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Friday, October 12, 2012

Family Fun This Weekend

Looks like Saturday is our sunny day this weekend...unfortunately Sunday is supposed to be warm (71!) but with thunderstorms. Be sure to take advantage of tomorrow's sunshine, then stay in to make apple pie or pumpkin cookies on Sunday.


Mary Poppins
Friday, October 12 at 8 p.m., Sat. Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sun. Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium Theatre, 885 East Main Street, Rochester, NY
This stage musical features the story and songs from the Disney film, plus new dance numbers .  Best for ages 6+ due to length: 160 minutes. Tickets may be purchased online.

15th Annual Apple Tasting Tour
Daily through Wednesday, October 31
Various Locations in Wayne County, NY
Visit fourteen markets to taste the different varieties of apples and collect stamps at each market you visit. Take the Apple Taste Test, enjoy other food samples, enter door prize drawings, and more.

Exhibit Opening: A T. Rex Named Sue
Daily through January 6, 2013; Mon-Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
See the largest, most complete, and best-preserved T. Rex! Touch casts of Sue's bones, complete a 3-D puzzle with bones, move models of Sue's jaws, and more. Included with general admission.


Story Time & More
Friday, October 12, 2012
1. Lift Bridge Book Shop, 45 Main Street, Brockport, NY - story time at 10:30 a.m. for toddlers ages 1-4, with songs and games
2. Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY - come for the story at 11 a.m., stay for the farm animal fun!

Free Family Night
Friday, October 12, 2012 from 5:30 - 9 p.m.
YMCA-Southeast, 111 East Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY
Enjoy swimming, crafts, the Adventure Center, pizza ($1/slice), and roller skating ($4/person) for a fun family night. Bring socks for the Adventure Center, plus your swim suit and towel for the pool.

Fun Fridays
Friday, October 12, 2012 from 6 - 8 p.m.
YMCA-Westside, 920 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY
Family gym games, inflatables, obstacle course, crafts, and family swimming. There is no fee for members; $10 per family for the community.


Scarecrow Festival 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 11 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Kennelley Park Gazebo, North Main Street, and the Box Factory Parking Lot, Fairport, NY
Live music, kid's crafts, food vendors, face painting, kids activity tent, guess-the-pumpkin's-weight contest, pony rides, bounce house, flea market, farmers market, side walk sale, Fairport tours, and a scarecrow contest.


Saturday, October 13 - Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (weekends through October 28)
Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY
Enjoy 15 trick-or-treat stations with a mixture of candy, healthy snacks, and trinkets. Every participating child receives a gift and take-home craft as they exit. There will be live performers and costumed characters, plus the zoo animals will be enjoying their own treats. General admission applies (zoo members enter for free); additional $7 per trick-or-treater.

Corn Maze & Fall Festival
Saturday, October 13 - Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (weekends throughout October)
Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY
Check out the awesome corn maze, plus enjoy a barrel race, bean bag tic-tac-toe, horseshoes, and hay bale maze ($7/person for maze and activities). There is an additional fee for the bounce house/slide ($1), wagon rides ($4), plus food and beverages. Please see web site for additional information.

Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Fest
Saturday, October 13 - Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (weekends through October 28)
Stokoe Farms, 656 South Road, Scottsville, NY
Pick your own pumpkins and enjoy over 30 fun activities, including animal attractions. General admission is $9.

Holiday Hollow Halloween & Pirate Festival
Saturday, October 13 - Monday, October 14 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (continues Saturdays and Sundays through October 28)
Holiday Hollow, 1410 Main Road, Corfu, NY
Happy, family-friendly Renaissance Fair-like entertainment including 8 live stage shows, a Haunted Parlor, Hook's Hideout Maze, teacup search, caricature artist, face painting, games, and food. In case of inclement weather, shows move indoors. Admission is $11 for ages 11 and up; $10 for ages 3-10; ages 2 and under are free. Discount coupon available on web site.

Pumpkin Hollow
Saturday, October 13 - Sunday, October 14; Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m./Sat-Sun: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Gro-Moore Farms, 2811 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY
A wide variety of games, crafts and other activities. Daily activities for up-to-3rd-graders are free; some weekend activities have an extra fee (pay for individual activities or pay One Price Ticket for $10 per person). Mazes, slides, haunted house, fun house, pumpkins, apples, homemade candy and caramel apples, pies, fry cakes, cider, apples, and more await!

Fall Harvest Celebration
Saturday, October 13 - Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (weekends through October 28)
Brown's Berry Patch, 14264 Roosevelt Highway, Waterport, NY
Pick your own apples, pumpkins, and raspberries. Face painting, pony rides, hayrides, dinosaur corn maze, lots of pumpkin and apple treats made at Brown's, Barnyard Adventure, Barnyard Express, pedal cars, rope maze, giant slide, playground, and more. Fees apply for activities; please check web site for details.

You Pick Apples, Raspberries, and More
Saturday, October 13 - Sunday, October 14 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
G and S Orchards825 Atlantic Avenue (Route 286), Walworth, NY
From now through the end of October, enjoy an afternoon of family fun while picking apples, berries, pumpkins, and more.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival Weekends
Saturday, October 13 - Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (weekends thru October 31)
Long Acre Farms, 1342 Eddy Road, Macedon, NY
Celebrate autumn with the Maize Maze, Back 40, hayrides, and cow train rides. Check out nursery rhymes made entirely of pumpkins and gourds, fun picture cut-outs, and a funny graveyard. Admission is $10.50/ages 5+ and $6.50/ ages 2-4.

"Pumpkintown" & Pick-Your-Own Apples
Saturday, October 13 - Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (weekends thru October 28)
Lagoner Farms6985 Lake Avenue, Williamson, NY
Pick your own apples and pumpkins, enjoy wagon rides, ride the Cider Barrel Express, explore the Mini Maze, Ring the Corn Cob, Knock the Apple Off the Tree, Bowl Over the Cider Jugs, play Farmer's Fastball, and more. Activities are 1-2 tickets each (tickets are $1 each) or pay one price: $10 each or $35 for a family of 4. Lunch menu is available.


Trolley Rides
Sunday, October 14 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River 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.

Stay warm, stay dry, and have fun this weekend! As always, thanks for reading.

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