MUMFORD — Genesee Country Village & Museum invites you to see the historic village decked out in its finest fall colors as it celebrates the harvest with local merchants, family activities, base ball championships, and some competitive cooking during the Fall Festival and Agricultural Fair, Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7.
The village will be buzzing with activity, including the 3rd Annual Iron Chef Competition on Saturday, where cooks will test their skills over an open fire as two-time champion Gary Giusti from Wegmans will be defending his title against RIT’s Chef de Cuisine Herlan Manurung and Sean Wolf, Executive Chef at Farmer’s Creekside Tavern & Inn.
There are plenty of entertainment options for families, including perennial favorites Punch and Judy as well as Signora Bella’s 19th century circus act, a magic show, and in the style of P.T. Barnum, the Museum of Oddities. Under the Market Tent, pick up some KP’s Kettle Corn and shop from more than 20 vendors including Rise & Shine Bakery, F. Oliver’s and Honeoye Falls Distillery.
In addition to enjoying the peak fall foliage, visitors can see antique farm equipment demonstrations, peruse entries in the fair arts and handiwork competitions, check out the livestock and poultry tents, and cheer on the teams competing for the Mayor’s Cup Base Ball Championship!
On Saturday only, the fabulous Beekman Boys will be on hand for a meet-and-greet and merchandise signing (separate ticket required, museum admission not necessary).
Museum Admission is $22; $ 19 for students and seniors; and children 17 and under are free.
Support for the Fall Festival and Agricultural Fair provided by Market NY through I LOVE NY/New York State’s Division of Tourism as a part of the Regional Economic Development Council awards. Presenting event sponsors are Imagine Monroe, Wegmans, and KeyBank and supporting sponsors are CP Ward and Greenspark.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit www.gcv.org or call 585-294-8218.