1 STEAMED UP For fans of antique farm and other vehicles — steam-powered and otherwise — 3349 Gehan Road off Routes 5 and 20 in Hopewell is the place to be this weekend. That's where the New York Steam Engine Association is running the 57th annual Pageant of Steam, which got under way Wednesday and continues through Saturday, Aug. 12. The grounds are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for displays of vehicles and assorted demonstrations (sawmill, shingle mill, plowing, threshing and bailing, and more, plus a daily tractor/equipment parade at 1 p.m. Special events include regular stock tractor pulls at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, a dead weight tractor pull at noon Saturday, a chainsaw carvings auction at 2 p.m. Saturday, Division III tractor pulls at 4 p.m. Saturday, and the Empire State Pullers Tractor Pull at 6 p.m. Saturday. Bev's Country Tribute Band will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, and Branded will play at 8 p.m. Friday. Admission: $7 (free for children under 12). Details/schedule: http://www.pageantofsteam.org

2 NEW YORK STATE OF VINE The festival originally known as the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival has broadened its scope to New York's wine industry as a whole, as reflected in the new name: The New York State Wine Festival. Set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 S. Main St., Canandaigua, it will include sampling of wines from 20 New York wineries, select food vendors and interactive cooking demonstrations, classes and seminars led by Culinary Center chefs. Participants can learn how to prepare apple chickpea curry, pan-seared trout with spring pesto, and other dishes. Festival-goers also may try their hand — or rather, foot — at grape stomping. Live music on the NYWCC lawn will feature Sons of a Beach at 11 a.m. Saturday, Key Dreamers at 2;30 p.m. Saturday, OC at 11 a.m. Sunday, and Shari Ratka at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 for the wine garden, $10 for an education pass (no wine sampling). The festival will continue to serve as a fundraiser for the NYWCC and the Canandaigua Family YMCA. Tickets are available at the site (for cash) or online at nyswinefestival.com.

3 A SPIRITED EVENT Is the William Phelps General Store in Palmyra more than it seems? On Friday, Aug. 11, a one-hour ghost hunt followed by a one-hour ghost walk will be held at and around the store at 140 Market St., Palmyra. Admission to the Pirate Whitley Ghost Walk and Hunt, from 8 to 10 p.m., is $10. It precedes Saturday's Erie Canal Pirate Weekend at the Museums, with Palmyra museums open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for discounted pricing with a $5 trail pass. Bloody Mary will tell stories in the yard of the Historical Museum at 132 Market St. at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Details: historicpalmyrany.com.

4 TRAIL TREK AT CHIMNEY BLUFFS Victor Hiking Trails is organizing a day trip to the iconic Chimney Bluffs State Park in Wolcott, Wayne County, Saturday, Aug. 12, for a 4-mile hike of moderate trails through woods and meadows and along Lake Ontario. The hike is at 10:15 a.m.; either carpool at 9 p.m. from Victor Town Hall, 85 E. Main St., Victor; or meet at the park entrance, 7700 Garner Road, Wolcott. (Don't bring pets, but do bring sunscreen, bug repellant, a beverage and a snack.) Admission: $5 per car. Details: 585-234-8226, victorhikingtrails.org.

 

5 FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN Farmington Town Park, 985 Hook Road, Farmington, will host the Farmington Family Fun Festival this Saturday, Aug. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. It includes Cobblestone Art Center performances; animals (including alpacas, pony rides, a 4H petting zoo and the Wildlife Rock Stars); music by the Fender Benders; demonstrations of robotics, muscle fitness and karate; children’s activities; and displays from local businesses, community groups and law enforcement agencies. Admission: Free.