With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Taste of Buffalo, Allentown Art Festival, Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Buffalo Wing Festival to free outdoor music concerts and ethnic food festivals of every stripe, our special events and festivals bring in visitors from all over the world.

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Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival

Wednesday, Oct. 18th - Tuesday, Oct. 31st
$7; 10:00AM - Dusk

All your favorite fall things to do will be found at this fun fall Festival.  Come and enjoy the Cornmaze, Boo Barn, Amusement Rides, Cow Train, Jumping Pillows, Magic Show, Halloween Store, Bakery, Cider & Donuts and much more…and plenty of great food!  Come out and buy pumpkins, gourds, stalks and more! Check out whats new this year including the Shooting Gallery and The Witches Brew Bar new location outside and much more!

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Local Restaurant Week

Wednesday, Oct. 18th - Sunday, Oct. 22nd

Local Restaurant Week celebrates the vital role our local independent restaurants and vendors play in contributing to Western New York’s cultural identity and regional economy.  For diners, it’s an opportunity to feed their curiosity by sampling new foods and experiences at our local independent restaurants.  Dining Features are priced at $20.17, $30.17 or $40.17 – skip the usual national chains and try local independents.

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Steel Magnolias

Thursday, Oct. 19th - Sunday, Dec. 3rd
$46 - $56; 7:30 PM Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 2:30 PM Sun.

Steel Magnolias is an American comedy/drama that explores the amazing bond that a group of women share in a small-town Southern community. Their friendships are as delicate as a beautiful flower yet strong as steel. This production features some of Buffalo ’s finest actresses.  Dinner: 6 PM, Show 7:30 PM, Matinee dinner 1:30 PM, Show: 2:30 PM.

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Downtown Country Market

Thursday, Oct. 19th - Thursday, Oct. 26th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Downtown Country Market is celebrating its 35th season! The Downtown Country Market is a two-day, weekly, open-air farmer’s market located on Main Street between Court and Church Streets in Downtown Buffalo. This downtown tradition offers residents, workers, and visitors the perfect place to 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.

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Double Decker Tour-Buffalo Ghost Tours

Thursday, Oct. 19th - Saturday, Oct. 28th
$25; Thursdays and Fridays: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Fridays 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

Visit the haunted ships at Buffalo’s Naval Park

Explore evidence gathered by local ghost hunters while enjoying some liquid ‘spirits’ at the same time. This entertaining experience lasts approximately two hours.  We start at the Barrel Factory at 6 PM on Thursdays & Fridays. On Saturday nights, we depart from Flying Bison Brewery at 7:30 PM.

We begin with a fascinating and sometimes spine tingling presentation of paranormal audio and video at the Barrel Factory (65 Vandalia St. in the Old First Ward) on Thursdays & Fridays. Saturdays we leave from the Flying Bison Brewery at 7:30 PM.  Then we climb aboard our 65 passenger double decker bus of doom for a trip to what is believed to be one of the most haunted places in Buffalo, the Naval Park, for more tales of horror.  Passengers also visit ‘The Ruins’ at Canalside where they’ll discover the first hand story of a very violent prostitute ghost and an exploding corpse. We continue for drinks at the Swannie House and a telling of a newly discovered ghost tale involving that historic tavern. After more stories of ghosts and paranormal activity, we return to our starting point. This entertaining experience lasts approximately two hours.


Dress appropriately for Buffalo’s Autumn weather. The tour goes rain or shine; if it is raining, consider bringing an umbrella.

This tour involves humor and adult themes.  It is for those 21 and over who have a sense of humor. 

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DIY String Art

Sunday, Oct. 22nd
$30; From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Create your own custom string art design to complement your home. You’ll get to stain the wooden base choose from over ten designs – including a Buffalo, an outline of New York State with a heart over our city, a unicorn, a shamrock, wine, and much more! Many colors to chose from!  Pre-registration required.

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Larkinville Ghost Walks

Tuesday, Oct. 24th
$15; 7:00 PM

A spell-binding tour of the newly revived district known as Larkinville.  This fairly short walking tour is dense with hidden, homegrown, and long forgotten mysteries.  Grab a bite, and a sip, and take a walk on the dark side!

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BOO!ffalo Halloween Bash

Saturday, Oct. 28th
$40; 8 PM - Midnight

Join us in the Old First Ward for a spooky good time with supernatural entertainment, revolting refreshments, and unique cocktails from Lakeward Spirits. Take a walk through our Founding Buffalonians Cemetery, and don’t forget to check out the Mummy Wine Wall and Casket Raffle (additional costs) for a chance to bring some spirits home with you!  Admission includes one drink ticket, finger foods, and music. 21+ event

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Prime Rib Night

Saturday, Oct. 28th

Bring a friend, bring a date, but come and take advantage of this special evening event – Dinner for Two – $49 includes, 10oz Prime Rib, Daily Vegetable, Mashed Potato, Salad, Dessert and a Bottle of Wine to Split. Reservations Recommended by calling 716-884-1700.

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The Crawling Dead: Halloween Bar Crawl

Saturday, Oct. 28th
$10 - $15; 5:00 PM-11:00 PM

This choose your own style Bar Crawl will take over North Buffalo’s most popular strip of bars and restaurants where attendees can enjoy awesome drink specials, tasty food, giveaways, and lots of fun surprises all night long.  Check in at North Park Theatre, get a wristband and map of participating bars + restaurants and their discounts.  Dress to impress in your best Halloween costume for a chance to win over $1000 in prizes.

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