Frequently Asked Questions


Interested in volunteering for a great cause?


We are always looking to recruit volunteers for different activities to help make our festival a success.

 All volunteers receive admission ticket to the event and free FMF tee shirt!

If you are interested in becoming a member of our team of volunteers please email us at:

We look forward to hearing from all of you quickly, so we can focus on a great 2022 event! 


Kathy Clark and Leslie White

Volunteer Coordinators

Fairport Music and Food Festival

Aug. 26-27, 2022

Children's Activities

Saturday August 25, 2022 12:00pm - 4:00pm in the East Stage (Behind Donnelly's)

Maryanne the Balloon Lady | Kid's Arts & Craft Tables & Games | Strolling Jugglers.

Children Under 12 - Free Admittance.

Food & Beverages

Can I bring a cooler with food/beverages to the festival?
Food and beverages will be provided at festival friendly rates that will be the most competitive of any music festival that you will attend this year! Additionally, there are several Fairport Restaurants in the area for your choosing. No coolers, please.
Is the food included in the admission price?
No, it is not.  Your admission price is a donation to the event that gets you access to all band stage (3) areas. All proceeds from this event are donated to Golisano Children’s Hospital. Food and beverages (water, soda, beer, wine) will be for sale at very reasonable prices.


Can I bring a lawn chair or blanket?
The festival band areas are located in parking lot-type areas with hard macadam surfaces. In the past, organizers have placed grass turf over parts of those surfaces! Blankets and chairs are fine. Tables and chairs will also be provided for your convenience.


Where do I park?
First preferred are the two large lots on the south side of the Canal across from the Music Festival, but free parking is available at many public parking lots throughout the Village of Fairport as well.  Signs will be posted showing those areas. Please respect private property and do not block any areas with your vehicle.

Shuttle Service

Shuttle Service is available for Friday and Saturday.

Friday August 26, 2022 - Trip times: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.

Saturday August 27, 2022 - Trip times: 12:00pm - 11:00pm.

To/From: Minerva Deland School, 140 Hurlburt Road, Fairport, NY and Intersection of Lift Bridge Lane and Main Street in a Continuous Loop.

Out of Town Visitors

I am from out of the area - is there a place I can stay?

A limited number of rooms are available at discounted FMF rates until August 10 at The Woodcliff Hotel and Spa,  (call 585-248-4810 and ask for FMF Room Block) OR at the Hampton Inn Rochester Penfield  for similarly discounted rooms. Guests should call the hotel directly and reference FMF.

Festival Hours

Friday: 5:00-10:00pm, Saturday 11:30am - 10:00pm.

Rain Date

Will there be a “rain date” in case of inclement weather?
No. Each band stage will be covered, and each stage area will have covered tents to protect all from rain. The show will go on with the fun of any rain added. Hey, it rained at Woodstock didn’t it?


Can I bring my dog?
While we are sure that your pets are very well behaved, crowd activity and noise levels may bother the animals, so we prefer that you leave them home. NO pets allowed.

Can I Buy Tickets in Fairport?

In addition to buying tickets online, you can find tickets at the following locations:
Donnelly's | Fairport Brewery | Fairport Library | Fairport Village Inn | Iron Smoke | Mac's Philly Cheese | Main St. Mercantile | McCardles | Mulconry's | Pizza Chef | Red Bird Market | Shorts | Smokin' Hot Chick | TJ Ryans | Underpass.



Any backpacks, large purses or bags or other carry-in devices are subject to inspection before entry to the festival. If you see any suspicious packages, please report them to security immediately.
All Proceeds Benefit Golisano