Check out these amazing food and drink festivals in Buffalo. There are a few WNY & Canadian festivals included in the guide also.
WNY's best desserts will be in one spot, at the Sweet Tooth Festival 2020 on Sunday, March 29, 2020. The festival will be held at Buffalo RiverWorks, located at 359 Ganson Street in Buffalo. There will be two sessions, the first session will be held from 12 pm to 2 pm and the 2nd session will take place from 3 pm to 5 pm, according to Step Out Buffalo.
The Buffalo Mac and Cheese Festival will be happening Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 11:30 am to 8:30 pm. The festival will be held at Buffalo Riverworks, located at 359 Ganson Street in Buffalo.
There will be food trucks, chefs and food vendors serving up mac and cheese. You'll also be able to enjoy craft beers, wines and ciders. Most tickets include a beverage, according to TasteUSA Food and Drink Festivals.
Tuesdays, June - August, 2020
Food Truck Tuesdays will be held on Tuesday’s from June to August, starting at 5:15 p.m. at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Street in Buffalo.
"Dozens of food trucks from Buffalo, Rochester and beyond come together to celebrate a night of food, live music and fun in the square! Enjoy live music on The Boardwalk plus beer, wine and other beverages offered by Larkin Square." ~ Larkin Square
Saturday, June 13 & Sunday June 14, 2020
The 45th Annual Juneteenth Festival will be held on Saturday, June 13 & Sunday June 14, 2020. The festival is held in Martin Luther King Jr.
"The Juneteenth Food Court is located at either end of Fillmore Avenue around the wading pool. Open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday June 13th and from 10:00am – 8:00pm on Sunday June 14th." ~ Juneteenth Festival
Buffalo Taco, Beer, Tequila Festival Saturday, June 13, 2020
The Buffalo Taco, Beer, Tequila Festival will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 8:30 PM. It will be located at Canalside, 44 Prime Street in Buffalo.
The Buffalo Taco, Beer, Tequila Festival will feature more than 15 Taco vendors and over 30 varieties of tacos, according to TasteUSA Food and Drink Festivals. If you're an avocado lover, you'll be pleased to know that there will be a "Guacamole Pavilion," offering fresh, hand-made green goodness. The festival wouldn't be complete without dessert! There will be a "Churros & Chocolate Pavilion," to satisfy your sweet tooth. Adults of drinking age will be able to partake in four margarita bars. Tickets will cost you either $34 or $59, depending on whether you choose general admission or VIP. You can buy tickets here.
Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12, 2020
The Taste of Buffalo 2020 will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 11 AM to 9 PM and Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 11 AM - 7 PM in Downtown Buffalo!
"The Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS is an annual event that showcases the best of the Buffalo Niagara region's culinary talents. Everyone knows about Chicken Wings and Beef on Weck, but do they know about Risotto Sticks or Sponge Candy Caramel Cannoli?" ~ Taste of Buffalo
Saturday, July 18th & Sunday, July 19th, 2020
The Galbani® Italian Heritage Festival will be held in Niagara Square and run along Delaware Avenue all the way to Huron Street in downtown Buffalo. This year, it will be held on Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th, 2020.
Thursday, August 6 - Sunday, August 9, 2020
The Grace JerkFest will be held from Thursday, August 6 - Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 256 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke, ON M9C 5N3. The VIP Boat Cruise will be on Thursday, R&B Night is Friday and Roots & Reggae is Saturday and Sunday.
Ribfest 2020 July 31st, August 1st and 2nd
Niagara Falls, NY
WNY's premier rib event, located at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino, combines live music and delicious food for the perfect summertime weekend. Sample ribs from all across the country while you enjoy the sunshine, live music and beverages. This event is FREE to attend!
Thursday, August 6 - Sunday, August 9, 2020
The 57th Annual Eden Corn Festival will be held from Thursday, August 6 - Sunday, August 9, 2020 at
American Legion Post 880 grounds on Legion Drive, Eden, NY.
"The Eden Corn Festival is a four-day annual event in the Town of Eden. It is one of the largest and longest-running festivals in Western New York. The Festival attracts in excess of 70,000 people over the four days of the event." ~ Eden Corn Festival
Friday, August 28 - Saturday, August 29, 2020
The Toronto Cider Festival will be held at Sherbourne Common by the Waterfront from Friday, August 28 - Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Saturday, September 5 & Sunday, September 6, 2020
The National Buffalo Wing Festival will be held Labor Day Weekend in Buffalo. The festival will open on Saturday, Sept. 5th, from noon to 9 pm and Sunday, Sept. 6th from noon to 7 pm. It will be located at Sahlen Field, 275 Washington Street in Buffalo.
"Over the last 18 years, the festival has drawn more than 865,000 people and served over 4.8 million wings. The festival, which also supports local charities, has donated more than $365,000 since its inception." ~ National Buffalo Wing Festival