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Hundreds of vendors set up shop for Canal Days

Jun 2, 2018

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Fairport is buzzing with art and music this weekend; it’s the 42nd year of Canal Days.

A kid zone, duck race for charity and live glass making by the Corning Museum of Glass are just a few of the events happening this weekend in the village.

Scott Winner, Director of Marketing for the festival says it means a lot to the community of Fairport, not only because of the economic benefit, but because of the long term effects of the exposure.

"When that many people come here and are exposed to the beauty of village and the entire environment here, which is really a hospitable place, they come back. And at that point our local merchants benefit twice at least."

Hundreds of vendors will be selling artisanal products on the streets of the village.

Over 40 bands will also perform on four stages. Winner says a recently added after hours event has become popular. On Friday and Saturday nights after the official festival shuts down for the day, bands and adult beverages draw people back to the area.

The two-day festival expects 200,000 people will attend.

Canal Days runs 10am to 6pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday.