Your festival event guide for the Rochester and Syracuse, New York Area, including the Finger Lakes.

Welcome to a comprehensive festival listing page and guide for the Rochester-Syracuse greater area in New York State. Once area festivals are confirmed on the main New York Festival Schedule, they are copied over to this page to make it easier to plan your weekend festival adventures. Please keep in mind that you should not see area festivals that have been canceled or have not yet been confirmed.

Another area of New York State with a Festival Schedule Page is the Buffalo Area.

Otherwise, for other areas or all of of Western New York State, please refer back to the New York State Festival Schedule Page.

Festivals listed here include music festivals, art festivals, food festivals, town festivals, church festivals, cultural festivals and more, but they do not include craft shows, machinery shows, bazaars, county fairs and some other events.

“My Review” means that it’s a link to my review of that festival.

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2021 Rochester and Syracuse Area Festival Schedule

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

While I am doing my best to update festival postponement dates, cancellations or note alternative versions, some festivals listed as going on may have been canceled or changed without my knowledge.

Always check festival information before attending as things are constantly changing and I know what it’s like to arrive at a festival location and find nothing.

Stay strong, be safe and let’s festival on together!

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MAY

5/14-5/16 – Rochester Lilac Festival II – Rochester
5/15 – Food Truck Wars! – Syracuse

5/21-5/23 – Rochester Lilac Festival III – Rochester

5/28-5/30 – Roc City Rib Fest – Rochester
5/29 – Buffalo Cigar Festival I – Orchard Park
5/29 – North Syracuse Family Festival – North Syracuse
5/29-5/30 – Spring into Summer Festival – Fabius
5/29-5/31 – NYPOWER Rocket Festival – Geneseo

JUNE

6/4-6/5 – Taste of Syracuse – Syracuse
6/4-6/5 – New York State Yoga Festival at Letchworth State Park – Mt. Morris
6/4-6/6 – Fairport Canal Days – Fairport
6/5 – Rochester Real Beer Expo – Rochester

6/10-6/13 – St. Sophia’s Greek Cultural Festival – Syracuse
6/12 – Bergen Park Festival – Bergen
6/12 – Festival of Cars – North Syracuse
6/12 – Juneteenth Celebration – Ithaca
6/12-6/13 – Genesee Country Village and Museum’s Celtic Faire – Mumford

6/18 – Wine and Artisans Festival – Newark
6/18-6/20 – Rochester International Jazz Festival I – Rochester
6/18-6/20 – The Family Hoedown – Hannibal
6/19 – Trumansburg Porchfest – Trumansburg
6/19 – Waterfront Festival and Cardboard Boat Regatta – Watkins Glen
6/19-6/20 – Western New York Pottery Festival – Avon

6/24-6/26 – New York State Rhythm & Blues Festival – Syracuse
6/25-6/27 – Upstate Research Rocketry Festival (URRF) – Potter

JULY

7/3-7/4 – Irondequoit Fourth of July Festival – Irondequoit
7/3-7/4 – Sterling Renaissance Festival I – Sterling
7/3-7/4 – NY Lavender Festival I – Red Creek

7/8-7/11 – Williamson Apple Blossom Festival – Williamson – USUALLY IN MAY
7/9-7/10 – St. Elias Middle Eastern Festival – Syracuse
7/9-7/10 – Geneseo Rotary Summer Festival – Geneseo
7/9-7/11 – Finger Lakes Wine Festival – Watkins Glen
7/10-7/11 – Corn Hill Arts Festival – Rochester
7/10-7/11 – Sterling Renaissance Festival II – Sterling
7/10-7/11 – NY Lavender Festival II – Red Creek

7/14-7/17 – Hilton Fire Department Carnival – Hilton
7/16-7/18 – Lyons Peppermint Days – Lyons
7/16-7/18 – Elmira Street Painting Festival – Elmira
7/17 – Holiday in Homer – Homer
7/17-7/18 – Oatka Festival – LeRoy
7/17-7/18 – Sterling Renaissance Festival III – Sterling

7/20 – Taste of Wayne County – Newark
7/23-7/24 – Revolution Music Summer Bash – Bath
7/23-7/24 – Walworth Festival in the Park – Walworth
7/23-7/25 – Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival – Syracuse
7/24 – Finger Lakes Cheese Festival – Odessa
7/24-7/25 – Sterling Renaissance Festival IV – Sterling
7/24-7/25 – Spencerport Canal Days – Spencerport

7/28-8/1 – Brantling Bluegrass Festival – Sodus
7/29-8/1 – Lima Crossroads Blues Festival – Lima
7/31-8/1 – Sterling Renaissance Festival V – Sterling

AUGUST

8/3-8/8 – SENTIENT Fest – Moravia
8/5-8/8 – Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend – Phelps
8/7 – Fox Fest – Syracuse
8/7 – DeWitt Canal Day – DeWitt
8/7-8/8 – Sterling Renaissance Festival VI – Sterling

8/12-8/15 – Fulton Jazz Festival – Fulton
8/13 – Syracuse Bacon Festival – Syracuse
8/14 – Central New York Scottish Games and Celtic Festival – Syracuse
8/14-8/15 – Sterling Renaissance Festival VII – Sterling

8/19-8/22 – TedFest – Albion
8/20-8/22 – Seneca Falls Canal Fest – Seneca Falls – USUALLY IN JULY
8/21-8/22 – Hammondsport Festival of Crafts – Hammondsport

8/26-8/28 – Groton Olde Home Days – Groton
8/26-8/29 – Pickin’ in the Pasture – Lodi
8/27-8/28 – The Big Mean BBQ – Trumansburg

SEPTEMBER

9/3-9/5 – New York State Festival of Balloons – Dansville
9/4-9/6 – Oakfield Labor Daze – Oakfield

9/10 – Grand Prix Festival – Watkins Glen
9/10-9/11 – Syracuse Irish Festival – Syracuse
9/11-9/12 – M&T Bank Clothesline Festival – Rochester

9/14-9/25 – KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival – Rochester
9/17-9/19 – Festa Italiana – Syracuse
9/17-9/19 – Jordan Fall Festival – Jordan
9/18-9/19 – The Purple Painted Lady – Palmyra
9/18-9/19 – Finger Lakes Fiber Festival – Hemlock
9/18-9/19 – Wings and Wheels in Hammondsport – Hammondsport
9/18-9/19 – Canaseraga Fall Harvest Festival – Canaseraga
9/18-9/19 – The Great Pumpkin Farm Festival Weekend I – Clarence
9/19 – Oswego PorchFest – Oswego

9/22-9/26 – Harvest Bounty Fall Fair – Caledonia
9/25-9/26 – Palmyra Canaltown Days – Palmyra
9/25-9/26 – Naples Grape Festival – Naples
9/25-9/26 – Appleumpkin Festival – Wyoming
9/25-9/26 – The Great Pumpkin Farm Festival Weekend II – Clarence

OCTOBER

10/2 – Montour Falls Harvest Festival – Montour Falls
10/2 – Kendall Community Scarecrow Festival – Kendall
10/2-10/3 – Cohocton Fall Foliage Festival – Cohocton
10/2-10/3 – Hilton Apple Fest – Hilton
10/2-10/3 – The Great Pumpkin Farm Festival Weekend III – Clarence

10/8-10/10 – Candor Fall Festival – Candor
10/9 – Genesee Valley Hunt Races and Fall Festival – Geneseo
10/9 – Bushels and Barrels on the Square – Hammondsport
10/9-10/10 – LaFayette Apple Festival – LaFayette
10/9-10/10 – The Great Pumpkin Farm Festival Weekend IV – Clarence

10/16-10/17 – The Great Pumpkin Farm Festival Weekend V – Clarence

10/23-10/24 – The Great Pumpkin Farm Festival Weekend VI – Clarence

10/29-10/30 – Finger Lakes Beer Festival – Watkins Glen
10/30-10/31 – The Great Pumpkin Farm Festival Weekend VI – Clarence

NOVEMBER

11/6 – Rochester Children’s Book Festival – Rochester

11/12-11/14 – Canandaigua Christkindl Market – Canandaigua
11/13 – Syracuse Wine Festival – Syracuse – USUALLY IN APRIL

11/27 – Syracuse Wine and Chocolate Festival – Syracuse

DECEMBER