Friday, Sept 5 @ 7 p.m.
Celebrated jazz artist Ben Williams & Sound Effect to Perform
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The brand new, "BBQ, Brews & Blues" event featuring Food Network star Marc Murphy will usher in a weekend of gourmet events for the Saratoga Wine and Food Festival, September 5 - 7. Murphy, host of the Food Network's hit series Chopped, will host a competition style grill-off in which four of the Capital Region's best chefs face off against four Manhattan grill masters. The event will also feature chef-prepared food, BBQ and a variety of craft beers, wines and spirits as well as music by celebrated jazz bassist Ben Williams. Presented by Certified Angus Beef and Stella Artois, BBQ, Brews & Blues will be held on Friday, September 5 from 7 - 10pm.
Union Springs, N.Y. - 108 Bassmaster Elite Series pros will be heading to Union Springs on Cayuga Lake, one of New York's famous Finger Lakes, August 21-24 for the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite series. At Cayuga Lake, the final of eight full-field events this season, each Elite series pro has a shot at a first-place prize of $100,000 and an automatic qualification for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.
Cayuga Lake is a first-time stop for the Elite Series and the deep glacial lake (up to 435 feet) is great habitat for largemouth bass, which will be the target species for the anglers.
Children and those young at heart are invited to make tricorns and mobcaps and wear their creations throughout the day. The historic Hasbrouck farmhouse, no stranger to such headgear since General and Mrs. Washington headquartered there during the last days of the Revolutionary War, will be open for guided tours.
Wilmington, N.Y. - It will be the happiest 1.5-mile run, when youngsters, ages 6-12, participate in the Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race Kids' Fun Run, Saturday, Sept. 13. This non-competitive run begins at 8:15 a.m. and follows Santa from the base of the Whiteface Mountain Veterans' Memorial Highway to Santa's Workshop.
Mumford, N.Y. - The Victorian era (1837 until Queen Victoria's death in 1901) wasn't just bustles and mutton chop sideburns. It was a time of scientific progress, great literary works, a surge of inventions, whopping urban growth and more time for leisure activity.
On Saturday, Aug. 23, Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate that time with Victorian Day.
Farm to Fork brings local farmers to sell meat, cheese, produce and other farm products to consumers and to featured local restaurants. The restaurants then use the local products and their culinary creativity to cook meals available for sale outdoors.
Skaneateles, N.Y. - Hop aboard, matey! Mid-Lakes Navigation has set its annual Pirate Day for Aug. 13. Joining the marauding this year is Rusty Rice, a captain for the Barbara S. Wiles. Although new to Pirate Day, he is no stranger to pirate play. Rice was a second mate on the Continental Sloop Providence, a replica of America's first war ship, when Disney chartered the tall ship and hired its crew as extras. He appeared in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Deadman's Chest" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."
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