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BestFest NYS

  • New York State Fairgrounds Expo (map)
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  • This “Everything New York” event features only NYS vendors. Taste food, wine, beer, ice cream, cheese and more from only NYS companies. Listen to bands from across NYS, peruse art from NYS artisans, dance your heart away, watch food & drink contests, a live pumpkin sculpting demo and more!

    BestFest NYS is at the new Expo Center at the NYS Fairgrounds, Friday Oct 12 from 4 to 10 pm. and Saturday Oct. 13 from Noon to 10 p.m. 

    $5 admission includes two sample tickets. Tickets can be purchased on the event website.

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10:00 AM10:00

Ted and Amy’s 93Q Pet Costume Contest

Get your pet’s costume ready! It’s time for Ted and Amy’s 93Q Pet Costume Contest and Skippy’s Ice Cream is going to be there!!!!

Saturday, October, 27th

Registration begins at 10 am, Judging begins at 11 am

*Pet Costume Contest registration is FREE!*


Every pet in costume will receive a door prize courtesy of Dog Daze Pet Shop & Bakery. Pet Costumes will be judged by our celebrity panel of judges, then six category prizes will be awarded plus an overall grand prize courtesy of Billy Whittaker Cars & Trux!


Pet Costume Categories:

Best Overall Grand Prize: $500 cash AND 1-year supply of oil changes ($620 value)

Best Pop Culture Reference: $100 cash and (1) 2-wheel computerized wheel alignment ($200 value)

Pet and Owner Combo: $100 cash and 1-year supply of oil changes ($220 value)

Multiple Pet: $100 cash and 1-year supply of oil changes ($220 value)

Cutest: $100 cash and 1-year supply of oil changes ($220 value)

Most Original: $100 cash, $150 car detail and (1) oil change ($280 value)

Most Unique Pet: $100 cash, $100 gas card and (1) oil change ($230 value)


Enjoy more activities in-between judging!

A Kids Zone with a coloring contest and other activities


A FREE photo booth for you and your pet courtesy of CountryMax & Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food!

Plus on site will be : Barks & Rec, Invisible Fence, Sit Means Sit Dog Training, and Skippy's Ice Cream!


Adopt a pet of your own!
These area animal shelters will be on-site with some pets up for adoption!

Cuse Pit Crew, Paws Across Oswego County, Helping Hounds, Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter, Recycle-A-Bull Bully Breed Rescue, Hardeko Helping Paws Pantry, and VALAC (Volunteer Advocate Lawyers for Animal Abuse Court)


Thanks to our celebrity judges!

Sarah Moses from
Judge James Cecile, Syracuse City Court Judge
Barb Getman, Owner of My Pet Has Issues Animal Behavior Consulting
John Carroll, Multi Year Pet Costume winner

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12:00 PM12:00

Fall Party at The Pier

Join Skippy’s for the Fall Party at The Pier!

As the heat of summer cools down, kids are back in school, and preparations for winter begin. Treat yourself to a day of awesome acoustic music by some of Central New Yorks' best musicians!

We will be apart of the huge convoy of delicious food trucks to feed the family - don't skip dessert!

Awesome fall beers and cocktails for the adults. The perfect atmosphere to spend time with family and friends.

PLEASE NOTE: Skippy’s plans on being there starting at 12pm and (weather permitting) through late afternoon. So stop in early for our Fall Ice Cream Specials!

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10:00 AM10:00

1st Annual Food Truck & Craft Festival

Join us for the First Annual Food Truck & Craft Festival! 

A portion of all proceeds will go to The Silver Knight Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to opening pathways to participation in sports for youngsters in Central NY.  

Food trucks from all over CNY!
Over 50 craft vendors!
Beer and Wine vendors!
Meet & Greet w/ Silver Knight Players!
Live Music! 
Raffles & Giveaways!
And more! 

Family Friendly & FREE!

***We are expecting large crowds which may cause parking to be an issue. Please carpool where possible and if you plan on drinking, don't drive! Uber and Lyft are always options!

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5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck Thursday!

Stop by The Syracuse Inner Harbor for the FIRST ever Iron Pier Food Truck Festival!!
Get an exclusive first look at Iron Pier.
Tour furnished and unfurnished model apartments.
Learn about the Syracuse Inner Harbor Development and more!

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5:00 PM17:00

Food Truck Rodeo at Local 315 Brewing

Start the weekend early! The SFTA and Local 315 Brewing Company are teaming up to bring you live music, food trucks and craft beer on select Thursdays throughout the summer! Different food trucks each time!

Bands will be updated to event page soon!

Scheduled Food Trucks (May Vary)
Lil Twisted
Donny's Dogs and more
Skippy's Ice Cream

*Weather Permitting

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1:00 PM13:00

Finishing For Summer 5K Run/Walk

  • 3828 Longbranch Road Liverpool, NY 13088 (map)
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Summer Rupert was struck and killed by a vehicle on Lakeshore Road in Cicero while out for a morning run in October of 2014. The driver was intoxicated and was driving while under the influence of drugs. Join us as we honor Summer and the memory of others in our community that have been affected by driving under the influence. 

Proceeds to the race will be donated to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) in hopes to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking. As well 2 scholarships set up in Summers name. 

Join us as we run in Summers memory and in the memory of someone you love.

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10:00 AM10:00

The Canine Carnival

This annual event features hundreds of animals for adoption from dogs and cats to horses, animal demonstrations, horse carriage rides, a Red Cross Blood Drive, Food, Music and back by popular demand, our Sports and Kids Zone with central NY sports teams.  It will be held rain or shine. The Canine Carnival will also feature dog washing & grooming, Spay & Neuter Syracuse (SANS) will again offer micro-chipping for your pet. Veterinary Medical Center of CNY will have an emergency triage center on site for your pets. Limited booth space is available for rescues & businesses. 

All dogs must be on a short leash at all times within the Canine Carnival area. 

Proceeds from the Canine Carnival go to the Priscilla Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation.

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10:00 AM10:00

Taste NY Food Truck Competition

It's back... The 2018 Taste NY Food Truck Competition will be held on Saturday, September 1  10:00am – 10:00pm.
The following trucks will round Chevy Court and sell $3 samples of their most unique and most “New York” items.

September 1st Participants:

  • Macarollin
  • Wolf’s Patio Pizza
  • Skippy's
  • The Snortin Boar
  • Donny's Dogs
  • The Original Crunch Roll Factory
  • Via Napoli Express
  • Kona Ice
  • The Silo Truck
  • Cheesed and Confused
  • Abbott's Frozen Custard
  • Stewart’s Root Beer Mobile Restaurant
  • Sassy Taco
  • PB & J’s Lunchbox
  • The Bite Box
  • 3.21 Salads
  • Smoothie’s Plus
  • New York Wine & Culinary Center
  • Natural Vibes Smoothie Bar
  • Café 119
  • Roc City Sammich
  • The Hen & The Hound
  • Sarita’s

Fairgoers can text the name of their favorite food truck to vote for the People’s Choice winner...
Everyone who votes will also be entered to win a prize!

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11:00 AM11:00

Food Truck & Summer Party at The Pier

  • 11 Dockside Drive Central Square, NY, 13036 United States (map)
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We are back at it again! The 4th of July party was such an awesome success they're are going to have a food truck and summer party on Sunday, August 19th from 11am-7pm. There will have even MORE food trucks, great music, awesome drinks, and wonderful people!

Docks are open so stop in by boat after some fun on the lake.

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Call (315) 456-9750 to plan your event!