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Some of our favorite festivals throughout the summer follow the growing season and celebrate a specific food or harvest. Other festivals focus on libations or local restaurants. (That’s not to say we don’t love all festivals, as they bring around those fantastic food oddities like Bacon Funnel Cake on a Stick or Gator Mac ‘N Cheese.)

We know the Greek Fest and Erie County Fair have great food. But in the interest of strictly food-beer-wine centric events, here’s where you can go  all the way through November. We know summer is busy, so mark your calendars now.

JULY

Burger Fest, July 16, Hamburg; hamburgburgerfest.com

Int’l Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration,  July 22-24, Niagara Wine Country, Ontario; coolchardonnay.org

Taste of Olean, July 24; oleanny.com

Taste of Orchard Park, July 27; orchardparkchamber.org

Niagara Wine & Culinary Festival, July 30-31; niagarausawinefestival.com

 

AUGUST

Eden Corn Festival, Aug. 4-7; edencornfest.com

Taste of Lancaster, Aug. 5-6; lancastervillage.org

United Way Kickoff & Rib Cook-off, Aug. 6, Olean; enchantedmountains.com

Reisling & Craft Beer Festival, Aug. 6-7, Canandaigua; rieslingfestival.com

VegFest WNY, Aug. 7, Buffalo; wnyvegfest.com

Taste of Williamsville, Aug. 7; willvill.com

America’s Grape Country Wine Festival, Aug. 12-14, Dunkirk; agcwinefestival.com

Taste of Ellicottville, Aug. 13-14; ellicottvilleny.com

Blueberry Day, Aug. 14, Humphrey; enchantedmountains.com

 

SEPTEMBER

Buffalo Wing Festival, Sept. 3-4; buffalowing.com

Hop Harvest Festival, Sept. 5; gcv.org

Peach Festival, Sept. 9-11, Lewiston; lewistonpeachfestival.org

Taste of East Aurora, Sept. 10; eanycc.com

Niagara New Vintage Festival (Sept. 10-25) Ontario • niagarawinefestival.com

Festival of Grapes, Sept. 15-18, Silver Creek; silvercreekny.com

Blessing of the Grapes Harvest Celebration, Sept. 17, Westfield; grapediscoverycenter.com

Cuba Garlic Festival, Sept. 17-18; cubagarlicfestival.com

Apple Harvest Festival, Sept. 25, Newfane; olcott-newfane.com

Busti Apple Festival, Sept. 25; townofbusti.com

 

OCTOBER

Apple Festival (Oct. 1-2) Lockport; niagaraapplefest.com

Hallowine (Oct. 22-23); niagarawinetrail.org

 

NOVEMBER

Lake Erie Wine Country Harvest Celebration (Nov. 4-6 and Nov. 11-13); lakeeriewinecountry.org

Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Festival (Nov. 11-12); holidayvalley.com

Share The Bounty (Nov. 11-13); niagarawinetrail.org

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