Fall is upon us! If you're looking for some fun events to check out this fall, here are some of the festivals happening around Buffalo and Western New York. There is a good mix of music, arts and film festivals.

Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2, 2021
Woodcock Bros. Annual Fall Fest & Cocktoberfest

Today, the Woodcock Bros. Annual Fall Fest will take place with local beers and music from Experimental Sandwich from 7 pm to 10 pm.

Cocktoberfest is Saturday, from 12 pm to 10 pm. The event will feature live music, German food, beer, and more. You can buy tickets at the event. Get more details here.

Here's the live music schedule:

2 pm to 5 pm, The Bergholz German Band will be performing
5 pm to 7:30 pm, Jake Payne Jazz Quartet will be performing
7:30p until ?, Nuthin’ but Time will be performing

Saturday, October 2, 2021
The Hemptober Festival will be taking place at Smokin Joes Trading Post, located at 2293 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132 starting at noon.
This outdoor festival is for people ages 21 and older. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased here.

Music from Soular Plexus and Orange Corner, art galleries, over 50 vendors, adult games with a Fall twist, and food to satisfy the munchies plus tables to post up and enjoy the day. Bring your glass and show it off! Prizes and giveaways throughout the day from our amazing vendors! ~ Eventbrite

Saturday, October 2, 2021
The Batavia Vodka & Gin Fest 2021 will take place at Batavia Downs in the Park Place Event Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020. From 4 to 7 pm you'll be able to sample plenty of vodkas and gins. You can buy tickets via Eventbrite.

Event Tickets Include:

Access to the sampling room & cocktail bars
Batavia Vodka & Gin Fest T-Shirt
$20 Gaming Free Play*
Complimentary Grazing Stations ~ Eventbrite

Saturday, October 2, 2021
The 8th Annual Locktoberfest is happening at 57 Canal Street, Lockport NY 14094 from 9 am to 5 pm. It is free to attend. You can visit its website for more details.

A celebration of community, local agriculture, and the Erie Canal, Locktoberfest is the highlight of all things Lockport and Niagara County. Discover something new and delicious at the Lockport Community Farmers Market expecting over 30 farms, bakeries, specialty food producers, crafters, artists, and local businesses. Witness the marvel of the original Flight of Five Locks in motion by watching the Lock Tenders Demonstrations. Enjoy music, food, and activities for children and families! ~ Locktoberfest

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Erie County Fall Fest is taking place this Saturday. There will be food trucks, local vendors, giveaways, entertainment, and more. It's taking place at Como Lake Park, located at 2220 Como Park Blvd., Lancaster, NY 14086. It is free for all. You can visit the website here for more info.

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Rusty Nickel Brewing Company is hosting its Annual Harvest Fest at 4350 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY 14224.

What to expect: Special Beer Releases, Hard Cider release, Stein Hoist Competition, Annual Pie Bake-off, Live Music, S’mores, Food Specials, Pumpkin Carving, Vendor Samplings, Fall-themed Drinks, and a whole lot more! ~ Visit Buffalo Niagara

The 7th Annual Rusty Nickel Brewing Company Harvest Fest will be held from 12 pm to 11:30 pm. You can get more details on its website.

Thursday, October 7 - Monday, October 11, 2021
The Buffalo International Film Festival will be showcasing multiple films.

Buffalo International Film Festival (est. 2006) champions regional, national, and international films that push the limits of independent cinema – presenting quality films from around the world to WNY residents and visitors. BIFF is committed to amplifying diverse voices and exhibiting cutting-edge programming in narrative, documentary and experimental film. ~ Buffalo International Film Festival

You can buy a virtual pass for $20 or a pass that gives you virtual and theatrical access for $45. Get more details here.

Credit: Buffalo International Film Festival via Youtube

Saturday, October 9 - Sunday, October 10, 2021
The Ellicottville Fall Festival will take place at 9 W. Washington St., Ellicottville 14731. It will feature a food court, marketplaces, a birds of prey show, music, a cookout and so much more. Fall Festival is free to attend. Click here to get more info.

Saturday, October 9 - Sunday, October 10, 2021
The Honey Harvest Festival will take place at Masterson's Garden Center, 725 Olean Rd., East Aurora, NY 14052 from 9 am to 4 pm. The festival is free to attend. There will be classes and demonstrations, honey tastings, a vendors market, and more. You can visit Masterson's website for more.

To make up for last year, we are planning the biggest, best Honey Harvest Festival yet! Stay tuned as we add classes, vendors, and events to the schedule for the weekend, and mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on any of the fall fun. ~ Masterson's

Saturday, October 9, 2021
The 2nd Annual Sweater Weather Festival will be happening at Cuppa Culture, 10255 Main Street at the entrance on the Shisler Road side of Courtyards at Clarence from 10 am to 4 pm.

Come to Cuppa Culture in Clarence, and help us kickoff the 2021 holiday shopping season with a huge outdoor, all local, all small business, artisans & crafters shopping festival! ~Visit Buffalo Niagara

The festival will feature tons of area vendors, including Baked with Love Bagels, Charlie’s Rubs & Scrubs, Elle James Decor, Honey Sweet Jams, Lavender Hue Studio, My Buffalo Candle Company, SJ Handbags and so many others. It is free to attend. Visit the Sweater Weather Festival website for more.

Saturday, October 16, 2021
The Dead of Summer Music Festival Series will take place at the Hilltop Inn & Grove, located at 11389 Genesee St. Alden, NY. It begins at 3 pm. This show will be the final in the series. You can get more details here.

Saturday, October 23, 2021
Burt Fest 2021 is bringing live music to the 716, including Dilettante, Ashford, The Impurity, Trick Room, Of Night & Light, Amateur Hockey Club, Bear The Bronze, Tokyo Monsters, Creating A Sinner, Lost Like Lions, and Saint Blind. It's happening at The Showplace Theater, 1065 Grant St., Buffalo, NY 14207, beginning at 4 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. Get more info here.

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