Weekly Feature



2018-09-13 / Entertainment

Festivals

fri. 14 & sat. 15

Niagara Falls Blues Festival — Featuring Junk Yard Dogs, The Jon Dretto Band and Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials on Friday; and Bruce Wojick and The Struggles, Jack Thurman Band, Cheryl Arena Band, Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers, Randy McAllister and the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland and Marcia Ball on Saturday, 4:30-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls; $. 278-2100, fallsstreetusa.com

fri. 14-sun. 16

Festival of Grapes — Celebrating the annual grape harvest with grape stomping, arts and crafts, food, midway, beer and wine and parade, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14; noon-9 p.m. Saturday; and noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at various locations in Silver Creek; $. 934-2410 Dozynki Polish Harvest Festival — Drink at a Polish happy hour, polka to Polish music, attend a Mass, buy a raffle ticket and eat pierogi at the 39th annual event. Compete in Buffalo’s Best Pierogi Contest and more, 5-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14; 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Corpus Christi Church, 199 Clark St., Buffalo; $. 896-1095, dozynki.corpuschristibuffalo.org/

sat. 15

Fall Festival — 18th annual event will kick off the fall season. Spend a day in the woods, enjoy crafts for kids, live animals, hands-on activities, food, live music by Mama Earth and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Hamburg Oktoberfest — Prost! German food, drink, car show, live music and dancing at the 11th annual festival sponsored by local merchants, 2-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Memorial Park, Union and Lake streets, Hamburg; Free to attend. hamburgoktoberfest.com

Lancaster Oktoberfest — Join the fun at Our Lady of Pompeii School Hall for the annual Oktoberfest featuring German food, beer, malt beverages, music by The Auslanders and dancing sponsored by Citizens Hose Co. and James Metz Memorial Foundation, 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at OLP School Hall, 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster; $.

Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation Festival — Americana music, food trucks and artisans. All proceeds from the festival directly support the enhancement and advancement of our homegrown musical community through the Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation. Lineup includes The Brothers Blue, Copper & Gin, Tom Stahl and the Dangerfields, Critt’s Juke Band, The Steam Donkeys and McCarthyizm, 2-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Riverfest Park, 249 Ohio St., Buffalo; $.

sat. 15 & sun. 16

Orchard Park Festival of the Arts — Presented by the Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce, and title sponsor Bryant & Stratton College, the event will feature more than 170 artisans and craftsmen, live entertainment, food, demonstrations and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Orchard Park Middle School, 60 S. Lincoln Ave., Orchard Park; Free to attend. 662-3366, OPFestivaloftheArts.com

Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games — Come watch Highland games competition, see demonstrations, hear traditional music, run a 5k or shop the artisan village of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Krull Park, 6108 Lake Road, Newfane; $. 778-7711, www.niagaraceltic.com

Cuba Garlic Fest — Keep those vampires away by eating everything garlic, enjoying live entertainment, demonstrations, petting zoo, pony rides, crafts and artisans, plus much more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Empire City Farms, 105 South St., Cuba; $. (585) 968-5654, www.cubany.us/cuba-garlic-festival.html

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