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CNY Events Leading Up to the New York State Fair

With the Great New York State Fair almost upon us, there are plenty of CNY events taking place this weekend to keep us occupied.

Thanks for checking in to your weekly weekend CNY events guide. Several of us local residents are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the opening of the Great New York State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25. The rest of us just want to continue with daily lives and completely avoid the annual spectacle entirely. As it’s said, the fair’s arrival is the “beginning of the end” of summer.

This weekend there are sidewalk and pottery sales, a blues festival and a homegrown jam, staged shows, Frozen under the stars and more.

Goodies

33438_A11A7057-704x469Smock Sidewalk Sale

Where: Delavan Center, 509 West Fayette St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, Aug. 18 – Friday, Aug. 19 | 10 a.m.
Cost: Free admission | (800) 594-9845

40 Be’Luau

Where: Willow Bay, Onondaga Lake Park, 3882 Long Branch Road, Liverpool
When: Thursday, Aug. 18 | 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $30/advance, $35/gate | 470-1880

Stone Quarry Hill Pottery Fair

Where: Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, 3883 Stone Quarry Road., Cazenovia
When: Saturday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Aug. 21 | 10 a.m.
Cost: $5/person, free/children | 655-3196

 

Music

Dirty Heads w/Barroom Philosophers, Formerly Un-Named

Where: Kegs Canalside, 7 N. Hamilton St., Jordan
When: Friday, Aug. 19 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $20 | 246-8533

Chenango Blues Fest

Where: Chenango County Fairgrounds, 168 E. Main St., Norwich
When: Friday, Aug. 19 (6 p.m.) – Saturday, Aug. 20 (noon)
Cost: Free admission (Friday), $25/advance, $35/day of (Saturday) | (607) 334-5653 x1

imgresBlueberry Jam

Where: Critz Farms, 3232 Rippleton Road, Cazenovia
When: Saturday, Aug. 20 | noon
Cost: $10/advance, $18/door, $3/ages 4 to 11, free/3 and under | 662-3355

 

 

Kids & Community 

Multicultural Block Party

Where: Skiddy Park, 300 Tioga St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, Aug. 18 | 1 p.m.
Cost: Free admission | 443-0320

The_Snow_Queen_by_Elena_RingoFrozen

Where: Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse
When: Thursday, Aug. 18 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free admission | 474-6064

Magic on Main

Where: Main St., Homer
When: Friday, Aug. 19 | 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free admission | (607) 749-3322

 

Stage

My Son, the Waiter

Thursday | 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday | 8 p.m.
Saturday | 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Where: Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn
When: Thursday, Aug. 18 – Saturday, Aug. 20
Cost: $35/advance, $38/door | 253-6669

the-gondoliers3-1296561709-view-0Gondoliers

Thursday | 8 p.m.
Friday | 8 p.m.
Saturday | 8 p.m.
Sunday | 3 p.m.

Where: Earlville Opera House, 18 E. Main St., Earlville
When: Thursday, Aug. 18 – Sunday, Aug. 21
Cost: $8-$22 | 691-3550

Salt City Burlesque

Where: CNY Jazz Central, 411 E. Washington St, Syracuse
When: 
Saturday, Aug. 20 | 7 p.m.
Cost: $20/advance, $25/door

 

Editor’s Picks

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Where: First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles
When: 
Friday, Aug. 19 | 7:30 a.m.
Cost: $22-$24 | 685-7418

Baltimore Woods 50th Anniversary 5K

Where: Baltimore Woods, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus
When: Sunday, Aug. 21 | 8 a.m.
Cost: $30/person, free fun run/ages 8 and under | 673-1350

Walter Trout w/ Colin Aberdeen

Where: Funk N Waffles, 307 S. Clinton St., Syracuse
When: 
Sun, Aug.21 | 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25

 

Take me out to the Chiefs Game…

Syracuse Chiefs Opening Day (April 16) Michael Davis Photo | Syracuse New Times All baseball games are played at NBT Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Dr, Syracuse. Box office phone: 474-7833.

Dollar Thursday / Country Night / Small Business Night

Opponent: Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
When: 
Thursday, Aug. 18 | 6:35 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

Fireworks Friday / Doubleheader / Lockheed Martin Family Night

Opponent: Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
When: 
Friday, Aug. 19 | 5:05 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

Opponent: Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
When: 
Friday, Aug. 19
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

Super Saturday / Star Wars Night

Opponent: Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
When: 
Saturday, Aug. 20 | 7:05 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

Family Sunday / Cancer Awareness Night

Opponent: Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
When: 
Sunday, Aug. 21 | 1:05 p.m.
Cost: $5-$12 | Buy Online

 

Weekend at the Fairgrounds

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The Fairgrounds is located at 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse.

No events. Last weekend before the State Fair.

 

 

 

Weather Forecast

(Subject to change, of course.)

THURSDAY

Temperature: 85 degrees / 65 degrees
Conditions: A little bit of everything… except snow.

FRIDAY

Temperature: 88 degrees / 67 degrees
Conditions: Sunny for you and your hunny.

SATURDAY

Temperature: 89 degrees / 68 degrees
Conditions: Sunshine-filled Saturday.

SUNDAY 

Temperature: 87 degrees / 66 degrees
Conditions: Netflix binge day.

                                     

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