Take a break from studies and enjoy community happenings in the area this fall
By Lou Sorendo
Central New York is a recreational and cultural Mecca that college populations at SUNY Oswego and Cayuga Community College can enjoy throughout the months of autumn.
Before the winds of Old Man Winter begin to howl, make sure to take in events and activities designed to titillate the senses.
Here is a glance at some of the more exciting happenings occurring this late summer and early fall in Oswego County:
City of Oswego Weekly Farmers Market
4:15-8 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 10
West First Street, downtown Oswego
This iconic community event features fresh produce, baked goods, arts and crafts and live entertainment.
For information, call 315-343-7681
Fulton Farmers Market at Canalview Park
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 12
Canalview Center parking lot
South Second Street, Fulton
The outdoor market features farm fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, herbs, flowers and plants, crafts and occasional entertainment.
For information, call 315-343-7681.
Haunted Oswego Tour
Now through Halloween
— Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings; the tour begins at the corner of West First and Cayuga streets, Oswego
— The 90-minute tour begins near dusk and covers about a mile of Oswego’s most-spookiest haunts.
For information, call 315-591-0491
Holistic Health & Psychic Fair
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mexico Point Park
Friends of Spirit play host to the area’s best massage, holistic, chiropractic, and energy practitioners, as well as artisan crafters, organic products and foods. The event is free to attend.
For information, call 315-963-3891.
Ontario Orchards Fall Jamboree
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ontario Orchards Farm
15273 Center Road, Sterling
Members of the college communities can celebrate the change of seasons with fun for all. Featured at the free event will be live music and entertainment, food and crafts, and U-pick apples and pumpkins.
For information, call 315-343-6328.
5th annual Oswego Porchfest
Oswego’s historic Westside neighborhoods; West, Franklin and Montcalm parks
This is a community-building annual event that features musicians performing on the front porches of homes throughout the west-side historic district.
For information, visit
Phoenix Locktoberfest 2019
11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
State Street, Phoenix
This free fall festival on the Oswego Canal features hundreds of vendors, food and beverage garden, kids’ games and activities, two stages with multiple bands, and helicopter rides.
For more information, visit @phoenixnylocktoberfest.
Fort Ontario Annual Ghost Reveal & Hunt
7-10 p.m., Oct. 19
Fort Ontario Historic Site
1 E. Fourth St., Oswego
Paranormal presentations, interactive ghost hunting and guided ghost tours. The cost is $20 per person.
For information and required advance registration, call 315-343-4711.