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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