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Festivals & Family Events
GENESEE VALLEY HUNT RACES & FALL FESTIVAL
October 13, 10 AM - 4 PM
Nations Road, Geneseo
This event has expanded far beyond the sport of horse racing. Now pony rides, horse drawn wagon rides, and stick horse races are highlights for the kids. Canine events entertain dog lovers. Brunch is served in the Clubhouse Tent, and tailgate picnics are still popular and plentiful!

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GO LOCAL TAILGATING EVENT
October 13, 10 PM - 2 PM
Quicklee's Convenience Store, Avon
Hey football fans, regardless of how your season’s going so far, Quicklee’s is giving you a reason to celebrate! Come to this Quicklee’s Go Local Tailgating event and
try a selection of locally-made products, enjoy a FREE Zweigles hot dog and enter to win Go Local Gameday prize packs.

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FALL FAMILY FUN DAY
October 14, 12 PM - 4 PM
Rising Storm Brewing Company
Come join Rising Storm Brewing Company for some fall family fun for all ages! Try a game of pumpkin bowling or ping-pong eyeball toss. Paint your own small pumpkin and make a lollipop ghost. There will be face painting/body art, balloons, and magic by the husband and wife duo "Just Clowning Around". Kids can look forward to cider and donuts, while adults can check out what's on tap, including Oktoberfest and a pumpkin ale.

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FALL FLING & CIDER RELEASE
October 20, 12 PM - 9 PM
OSB Ciderworks
Come celebrate Fall with OSB! Their fall ciders are hitting the taps at once! There will be music from the Bloodroots, pie and donuts for sale, and artist Elijiah Smith will be setting up a glass pumpkin patch for everyone to enjoy & pick out the perfect pumpkin.

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REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: SWAIN BEER FESTIVAL
October 20, 5 PM - 9 PM
Swain Resort
This event features two floors of draft beer within the main lodge, 2 different venues featuring live music, multiple food trucks, and most importantly over 30 different breweries (including several from Livingston County) featuring over 70 different craft brews!

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REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: PUMPKIN PATCH & HARVEST FESTIVAL
September 15 - October 28 (weekends)
Stokoe Farms
Harvest Fest is now open at Stokoe Farms! The farm offers 35+ unique and thrilling activities for the whole family. Come out and explore the 2017 Susan B. Anthony Museum & House corn maze and meet all of the friendly farm animals. Don’t forget to go out to the pumpkin patch for your own special pumpkin!

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Spooky Events
CHRIS JOHNSON PRESENTS: NEW YORK SPIRITS
October 9, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wadsworth Library

International entertainer/educator Cris Johnson’s show features ghosts in New York, including The Amityville Horror House, the spiritualist Fox Sisters, the Fort William Henry Museum, The Red Coach Inn, and more. This audience-participation show is intended for adults and thrill-seeking teens!

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REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT: SPIRITS OF THE PAST THEATRICAL TOURS
October 17 -20
Genesee Country Village & Museum

This special evening program is different from a typical visit to the museum. Using the historic village as its canvas, costumed tour guides will lead guests by candlelight through the darker recesses of the village as you experience original tales adapted from historical accounts and folklore, and re-discover eerie literary classics that held WNY in suspense some 150 years ago.

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WINEERIE NIGHTS
October 19, 20, 26 & 27
Deer Run Winery

Join Deer Run Winery for an eerie evening as you learn about the history of the winery property, solve the escape room, enjoy a moonlit tractor ride and spooky stroll through the vineyard! 21 + only.

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PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS
October 21, 2 PM - 4 PM
Big Springs Historical Society & Museum

Paranormal Investigators visited the Big Springs Museum in April and will be presenting their findings as well as discussing their process, the equipment they use, and their experiences in many locations around the Greater Rochester area. Following the presentation, wander around the museum and possibly experience activity of your own! Refreshments will be served, registration is required.

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FRIGHT VILLAGE
The Avon Vintage Drive In

Take a tour of one of these three haunted house at the Avon Vintage Drive-in! Open Thursday - Sunday starting September 28 - November 3.

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GRIZZLY'S TRAIL OF TERROR
10042 South River Road, Hunt

Embark on a terrifying one-of-a-kind Trail of Terror bus and then walk along an acre-long trail filled with monsters waiting to touch and torment you – and they’ll definitely always be watching you. Saturdays at 7:30 PM starting September 29 - October 27.

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Parties
TEE & GEE GRAND REOPENING
October 20, 12 PM
Tee and Gee Bar & Grill
Come help the Tee and Gee family celebrate a new beginning! There will be: Food and drink Specials, a DJ and more!

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THE BEACHCOMBER'S 14TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY
October 20, 9 PM
The Beachcomber
It’s the Beachcomber’s Annual Halloween Party! Come in costume for a scary-good time! There will be drink specials, including select $2 draft beers and $3 shots. Costume Contest will award winners in five categories. $5 cover at the door, 21+ only.

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Live Entertainment
SUGAR MOUNTAIN: NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE BAND
October 12, 8 PM - 10:30 PM
The Geneseo Riviera
Sugar Mountain brings together an ensemble of veteran musicians from the New Jersey music scene who faithfully replicate the songs of one of our era’s most prolific and beloved singer/songwriters, Neil Young.

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GENESEO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
October 14, 3 PM - 5 PM
Wadsworth Auditorium, SUNY Geneseo
Featuring the music of Franz Schubert, Edvard Grieg, Johannes Brahms, and Distinguished Service Professor of Music James Walker, this Geneseo Symphony Orchestra concert is free and open to the public.

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LIVE AT CRICKET'S COFFEE CO.
Tough Old Bird - October 11, 7 PM
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Gary Peet - October 18, 7 PM
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ROC ARCHIVES: FIRST ANNUAL HOME MOVIE PRESERVATION SCREENINGS
October 18, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
The Geneseo Riviera
ROC Archive will present home movies from around our region. Conesus Lake, aerial footage of Livingston and Genesee counties will be featured from the Watson/Hill Collection and the Harold W. Trott Collection. The 16mm black and white films where made in 1928 and 1929.

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PONDER
October 18, 10 PM
Kelly's Saloon
Ponder (formerly Ponder the Giraffe) will be performing live at Kelly’s Saloon!

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MARY FAHL
October 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
The Geneseo Riviera
Mary Fahl live at the Geneseo Riviera! Doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 7 PM. General admission is $25 pre-sale, or $29 at the door. VIP tickets also available.

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LIVE AT FANATICS
Paul Nelson - October 9, 7 PM
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Country Rain - October 13, 7 PM
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Vanessa Collier - October 14, 6 PM
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Victor Wainwright & The Train - October 22, 7 PM
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Classes & Workshops
16TH ANNUAL LIVINGSTON COUNTY FAM TOUR
October 11, 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Livingston County Chamber of Commerce

Experience Livingston County like a visitor! Join in on this full day of fun aboard a luxury motor coach to learn more about Livingston County tourism. This year’s tour will highlight a few craft beverage producers and partners from throughout the county.

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WATERFOWL MANAGEMENT
October 11, 6:30 PM
Chip Holt Nature Center, Vitale Park

Waterfowl migration season is here, and it's a great time to learn more about waterfowl habitat management, banding, and bird population dynamics from DEC wildlife biologist Jim Eckler. DEC Environment Conservation Offier Rick Rauscher will cover rules, regulations, and other useful information.

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ANTIQUE APPRAISAL FAIR
October 13, 10 AM - 1:30 PM
Little Lakes Community Center
Have you been admiring that locket that your mother wore to her Senior Prom and wondered what it might be worth today? Is it worth anything? If you have wanted to have your treasures appraised but didn't know where to go, or how much it would cost, you needn't wait any longer! No preregistration is required. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Little Lakes Community Association.

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COFFEE WITH THE COUNTY
October 15, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Groveland Town Hall

Join County Administrator Ian Coyle for an informal gathering to discuss County issues.

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CLASSES AT MAKACADEMY

Intro to Python Programming - October 13, 9 AM - 10:30 AM
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Kids in the Kitchen, Cooking Without Heat - October 18, 6 PM - 8 PM
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Intro to 3-D Printing - October 20 & 27, 12 PM - 2 PM
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PARANORMAL TALK WITH TED VAN SON JR.
October 20, 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Avon Free Library

Join paranormal investigator, radio host, and author, Ted Van Son Jr. to hear tales, tips and, tricks of the trade. Ted's 30 years of experience have inspired him to write and share his techniques and beliefs. Ted has also been on the television series Paranormal Survivor on Destination America TV.

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AIR FRYER WORKSHOP
October 20, 10 AM - 12 PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County

Do you want to make the best use of your air fryer? On the fence as to whether you should purchase one? Join Cornell Cooperative Extension for a program to help you better use your air fryer. Samples and recipes will be provided! Free and open to the public.

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19TH CENTURY AGRICULTURE: CROPS, LIVESTOCK, & FARM IMPLEMENTS
October 21, 1:30 PM
Livingston County Historical Society

Matthew Schofield, Coordinator of Historic Trades and Agriculture at the Genesee Country Village & Museum, will present on early breeds of livestock and 1825 farming techniques.

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COOKING MATTERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
October 22, 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Livingston County Historical Society

Presented by Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York. Parents and families are encouraged to attend this free hands-on class. Learn to prepare a delicious dish, discuss nutrition, and sample the food. Children ages 8+ are welcome to participate with their parent/caregiver.

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Arts & Crafts
FALL BIRCH GLASS
October 9, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Yard of Ale
Come join Abandoned Palette Studios for this fun painting class at The Yard of Ale! Class includes your first glass of wine and as always great cheese and cracker snacks.

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PAPIER MACHE MASKS
October 13 & 20, 11 AM - 12:30 PM
Dansville ArtWorks
Part 1 – Creating: Saturday, October 13. Part 2 – Painting: Saturday, October 20.
$15 per person includes both classes and supplies. For age 8+. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by adult.

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GLOW PAINT & SIP
October 17, 6 PM -8:30 PM
Fratelli's Restaurant
Attention Halloween lovers! Join Alysha at our very first GLOW IN THE DARK style Paint and Sip at Fratelli’s! You will learn how to paint the above painting step-by-step while adding some glow for some spooky holiday fun.

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CRAFTS & DRAFTS
October 18, 7:30 PM -9 PM
Dublin Corners Farm Brewery
Put your creative skills to the test as you learn how to design a fall succulent garden with Megan Burley from Burley Berries and Blooms. You will receive one medium sized pumpkin, 5-6 succulent plants, moss and soil to create this unique fall piece. Cost for the workshop also includes your first craft beverage.

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Fundraisers
PAWS AND PINTS
October 13, 1 PM - 4 PM
Battle Street Brewery

Come and meet adoptable dogs & cats and professionals from the pet community! Watch a wiener dog race and help support local businesses. $1 for every beer you buy will go to this benefit!

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Fall Photo Sessions
SESSIONS WITH MEGAN BRIGGS
October 13, 10 AM - 4 PM
3956 Caledonia - Avon Road
The $100 session fee includes:
• 20-30 minute session
• 12 or more digital files
• photo print release
• $20 off any 2019 session (non-transferable).
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FAMILY PHOTO SESSIONS WITH HUDSON STREET STUDIOS
October 14 & November 17, 12 PM
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Hudson Street Studios will be in the Historic Village for two special photo session opportunities! Each family will have a 30-minute session at both an indoor and outdoor location in the Village. Sessions will include five digital photo files for you to use as you please and museum admission for the entire day for up to six people. Advanced reservations required.

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Call for Artists
2ND ANNUAL COMMUNITY ART EXHIBIT
The Village Gallery

The Village Gallery of Caledonia Invites you to participate in their 2nd Annual Community Art Exhibit. This exciting event will feature the art of the people in our community. Work in any fine art media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture or photography is welcomed. Submit artwork to the Village Gallery on October 27 & October 28.

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Runs & Walks
FRIENDS OF LIVONIA 5K
October 14, 9 AM - 11 AM
Livonia High School
This is the 5th annual Friends of Livonia XC 5K to benefit the non-profit educational foundation for the students of Livonia CSD. Prizes are awarded for a variety of categories including raffles of goods and services from our local vendors. Be sure to register early to ensure a long-sleeve race shirt.

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RAMON ROCHA 5K RUN & WALK
October 20, 8 AM - 12 PM
St. Mary's Church, Geneseo
Ready, Set, Run! The Ramon Rocha 5K Run/Walk is a fun road race for all ages and experience levels. Long-sleeve t-shirts for the first 300 people to register, food and beverages, and medals for fastest runners by age group. Don't forget to wear your halloween costume for the costume contest! All proceeds benefit the Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Foundation.

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Farmers' Markets
LIMA FARMERS MARKET
Tuesdays, 3 PM - 6 PM
June 19 - October 16 
7295 West Main Street, Lima 
 
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GENESEO FARMERS MARKET
Thursdays, 3 PM - 6 PM
June 21 - October 18
Lower Center Street, Geneseo

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SPRINGWATER FARMERS MARKET
Fridays, 3 PM - 6 PM
June 22 - October 25
The Four Corners in Springwater

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LIVONIA PUBLIC MARKET
Saturdays, 9 AM - 12 PM
June 23 - October 27
3837 Center Street, Livonia

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NUNDA FARMERS MARKET
Saturdays, 9 AM - 1 PM
June 2 - October 27
4 Massachusetts Street, Nunda
EAST AVON FLEA MARKET
Sundays, 7 AM - 2 PM
May - October   
Route 15, just North of Route 5 & 20
 
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EXIT 9 FLEA MARKET
Sundays, 8 AM - 3 PM
May - October 28
Avon, Just North of Exit 9 off 390 South
 
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Business Spotlight
RISING STORM BREWING COMPANY
5750 South Lima Road, Livonia

Rising Storm Brewing Co. officially opened their doors on Friday, September 28th! With great beers on tap, an amazing view, and a family-friendly atmosphere, Rising Storm is an awesome addition the Livingston Libation Loop ! They even have free juice boxes for the kids! Stop in Wednesday - Sunday to check them out - you might even see the train go by while you're there! Save the date for their Fall Family Fun Day on October 14th.

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