Eden Corn Festival. 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, August 4 and Friday, August 5; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, August 6; noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday, August 7 on the grounds of American Legion Post 880, 2912 Legion Drive, Eden (directly on US-62). Free.
What started in the 1960s as a modest fair to promote the city has grown into a four-day festival with rides, food stalls, a craft show with over 100 stalls, an exhibition of Eden community, a three-day trade show and more. . Thousands of people will flock to the city to play carnival games, watch the pet show or enjoy an obligatory buttered corncob at one of the largest and oldest fairs in the world. region.
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Jack’s Craft Fair. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 6 at Wilkeson Pointe, 225 Fuhrmann Blvd. Free.
“Eclectic” is the best word to describe this one-day craft fair in Wilkeson Pointe. Under sprawling tents, more than 100 alternative artists will present their creations, prints, woodwork, embroidery, soaps, stationery, candles and other handicrafts for sale. A combination of free workshops for adults and children, art installations, local musicians and food vendors also complete this scenic waterfront event at the Outer Harbor. He accepts dogs.
Lancaster Renaissance Street Fair. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, August 6 at Lilly Belle Meads, 11 W. Main St., Lancaster.
Lancaster’s West Main Street will transform into a Renaissance town during this inaugural celebration in honor of National Mead Day. This fermented honey drink was popular in medieval times, but village brewery Lilly Belle Meads is giving the drink new life, from its fruity Follow the Sun to its dark and sweet Bee Blu varieties. The first half of this festival lends itself to family fun from noon to 4 p.m., with music, turkey legs, ice cream, food trucks, cotton candy, ax throwing, street performers , DJ mixes, a water balloon launch and tarot. card readings. After 4pm, the fair turns into a street party with performances by PA Line, local mead and craft beer from 12 Gates Brewing Company, Britesmith, Gene McCarthy’s Old First Ward, Eli Fish, Rusty Nickel and West Shore Brewing.
Oliver Street Art Festival and Art Fest Flea Market & Concert. The art festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 at Project 308 Gallery, 308 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. Flea market and concert from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 6 at The Old Chapel Antique & Artisan Market, 172 Robinson St., North Tonawanda. Free.
Residents of North Tonawanda have had to be patient for the return of Oliver’s favorite street art festival, finally back after a two-year hiatus. It features over 80 artist vendors, music, food, and free beer tastings from Flying Bison Brewing. A short walk away, the Old Chapel Antique & Artisan Market hosts its outdoor flea market, including music from the Samuel Tambe Band on its steps.
14 Holy Helpers Summerfest. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, August 4; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, August 7 at 14 Holy Helpers, 1345 Indian Church Road., West Seneca. Free. Dinner tickets available in advance (14hh.org).
Highlights of the four-day festival include a meat raffle on August 4, a barbecue burger dinner and beer tent shows by Nerds Gone Wild on August 5, and chicken parmesan and music by Hit N ‘Run August 6th. enjoy the Church’s Polish Platter Dinner from 1-4 p.m. or while supplies last, plus baskets, raffles, ticket games, and a Kidz Zone.
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Bark shot. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 6 at Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road, East Dawn. Donations of $5 per car requested. Quadrupeds and their best friends will pack this puppy-centric festival with ice cream and smokehouse food trucks, pet adoption organizations and vendors selling pet clothing, home decor gifts and other gifts. Pets must be well behaved, leashed and vaccinated to attend.
WNY VegFest. From noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 7 at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St. Free. You guessed it: Vegan hot dogs, donuts, cupcakes, sandwiches and other plant-based treats will delight the senses at RiverWorks. But there’s more to this festival than healthy bites with a lineup of yoga, cooking demonstrations, speakers, children’s activities and vendors.
Touch a truck. 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 7 at Canalside, 44 Prime St., with a quiet hour from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Free. Toddlers interested in trucks and miscellaneous vehicles will love this chance to see, touch and explore over 30 vehicles parked along the waterfront. Giveaways and family activities are also part of this event from Explore & More, The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum.
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