North Winton Village Festival of the Arts

North Winton Village Festival of the Arts

2019 Festival of the Arts

Saturday, September 14, 2019

10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Linear Garden, between East Main St. and Mayfield

Vendor Application & Festival Map 


Festival Vendors

More than 50 vendors, from new friends to familiar favorites, offering art, crafts, food, and services.

Food & Drink

SalvatoresPizza slices

Captain Jim’s Fish Market – Five dollar fish fry

Le Petit Poutine Food Truck – Famous Canadian comfort food

Verno on the Roll – Hots and hamburgers

Netsins – Ice cream truck

Stage Performances

11 a.m. – Rochester Mandolin Orchestra
This year’s festival marks the debut performance of the brand-new group bringing together the entire mandolin family of instruments (12-15 piece orchestra) to perform ethnic, folk, and other traditional scores in a modern setting.

12 noon –  Dance Connection
Denise Ronco and her staff offer classes in dance varieties from ballet to tap and aerobics, to students of all ages at her Tryon Park studio. Dance Connection is an integral part of North Winton Village and Denise’s dancers are a regular part of our program.

1 p.m. – Gregory Street Vagabonds
Music and dance from the Swing Era by a mixture of Lindy Hop dancers and musicians of all ages, united by their love of the “hep” sounds of 70 years ago.

2 p.m. – Traveling Cabaret
Music and comedy in the cabaret style by veteran troupers who donate their talents to provide arts scholarships for local students. Contact Phyllis: (585) 234-6677.

3 p.m. – Jimmy Highsmith, Jr.
From smooth to funky, Grammy-nominee Tjari has played his sax all over the U.S., opening for many a jazz and R&B star and recording a string of successful albums over several decades. He and his band will delight us with tight, melodic, foot-tapping jazz stylings.

4 p.m. – Drumcliffe Irish Dancers
Followers of Irish step-dance in Rochester and Syracuse are familiar with the Drumcliffe Irish Arts schools, which have taught dancers of all ages for over 20 years and produced dozens of national and international championship solo dancers and teams. We are glad to welcome their festival debut.

Kids Corner

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Free Bounce House
Kids are always bouncing off the walls. And the festival has the perfect place for it.

All day – Free Face Painting
If your face hasn’t been painted by the end of the festival, were you really here? May we recommend the North Winton Village logo?

12 noon to 4 p.m. – Free Balloon Animals by Professor Airhead (Richard Stutzman)
This master of balloon art has put a fun twist on many festivals and a smile on many kids’ faces.

Door Prize Gift Certificates

Visit the festival tent to receive a free festival magnet and a free T-shirt while supplies last. Then be sure to pick up your free raffle ticket for a chance to win a valuable gift certificate from one of these generous sponsors:

  • Wegmans
  • HD Hair
  • Julian’s Dry Cleaners
  • Salvatore’s Pizzeria
  • McDonalds of Culver Road
  • Comedy @ The Carlson
  • Crazy Dog T-shirts
  • Aldi
  • Revive
  • Mayer Paint & Hardware
  • Euphoria Liquor
  • City of Rochester

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Child Care Council, Comedy @ The Carlson, Crawford Funeral Home, ESL Federal Credit Union, Lamar Advertising Company, Lucca Kitchen & Cocktails, Mayer Paint & Hardware, McDonalds of Culver Road, Representative Joseph Morelle, Assemblywoman Jamie Romeo, Salvatores Pizzeria, Summit Federal Credit Union, Wegmans,  Winfield Grill

Bay Goodman Pizza, Browncroft Garage, Browncroft Neighborhood Association, Captain Jim’s Fish Market, Councilperson Elaine Spaull, Crazy Dog T-shirts, Liberty Family Restaurant, Lozier Environmental Consulting, Mallo Home Improvements, NeighborWorks Community Partners Rochester, ROC City Leasing

Balsam Bagels, Blossom Road Medicine, City of Rochester, Doorbell Vet, East Avenue Dentistry, Friends of Adam Bello, Graves Bros. Home Improvement, Julian’s Dry Cleaners, Laughing Gull Chocolates, Mayfield’s Pub, John E. Manzer Insurance Agency, Mer-Win Automotive, Mobil Gas Station at North Winton Road, Bob & Karen Olyslager, Joseph A. Polizzi, Quincy Tax Service, Radio Social, Rochester Picture Framing, Siewert Equipment Company, Szulgit Electric, Vogel’s Collision, Winton Village Wine & Spirits

Meet our Festival Committee

Chair – Marilyn Parchus
Music Program Coordinator – Allen Hopkins
Graphic Artist (Poster, Flyer, Billboard) – Elyse Spencer
Social Media – Brian Halligan
Signs – Al Lasek
Linear Garden Groundskeepers
– Bob & Karen Olyslager
Vendor & Booth Coordinators – Karen Olyslager, Sherry Sabo, Holly Petsos, Nancy Chapman
Other Committee Members – Marilyn Schutte, Martin Voise, Betty Ann Manganello, LRSIIIMAGES, True North Church
Security – 
Frank Schreib

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Thank you for all who continue to support our neighborhood festival!




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