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2009 Guinness Syracuse, NY Irish FestivalThe Syracuse Irish Festival truly is a taste of Ireland featuring music, dance, song, genealogy, culture and children’s activities. If you’re looking for a weekend packed with great Irish bands, step dancers, lectures, exhibits, workshops, food and children’s activities, come to Syracuse’s Irish Cultural Festival at Clinton Square, September 11-12, 2009.

 Featuring: The Young Dubliners / Gaelic Storm / The Prodigals / The Kreellers / Seamus Kennedy / Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band / The Flying Column / The Causeway Giants / Creevy / Syracuse Irish Session / Freeborn Men / Tom Dooley Irish Choraliers / Syracuse Kilties Pipe Band / and much more!

Syracuse Irish Festival Announces Its Entertainment Lineup for the Main Stage. Musical Groups Include International Bands from Ireland and Canada

 National Recording Artists Gaelic Storm and The Young Dubliners are the headlining acts for the 2009 Syracuse Irish Festival. Also featured at this year’s Festival are Seamus Kennedy, from Northern Ireland, The Prodigals, from New York City, The Kreelers, from Detroit, and Creevy, from Chicago. There is also a strong local contingent of artists including The Causeway Giants, The Freeborn Men, the Flying Column, and the Syracuse Irish Session.

Entertainment/Booking Information: Marty Cahill
Stage Manager: Skip Murphy
Volunteer Information: David Lynch
Sponsorship & Vendors: Dave Thompson
 Syracuse Event Productions
Tom Tarry
Dave Thompson
(315) 426-2813

Posted: Friday, August 14th, 2009 @ 12:48 pm by Curt
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Great Skaneateles Deals – Book With Us for The Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival, The Skaneateles Curbstone Festival, Skaneateles Historical Society, Charles Dickens Christmas, Victorian architecture, Welch Allyn Lodge.
All our Skaneateles Suites, Boutique Hotel, Inns, cabins, cottages and lakeside vacation rentals & Bed and Breakfast Lodgings offer you superb hospitality. You can compare rates and view a Google map of Skaneateles with our B&Bs, Inns & Lodgings marked for your convenience. Use the Google map to see full details of our high quality & great value bed and breakfast deals in and around Skaneateles, New York 13152.

Posted: Friday, July 31st, 2009 @ 10:00 am by Curt
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Empire Brewing & Music FestivalEmpire Brewing & Music Festival

Voted one of the greatest brew fests in the northeast, this event features beers from micro-breweries and small brewers alike.  Not just your average beer festival – a true connoisseur’s event!  Music from various local & national bands.

Must be 21 years of age & older only.

Clinton Square
W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

$35 in advance, $40 at the door (may change)

Event Type:
Adults Only



Posted: Saturday, June 27th, 2009 @ 9:30 am by Curt
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Sales galore at Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival,  July 16-18, 2009

What would you like to get a great deal on?

Jewelry? Handbags? Holiday cards? Decorative accessories? Cooking utensils? Men’s and women’s clothing? Krinkles by Patience Brewster?
They’ll all be available, along with much more, at Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival, July 16-18. The sidewalk sales along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets run Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New this year will be stepped-up activity on Fennell Street: Creekside Books & Coffee, Skaneateles Artisans and Skaneateles Town Square will sport tents; Creekside will provide complimentary refreshments from the coffeehouse; and Skaneateles Town Square will host demonstrations and a hot-dog stand.

Additionally, restaurants—including the Bluewater Grill, Johnny Angel’s and Doug’s Fish Fry—will offer food specials, and Anyela’s Vineyards will get into the act (at their winery, on West Lake Road).

The family-friendly event offers entertainment, too. The Jackman Twins will roam the streets each day from noon to 4 p.m., creating balloon hats and animals, juggling, and performing magic tricks. On Friday, the Skaneateles Community Band will play at the Gazebo, starting at 7:30 p.m.

But the main draw, as always, will be the bargains under the big white tents.

For more than 30 years, they have attracted thousands of visitors to the lakeside village.

“We get visitors from all over. Families plan their summer vacations around this event,” says Candace Searing of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “Many see it as an opportunity to begin their Christmas shopping early.”

“It’s a big local event, too,” says Karen Foltz, owner of Pomodoro and Pomodoro, Too. “I have regular customers who never miss it.”

Visitors can park at metered spots along the street or in the municipal lot (accessed through Genesee or State streets), where two-hour parking is free and all-day parking is $2. Free parking is available at the old firehouse on Fennell Street and on various side streets.

For more information on the Curbstone Festival or other events taking place in Skaneateles this summer, go to http://www.skaneateles.com.

Posted: Thursday, June 25th, 2009 @ 2:35 pm by Curt
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Harvest Festival
October 11th & 12th 2008
King Ferry Winery, 658 Lake Rd.
King Ferry, NY 13081


Posted: Thursday, September 25th, 2008 @ 9:13 am by Curt
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