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

2017 Festival Themes:

  • Military: based on the centennial of the United States involvement in  WWI
  • Erie Canal: celebrating the bicentennial of the creation of the Erie Canal
  • Legends & Lores, Spirits & Supernaturals: featuring cemetery ghost walks & historical re-enactments
  • Cobblestone & Sandstone Architecture: focusing on the unique stone architecture this region is famous for

Orleans County Heritage Festival Participation Application (PDF)

Visit this page often as the 2017 schedule evolves!

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