Sunday, September 20, 2015

Express: 6 Hours Only - Take Extra 30% Off Clearance!

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Guide to Fall Festivals & Activities in CNY October 2015

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Fall is just around the corner on the calendar and in the air. The best thing about Fall? All of the wonderful activities around CNY every weekend. I've just done a lot of research and gathered many of the Fall events into one place for you! Don't see an event or want your event added? Please contact me!

Enjoy the events and please share this guide with all your family & friends. :)

Lioness Club of Central Square Apple Festival - September 25-27 Friday 5 pm to 9 pm (no crafts open during this time), and the entire festival will be open Saturday 9 - 6 and Sunday 9 - 5.
Friday: Admission is free; Rides are Unlimited for $20 or Single Tickets can be bought. You can also get a $5 Off Unlimited Rides Coupon from Facebook. Food available as well. (No Vendors or Crafts Friday night)
Saturday & Sunday: $5/Carload with Free parking + Single Ride Tickets. Crafts & Food Available as well.


10/2 Oswego Oktoberfest Washington (East) Park; Oswego.

Tickets are $20 per person. Kids 15 and under are FREE. Have your First beer FREE thanks to the sponsors at Eagle Beverage - Get a FREE 14 oz glass festival beer mug- while supplies last.

The festivities start at 4 pm and end at 10pm. Anyone under the age of 15 must be with a parent. German styled music 4pm-6pm and featuring What About Bob 6:30-9:30. Full slate of fun scheduled  including Oktoberfest sponsored by Greene’s Ale House. Come test your Oktoberfest skills.

This is a rain or shine event but don’t worry there is a large tent with plenty of seating just in case. Bring your friends, family, and your appetite as well.

10/3-10/4 Central New York Great Pumpkin Festival; Oswego.

Oswego's Washington Park. The giant pumpkins will be on display on Saturday, Oct. 3 only.

The annual festival features kids' activities, amusement rides, vendors, crafters, fresh produce, food for purchase, pony rides and the popular pumpkin toss, with pumpkins of varying weights for varying ages.

There will also be a best-tasting pie contest at the Great Pumpkin weigh-in.

10/4 HallowRun for Hunger; Oneida Shores Park

Organized by Cicero-North Syracuse student athletes, this Cross Country 5K Fun Run is filled with zombies and other surprises, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Food Bank of CNY. Each runner supplies 87.5 meals for hunger. Registration Required.

Cost: $25, Kids Run Free

10/10 Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast; Beaver Lake Nature Center

9AM-Noon. Enjoy seasonal pumpkin (or regular) pancakes, sausage, and fresh brewed coffee or juice. Depending on your appetite, breakfast will range from $3 to $5. Visitors, including groups, are served and seated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

10/10-10/11 CNY Family Expo; SportsCenter 481 East Syracuse

10:00AM – 5:00PM Full day of family fun. Enjoy a wide variety of vendors, live entertainment, and rides. Tickets can be purchased at all local Wegmans locations.

Cost: Advanced ticket $10, at the door $12, Family Four Pack $30

10/11-10/11 LaFayette Apple Festival; LaFayette, NY

Saturday 9-6PM, Sunday 9-5PM. Pancake Breakfast at 7AM both days.

Features: Free Parking, Free Entertainment, Pie Contest, Scarecrow Contest, King and Queen Contest. (Note the contests are just prior to the festival). Also, Roaming Entertainers, Music, Rides, Ponies, Crafts, Food and more.

Cost: $5 Admissions (12 and under are free) ($4.00 presale tickets may be purchased at Old Tyme Cafe in LaFayette or Baileys ice cream stand on Rt 11 in Nedrow)

10/10 Halloween Boo-nanza!; Bowman Lake State Park; Oxford, NY
Prizes, parade, games, food & fun! Call Park at (607) 334-2718 for times and more details.

10/12 (Columbus Day) Princess Pumpkin Painting Party; KidClub.

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Come paint a pumpkin with Cinderella before the clock strikes 12! Adorn your pumpkin with paint, glitter and jewels or whatever strikes your fancy. Then Cinderella & her footmen will judge them with awards for every child! Tickets are $15 first child, $10 for each additional child and no charge for adults. Includes Kidzmeal, one pumpkin per child, all day play and visit with Cinderella

10/16-10/17 Ghost Tours & Reveal; Fort Ontario State Historic Site

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The guided tours are scheduled in 15 minute increments from 7-10pm and last 1.5 hours each. Evidence gathered in the buildings and underground casemates will be presented in rooms and areas where it was gathered during the year. Guests are invited to bring their own ghost hunting equipment and seek new data under the guidance of the experts. The tour is not recommended for children under 8 years of age. Footwear suitable for uneven ground, clothing appropriate for cold, wet and windy weather conditions, and flashlights are encouraged. The tours will take place regardless of the weather. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tours are available by advance reservation only; $15 tickets may be purchased by calling (315) 343-4711, by visitng the Fort's museum shop Wednesday through Sunday, the Friends tent at Pumpkinfest, and the Friends table at the Oswego Farmers Market on Thursdays, Oct. 1st and 8th.

Registration: Required Call Phone: (315) 343-4711 for more info.

10/17-10/18 & 10/24-10/25 Zoo Boo; Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Saturday & Sunday 10:00AM – 3:00PM

The zoo will be transformed into a bustling Halloween bash with hauntingly hilarious activities for kids and families to enjoy. The “kooky not spooky” theme provides Halloween fun without the fear! Kids (and parents) -- costumes are encouraged! Daytime hours means Zoo Boo participants can see the entire zoo and animal collection!

Cost: $8 per child, in addition to regular zoo admission

10/24 Wicked Woods;  Green Lakes State Park


Trick or Treat Trail, Halloween Headquarters, Haunted Trail, Bonfire & Concession Stand open.

Cost:  Free, Open to the Public.

10/22-10/24 Enchanted Beaver Lake; Beaver Lake Nature Center

Beaver Lake Nature Center transforms into Enchanted Beaver Lake and features two 1/3 mile trails lit by over 400 beautifully carved jack-o-lanterns and luminaria. In an atmosphere of magic and enchantment, but with nothing scary, visitors can enjoy face-painting, fortune telling and autumn treats. Click here for more information.

Discounted Advance sale parking passes, which guarantee parking on a specific night, are now available to purchase. Parking passes may be purchased at the Nature Center up until the day of the event, or over the phone and mailed for $1 through October 14, while supplies last. This event WILL SELL OUT so purchase parking tickets today.

Cost:  Admission tickets are bought at the event. Entry tickets: $3 per person (3 & under free); Parking tickets: $5 per vehicle, advance sale only
*Please note: Parking tickets are date specific, refunds or exchanges for another night are NOT allowed.

NOTE *Specific Halloween Events will be on another blog post. 

Ongoing Fall Events:

Chuck Hafner's Fall Festival starts 10/3. More details to be announced.

Fort Rickey Fall Fun Festival Starts 9/26. Fall Fun Festival at fort Rickey is open to the public weekends starting September 26th) thru Sunday November 1st from 10 until 4, (including Columbus Day). Admission is $5.00 per person with children UNDER TWO admitted free.The summer FREE CHILD PASS does not apply to the Fall Fun Festival because it already has a reduced rate. Each child receives a free mini pumpkin with their paid admission to decorate at our pumpkin decorating table. Pony Rides and Hay Rides are $2.50 per person.

Critz Farms Fall Harvest

Annual Fall Harvest Celebration, every weekend from now through October 25. Offering apple and pumpkin picking, wagon rides, our Gigantic Zoo- Tastic Octopus's Garden Corn Maze, Cider making demonstrations, playgrounds, Critz Critter Animal Area, Cow Train, Tasting Room with beer, wine and hard cider, Gift Shop, Cafe, entertainment, live music and special events. Some, but not all activities are available during the week. Visit website for further details, a map and directions!

Admission $7.50 per person, under 2 is free, seniors are $5.00. Admission covers all activities and entertainment. Purchase of crops, gifts, food, etc. are additional. Includes season pass for free admission and unlimited access for the remainder of the season.

Abbott Farms Fall Festival Days

Wagon rides to the corn maze, apple cannon & slingshots, bounce house, tube slides & face painting. Wristbands can be purchased in the store or at the outdoor sheds for $8 each, ages 3 and up (2 and under are free). Five or more people in the same sale transaction brings the price down to $7 each. Ten or more people in the same sale transaction gets you access to all of the activities for $6 each! Or, Tickets ($2 each) can now be purchased for the individual activities. The majority of the activities are 1 ticket with the exception of the corn maze which is 2 tickets. If you plan to do it all, the wristband is still your most economical option. You do NOT need a wristband or ticket to pick apples, visit the store, see the animals or get food.

Hours: Saturday 10-9Pm (open late for the Corn Maze) and Sunday 11-6. (These are Fall Festival Times... the farm is open weekedays 10-6 and Friday til 9 for picking etc.)

Tim's Pumpkin Patch

Corn Maze (Price for the Maze: $3.00/person $10/family under age 2 = Free); Animal Barn, Tractor Wagon Rides through the Pumpkin Patch ($2.00/person with 2 & Under Free); Hay Fort; Fossil Dig; The Grain Bin Barn.

Campfires at the Patch for up to 30 People. Must reserve ahead. Cost is $75 for 3 hours. Campfires can be scheduled on Friday or Saturday nights 6:30pm-9:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-6PM. May purchase Hot Dog Box, Smores Box and Cider for additional costs.

Tim's Hours:
Open Everyday 9-6pm.

Thanks and soon I have will have out the Halloween Events in CNY! Til then... ;)

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T-Fal 12 Piece Set Only $58.99 Shipped!

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Get ready for Fall Baking with this awesomely priced set from T-Fal! Right now this T-fal C067SC Metallics Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Bronze is ONLY $58.99 Shipped (Retail $129.99)!

-Durable aluminum with nonstick interior for healthy cooking and easy clean up
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-Optimal base delivers even heat distribution for perfect cooking results
-Dishwasher safe; oven safe to 350 degrees F
-Limited lifetime warranty

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Hartstrings First Time Ever Warehouse Sale - 80% Off!

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Wow! I just peeked at this Hartstrings Sale and it is Amazing! So many deals on cute summer items and there are Fall items too for 80% off!

I love this adorable sweater dress - so cute and less than $15!

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