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December 8, 2017 - 10:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in festival.
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December 1, 2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Christmas in the City in Downtown Batavia. Local shop discounts, family activities and Holiday Parade!

December 8, 2017 - 9:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in festival.
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July 15, 2017 - 10:00am to July 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

Each year the Oatka Festival, held on the banks of the scenic Oatka Creek, starts off with a gala musical parade. Many local churches and organizations provide the food choices and the continuous entertainment is family oriented.

December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in festival.
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November 7, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

In honor of New York State History Month, which is celebrated the entire month of November, the Genesee County Federation of Historical Agencies, Western New York Association of Historic Agencies (WNYAHA) and the Genesee Community College History Club are teaming up to sponsor “History Day” at GCC on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the College Forum.
The aim of the event is to promote awareness of all of the historical assets in Genesee County and is free and open to the public.

August 9, 2017 - 6:30pm

This year’s third Annual Beertavia promises to be better than ever. With more than 20 local breweries, this year’s attendees will be greeted with over 50 tastings of local craft brew, cider and mead. Along with delicious beverages, the event will host several food and specialty vendors.

As the Headline Sponsor this year, Alex’s Place will be on site serving up their amazing menu. We are pleased to have with us also this year Batavia’s Original Pizzeria, Yancey’s Fancy, Cheesed and Confused Food truck, Buffalo Brew Fab, The Bavarian Nut Factory, Santiago Cigar Factory, and more!

Tickets are still available at Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle, Angotti Beverage and Batavia Bootery until Friday at 5 p.m., and then available at the event. Get your tickets today for Beertavia this Saturday!

The OHMS Band will be performing live and there will be some great raffles! Click here to purchase your tickets now.

June 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Downtown Batavia Business Improvement District has partnered with The Batavia Ramble this year to bring a summer festival to downtown. Anyone interested in being a vendor, the Business Improvement District is still taking applications until next Friday, June 23rd. Contact Beth Kemp at [email protected] or 585.344.0900.

June 3, 2016 - 1:43pm
posted by Billie Owens in art, Film, music, GCC, news, festival.

Press release:

The Genesee Community College Center for the Arts will welcome Beaver Alley Studios, Inc., and the Western New York Film, Art and Music Event (FAME) from Friday, Aug. 12, until Sunday, Aug. 14, for a three-day festival that will include local and international films, performances, art displays, educational workshops, vendors and networking.

As filmmakers, FAME understands the burden of high festival fees and the frustration of low audience turn out. The group keeps fees low and has created an event with mass appeal. The festival treats film makers, musicians and artists like celebrities with an audience Q&A or panel discussion and encourages active audience participation by allowing attendees to choose some of the awards. Festivalgoers can also take a break to get food, browse vendors, sit in on workshops, or join in the music festival fun.

The mid-August festival at GCC has already received nearly 300 film, music and photography entries from all over the world. The deadline for submissions is June 15. The organization is also seeking workshop presenters, sponsors and vendors. Vendor tables cost $100 for three days, but are discounted to $75 if booked by June 30th.

Tickets for the event are available on a per-block or workshop basis all the way to full VIP all-access. Tickets range from $10 – $60 and more information can be found on the festival Facebook page and the Film Freeway website: http://www.facebook.com/WNYAFAME/http://filmfreeway.com/festival/WNYFilmArtandMusicEventFame. The contact phone number is 585-798-2815 or e-mail: [email protected]

The festival schedule is as follows (subject to change):

Friday, Aug. 12 -- Fright Night -- Scary and Bloody Films:

• 4:00 -- Vendors Open- Opening Band TBD

• 4:15 -- Dmon Productions (Zombie Face painting)

• 4:30 -- Documentary Block

• 5:00 -- Movie Block 1

• 6:30 -- Band - Kamp Crystal Lake

• 7:00 -- Movie Block 2

• 9:00- After Party – at TBD

Saturday, Aug. 13 -- "Girl Power" A focus on films by female writer/directors or strong female leads:

• 11:00 -- Vendors open

• 11:30 -- Workshop -- Shawn Essler -- Becoming a Filmmaker.

• 12:00 -- Movie Block 3

• 1:00 -- Band -- Creative Spirit

• 1:30 -- Workshop B

• 2:00 -- Movie Block 4

• 3:00 -- Band -- Jim Candytree

• 3:30 -- Workshop C

• 4:00 -- Movie Block 5

• 5:00 -- Band -- Anonymous Willpower

• 5:30 -- Documentary Block in Classroom

• 6:00 -- Movie Block 6

• 8:00 -- After Party at TBD Band "The Lonely Ones"

Sunday, Aug. 14 -- WNY films and Family Friendly Films:

• 11:00 -- Vendors open

• 11:15 -- Cosplay Trivia Contest

• 11:30 -- Workshop D

• 12:00 -- Movie Block 7

• 12:15 -- Dmon Productions (Face painting)

• 1:00 -- Band -- The Nigh

• 1:30 -- Workshop E

• 2:00 -- Movie Block 8

• 3:00 -- Band -- Genesee Johnny

• 4:00 -- Movie Block 9 and Awards and Raffles/ Costume Contest

• 6:00 -- Movie Block 10 -- Beaver Alley Studios, Inc., Film "Lonely Bananas"

Beaver Alley Studios, Inc., is a nonprofit organization established for the purpose of facilitating the production, promotion, distribution, exhibition and celebration of independent art in all forms, especially art from a female perspective. The organization offers services such as screenwriting and script consultation, cinematography, editing, film reviews, film school, and packages for events, commercial use, music videos and short films.

Beaver Alley Studios, Inc., was founded by Rhonda L. Parker, a recent GCC graduate who earned degrees in Communications and Media Arts and as well as Paralegal Studies. She graduated with President's List Honors earning a GPA of 3.75 or higher. A resident of Albion, Parker is an active filmmaker and produced the full length movie, "Friends Don't Let Friends - Date Friends" in 2014. She has also written and produced the feature films "Lonely Bananas," "Message in a Bottle," a number of short films, and appeared as a "Walmart mom" in a television commercial.

"We are very excited about hosting an event like no other," Parker said. "Three days of regional and international films, performances from local singers and songwriters, art displays, educational workshops-and of course, the all-important networking giving all attendees the opportunity to explore, exchange and share ideas and inspiring artists to continue their work."

Anyone under the age of 18 will not be admitted without an adult and children must be supervised at all times.

July 20, 2015 - 11:45pm
posted by James Renfrew in byron, bergen, festival.
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July 25, 2015 - 7:00am to July 26, 2015 - 11:00am

Byron Heritage Festival Calendar of Events 

Firemen's Park (Behind Byron Fire Dept. on Rte. 262) 

July 25, 2015


Fishing Derby at Trestle Park 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Ages 12 and under) (Sponsored by Byron Kiwanis and Sackett Merrill White American legion Post) (sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m.)


June 13, 2014 - 11:17am
posted by James Renfrew in music, byron, parade, festival, fireworks, bergen, BBQ, fishing derby, vintage cars.
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July 26, 2014 - 7:00am to 11:55pm

Byron Heritage Festival   July 26, 2014


      Where is the center of the Universe?  On Saturday, July 26, it will be Byron, New York.  So look it up on MapQuest, orient your GPS and set your Bat-radar for Byron.  Your life will improve, the community’s spirit will be lifted, flags will wave, and the world will be better!  Just look at these great activities and special events taking place throughout the day:


July 5, 2012 - 12:09am
posted by James Renfrew in byron, festival.
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July 28, 2012 - 7:00am to July 29, 2012 - 11:00pm

Byron Heritage Festival Calendar of Events, Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fishing Derby, sponsored by Byron Kiwanis, ages 12 and under, 9:00-10:00 AM at Trestle Park, registration begins at 8:30 AM.

5K Run, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop #13, 7:00 AM registration at Byron Town Park (behind Byron Fire Hall on Rt. 262), 8:30 AM race begins, 9:45 AM race results.

Garage Sales throughout the town, beginning at 9:00 AM.

Cruise-In, Byron Town Park, 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

Chicken BBQ, at the Byron Fire Hall, sponsored by Byron Kiwanis, 4:00 PM until sold out. 

October 17, 2011 - 2:01pm
posted by Beth Stich in concert, festival, gifts, art show.
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November 5, 2011 - 9:00am to November 6, 2011 - 5:00pm

Come to the FINE ARTS FESTIVAL at the First Presbyterian Church,                       300 E. Main St., Batavia on Saturday and Sunday, November 5th and 6th.

June 17, 2010 - 3:34pm
posted by Kelly Kiebala in music, festival, FOURTH OF JULY.
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July 4, 2010 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
The Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council’s 32nd annual family event “Picnic in the Park” takes place this Fourth of July. The festivities run from Noon until 5:00pm on Sunday, July 4th, in historic Centennial Park on Richmond Avenue in Batavia. As is tradition, the “Picnic in the Park” is kicked off by the Batavia Concert Band performing on the Main Stage at Noon. This year’s “Picnic in the Park” includes all-day musical entertainment, arts and crafts show, folk arts programs, food vendors, children’s activities, and much more. Admission is free.
April 20, 2010 - 9:40am
posted by Rachael Tabelski in parade, festival, Family Fun, Car Show, Idol Contest.
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June 12, 2010 - 11:00am to 11:00pm


The Bergen Business & Civic Association (BBCA) invites you to “Go Country” on Saturday June 12, 2010 at the 21st annual Bergen Park Festival and Parade.  We encourage everyone to dust off your cowboy boots, put on your hat and enjoy some family fun at this years festival. 


July 15, 2009 - 4:17pm
posted by Tasia Boland in Le Roy, festival.
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July 18, 2009 - 10:30am to July 19, 2009 - 5:00pm

Saturday July 18th from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Main St in Le Roy there will be a parade, food, entertainment, fishing derby and a duck race.

May 30, 2009 - 5:26pm
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September 5, 2009 - 5:00pm to September 7, 2009 - 9:30pm

Family fun filled Oakfield Labor Daze.  Live music, food booths, games, theme baskets, craft show.  Parade on Monday, Labor Day @ 10:30 AM.  Fireworks Monday @ 9:30 PM.  Classic car show Sunday 2 PM - til?

May 22, 2009 - 3:44pm
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June 13, 2009 - 11:00am to 11:00pm

The Bergen Business & Civic Association (BBCA) announces the 20th Annual Bergen Park Festival and Parade on Saturday June 13, 2009.


April 13, 2009 - 2:48pm
posted by Mike Weaver in Batavia Downs, festival, wine, Beer.
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May 2, 2009 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

St. Joseph School and Batavia Downs Casino is hosting a beer and wine festival on Saturday May 2, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm at the Downs.

This event is formerly know as Marchfest.  We have over 25 tables of vendors offering samples from local restaurants, NY craft beers and wines.  Also, Mark Winsick band wil be playing their award winning blues.

Vendors offering beer samples include Flying Bison Brewing Company, Rohrback Brewing, Magic Hat, Long Trail, Anheuser-Busch, Mendocino Brewing, Souther Tier Brewing, and many more !!!!!

February 20, 2009 - 11:23am
posted by Philip Anselmo in Announcements, VA, veterans, festival.

From the VA Healthcare System:

Nationwide, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities use the creative arts as one form of rehabilitative treatment to help Veterans recover from and cope with physical and emotional disabilities. Across the country each year, Veterans treated at VA medical centers compete in local creative arts contests. This competition includes 50 art categories, ranging from oil painting to leatherwork to paint-by-number kits. In addition, there are 120 categories pertaining to all aspects of music, dance, drama and creative writing. The creative writing division is a more recent addition to the competition and includes original works in poetry, essay, short story, and personal experience writing.

VA Western New York Healthcare System’s Buffalo site, 3495 Bailey Avenue, will host the local Veterans Creative Arts Festival on Thursday, February 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Freedom Hall (Room 301).  The public is invited to attend the local festival and enjoy a wide variety of creative art forms displayed by local Veterans.

The winning entries will be sent to be judged by a national selection committee, which chooses first, second and third place winners among all of the entries. Select winners are invited to attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, taking place in San Antonio, Texas, October 5-11.

In 2008, 3100 Veterans from 113 VA facilities entered the contest nationwide, with nearly 150 of the medal-winning Veterans earning an invitation to participate.  The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival is a week of learning, exploring, fellowship and celebration of the healing power of the arts.

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