmorrisny.com

17 Village-Wide Yard Sale Nunda 18 Poags Hole Professional Motorcycle Hillclimb, Dansville. Largest hillclimb in the country.www.poagshole.com

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

24-25 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.

30 – Sept. 3New York State Festival of Balloons - Dansville. The balloon "GLOW" kicks off a magical weekend with daily balloon flights (weather permitting), arts & crafts, great food etc. www.nysfob.com

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.

1 Summer Farewell Festival Musical performances, comedy/variety acts, family activities, food and fireworks. Highbanks Recreation Area, Letchworth State Park

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

7 17th 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.

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

8 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

10 "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.

14 Homestead Festival Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, Welch Rd, North Java. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit BuffaloAudubon.org or call 585-457-3228 for more information.

14 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.

14 Springwater Fiddlers Fair and American Crafts Show at Sugarbush Hollow, 8447 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

15-16 Garlic Festival Cuba. Empire City Farms. Music, etc. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

21-22 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.

27-29 Civil War Re-enactment Angelica. Displays, encampments, etc.

28 Genesee Valley Hunt Opening Meet Horse riders and the Hunt hounds parade down Main Street, beginning at the Wadsworth estate at the south end of the Street. Geneseo.

28 Farmers Market Fall Festival Angelica

28-29, 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