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New York State is the place to be in the summertime, and August is no exception, with plenty of super fun events the whole family will enjoy. From balloon rallies and comedy festivals to horse races and BBQ fests, your calendar will be jam packed with exciting New York State excursions. 

From chicken spiedies and grape pie to bagels and barbeque, food is serious business in New York State. Whether you’re a cheese aficionado, Buffalo wing enthusiast or in the mood to eat some of the best barbeque in the state, food festivals in New York have got you covered. Think beyond your regular carnival, fried-food fare, and try some of the freshest, regional treats you can’t get anywhere else, all while enjoying live music, food competitions, rides and games for the whole family. Just don’t forget your appetite.

The ice has thawed. The sun is shining. It’s spring, and that means festivals - a lot of them - all across New York. Groove to country music, dabble in wine tasting, watch a movie and frolic through the flowers. Here are your must-catch festivals across the Empire State this summer.

This June you can rock out at Hunter Mountain, groove to jazz in Saratoga and Rochester, drink wine from all over New York State, check out America's largest touring motorcycle rally and catch the third leg of the Triple Crown. Or you can fill your entire month with Pride celebrations all over the state. There are endless possibilities for June festivities in New York State. Here are are just a few of the ones you can’t miss.

Spring has sprung, and summer is around the corner! The time to plan your family vacation is now, and we’re here to help. From beachside and bayside to the insides of the museum, here are five summer weekend getaway ideas that are fab for the whole fam. Cool off, hang out and enjoy what the weather gods have handed to us!…