Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Do something different and head upstate to this weekend's roster of sales, strolls and festivals in New York state's nether-regions. If ya can't have fun upstate, where can you have fun.
50 Mile Garage Sale
What: Look for your treasures or collectibles along the roadside of Route 90. This garage sale runs from Montezuma in the north to the Village of Homer at the southern end. You will find everything imaginable from vintage Christmas ornaments to toys, dishes, and other unexpected surprises. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you get hungry, no worries because many local clubs, fire departments and organizations put on breakfasts, bake sales, and BBQ's all along the way.
When: July 28-29
Where: Route 90, Montezuma
Moonlight Strolls Music Series
What: It's the only time of year the Sonnenberg Gardens are showcased at night. Bring your folding lawn chairs and picnic blanket to listen to music ranging from jazz, Celtic to rock. You can stroll the grounds on a balmy summer's eve and sip on a glass of wine from the Finger Lakes Wine Center.
When: July 6 - Aug. 3
Where: 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua
Cost: $11 adults, $6 youth ages 6 and older, free for ages 5 and younger
What: Come and see one of the oldest and most successful producers of professional interactive entertainment in the world. There are more than 100 stage and street performers, professional actors, comedians and musicians who whimsically recreate an authentic English Renaissance village for visitors. You can join the merriment at the Pub Sing, Wench Auction and Trial & Dunke. Also, witness dozens of artisans demonstrate their fine craftsmanship and selling their unique wares. Dine on steak-on-a-stake, pita pockets, huge turkey legs, and more.
When: July 7 - Aug. 19
Where: 15385 Farden Road, Sterling
Cost: $28.95 for adults, $17.95 for children age 5-11 , free for age 4 and younger.
27th Annual Native American Dance & Music Festival
What: This year's Native American Dance & Music Festival includes actor and vocalist Gary Farmer (Cayuga, Wolf Clan) with his blues band, "The Troublemakers." Making their Ganondagan debut, they will perform both festival days. Other events include daily performances by the Allegany River Dancers in regalia led by singer Bill Crouse (Seneca), traditional artisan demonstrators, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) storytelling, family programming at the Family Discovery Tent, vendors at the popular Native American Arts Market and tours of the Bark Longhouse replica and the Seneca Art & Culture Center.
When: July 28-29
Where: 7000 County Road 41, Victor
Cost: $12 general, $10 seniors, $7 students (ID), and $5 kids age 3-17
9th Annual Catskill Forest Festival
What: More than 65 vendors and over 1000 attendees will come together for the annual celebration of the Catskill forests. The event aims to connect people to woodlands by providing forestry-related resources, events, activities, and businesses available throughout the Catskill Region. Among the festivities include live music, lumberjack shows, forestry vendors, logging truck and tractor parades, local foods, distilleries, breweries, petting zoos, live milling demonstrations, activities for children, industry-standard Game of Logging competitions, the famous Tent of Knowledge, and more.
When: July 28
Where: 36 Bridge Street, Margaretville
Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
What: Hall of Fame Weekend 2018 will also feature the Saturday, July 28 Awards Presentation, when Ford C. Frick Award winner Bob Costas and J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner Sheldon Ocker will each be honored. The Weekend will include many family programs, including the July 28 Parade of Legends and the July 30 Legends of the Game Roundtable discussion event with the inductees. More than 50 Hall of Famers are expected to return for Hall of Fame Weekend to honor the Class of 2018 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
What: Enjoy live music, food/craft vendors, RVs, boats, exhibits, activities and fireworks. Bring your own chairs, blankets and umbrellas. Bands in the past have included The Hootz, TPT, and The Porcelain Busdrivers.
What: Since 1988, Harborfest has brought to its stages more than 600 national, regional and local performing artists on an admission free basis, providing entertainment and memorable experiences for people of all ages from the arts and crafts venue at River Walk East, the Jazz and Blues Stage in Washington Square Park (East Park), the Veteran's Stage at River Walk West, the Children's Park in Franklin Square Park (West Park), the Strates Midway on the north end of West 1st Street, the Lakeview Stage at Breitbeck Park and the world famous Grucci Fireworks display in the harbor.