Delight Your Senses with Local Tunes, Cuisine, Charity

August 03, 2006

Last year, the festival raised $13,700 for the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.

Stroll along Fairport’s Liftbridge Lane Saturday afternoon, Aug. 26, and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Fairport Music & Food Festival, where three stages, more than a dozen bands and a smorgasbord of local fare promise a day of fun and charity.

Last year, the festival raised $13,700 for the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.

“Fairport is a family-oriented community and we’re looking forward to this as an end of summer celebration,” said Andy McDermott, an event coordinator with Rob Burch. “Our musicians donate their talent, the man who sells cotton candy donates his profits, and it all comes back to the children.”

The second annual Fairport Music & Food Festival runs from noon until dark and presents an impressive lineup of musical talent: the John Cole Blues Band, the Campbell Brothers, Uncle Plum, Jennifer Heieck, Mint Jam, United Booty Foundation, and the Bob Greco Band, to name a few. Local restaurants will showcase “A Taste of Fairport,” selling samples of their signature dishes ranging from frozen coffee to pulled pork to crème brulee.

Children’s activities are free and include performances by both The Magic Guy and the Boomerang Club, face painting, toy train rides, clowns, karaoke and much more.

Hospital wristbands, which serve as festival admission, can be purchased at most Fairport area restaurants, taverns and shops ($10 each in advance, $15 if purchased the day of the event.) Kids 12 and younger are free.

For more information, contact Rob Burch at (585) 703-0957 or Andy McDermott at (585) 370-3831, or visit

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