Golden Harvest Festival Kicks Off Fall in CNY

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The popular Golden Harvest Festival returns to Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville, NY on Saturday, September 8, 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday, September 9, 10 am - 5 pm. Now in its 41st year, this old-fashioned, country fair-style event has something for everyone. Hands-on nature activities, horse-drawn hayrides, free canoeing, fresh doughnuts, puppet shows, live animal demonstrations, unique games, and great shopping with artists and crafters. The eclectic mix of non-stop live music and entertainment includes local favorites Westcott Jugsuckers and Los Blancos with newcomers to the event Mike Powell and the Harmonic Collective rounding out the weekend. Audience participation has long been a mainstay of the program as visitors serve as both contestants and judges in the signature Living Scarecrow, Wild Critter Call, and Pie Eating contests. The complete schedule can be found at

Admission is $5 for adults; $1 for children 6 -17 years old and 5 and under are free. Free parking is available on site or at the River Mall/Tops Market parking lot, at 2265 Downer Street, Baldwinsville, with continuous shuttle service to the Nature Center.

Beaver Lake Nature Center, an Onondaga County Park, is located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, 3 miles west of Baldwinsville off of Route 370. For more information, call the Nature Center at 315-638-2519 or visit

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