As we soak in the final days of summer we have a fantastic fall to look forward to. There’s so much to celebrate in September and October! Here’s what we have so far and we’ll keep you updated!
M and T Clothesline Festival (September 12, 13)
Oh my goodness gracious. Can you believe it? This festival has been around for over 60 years and there are so many reasons why! Check them out:
What: Nearly 60 years after the first Clothesline, Rochester’s largest and longest-running fine art and crafts festival continues to thrive. It’s now the place to
- browse and buy original artwork by more than 400 New York state artists see the list
- experience all-day live entertainment see the schedule
- sample food & drink from some of Rochester’s favorite vendors
- enjoy free family art activities at the Creative Workshop
- search for bargains at the Gallery Store’s Sidewalk Sale and the art library’s used book sale
- purchase this year’s Clothesline T-shirt
- visit the museum (included in admission)
Are you a Memorial Art Gallery Member? You get a free sneak peek before any one else, early Saturday!
Fringe Festival (Sept. 17-26th)
What? 500 shows? 25 venues? Better start planning now! The good news is that some of them are absolutely free! But what exactly is the Fringe Festival. We are glad you asked. Here’s the scoop from their website:
Now in its fourth year, the Fringe is a 10-day, multi-arts festival taking place in and around downtown Rochester, NY. A 503(c) non-profit organization and one of 200 fringe festivals worldwide, the Fringe was pioneered by several of Rochester’s cultural institutions and emerging arts groups. Rochester’s Fringe is bifurcated — curated by the participating indoor venues as well as festival organizers, who produce several headliner events and the free outdoor entertainment.
Festival of Ales (October 10th)
From the website:
This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, October 10th 2015.
The Annual Autumn Festival of Ales featuring craft beer, live entertainment and a chili cook-off to benefit Mercy Flight. Over 3,000 beer lovers will travel to Honeoye Falls to sample over 30 craft beers brewed by CB Craft Brewers. Beers include CB year round brands and private label beers brewed for restaurants and bars throughout WNY. Several food vendors will be on hand as well.
Festival tents will be set-up at the Honeoye Falls Fireman’s Field located at 270 Monroe St., Honeoye Falls, NY. Festival hours are 1pm-5pm. For more information call 585-624-4386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show: October 10-12
It’s the 40th anniversary! It’s also held in the state park which was named the number ONE park in the US according to USA Today, so there’s that. Over 300 vendors and live entertainment. Here’s what you can look forward to:
Enjoy peak fall foliage at the spectacular “Grand Canyon of the East” along with the best in pottery, paintings, quilts and fiber arts, handcrafted jewelry, photography, furniture, decorative painting, dried floral pieces and more — just in time for holiday gift shopping. Over 300 artisans display their wares along with plenty of food vendors and many other activities for the whole family. Included in our entertainment lineup this year are Anastazja, Miché Fambro & Faixa, along with spinning wheel demonstrations. Performances or demonstrations are scheduled at 1 pm each day.
There’s so many great celebrations to be had! We’ve only mentioned a few and there will be more to come. If you’d like more information on festivals in the area, or what homes in the area sell for contact us today!