Category Archives: Recaps

Sharon Springs Shines For Annual Harvest Festival! (VIDEO)

Sharon Springs once again held its annual Harvest Festival to huge crowds over the weekend. This festival is a unique blend of arts, crafts, music, entertainment, foods and culture in this historic spa town along NY Rt. 20. And Josh … Continue reading

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Sunny Skies Bring Thousands to Albany’s Larkfest! (VIDEO)

The annual Larkfest in Albany was a big hit again this year.  Crowds estimated to be around 60-80,000 attended the “largest one day street fair in New York State outside of New York City.”  Food, music, vendors of all kinds … Continue reading

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Troy Bacon Festival Was a Pig Out!

The Great Pig Out/Bacon Festival was truly a pig out for the Festival Fanatics who attended this weekend. Troy’s Riverfront Park hosted more than three dozen barbecue vendors and there really was a little bit of everything for anybody.  We … Continue reading

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The Festival Fanatics Agree…Syracuse Was Scrumptious Today!

The Taste of Syracuse was delicious! These “taste of” events are really catching on.  It is a wonderful opportunity for restaurants and food venues to offer their wares to the widest of audiences.  The “Taste of Buffalo” (July 13-14) is … Continue reading

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It Certainly Wasn’t Kansas But It Felt Like It In Chittenango for Oz Stravaganza

The thermometer topped out at 90 degrees during the first weekend in June and the annual Oz Stravaganza. It may have been Kansas-like heat, but we were in historic Chittenango! And the heat didn’t stop thousands from coming out to … Continue reading

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2013 GlassFest Rocked in Corning

The Festival Fanatics were on the road again Memorial Day weekend. This time, we went to Corning for the annual GlassFest, a celebration of the community’s rich history in glass production. The festival also acts as a showcase for local … Continue reading

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Food Truck Festivals of NY was — Filling and Awesome! (PICS, VIDEO)

I spent my childhood cocooned from creativity. An elementary art teacher once called me an insult to art when my finger painting didn’t expertly match the bowl of rotting fruit displayed before us. Fruit that she probably forgot was in … Continue reading

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Festival Fanatics Check Out Tap NY 2013! [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

The Festival Fanatics paid a visit to Hunter Mountain today to check out TAP NY.  It was awesome! This is the premier craft beer festival in the Empire State and it is now in its 15th year.  The Hunter Mountain Ski Resort was … Continue reading

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2013 Ithaca Chili Cook-Off Packs the Commons (VIDEO)

The Festival Fanatics hit the road for the Chili Cook-Off in Ithaca on Feb. 16. We sampled some 40 different batches of chili and even grabbed a piece of apple crisp. The Chili Cook-Off brings in about half the number … Continue reading

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Cooperstown Puts the WINTER in Winter Carnival! (VIDEOS)

For more than forty years, Cooperstown has been the host village of one of Upstate’s most popular inter events, the Cooperstown Winter Carnival.  An army of volunteers helps turn the “Village of Museums” into a winter wonderland of fun, food, community spirit and winter shenanigans!  And Festival … Continue reading

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