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Challenge Upstate New York’s Super Mario Bros. Corn Maze

    Stoughton Farms in Newark Valley New York, typically attracts 10,000 visitors to their farm each year. However, now they're expecting a slew more due to their ever popular Super Mario Bros. themed corn maze.

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7 Free Campsites in Central New York to Enjoy This Summer

One of the greatest summer activities is camping. Whether you're with family or friends some of the best memories are created around the fire and sleeping on the ground. Other than buying equipment, camping is relatively inexpensive. We have a list of 7 campsites you can stay at for free.

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Rock Climbing Gym Coming Soon to Utica

Pretty soon you will be able to enjoy the experience of rock climbing all-year-long. A company is planning to design and build a brand new Rock Climbing Gym right here in Utica.

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Have Fun Corn Holing and Bubble Balling at Hanna Park in Utica

Growing up many people who are native to Utica remember Hanna Park by City Hall a place synonymous with Summer Fun & Entertainment. In time less and less was happening down there. Now, family fun in downtown Utica has returned with Utica Brews and BBQs.

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Roughing it in Upstate New York: 5 Campgrounds You Need to Check Out

Before you know it, we'll be toasting marshmallows, and telling stories around the fire. Camping season is almost here, and we've got some of the top "roughing it" campgrounds in the Empire State. 

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Appearing at Kidabaloo: ‘Farkle’ From Disney’s ‘Girl Meets World’

His name is Corey Fogelmanis, but your children may know him as Farkle Minkus. He's featured on the Disney show "Girl Meets world," and he's appearing at Kidabaloo this spring!

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Watch the Demolition of the NYS Fair Grandstand

Central New York is bidding farewell to an iconic structure that's been a part of the area for 38 years. This weekend you are invited to watch the implosion of the New York State Fair grandstand in Syracuse.

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Where Can you Get Figgy Pudding in Central New York?

Is Figgy Pudding a real dessert? Indeed it is, and if you can give it a try at the 22nd Annual Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles. 

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Celebrate Christmas on Main Street At Utica’s Union Station

Kick off the holidays with your family this weekend in Utica at Christmas on Main Street. It will be fun for everybody! 

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Win a ‘First Bounce Party’ at Rockin’ Jump All This Week

Naomi and I already told you about the tons of fun we had at Rockin' Jump on Commercial Drive in New Hartford and now we have a chance for you to win a "First Bounce Party!"

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Places To Go Ice Skating In Central New York

Now that the kids are on vacation from school for the Christmas and New Year holiday, it's time for the parents to think about things for the children to do. One great idea is to go ice-skating! There are several arenas here locally that offer public skating.

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Top Christmas Events In Utica- Dave’s Top 5

Growing up, we always knew it was Christmas in our home when we got to go to the big tree lighting in Rome. You got to watch Santa fly in on an helicopter and land right next to Fort Stanwix, then make his way to the stage

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