Get ready, because Western New York's summer festivals are set to descend upon us like a starved panther at a pig roast. (Contender for worst analogy of 2014).
Below, we've culled both the big and small festivals scheduled for Sunday and provided the necessary logistical details. If you're the "bigger picture" sort, you can see the entire Gusto Festival Guide here.
You may be intrigued by the cleverly-named Wurstfest -- a gentle play off of "sausage fest" -- which celebrates German heritage along a renovated section of Ohio Street.
East Aurora continues its village-wide arts party, even if the strawberries doled out by Baker Church have all been digested by this point. The three Ls, Lockport, Lancaster and Lackawanna, present the final days of their festival festivities today.
June 29: City of Lackawanna Festival. Noon to 9 p.m. Veterans Stadium, South Park Avenue, Lackawanna. Rides, music, children’s activities, food, arts and crafts, vendors and fireworks. 827-6455.
June 29: Lockport Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Street, Lockport. Vendors, arts and crafts and food. 940-0554.
June 29: Roycroft Summer Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora. Crafters and artisans, raffles, food, music and vendors. 655-7252. www.ralaweb.com.
June 29: East Aurora Art Society’s Annual Outdoor Show and Fine Art Sale. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. East Aurora Middle School, 430 Main St., East Aurora. More than 100 artists display and sell their work. 652-2167.
June 29-July 1: Friendship Festival. Mather Arch Park, OLG Concert Stage, Fort Erie, Ont. Food, entertainment, midway, live music, plus a “Festival’s Got Talent” competition. www.friendshipfestival.com.
June 29: Heritage Arts Fair. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hull Family Home and Farmstead, 5976 Genesee St., Lancaster. Historic music, arts and crafts demonstrations, tours, activities and vendors. $5 adults, $2 ages 10-18, free for ages younger than 10.
June 29: Parkside Community Association’s Garden Tour and Architectural Walk. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Begins at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway. Garden tour of Parkside neighborhood, quilt raffle and optional narrated walking architecture and history tour available at noon and 2 p.m. $8-$10.
June 29: Wurstfest. Noon to 7 p.m. Buffalo River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St. German music, food, children’s activities and vendors. 864-1965. www.germanamericanmusicians.com. $8 advance, $10 day of event.