September 2018 Events

Thru Oct. 25th, 2018    Downtown Country Market
Main St. between Court & Church Streets, Downtown Buffalo
The 36th annual season of the Downtown Country Market will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from May 10th through October 25th. Market hours are 10am-2:30pm, rain or shine.  Pick-up local fresh produce, enjoy tasty treats such as baked goods and fresh lemonade, and purchase plants and flowers to brighten gardens, homes and offices.

1st & 2nd     National Buffalo Wing Festival
Coca-Cola Field
275 Washington Street, Downtown Buffalo
Over 100 different flavors of chicken wings from restaurants throughout the country. Enjoy the many events from the Buffalo wing eating contests to the Miss Buffalo Wing pageant. This festival is recognized as one of the best in the country! The 2017 festival drew over 51,000 people ... so "WING IT TO BUFFALO" for one of America's greatest food festivals this Labor Day weekend.  Visit the website for event and entertainment schedules.

2nd & 15th     Great American Garage Sales
Antique World & Flea Market
11111 Main Street, Clarence
(716) 759-8483
Shop 'till you drop visiting hundreds of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, garage sale items and more on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Saturday of every month May through October! NEW: Come hungry on Saturdays as food trucks will be there to satisfy your appetite.

7th    First Fridays in Allentown
Allen Street between Pearl Street and Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 881-1024
Join us on the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9pm, when Allentown art galleries, performance artists, musicians, restaurants, retailers and more, come together to create a rich cultural attraction.

8th    Music Is Art @ Buffalo RiverWorks
Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson Street, Buffalo
(716) 342-2292
Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac founded this festival, which is part concert, part bazaar, street fair, art gallery and all fun! Check out the new digs as Music Is Art kicks off year two at the sprawling sports and entertainment complex that is Buffalo RiverWorks.

14th    Curtain Up 2018!
Main Street between Chippewa and Tupper Streets, Downtown Buffalo's Theatre District
(716) 829-1180
Facebook:  @CurtainUpBflo
Enjoy the opening of the Theatre season and catch a live theatre performance at one of Buffalo's outstanding professional theatres. Curtains rise promptly at 8pm. When the curtains fall, the Theatre District street party goes into full gear featuring live music, food trucks, dancing and free outdoor entertainment! It goes until 1am! Cash bar. For more information or to purchase tickets for the Gala Dinner calll or visit the website.

14th, 15th & 16th     Ellicottville Rock 'n Roll Weekend
Monroe Street, Village of Ellicottville
(800) 349-9099 / (716) 699-5046
Don’t miss this fun-filled Rock 'n Roll Weekend that kicks off Friday, September 14th in the evening with lots of live entertainment in all of the local hot spots.  The fun continues Saturday the 15th  as you enjoy Ellicottville’s eclectic shops and outstanding restaurants and more performances by regional musicians throughout the Village. Then, on Sunday, September 16th the show everyone loves to enjoy is back for its 19th year…the Classic Car Show set up on Ellicottville’s main street from 12-5 pm.  Ellicottville is proud to showcase your cars, trucks, and rods all set up in class order to be judged by a panel of experienced car enthusiasts with awards in each class.

15th - October 31    The Great Pumpkin Farm Festival
Great Pumpkin Farm
11199 Main Street, Clarence
(716) 759-8483
WNY's largest fall family festival offering amusement rides & games, food, hayrides, petting zoo, corn maze, pig races, dog show, kids activities and the World Pumpkin Weigh-Off.  Different events every Saturday and Sunday during festival dates from 10am to dusk. Visit the website for more info.

21st    M & T Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum
The Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court, Buffalo
(716) 873-9644 ext. 301
On the third Friday of every month admission to the Buffalo History Museum, the Resource Center and select events are free for everyone.  Visitors will experience new programs, family events, happy hour entertainment, docent-led tours and more.
- Free admission HOURS OPEN on M & T THIRD FRIDAYS at the Resource Center at 459 Forest Ave.  10am-5pm.
- Free admission to the History Museum at One Museum Court 10am-5pm.
Call or visit the website for the M & T Third Friday event schedule. Members always receive free or discounted admission to special happenings.

21st - 23rd    Oinktoberfest BBQ Festival & Competition
Great Pumpkin Farm
11163 Main Street, Clarence
(716) 759-8483
Oinktoberfest has continuous music all three days, plenty of BBQ vending teams, a KCBS sanctioned Competition Saturday, a Whole Hog Competition, Outdoor Cooking Contest and the Rib Oink-Off on Sunday and an Awards Ceremony following the contests both days. So plan on coming out to celebrate the ever-expanding world of BBQ with us at the Great Pumpkin Farm.

22nd & 23rd    Wildlife Festival
Niagara Power Vista
5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston
(716) 286-6661
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will host its 33rd annual Wildlife Festival from 10am-5pm. Parking is free and will be available in the Power Vista parking lot as well as adjacent parking lots at Niagara University. This event hosts more than 50 exhibitors and vendors, various wildlife shows, archery, fishing pond, shooting trailer, and more.  Get hands-on experience in outdoor activities. Exhibitors include the NYS DEC, NYS Parks, area scouts and conservation groups. Learn about conservation and renewable energy and enjoy wildlife shows with The Primate Sanctuary, Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics and Hawk Creek. Guests can also board the Discover Niagara Shuttle stopping at attractions located between Niagara Falls and Youngstown. The Niagara Power Vista is featured on the Niagara Falls USA Discovery Pass. For more information, contact the Niagara Project Power Vista at 716-286-6661 or visit the website for a complete schedule of activities.

22nd & 23rd    Niagara Wine Trail Harvest Festival
Several participating Wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail
(visit website for locations & map)
Between the Niagara Escarpment & Lake Ontario
Celebrate the season with wine and food pairing and autumn activities! Tickets are valid for both days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines, a sample of harvest-themed cuisine at 10 participating wineries and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery! Tickets do not include transportation. For a full list of all the participating wineries and to purchase tickets visit our website.