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Category - festivals and events

Ghost Tours Re-Visit Historic Fort Ontario

Oct 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort Ontario Ice CaveOswego, N.Y. - The Friends of Fort Ontario, Central New York Ghost Hunters, and other ghost-hunting groups return to the Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego to host Ghost Tours Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18. Guided tours run in 15-minute increments from 7 to 10 p.m. both evenings. Tickets to the annual event are $13 and must be purchased in advance.

Evidence gathered in the fort's buildings and underground casemates during the tours will be presented in the rooms or areas where it was obtained. People are also invited to bring their own ghost-hunting equipment to find new data under the guidance of the experts.

Discover Alpacas with National-Level Competitors, Seminars, and Youth Activities

Oct 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Leda Blumberg with Cloud’s Gem Stone of Faraway Farm Alpacas in Yorktown Heights, NYExtravaganza taking place at NYS Fairgrounds Oct. 25-26

Syracuse, N.Y. - Organizers of the 2014 nationally-certified Empire Alpaca Extravaganza are making a concerted effort to attract visitors interested in learning about how raising the finely-fibered animals provides income and lifestyle opportunities. The show, drawing competitors from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on October 25-26, will offer educational seminars, a fashion show, and youth activities. Admission show and parking are free.

Gore Mountain's Harvest Fest Returns Oct. 11-12

Oct 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Gore Mountain Autumn GondolaGore Mountain will feature the largest number of vendors and activites to date! Join the free, family-oriented fun Columbus Day Weekend

North Creek, N.Y. - Harvest Fest returns to Gore Mountain Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12. This massive festival is open 10:30am-4:30pm each day and includes live music, kids' activities, vendors, and fall fun for whole family. Admission is completely free!

Harvest Fest 2014 will feature the largest array of Adirondack vendors yet, including jewelers, photographers, artists, furniture makers, specialty foods, and much more.

Frightening Tales come of life at Genesee Country Museum

Oct 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Spirits FamilyOct. 17-18 & 22-25

Mumford, N.Y. - Even with a century and more of exposure to movies, television and other new terrors, the horror tales and frightening characters of 19th-century writings still have a hold on us today.

Some of these characters come to life in Genesee Country Village & Museum's Spirits of the Past Theatrical Tour, Oct. 17-18 & 22-25, chilling visitors as they once did in the 19th century.

Adirondack Balloon Festival Starts Today

Sep 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Glens Falls and Queensbury, N.Y. (Sept. 18) - Beginning today through Sunday, Sept. 21, witness the flight of hundreds of balloons in Glens Falls and Queensbury. It's all part of the Adirondack Balloon Festival, an American Bus Association Top 100 Event, which has enchanted spectators since 1973. The celebration begins in Glens Falls with a community party offering balloons, fun and ...

George Eastman House to Host First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Acts

Sep 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Alfred HitchcockVintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury will be performing on September 21

Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House will host Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury on September 21 as part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Screen Plays ~ Hollywood's Golden Age on Stage will perform Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play at 1 p.m. and Cello Fury will hit the stage at 3 p.m. Both performances will be held in the Dryden Theatre, 900 East Avenue. Admission to each event is $10, and tickets can be ordered in advance at www.rochesterfringe.com.

Oswego Prepares for First FallOween Event

Sep 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fall Oween!Oswego, N.Y. - Four local Oswego businesses weaved together the first FallOween event in Oswego, where all citizens compete against one another in the form of decorating their homes in spooky Halloween or beautiful fall themes. The rules are simple: decorate the front of the home or front porch with Halloween or fall decorations, whether it's with creepy crawlers, pumpkins, witches or discolored leaves, with or without lights, anything goes!.

This city-wide event is open to all Oswego residents who dare to spice their homes up with skeletons, colorful reefs or even spooky sounds.

War of 1812 Speaker Comes to Fort Ontario

Sep 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Oswego, N.Y. - Noted local historian and newspaperman Richard Palmer presents a discussion about the War of 1812 journal of Major Robert Carr. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 in the Enlisted Men's Barracks inside Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego. The program is free and open to the public.

Major Carr, of the 16th U.S. Infantry Regiment commanded Fort Ontario during part of the summer of 1812. In his presentation, Palmer will read and interpret excerpts that he copied from Carr's journal during a research trip to Philadelphia.

Events Every Fall Weekend At Gore!

Sep 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Gore Gondola - Photo by Darren McGeeFun Happenings Through Columbus Day Weekend, all with Spectacular Fall Scenery!  

North Creek, N.Y. - Gore Mountain is hosting events throughout the fall foliage season, and this weekend features the 4th Annual Photography Camp with Carl Heilman on Saturday and the Leaf Cruncher 5k Run/Walk on Sunday.

Carl Heilman II is an award winning outdoor photographer who specializes in nature panoramas, murals, and nature photography of Lake George, Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks, New York State, and Montana.

Kites Will Fly at Washington’s Headquarters during the Hudson River Ramble September 20th

Sep 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Kites Over the HudsonNewburgh, N.Y. - Soaring, swirling, kites of all kinds will bob and weave as they dance in the wind at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site during Kites Over the Hudson, on Saturday, September 20th, 2 PM to 4 PM.

Free kites will be given to the first 150 children 15 and under during this Hudson River Ramble event. Prizes will be awarded in various kite categories, and refreshments will be served to all who attend. And there will be a Kite Hospital, staffed by members of Chapter 1782 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, to repair most kite catastrophes!

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