Barn Sale 9

Merchandise is prepared for the annual Barn Sale at MacKenzie-Childs in Aurora in 2018.

The beginning of the dog days of summer means deals in the Cayuga County area.

The annual MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, July 18 through July 21, at the retailer, 3260 Route 90, Aurora.

Along with deep discounts on the decor company's inventory, the event will include food trucks, craft beverages and more.

Recent editions of the event have drawn as many as 26,000 people to the area.

For more information, visit mackenzie-childs.com.

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The village of Skaneateles will also host its annual Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales Thursday through Saturday, July 18 through July 20, along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets.

There will be sales and specials at more than 30 village merchants, including Gallery 54, cate & sally and Drooz + Co.

Meanwhile, the event will also include several entertainment options. The Jackman Twins will perform magic, juggling and balloon art from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, noon to 3 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will also be sightseeing cruises each day with Mid-Lakes Navigation, and several nonprofit organizations will be on hand, including the Skaneateles Festival, the Skaneateles Lake Association, the Skaneateles Foundation and more.

“During Curbstone, the streets come alive with unique bargains, while children are enchanted by balloon art, juggling and face-painting,” said Hilary Fenner, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, in a news release. “It’s a longstanding tradition — people plan their summer vacations around it.”

For more information, visit skaneateles.com.

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