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Friday, July 13, 2012

Family Fun This Weekend

Lots to do this weekend...fairs, festivals, and a whole lot more! Check out the fun to be had:

Monroe County Fair
Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 15 from 12 - 11 p.m.
Fair & Expo Center, 2695 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY
Rides, entertainment, food, music, live animals, and even a demolition derby! Wristbands are available for all day access to the rides. Be sure to check the schedule before you go.

Story Time & Animal Friends
Friday, July 13, 2012 at 11 a.m.
1. Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY - come for the story, stay for the farm animal fun!
2. Wickham Farms, 1821 Fairport Nine Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY - story time, sandbox, farm animals, and playground are free; jumping pillow, batting cages, and mini golf fees apply.

Geneseo Summer Festival & Sidewalk Sales
Friday, July 13 from 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Main Street, Village Park, and Center Street, Geneseo, NY
Sidewalk sales on Main Street; entertainment in Village Park (craft vendors, live entertainment, food vendors, children's games, bounce house). On Saturday, Center Street will feature an activity area for children, a free bounce house, and crafts for children.

Friday, July 13 from 12 - 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Main Street, Canandaigua, NY
Explore Canandaigua and enjoy music, arts and crafts vendors, food, and a Kids' Korridor.

Wonders of Water
Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY
Visit docent-run stations and watch demonstrations around the zoo to learn about the Genesee River, Lake Ontario, and local streams and ponds. Free with zoo admission.

Pride Superheroes Family Day
Saturday, July 14 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
Free outdoor activities to celebrate annual Pride Family Day (rain or shine): bubble garden, story telling, face painting, and arts & crafts. Free.

Princess Tea Party
Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m.
Barnes & Noble, Webster Towne Center, 1070 Ridge Road, Webster, NY
Listen to princess stories, enjoy a snack, and make a craft. Dress like your favorite princess or in fancy clothes, if you'd like.

Blueberry Celebration
Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, July 15 from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Brown's Berry Patch, 14264 Roosevelt Highway, Waterport, NY
Pick your own blueberries, enjoy free samples of blueberry products, and more. Check out my earlier review of Brown's Berry Patch to see all the fun you can have at the farm, including the Barnyard Adventure.

Kids' Fun Run
Sunday, July 15 at 10 a.m.
Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY
There is the Jungle Jog 5K at 8:15 a.m., Seneca Park Mile at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Kids' Fun Run at 10 a.m. There is no entry fee for the Fun Run, and all children who participate will get a prize. (there are registration fees for the Jungle Jog & Seneca Park Mile)

Trolley Rides
Sunday, July 15 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East Henrietta Road, West Henrietta, NY
Purchase your tickets, then explore the train cars, antique cars, fire truck, and the model trains in the museum. At your departure time, board the trolley and enjoy the 1-mile ride to the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. Explore the second museum before boarding for a ride back to the Museum of Transportation. 

Whew! I'm tired just looking at this list-o-fun. Have a great weekend, and good luck to my fellow runners at the Jungle Jog (this will be my first race!). And, as always, thanks for reading.

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