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      Weekend's Best Bets, August 15 - 17

      Chainsaw competitions and more at Woodsmen's Field Days this weekend--one of many possibilities to see

      Here are our Best Bets:

      ***Oktoberfest! Liverpool: Long Branch Park Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 7pm Free to watch, free parking

      ***Woodsmen's Field Days Boonville: Oneida County Fairgrounds Friday - Sunday (Friday fireworks)

      ***Pottery Fair by Syracuse Ceramic Guild Stone Quarry Hill Art Park (Cazenovia, east of Village off Rte 20) Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4 ($5 adults, kids free)

      ***Madison-Bouckville Antiques along Route 20 8am - 5pm until Sunday

      ***Civil War Artillery Oswego: Fort Ontario Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4:30pm 'Battles' at 1pm, both days

      ***Chenango Blues Festival Norwich: Chenango County Fairgrounds Friday 6 - 10:30 (free admission) Saturday 11am - 10pm

      ***Fire Trucks! Rides and more, for Kids Day Ithaca: Stewart Park Saturday 10am - 2pm (free) (Sunday if raining)

      ***Mary Nelson's Backpack Giveaway & BBQ Syracuse: South Salina at Woods Ave Saturday 11am - 6pm (Parade at noon)

      ***Veterans' Standown Auburn: Case Mansion (South St) Saturday 10am - 3pm

      ***Elephant Extravaganza Syracuse: Zoo at Burnet Park Saturday (free with admission)

      ***Cycle in the City Guided bike tours Start: Syracuse City Hall Sunday 9am (free)

      ***Ride For Red (100 mile bike ride) Red Cross Cortland County benefit start: Marathon's Three Bear Inn Sunday noon (register in the morning)

      For more, check our website events calendar, and have some fun this weekend!