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Sunday, July 29 2012

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Before 12:00 pm

Byron Heritage Festival Calendar of Events, Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fishing Derby, sponsored by Byron Kiwanis, ages 12 and under, 9:00-10:00 AM at Trestle Park, registration begins at 8:30 AM.

5K Run, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop #13, 7:00 AM registration at Byron Town Park (behind Byron Fire Hall on Rt. 262), 8:30 AM race begins, 9:45 AM race results.

Garage Sales throughout the town, beginning at 9:00 AM.

Cruise-In, Byron Town Park, 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

Chicken BBQ, at the Byron Fire Hall, sponsored by Byron Kiwanis, 4:00 PM until sold out. 

Buffalo Roadshow (music at the Byron Town Park), 4:30  - 7:30 PM.  This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Ball Breaker (music at the Byron Town Park), 8:30-11:00 PM.

Fireworks (best viewed at the Byron Town Park), 9:30 PM.

There will be no parade or vendors this year at the Heritage Festival.

On the following day, Sunday, july 29th, 9:45 AM, the Byron Presbyterian Church will be holding its Sunday Service outdoors on the lawn next to the church. 

For more information, please call the Byron Town Clerk, at 548-7123, ext 10.






7:00am - 11:00pm

On Saturday, July 28, the Town of Batavia Fire Department will hold its 13th Annual Harley Davidson Fat Boy Raffle. (The model is a 2012 FLSTFB.)

The event runs from 8 p.m. until midnight at the fire department's rec hall at 8380 Lewiston Road. It will feature a beer tent and live entertainment by the band 7th Heaven. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase from Alex’s Place. The event is free admission and open to the public, a raffle ticket purchase is not necessary to attend.

Tickets are limited to 2,500 and the money raised benefits the town fire department. Each ticket costs $20 and are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. This year they are offering a $10,000 cash prize in lieu of the bike to the Grand Prize winner. They will have the option of the bike or the cash prize.

For further information please visit: <http://townofbataviafire.com>, or call 344-3284, ext. 12, or email [email protected]

8:00pm - 12:05am
12:00 pm

"DC in the Square" is scheduled for Sunday, July 29 in Batavia's Jackson Square from noon until 4 pm. It is a benefit for Don Carroll, who has spent most of his life raising money for kids in need in Genesee County and is now battling esophageal cancer.

The event will include live performances by "Old Hippies," "Soul Craft" and "Savage Cabbage" as well as a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Everyone is asked to contribute a minimum $2 donation at the gate.

Presale BBQ tickets can be purchased at the following Batavia locations:

  • T-Shirts Etc., 111 Main St.
  • Clor's Meat Market, 4169 W. Main St. Road
  • Coffee Culture, 6 Court St.


12:00pm - 4:00pm

From noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, Deanna Spiotta, country singer/songwriter, will be performing live at The Market at North Street.

The county's newest farmer's market is located at the YWCA of Genesee County, Inc., 301 North Street in the City of Batavia.

The market is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Sunday.

Come shop the variety of local vendors and enjoy the beautiful vocal and instrumental talent of our guest musician!

Featured items include: fresh produce, organic beef, wine, cheese, baked goods, flowers, handcrafted items, natural soaps, alpaca products, all-natural foods, grilled foods, and more.

Also, check out The Market at North Street's Facebook page.

12:00pm - 2:00pm
1:00 pm

It's Sunday afteroon baseball at Dwyer. Bring the family out for lunch and enjoy some pre-game music by "The Strikeouts". Then its Muckdogs vs. Yankees. The Staten Island Yankees play their second of three game series in Batavia. After the game the kids can run the bases with Homer. Every Sunday, kids have the opportunity to run the bases with Homer after the game and receive a coupon from Denny's of Batavia! Presented by Denny's of Batavia.

1:05pm - 3:35pm
3:00 pm

As part of an interstate tour focused on the history of the anti-slavery movement in the Northeast, 16 educators from California and Kenneth Morris, the great-great-great grandson of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, will come to Batavia's Bicentennial Peace Garden around 3:30 pm on Sunday.

The Friends of the Batavia Peace Garden, the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce and the office of the County Historian are planning an afternoon of educational entertainment that includes refreshments and costumed reenactments. It is free and open to the public, but people should bring their own chairs.

The Peace Garden is located at West Main St. in Batavia. It is right next to the Holland Land Office Museum, which is at 131 West Main St.

3:30pm - 5:00pm
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