Events around the Pike Block

You can rely on our News & Events page to provide current information on what's happening in downtown Syracuse. From the Farmer's Market to Syracuse Crunch and Opera in the Square, our News & Events page will be your source for what's going on around Pike Block.

Fright Nights at the Fair

Dates: Now - Oct. 30th, 2016

Friday-Saturday: 7pm-12pm midnight

Sunday: 7pm-11pm

Never, ever come alone... to "Fright Nights at the Fair," CNY's largest and spookiest haunted attraction! With four different attractions, there is something for everyone - The Clown Prison, The Haunted Mansion, The Hostel, and new this year Zombie Paintball Hunt!

Being held Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights — Starting September 30th through October 30th... you will know the meaning of the word Fright! All attractions are inside safe from rain, but not safe from the scare!

In addition to the haunted attractions, Fright Nights will offer a variety of food concession stands and several children's amusement rides as part of a non-scary, miniature carnival. The horror attractions are not recommended for children younger than 9, and parents are urged to use discretion. Groups of 12 or more people must call ahead to schedule reservations. Group reservations can be made Monday – Friday by calling 315.396.8390.

Venue: Beef Cattle Barn


Empire Expo Center-NYS Fairgrounds

581 State Fair Blvd. Syracuse, NY 13209

Admission: see website for details-$3 off Coupon must be printed from website

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Syracuse Crunch Hockey

Dates: October

Come see your Crunch take on various AHL opponents all winter long! Great fun for all!


Sat, Oct. 15 @ 7pm vs. Rochester Americans

Fri, Oct. 21 @ 7pm vs. Utica Comets

Sat, Oct. 29 @ 7pm vs. Providence Bruins


War Memorial Arena
515 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, N.Y. 13202

Tickets vary in price

For tickets, promotions and more info, visit


Downtown Farmers' Market

Dates: Tuesday, June 14 – Tuesday, October 11

7:00AM – 3:00PM

The Downtown Farmers Market returns for the season Tuesday, June 14, 2016. As the growing season continues, The Market will feature more than 50 farmers and produce dealers selling fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, flowers, plants, handcrafted items and more. Some weeks, The Market hosts live entertainment; opening day will feature Tom Gilbo and Southern Comfort Band.

As we look forward to the 44th Annual Season, the Downtown Committee will continue to partner with local organizations to promote wellness and healthy lifestyle programs. The Food Bank of Central New York will return to offer cooking demonstrations, showing market visitors how to prepare their fresh produce for meals, as part of the Say Yes program. 

During the Market season, subscribers to the Downtown Committee's weekly email newsletter will receive updates about what's happening at the Downtown Farmers Market, and a schedule of what's in store for the next Market Day. You may sign up to receive the newsletter by sending an email to . If you have any suggestions about how we can improve the Downtown Syracuse Farmers Market, please let us know!

Clinton Square
West Genesee and South Clinton Streets
Syracuse, NY 13202
Free admission. For more information, visit

Sampling Syracuse Food Tours

Dates: Saturday, May 7 – Saturday, November 5

Repeats every Saturday

12:00PM – 3:00PM

Join us as we eat our way through Downtown Syracuse! Sampling Syracuse Food Tours will provide you with a delicious and unique way to discover Downtown Syracuse. Our 3 hour walking tour includes stops at award winning restaurants where participants will sample local fare as well as visit and learn about cultural and historic landmarks.  Tours are every Saturday from May through November (except during Taste of Syracuse, June 4).

Tickets should be purchased in advance; you will then be directed to the starting point of the tour.  Call or go to the website for details.


Downtown Syracuse
Syracuse, New York 13202

Admission: $41

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