Harvest Jamboree and Country Fair


A "little bit of country fun" held every September in the Public Market in honor of Rochester's agrarian roots. This year (2007) marks the ninth annual Fair. Look for announcements with the exact date and hours in early September, but you can expect that it will be held on a Sunday.

The [WWW]2006 press release provides a pretty good summary of what you will find at this lesser-known festival:

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Free Pumpkin Painting in the children's pumpkin patch
10 a.m. - Noon: Bring your own Tricycle Rodeo-prizes for all!
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Spud tasting contest from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Farmers and General Merchandise vendors open for shopping. A cornucopia of vendors with a wide variety of the season's freshest bounty from local farmers and a number of country crafters.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Children's Petting Zoo
Noon - 4 p.m.: Big Dog Country Radio Remote with Prize Drawings
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Free Hay Rides
Noon - 3 p.m.: Free Pony Rides
Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Musical Entertainment- Johnnie Bauer & Great Escape
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.: Country Line Dance Demonstration by Peter Abate and Country Nights Dance Troup
2:30 - 4 p.m.: Music Entertainment- Sean Patrick McGraw-Just in from Nashville with a new release and a new TV show!