Events

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.



Upcoming Events › Food & Drink

Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival

Monday, Sep. 24th - Wednesday, Oct. 31st
$8; 10:00AM - Dusk

All your favorite things to do will be found at this fun fall Festival.  Come enjoy the Cornmaze, Boo Barn, Amusement Rides, I Got It Game, Cow Train, Jumping Pillows, Magic Show, Halloween Store, Bakery, Cider & Donuts and much more…and plenty of great food!  Opening weekend will also feature Dinosaur’s in the Cornmaze and Sylvia Fletcher & Friends Ventriloquism.  Come and buy pumpkins, gourds, stalks and more!  Check out what’s new this year including the Shooting Gallery and The Witches Brew Bar new location, outside near the food grove.  Craft beers will be available as well as specialty Halloween drinks!

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Downtown Country Market

Tuesday, Sep. 25th - Thursday, Oct. 25th
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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Food Truck Tuesday

Tuesday, Sep. 25th - Tuesday, Oct. 2nd
Free; From: 04:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Food Truck Tuesday is every Tuesday in Larkin Square from April – October. Free admission and parking, with $5 preferred parking located in the parking ramp adjacent to Larkin Square. Each week enjoy live local music, dozens of food trucks and more!

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Thursdays at the Barrel Factory

Thursday, Sep. 27th
Free Admission; From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Let’s party on the patio (or inside depending on the weather) featuring LIVE music (6-9 PM), drink specials, & the Buffalo’s Best Cucina Bar-B-Que Smoker!  Join Lakeward Spirits craft distillery, Pressure Drop Brewing craft brewery, Buffalo’s Best Cucina restaurant, Bar Cultivar, Snowy Owl Kombucha, & Elevator Alley Kayak at The Barrel Factory for some Thursday FUN!

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Best of Buffalo Fun and Food Tour

Friday, Sep. 28th - Saturday, Nov. 3rd
$45; Fri: 6-9 PM, Sat: 7-10 PM

The Best of Buffalo Fun & Food Tour is a unique and fun way to create memories with friends and family.  You’ll be picked up in a limo at a designated meeting point, and taken on a tour of “bests”, 5 different fun and food stops.  At the food stops, there will be a free sample of the ‘best’ of foods.  It is a great time, which you’ll remember forever.  You can do it single, coupled or as a group.  We’ll mix the party up, and you’ll all come away as friends.  This 3 hour tour, will please any age. 

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Food Truck Fridays

Friday, Sep. 28th
Free; From: 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Come on out to the Buffalo Marriott Niagara for a fun filled Friday night!  This weekly summer event, features Food Trucks on location, LIVE music from 5:30 – 8:30, and family friendly activities for the kids.  The event will be in the front hotel lot, facing Millersport Hwy. Rain or shine!

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Buffalo Whiskey Riot

Saturday, Sep. 29th
$45

Whiskey Riot celebrates and encourages education on the storied history, production, and experience of whiskey and all its varieties.  Taste over 80 different whiskeys in a take-home tasting glass, learn about the ins and outs of whiskey from master distillers and brand ambassadors, and sip classic whiskey cocktails at three exclusive popup bars.  You’ll have access to hour-long Whiskey Riot seminars, hosted by whiskey masters. Two sessions: 1-4 PM, or 6-9 PM.  For those who love to dance, shop, and eat – there will be a live DJ, vendors, and food available for purchase.

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Larkinville Block Party

Saturday, Sep. 29th
Free; From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

There’s no better way to kick off fall in Buffalo than a neighborhood street festival! Seneca Street will be closed and lined with more than 50 artisan vendors, food trucks, musicians and more for a day of shopping, eating, drinking, lawn games, and live music. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more programming details from Larkin Square, Hydraulic Hearth, Flying Bison Brewing Company, Buffalo Distilling Co., Swan Street Diner, Eckl’s at Larkin and more.

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Central Terminal Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sep. 29th
$10

Another Buffalo tradition returns for the third year in a row to the Terminal: Oktoberfest, featuring the music of Those Idiots (German-style). Authentic food and German beer available. 21 and over event.

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Double Decker Bus-Murder Mystery Tour

Saturday, Sep. 29th
$30; From: 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM

This is a fully interactive evening of sleuthing.  You see the crime scene, you interview the witnesses, and you collect clues in order to solve this mystery.   The evening includes the murder mystery, double decker bus ride and stops at three historic taverns in Buffalo.

Friday Evenings: Killing at Buffalo Creek – This western themed murder mystery will keep you laughing and guessing about who ‘done in’ the stranger that came to town.

Saturday Evenings: Death at Doug’s Dive – It’s Buffalo’s notorious waterfront, circa 1860.  There’s trouble when Doug, the owner of the worst dive on the Erie Canal, is found dead.

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