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India Day / Turkish Festival 

August was absolutely jam-packed with festivals every weekend, but we're not done with summer just yet, Rochester. Celebrate ethnic and cultural diversity this weekend with two more festivals.

Check out the 17th annual Turkish Art & Folk Festival, held at 677 Beahan Road in Chili, Friday, September 7-Sunday, September 9. Enjoy foods such as dolma, kebabs, and baklava, as well as traditional dancing, kids' activities, arts & crafts, and a Sufi music presentation. Festival hours are Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon-9 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, call 266-1980, or visit

On Saturday, September 8, 1-6 p.m., visit the India Community Center (2171 Monroe County Line Road, Macedon) for the 2012 India Day festivities. The event is free and open to the public, and includes kite flying, a bouncy house, pony rides, henna, and Indian food, dress, music, and dance. For more information, call Jose at 244-1760, or Sanjay at 755-2551, or visit


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