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From a food event dedicated to healthy options to a nice lineup slotted for Buffalo's indie station's birthday show, there are ample activity options in Buffalo from Oct. 1 to 4. Although Modest Mouse has sold out the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, tickets remain available for several other worthy events. Taps and Apps 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Buffalo R…

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When heading to Ellicottville, there's no option but the scenic route. Is the drive down your favorite part, hungrily anticipating the picturesque chairlift ride at Holiday Valley and all the beer you're going to chug at Ellicottville Brewing Co. during the annual Ellicottville Fall Festival? Or is the arts and crafts fair the crowning moment, handpicking unique holi…

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The historic Buffalo Central Terminal hosted a seasonal Oktoberfest for the third-straight year, entertaining eventgoers with live music from The Auslanders, authentically German beer and local food.

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Udderly TopNotch Nigerian Goat Farm brought its esteemed goats to Canalside's Oktoberfest for two sessions of Goat Yoga on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at 10 and 11:30 a.m. The event was part of Canalside's four-weekend Oktoberfest, which runs through mid-October.

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Hydraulic District businesses took part in the inaugural Larkinville Block Party on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, with kids' activities, live music at several different venues and lawn games just off Seneca Street.

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1) Central Terminal Oktoberfest, 3 to 11 p.m. Sept. 29 at 495 Paderewski Drive. Cost is $10 in advance here. Commentary: For the third straight year, the massive Central Terminal will reverberate with German melodies by The Auslanders and the Bergholz German Band as Oktoberfest celebrants dance in traditional garb; lederhosen sure get a workout this time of year. Foo…

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The annual celebration of Buffalo culture, Buffalo Nite, invaded the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Charlie the Butcher was on hand, as well as a few other Buffalo brand names.

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Ah, fall. The time of year for scary walks in the park among actors re-enacting "haunting" Shakespeare scenes. The season of finally learning how to become a home bee-keeper. The time when we all celebrate Oct. 3, the unofficial national holiday celebrating the cult classic movie "Mean Girls." Well, maybe these aren't the most traditional fall activities, but normal …

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It may be called Buffalo Whiskey Riot, but it's not all about drinking the fiery liquor. The three-hour tasting session on Sept. 29 dives into so much more than copious amounts of tastings, with educational seminars discussing American and Scotch whiskeys and distillery owners explaining what they're pouring as you take a swig. You can sample more than 90 whiskeys, but kee…

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The very beginning of the sunset – that was the moment everything really clicked. We’d been at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora since noon, immensely enjoying the maiden voyage of the Borderland Music & Art Festival and its broad but focused lineup of roots and Americana-based artists and local vendors and artisans. But it took a transcendent display of the color…

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Three floors of performers, a meditative gong bath, fire spinners, food trucks and so much electronic dance music into the early morning were major parts of Amplify 2018, a Buffalo Rage Community and Se2 Silent Disco event held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in the DNIPRO Ukrainian Center.

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1) Borderland Music and Arts Festival, 11 a.m. Sept. 22 and 23 at Knox Farm State Park (437 Buffalo Road, East Aurora). Tickets range from $65 to $359; more info on that here. Commentary: Set-to-debut Borderland has everything necessary for a big music festival: a gorgeous setting, a strong and varied lineup of live music, local art and craft vendors, and a wealth of lo…

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Docs vs. Jocks for PUCCS 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Adam's Mark Hotel (120 Church St.). Cost is $100 and may be purchased here. Former Sabres goalie Marty Biron could stop slap shots and has proven he can analyze hockey, but can he cook? He and former teammate Andrew Peters will duke it out with local neurosurgeons Douglas Moreland and Elad Levy in a cook-off fundra…

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1) Hamburg Oktoberfest, 2 to 11 p.m. Sept. 15 in Memorial Park, at Lake and Union streets, Hamburg. Free to attend, and discount tickets (for various purchases such as food and drink at the festival) can be found here. Commentary: Although we're still roughly three weeks from the beginning of October, the Oktoberfest event season has begun. Head to Memorial Park in Hamb…

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Anyone who remembers the outrage that greeted Frank’s RedHot’s pronouncement that wings go best with ranch dressing will be surprised by one result from last weekend’s National Buffalo Wing Festival. Which wing was judged best in show this year? Anchor Bar’s habanero ranch dry rub. You read that right. The Anchor Bar, the birthplace of the chicken wing, the holy c…