ATTENTION MEMBERS of the FAIRPORT PERINTON MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION:

As a member benefit you can purchase a booth at Fairport Oktoberfest at an 80% discount. For your $100 you can have presence in front of thousands who attend this growing festival each year. Now in our sixth year, Fairport Oktoberfest has grown at a rate of more than 30% each year, putting us on par with the largest Oktoberfests in New York State. Nearly 5,000 people attended last year, 80% coming from within 5 miles of Fairport. Of those attending, 35% of attendees claim an average household income of over $100,000 annually. Clearly, Fairport Oktoberfest has become another Fairport festival tradition, one that gives your business great exposure to an affluent local audience.

Please see our Merchant Application to apply.

 

Become a Sponsor of Fairport Oktoberfest!

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Whether its a Family Sponsorship for you and the kids or a Title Sponsorship for your business, there is a sponsorship level that can work for you at Oktoberfest 2015.  Now in our sixth year, Fairport Oktoberfest has grown at a rate of more than 30% each year, putting us on par with the largest Oktoberfests in New York State. Nearly 5,000 people attended last year, 80% coming from within 5 miles of Fairport. Of those attending, 35% of attendees claim an average household income of over $100,000 annually. Clearly, Fairport Oktoberfest has become another Fairport festival tradition, one that gives your business great exposure to an affluent local audience.

Please know that the proceeds from this event, which comprise about one-third of our annual operating budget, are used to support FPBC programs and operations throughout the year such as: design and fundraising for the Veteran’s Memorial at Potter Park, the re-design of Perinton Park entrance on the 31F corridor, support of Learning Links and FCSD’s CPAC, coordination of Community Service Sentencing, Adopt-a-Trail, student internships, tourism and destination marketing, festivals and events, and so much more.

These programs benefit Fairport and Perinton residents directly, impacting the local economy, improving the public realm, and enhancing our unparalleled quality of life.

We hope you’ll consider providing support. Please take a look at the Fairport Oktoberfest Sponsorship Application and consider supporting Fairport Oktoberfest this year.

Oktoberfest 2015

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Rain or Shine Under the Big Top Tent at the Fairport Junction Festival Site

The fastest growing Oktoberfest in New York! Featuring World Class Musicians, traditional dancers, and authentic German Cuisine by Swan’s Market.


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-Beer Shuffle Board game. -Party indoors under the heated tent or outdoors in the beer garden. -Traditional Beer Stein-holding contest. -Traditional Keg Tapping Ceremony Friday at 7pm.

 

DIRECTIONS and PARKING

From Downtown: Take Exit 25 off of Rt 490 and follow Fairport Road East for approx. 3 miles. When you reach the four corners, Turn left onto Main St. Cross over the Main St. Lift Bridge and turn Right onto Liftbridge Lane East. The Fairport Junction Festival Sight will be on your left between the Blue Cactus Restaurant and Mulconry’s Irish Pub and Restaurant. Below is a map (courtesy of the Village of Fairport Circulation, Accessability, and Parking Report) showing where you can park for the event. We’re using 77 spaces, the rest are yours! Parking in Fairport

Contact:

Scott Winner, Executive Director Fairport Partnership for a Better Community 585-377-6010, Scott@fairportpartnership.org www.fairportpartnership.org fairportoktoberfest@gmail.com

Smith and Knapp, Together Again.

Jim Smith and Pat Knapp to Lead Fairport Partnership for a Better Community.

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Jim Smith, long-time Perinton Town Supervisor who retired from that role at the end of 2013, has been elected president of the Fairport Partnership for a Better Community/Fairport Foundation (FPBC/FF) by the organization’s board of directors.

Pat Knapp, who retired from the Perinton Town Council in 2013 after three decades of service, has been elected vice-president.

The board also re-elected Kim Guida as secretary of the FPBC/FF, William Harris as treasurer of the Partnership and Bob Hunt as treasurer of the Foundation.  Gian-Paul Piane, who has served as the FPBC/FF president for the past three years, was elected an at-large member of the FPBC/FF executive committee.

“We are extremely pleased to have two proven, experienced and dedicated leaders assume key roles in our organization,” said Scott Winner, executive director of the FPBC/FF.  “The names Jim Smith and Pat Knapp have become synonymous with governmental excellence in our community, and we know they will bring their vision, energy and pro-active style to this organization to once again benefit Fairport and Perinton.  We also thank Gian-Paul Piane for his enlightened guidance over the past three years.”

“Over the years, the Partnership clearly has established itself as a viable, not-for-profit organization that is of obvious benefit to our community,” said Smith. “I look forward to helping this organization, with its strong volunteer base, continue to enhance the quality of life in Fairport and Perinton.”

Established in 2000, the Fairport Partnership is an independent, multi-disciplinary organization of volunteers who provide an array of professional services to the Fairport/Perinton community, including architectural design and planning, marketing, promotions and public relations.  The Fairport Foundation, established in 2011, serves as a not-for-profit fundraising organization for the Partnership and its many community projects.

Jim Smith, a life-long Perinton resident, served the Town government for more than four decades, including 30 years resident as Supervisor (1983-2013).  Under his guidance, Perinton became known for its innovative open space and agricultural preservation programs, its carefully planned growth and its fiscal prudence.  During his tenure, Perinton was named a “Trail Town USA” and was twice honored as one of the “Top 100 Best Places to Live in America.”  After his retirement, the Perinton Town Hall, Community and Aquatics Center were re-named the James E. Smith Center.

Pat Knapp, also a life-long Perinton resident, was a member of the Town Council from 1981 through 2013 and shared Smith’s passion for the projects and practices that make Perinton one of the area’s most favored places to live and work.  In 2014, the Amphitheater at Center Park was named in Pat’s honor as the Patricia S. Knapp Amphitheater.

The Fairport Partnership for a Better Community is supported financially by the Fairport-Perinton Merchants Association, the Village of Fairport, the Fairport Municipal Commission, and the Town of Perinton

More than 70 Fairport and Perinton residents serve as volunteers on various standing committees of the Partnership, meeting monthly to focus on areas of local economic development including design, outreach, promotions and economic restructuring. Hundreds more volunteers participate in Partnership projects and events, including members of the Fairport Rotary Club, Perinton Historical Society, and Fairport-Perinton Merchants Association.

Those interested in volunteering with the Partnership may call 585-377-6010 or e-mail scott@fairportpartnership.org

Fairport’s Veterans Memorial Nears Completion

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A little more than 2 years ago, the volunteers of the Fairport Partnership Design Committee were asked by Mayor Fritz May to undertake the project of designing the reconstruction of the Veterans Memorial at Potter Park. Shortly thereafter the Fairport Foundation began the effort of fundraising to help finance the memorial.

Today we welcome the participation of Fairport OCED as they manage the construction of the Partnership’s designs and augment the funds raised by the Foundation. It is this broad-based community effort that has led to what you see today. It is expected that the new Veterans Memorial at Potter Park should be largely completed by this Veterans Day.

We thank the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion as well as the thousands of people across the greater Fairport/Perinton community and beyond who have donated their time, talent, and treasure – in ways large and small – to make this project possible. We also thank the Fairport Boy Scouts, Fairport Teachers Association, Fairport Rotary, Perinton Quilt Guild and dozens of other organizations have helped the Fairport Foundation raise more than $50,000.

This project – its intent and its manifestation in bricks, mortar, and steel – honors the blood, sweat, tears and toil of the all those who served our nation on behalf of our grateful community. We believe that in every way, it represents the best of what Fairport is. We thank you all for your partnership.

A limited number of memorial bricks are still available for purchase. To buy a memorial brick in honor of a veteran, please visit www.FairportFoundation.org or call (585) 377-6010.