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Sept. 2, 2005

Enjoy Autumn Events in Oswego County

Families planning outdoor activities and events this fall will find plenty to do in Oswego County.

"Fall provides excellent fishing and hunting opportunities, an abundance of fresh produce provided by local farms, and several community festivals for families to enjoy," said Christine Gray, director of the Oswego County Department of Promotion and Tourism.

Following is a just a sample of events taking place.

Salmon River Festival in Pulaski, Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in South and North Parks in the Village of Pulaski. Throughout the day there will be family entertainment featuring music, arts and crafts, children's events, races, contests and prizes. Food and beverages will be available. Admission is free. For more information call 298-5118.

Oswego Kite Festival, Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Fort Ontario State Historic Site. Exhibition kite flyers from all around central New York. Children as well as adults can enjoy kite flying too. Presented by Arts and Culture for Oswego County in conjunction with Fort Ontario and Ontario Winds Gift Shoppe. Admission is free. For more information call 342-1109 or 343-4711.

Sno Sled/ATV Trade Show & Grass Drags, Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Kasoag Lake Park, county Route 30, Williamstown. On display will be new snow sleds, trailers, as well as ATV's. There will be grass drags including pro class and trail stock. Sponsored by Kasoag Trailblazers and Redfield Snow & Recreation Club. Admission will be charged for grass drag races only. For more information call 964-2561 for show details and 964-2348 for racing details.

Sixth Annual Organ Masterworks Concert, Sunday, Sept. 11, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church in Mexico. The concert will feature organists from throughout central New York. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children, 15 years old and younger. For more information call 963-8912.

Deerslayer Bowman's Association 3-D Hunting Event, Sunday, Sept. 11, 8 to 10:30 a.m., at 8100 NYS Rte. 104W in Oswego. There will be 30 life-like 3-D targets set in realistic hunting situations. Door prizes and trophies will be awarded. Food and beverages will be available. Admission is $8 for adults, family rates are available. For more information call 342-2407.

NYSDEC Salmon River Hatchery National Hunting and Fishing Day Open House, Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The NYSDEC Salmon River Hatchery is located at 2133 Co. Rte. 22 in Altmar. Learn about the fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation opportunities in the Salmon River Greenway. There will be many hands-on programs geared toward family participation. Fly-tying and fly-casting instruction, seminars on salmon fishing. Children can enjoy a fish petting zoo and learn about stream ecology. Admission is free. For more information call 298-7605.

Lioness Club of Central Square's 22nd Annual Apple Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Goettel Community Park, Central Square. In addition to apples there will be live entertainment, crafts, amusement rides and children's games. Admission is $1. Children 12 years old and younger are free. For more information call 675-8232.

Trinity Catholic Holiday Craft Show, Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Oswego. There will be a variety of handmade crafts and popular gift selections. Throughout the day enjoy homemade soups and apple dumplings. Admission is free. For more information call 343-6700.

Sandy Pond Sportsman's Association Annual Turkey Shoot, Saturday, Oct. 1, 12 to 5 p.m., at 3201 Co. Rte. 15, Sandy Creek. There will be 15 person per-flight shoots and blind shoots. Food and beverages will be available. Admission is $2 per shoot. For more information call 387-6310.

The Central New York Great Pumpkin Festival, Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Washington Square in Oswego. The fall carnival features the giant pumpkin weigh-in, crafts, rides, food, plus a petting zoo and haunted house. Admission is free. For more information call 343-7681.

Alpaca Open House, Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Willow Creek Farm Alpacas in Fulton. Visit the alpacas and their newborn babies. Alpaca products for sale including hats, scarves, gloves, socks, teddy bears, finger puppets and more. Free refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For more information call 593-8220 or 592-5889.

Ghost Hunting 101, Friday, Oct. 14, 7 to 10 p.m., at Mexico Point Park. Anne Borick teaches people how to look for ghosts. Participants will take part in a ghost walk. Admission is $5 per person. For more information call 963-3891 or 963-8216.

Quilt and Craft Show, Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Oswego. Quilts for show and sale, a variety of crafts, and a silent auction. Food and beverages will be available. Admission is free. For more information call 342-4895.

Annual Kid's Hayride and Costume Party , Saturday, Oct. 15, 12 to 4 p.m., at the Sandy Creek Sportsman's Association. The whole family can enjoy this party with plenty of food and prizes. Hayrides for children 12 and younger. Admission is free. For more information call 387-6310.

Seventh Annual Empire State Bottle Club's Fall Show and Sale, Sunday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Scriba Fire Station. Variety of bottles, antiques, and educational displays. Admission is $2. For more information call 963-0922 or 963-3749.

Candle Light Ghost Tour, Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 to 9 p.m., at Fort Ontario State Historic Site in Oswego. Admission will be charged. For more information call 343-4711.

For updated fishing conditions and events taking place in Oswego County this fall, call 800-248-4FUN or visit www.oswegocounty.com.

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