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A list of summer food and drink festivals

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.


Burger Fest, July 16, Hamburg;

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

Taste of Olean, July 24;

Taste of Orchard Park, July 27;

Niagara Wine & Culinary Festival, July 30-31;



Eden Corn Festival, Aug. 4-7;

Taste of Lancaster, Aug. 5-6;

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

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

VegFest WNY, Aug. 7, Buffalo;

Taste of Williamsville, Aug. 7;

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

Taste of Ellicottville, Aug. 13-14;

Blueberry Day, Aug. 14, Humphrey;



Buffalo Wing Festival, Sept. 3-4;

Hop Harvest Festival, Sept. 5;

Peach Festival, Sept. 9-11, Lewiston;

Taste of East Aurora, Sept. 10;

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

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

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

Cuba Garlic Festival, Sept. 17-18;

Apple Harvest Festival, Sept. 25, Newfane;

Busti Apple Festival, Sept. 25;



Apple Festival (Oct. 1-2) Lockport;

Hallowine (Oct. 22-23);



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

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

Share The Bounty (Nov. 11-13);

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