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      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

      ***Pawcasso 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 Saturday

      ***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