OSWEGO COUNTY – Celebrate Oswego County’s colorful history for its bicentennial this fall.
Mark your calendar to join the fun in October!
• Celebrate Canal History: Come to Lock Island Park on Culvert Street in Phoenix on Saturday, Oct. 1 for Locktoberfest! The event runs from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and features guided tours of the lock and drawbridge, a car show and parade. Enjoy local and regional food and craft vendors, children’s games and activities, live music and entertainment. Sponsored by the Village of Phoenix, Phoenix Rising, New York State Canal Corporation, Taste NY, I Love New York, and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Go to https://www.facebook.com/phoenixnylocktoberfest/
• Safe Haven Drama: The Oswego Players in conjunction with the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Museum present “Dawn of Freedom,” an original drama by Rick Sivers, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9, at the Frances Marion Brown Theater of the Oswego Civic Arts Center at Fort Ontario Park. The drama recounts the refugees’ stories through their own words. Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. For reservations call the Players’ box office at 343-5138.
• Brown Bag Luncheon: Bring your lunch to the Pulaski Historical Society on Maple Ave. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Steve Young will discuss the historic Woodlawn Bed and Breakfast on Salina Street. Beverages will be provided.
• Searching for Spirits: On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15, Fort Ontario State Historic Site on East Fourth Street in Oswego hosts a ghost tour and reveal. This premiere event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. for adults and children aged 8 and above. Admission is a $15 donation and reservations are required. For details, call 343-4711.
• Come Dancing: On Saturday, Oct. 22, the Half-Shire Historical Society on county Route 48 in Richland hosts its 44th anniversary dinner dance from 5 to 11 p.m. A light buffet is followed by live music and dancing. Admission is a donation. For more information, call 298-3620.
• Haunted History Tours: On Friday, Oct. 28, the Pratt House Museum on South First Street in Fulton offers a two-hour guided ghost tour of the museum and public library across the street. Tours will run every 30 minutes from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $20 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance. To make your reservation, call 592-5159.
• North Shore Appraisals: On Sunday, Oct. 30, bring your antiques to the West Monroe Historical Society on state Route 49 from 12 to 4 p.m. for appraisal day with Gerald Petro of Iroquois Auction Service. Admission is a donation of $3 per item or $5 for two items. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 676-7414.
Admission is free for all events unless otherwise noted.
To learn more about the county’s bicentennial or see other upcoming events, go to www.visitoswegocounty.com