Niagara Falls Blues Festival – Friday through Sunday, August 30th through September 1st on Old Falls St. in Niagara Falls, NY. Music daily, plus a pre-festival Classic Car and Bike Cruise on Thursday, August 29th beginning at 6 p.m. at Sal Maglie Stadium. Find a complete schedule and more information at www.niagarafallsbluesfest.org.
Beer and Bacon Festival – Saturday, August 31st at Island Park on Main St. in the Village of Williamsville from noon to 6 p.m. The second annual festival benefits the Breast Cancer Network of WNY Inc. and features foods made with bacon. General admission is $5; tickets for craft beer tasting are $30, and VIP beer tasting tickets are $49 – get more information at the event’s website.
National Buffalo Wing Festival – Saturday and Sunday, August 31st and September 1st at Coca Cola Field in downtown Buffalo. The annual celebration of Buffalo’s gift to the food world will feature live music, eating contests, a kids’ zone and, of course, lots of chicken wings. Tickets are $5, free for kids 8 and under – food tickets are $1 each. Hours are Saturday noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 7 p.m. – get all the details at buffalowing.com.
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