Canal Days

Canal Days

This weekend we spent some time at Canal Days in Fairport, NY. It’s a 2 day festival celebrating the Erie Canal. Before we moved to the Rochester, NY area, the Erie Canal was just something we learned about in history class. Here it’s a vibrant part of every day life, a place where people walk, boat, jog, and cycle along the canal. Ye, we totally miss the Atlantic Ocean and the beaches in Massachusetts and New Hampshire but at least we have the canal.

Every year during the first weekend in June the village of Fairport holds Canal Days and it’s such a popular event that almost always the attendance for the weekend event usually exceeds 200,000 people.

Today I took a couple of pictures from the Lift Bridge of the canal and the boats.

Canal Days Fairport NY

Here you can see the tents of some of the craft and food vendors.

Canal Days Fairport, NY Erie Canal

Okay, no surprise the wine ice cream food truck was my fav!

Canal Days Fairport, NY Wine Not Food TruckI went with the Kahlua Espresso ice cream. Who wouldn’t?

Canal Days Fairport NY Kahlua Espresso Ice Cream

So creamy and delicious. I definitely could’ve eaten a bigger serving. I did share one spoonful with my husband, but that was it. I know, but he totally could’ve gotten his own cupful of yummy Kahlua ice creamy goodness.

Canal Days Wine Not Ice Cream

I’ll definitely be looking for the Wine Not Ice Cream Food Truck at all the local festivals this summer!