Loyalists first settled the area in 1792. By 1860, the town's harbor had been enlarged and the railroad arrived. It became an important trade port for lumber and agricultural products. Much of the town's original architecture remains intact. Special events include September's Port Hope Fall Fair, operating since 1831. It includes arts and crafts, livestock and horse shows, and a car show. The Salmon Festival runs from mid-September through mid-October. Many fishing derbies are held throughout the year. Thousands of visitors arrive in the spring to watch rainbow trout make their way upstream to spawn in the Ganaraska River, and the scene is repeated in the fall with Lake Ontario
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Rochester Greek Festival Rochester NY May30-June2 Serving your favorite Greek pita sandwiches like Gyro, Souvlaki and Loukaniko. Try homemade Spanakopita, Greek Chicken, Pastichio, Moussaka, Stuffed Green Pepper and Tomato and Lamb Shank dinners.
Buffalo Greek Fest Buffalo NY May31-June2 Acquaint yourselves with our Greek Orthodox Church. Step into our culture and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the birthplace of democracy – Greece. Enjoy the Greek food, feel the rhythm of the music, and dance a little!
Sorrento Cheese Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival Buffalo NY August1-4 Cultural demonstrations including Tarantella Italian street dancers, Grape Stomping contests, Sicilian puppet shows. Second largest Italian street festival in the country.
St Anthony Italian Festival Seneca Falls NY August30-September1 Music, rides, games, fireworks, delicious food and more await you and your family at the largest and most successful Italian festival in the country.