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At 7pm the witching hour begins as we welcome guests to enter our new Village of the Damned. Your admission provides you access to unique Halloween entertainment with our comedy-horror shows created by the cast of our very own professional Sterling Renaissance Festival actors. Enter at your own risk as you will be lured by demons, pursued by zombies, and sought by vampires whom wish to feast on your blood. Along your travels you will interact with gruesome village inhabitants and be subjected to mischief and evil. Stops along the way will often provide for misguided security while partaking in the comedy-horror of our live stage shows. Don’t let your guard down as you proceed through this lost village of the damned, because danger looms at every turn.

You will also have opportunity to foresee your destiny through the eyes of a gypsy or desperately seek to find your way out of the Hospital of Horror maze, at an additional cost of $5. What is for certain is that you will not leave the same as you came in…or perhaps not at all! You have been forewarned!

Recommended for ages 10 and up. Come hungry to enjoy some brain food at the Fiery Pits of Hell’s Kitchen concession stand.

Date(s): 10/11/2014, 10/12/2014, 10/18/2014, 10/19/2014, 10/25/2014, 10/26/2014
Location: Sterling Renaissance Festival
15385 Farden Rd.
Sterling, NY 13156
Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: Admission $14.95, $5, entrance to corn maze
Telephone: 800-879-4446
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Sunday, October 5th, 2014 @ 6:21 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Join us in creating apple cider the old fashion way with a people powered fruit press. Help, wash, grind, press, pasteurize and best of all, taste the fresh apple cider. While going through the process we will discuss the history of apples, apple products, the apple-growing industry and the many different varieties of apples. Back by popular demand – take a taste test of over a dozen different varieties of apples grown by local orchards and place your vote for your favorite. A special THANK YOU to Ontario Orchards for supplying the apples for pressing and tasting.

Date(s): 10/11/2014
Location: Sterling Nature Center
15380 Jenzvolt Rd.
Sterling, NY 13156
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-947-6143
Email: snc@cayugacounty.us

Posted: Sunday, September 14th, 2014 @ 5:58 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Experience a nerve shattering mix of live actors, state of the art animation, evil characters and dazzling special effects.

Date(s): 10/03/2014, 10/04/2014, 10/10/2014, 10/11/2014, 10/17/2014, 10/18/2014, 10/24/2014, 10/25/2014
Location: Sterling Renaissance Festival Site
15385 Farden Rd.
Sterling, NY 13156
Time: 7:00 pm – Midnight
Cost: Visit web site or call for ticket prices
Telephone: 800-879-4446
Email: info@empirecommunicationstoday.com
Website: Click here for more info »

Posted: Saturday, September 13th, 2014 @ 6:43 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Hiking and Biking Trail Cards - Cayuga County

Detailed trail cards are available by click the links below or for a complete starter kit of Cayuga County trails contact us here.

Hiking – Auburn Fleming Trail, Auburn

Converted from an old railroad bed, this is a 1.6 mile trail through scenic woods, wetlands, and farmland.

Hiking – Sterling Park and Nature Center, Sterling

This park features glacially formed bluffs with scenic vistas of the Great Lake Ontario.

Biking – Between the Lakes Ride – NYS Scenic Byway Route 90, Union Springs

Cayuga Lake is the highlight of this ride with historic markers posted along the route that help tell the story of the area from the Cayuga Nation villages to the 1779 Sullivan Expedition.

Biking – Owasco Lake, Auburn

With Emerson Park at the north and Fillmore Glen State Park at the south end of the route, this ride around Owasco Lake is one of the easiest and picturesque around a Finger Lake.

 

Posted: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 @ 4:12 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Think globally and act locally in support of your environment!!! Join the Sterling Nature Center in cleaning up the Lake Ontario shore. If you cannot make it to the Sterling Nature Center then visit the American Littoral Society’s website, www.alsnyc.org, or call 1-800-449-0790 to find other beach cleanups throughout the state. Annually, over 7,000 volunteers clean and documented about a quarter million pounds of debris across NYS. At SNC we collect over 200 pounds of litter along our 2 miles of shoreline with the help of volunteers like you. Refreshments will be provided after the work is done. Rain Date Sunday Sept 15.

Date(s): 09/03/2014
Location: Sterling Nature Center
15380 Jenzvolt Rd.
Sterling, NY 13156
Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Cost: Free
Telephone: 315-947-6143

Posted: Saturday, August 16th, 2014 @ 3:48 pm by Nakeia Endres
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