Welcome to the Orleans County Heritage Festival!


The Orleans County (NY) Heritage Festival is a county-wide celebration of historical and cultural attractions. Visitors will be visiting a host of locations  to deepen their appreciation of our region’s priceless people, places, organizations and assets based on selected themes. This year, the festival is occurring over an extended period so you can attend multiple workshops, lectures and programs.

Friday, September 8 to Sunday, September 17, 2017

Heritage Fest Postcard 2017_Page_12017 Festival Themes:

  • Erie Canal: celebrating the 200th anniversary of its creation
  • Military: commemorating Orleans County Veterans throughout History
  • Cobblestone & Sandstone: appreciating our region’s geological contributions in architecture
  • Legends & Lores, Spirits & Supernaturals: Retelling local tales of the glorious and ghostly

View the 2017 schedule>>>

Brought to you by Genesee Community College, Orleans County Tourism and a group of passionate volunteers!