Friday, May 16, 2008

I went to the Lilac Festival (in Rochester, New York)

Thursday I went to the Lilac Festival in Highland Park, Rochester, NY. Admission is free. (Sorry, I don't own a camera so no personal photos). I blogged about the Festival very recently on Wordless Wednesday, which wasn't so wordless. I went to Monroe Community College, (MCC), to use the shuttle bus, but the shuttles are only used on weekends. It took me awhile, and a prayer to find a free parking spot, but got one right across the street from the festival. They also have lots of free parking about a mile away, but I'm not use to walking. It was my first real outing since winter, and I have not exercised at all this winter.

Admittedly It's not my favorite festival. I'm not crazy about Lilacs. I did liked the magnolias, and bell shaped flowers better. I like to go to this festival because it is the first of the season, and gets me in the festival mood.

I went on "Wine 'N Blues Day Farmers Market" day. There was wine tasting, and food samples from New York state wineries, and food vender's. Now that was a real plus! There was also live music in the background. I had samplings of cheese, different mustard's on pretzels, various salsas on taco chips, a small salad. I had maple butter and maple syrups, chocolate chip cookies, bar crackers, power bar pieces, and more. Free samples of multi vitamins and hair conditioner, and much more. And of course wine samples, and more wine samples. I estimated 8 wine booths. I was feeling good ;o) At a "Cooks Pan" (?) demonstration they gave out free chicken, and veggie samples. Mmm, my tummy was full!

Heads up, the last day for the Lilac Festival is this Sunday, May 18. You might take a look at the online schedule, and the weather report. Some showers are expected, but not a washout. The weekend offers lots of events for the kids. Have FUN!

Not crazy about the Lilac Festival? Here are "10 things to do this weekend in the Rochester area".


LadyBanana said...

It sounds like a lovely day out. I usually find when there is any event like that in London it gets too packed to be enjoyable.

How can you live without a camera - c'mon get a camera, I love photo's! LOL

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi LadyBanana,

This Festival wasn't packed. It's a large area of several blocks, so it's never terribly bad, not even weekends.

Concerning the camera, it's to rich for my blood. I think that a cheep one is $200 here. That money could buy me a gallon of gas. ;o)

Debo Hobo said...

Lilacs are one of my favorite spring time flowers, there fragrance is so clean and refreshing.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Debo Hobo,

You would have loved the Festival! As for me, I enjoyed the food, and wine. ;o)

meleah rebeccah said...

beautiful photos

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Meleah Rebeccah,

To bad I didn't have a camera. I could have gotten more of a variety.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

FREE chicken???

... next time DM me @twitter


I sure will add you to chicken Tuesday - how is AIR today? Still walking on air? :-)

Thanks for the pointer,

Awake In Rochester said...

Speedcat Hollydale,

Hey, thanks for adding me. ;)

They had so much free food and wine samples, it was like having lunch plus I got tipsy. lol

I'm trying to find a Wordless Wednesday post. Guess I should start doing it the night before. lol