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Friday, August 17, 2012

Family Fun This Weekend

It's beginning to look a lot like back to school, but there's still time to squeeze the last drops out of summer! Ignore the school supplies in stores. Pin the school orientation flyer to your bulletin board and forget it for now. Pin the "out of the box" lunch ideas to your Pinterest board and focus on the fresh corn and watermelon that you want to eat right now. Get out to some fairs and festivals this weekend and enjoy the gorgeous weather...and the fact that it's still summer.

Story Time & Animal Friends
Friday, August 17 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.

Wayne County Fair 
Friday, August 17 - Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wayne County Fairgrounds, 250 W. Jackson Street, Palmyra, NY
Free daily activities include horse wagon rides (parking lot), model train exhibit (Commercial Building), Home Arts Department exhibits, Wayne County Sheriff Operation Safe Child (child IDs), Hot Dog Pig Racing, and animal, flower, fruit, and vegetable exhibits. Check the schedule for other fun activities and entertainment. Tickets are $3-5; kids 5 and under are free.

Maze Preview Weekend
Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Long Acre Farms, 1342 Eddy Road, Macedon, NY
Get a sneak peek at their corn maze before the grand opening on September 8th, and for every ticket purchased this weekend, receive a return pass for the fall. Barnbuster Tickets for the Maze & Back 40 are $10.50 for ages 5+ and $6.50 for ages 2-4. August 19 is also Sweet Corn Festival; free roasted sweet corn from 12 - 5 p.m.

Old-Time Fiddlers' Fair
Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY
This fair features continuous music with performances from more than 100 musicians on four stages. Enjoy the regular exhibits in this 19th Century country village as well. Regular admission rates apply; children 3 and under are free; free parking.

Renaissance Festival
Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
15385 Farden Road, Sterling, NY
Huzzah! This is the final weekend for food, entertainment, games, rides, and more in Merry Olde England (passports and time machine not required). Tickets required; children 5 and under are free. Parking is free; additional fees for rides and games ($1-3 each), as well as purchase of food and beverages.

3-D Technology Expo
Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 26, 12 - 4 p.m.
Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
Have fun exploring your creative side and learn about the latest 3-D imaging technologies. Use their new 3-D printer!

Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East Henrietta Road, West Henrietta, NY
Featuring six operating diesels. 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.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone! As always, thanks for reading.

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