Weekend's Best Bets, May 2 - 4

      The Alpaca show is Saturday and Sunday at the State Fairgrounds, one of many free events to check out this weekend.

      Here are our Best Bets:
      ***Crawfish Festival (food and live music)

      Syracuse: Clinton Square

      Saturday 11am - 7pm (free to attend)

      ***Alpaca Expo
      State Fairgrounds Poultry Building

      Saturday and Sunday, 8am start (free)

      ***Arabian Horse Show
      State Fairgrounds Coliseum and 4-H Rings

      Friday - Sunday, 8am start daily (free to watch)

      ***Spa, Pool and Barbeque Show

      State Fairgrounds Center of Progress

      Friday noon - Sunday (free admission)

      ***Rocky Horror Picture Show

      Ithaca State Theatre

      FRIDAY 8pm


      Show/sale of artwork (some by animals)

      Benefits Spay and Neuter Syracuse

      Fayetteville: Maple Downs, Genesee St.

      Saturday 6:30 - 9:30pm

      ***Ideal Cut Glass Show (made in Canastota)

      Canastota Canaltown Museum


      ***Wildlife Festivals

      ~Canastota: Great Swamp Conservancy

      Saturday & Sunday 10 - 4

      ~Savannah: Montezuma Audubon

      Saturday 10 - 3 (free)

      ***Kentucky Derby Day!

      Vernon Downs simulcasts from Churchill Downs

      also evening buffet, harness racing & dance band

      Saturday 10:30am - 11pm

      ~watch the race live, NBC3 starting 4pm (post time 6:24pm)

      ***Mountain Goat Sunday

      race starts/finishes Clinton Square , Party after

      AM road closings thru Syracuse west, & south sides, University area

      ***Historic Church Tour and Organ Crawl

      Auburn (8 churches open)

      tickets at Willard Chapel

      Sunday 1 - 5pm

      LOTS more, including spring yard and garage sales--check the web calendar