The Taste of Buffalo is just the start This Week

Galbani Italian Heritage Festival
July 12-15, Outer Harbor; buffaloitalianfestival.com
Hot on the heels of the Taste of Buffalo, you know the drill.

Scandinavian Folk Festival
July 20 to 22, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown; scandinavianjamestown.org
Eat Swedish meatballs with lingonberry jam and Norm’s “Korv” burgers (a sausage burger) served on rye. Just don’t enter the “Wife Carrying Contest” afterward. Jamestown’s Swedish Specialty Store sells pantry items, cheese and ethnic staples like pickled herring and lingonberries.

Hamburg BurgerFest
July 21, Village of Hamburg; hamburgburgerfest.com
Unique burgers and a whole lot more, including food truck fare and Hamburg restaurant offerings.

Buffalo Brunch Festival
July 22, Outer Harbor; OuterHarborBuffalo.com
The 2017 debut sold out quickly, as the Outer Harbor capitalized on the nation's love affair with brunch.

Lebanese Festival
July 27-29, St. John Maron Church, 2040 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville; stjohnmaron.org
Grape leaves, chicken and beef shawarma, falafel, hummus, tabouli and more. Not only is this festival healthy, your vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free friends have plenty to choose from.

Eden Corn Festival
Aug. 2-5, Route 62, Eden; edencornfest.com
Fresh picked daily, corn is boiled then drowned in butter. Also noteworthy: Weidner BBQ chicken and clam chowder at the American Legion’s clam stand.

Erie County Fair
Aug. 8-19, Hamburg Fairgrounds; ecfair.org
Taste of the Fair is Aug. 13, where select vendors offer $2 items. As the Fair gets closer, check the website for the Food Showdown contest to vote on your favorite crazy foods.

German-Polish Celebration
German-Polish, Aug. 11 3838 Two Rod Road, East Aurora;

Chautauqua Food & Film Festival
Aug. 19 to 24, Chautauqua Institution; chq.org/foodfestival
Bestor Plaza is the site of the weeklong event that includes screenings, talks, food and craft beverages. Daily gate pass prices in effect. Get your pass online or by calling 357-6250.

Pizza & More Fest
Aug. 30, 5 to 9 p.m., Tonawanda Gateway Harbor Park
A new-ish festival that promises "more pizza dishes, more sides and more food variety."

National Buffalo Wing Festival
Sept. 1 and 2nd, Coca-Cola Field; buffalowing.com

  • A list of the remaining Tastes of

Olean, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22, Veterans Park, 551 E. State St., in conjunction with Art in The Park.

Orchard Park, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 25, along West Quaker Street and North Buffalo Street corner (part of Quaker Days, July 21-29).

Lancaster, 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 11 along Central Avenue.

Ellicottville, noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12, Village of Ellicottville.

Lockport, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Main Street between Cottage and Elm.

East Aurora, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8, Main Street.