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Crystal Sarakas


Vestal, NY, United States

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Past articles by Crystal:

Newark Valley Apple Festival ushers in fall this weekend

The Apple Festival features music, historical activities and a celebration of women's suffrage → Read More

Oktoberfest celebrates German culture in Binghamton

If you can have Christmas in July, then you can have Oktoberfest in September. This Saturday marks the 120th annual Oktoberfest at the German-American Club in Binghamton and will celebrate all things German. The George Tarasek Orchestra and Jude’s Polka Jets II will perform a selection of polka favorites for both listening and dancing. There’s a special competition and award for best-dressed… → Read More

Downtown Norwich comes alive with Colorscape

Events Saturday, Sunday feature music, vendors, poetry slam and more. → Read More

Johnson City Field Days return for 50th year

Event runs Friday through Monday at Northside Park → Read More

Porchfest brings groove back to Binghamton’s West Side

Also: GUSTO! Italian Festival, Antique Gas & Steam Engine Show, Celtic Music Festival, Binghamton Bridge Pedal → Read More

Harford Fair returns to Pa. for 160th year

Other events this weekend include Rec Park Music Fest, BrewGrass Fest → Read More

Road trip: Check out a festival elsewhere upstate

American Mountain Men Festival, Watkins Glen Italian American Festival, Palmyra Pirate Weekend among the options → Read More

Eyes to the skies: Spiedie Fest returns with music and more

Concerts include Dennis DeYoung, Blue Oyster Cult, Eddie Money, Kellie Pickler and Sara Evans → Read More

Summer fun continues with Tioga County Fair, JC Carousel Day

Another summer tradition returns this summer: the Tioga County fair kicks off in Owego on Wednesday with 4H exhibits and shows, carnival rides and games, a demolition derby and more. The daredevil troupe Fearless Flores performs every day of the fair. The group was featured on the television show America’s Got Talent, and the family group performs stunts such as the Globe of Death, Wheel of… → Read More

July Fest, Jazz Fest return this weekend

The event runs Friday through Sunday with music, arts and crafts, and more. → Read More

Summer fun: Afton Fair, Ukranian Fest this week

The annual festivities return with food, music, more → Read More

Faerie Festival spreads magic over 2 weekends

The midsummer festival returns for its ninth year. → Read More

Food-lovers rejoice: Greek Fest is back

The beloved Grecian Festival returns Thursday through Sunday in Vestal. → Read More

LEAF-PEEPING PAIRINGS: Where to stop for fun, food

Some of the best leaf-peeping drives exist north of Albany and into Vermont. But there’s more than just beautiful scenery to enjoy along the way. → Read More

Bledsoe brings tales of magical realism to RoberCon

Alex Bledsoe is among authors at Roberson Museum and Science Center convention this weekend → Read More

Celebrate arts, music at Colorscape

The Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival draws an estimated 15,000 visitors → Read More

Fall’s favorite festivals: Music, history, dance & more

Summer is winding down, but there’s still plenty of outdoor fun this fall → Read More

SAVORING SUMMER: JC Field Days are here

If you’re in denial that school is just around the corner, the Johnson City Field Days are a great way keep summer going → Read More

Join the Revolution at Fort Ticonderoga

Historic site offers window into War for Independence; special re-enactment planned in September → Read More

Corning exhibit peeks at undersea world of glass

History of Blaschkas’ models of marine invertebrates explored → Read More