Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest and 5K Run and Walk – Friday, September 13th at the Brothers of Mercy Adult Home, 4520 Ransom Rd. in Clarence. Oktoberfest runs from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and features German cuisine from Dash’s Market, beer, music, dancing and more; tickets are $10 per person, $5 for kids ages 5 to 12 and free for kids 4 and under. The 5K Run and Walk starts at 6:30 p.m. – registration is $20 in advance per walker or runner, $25 day of the race. Find out more at brothersofmercy.org.
Night Lights Fall Music Festival – Friday and Saturday, September 13th and 14th at the Great Blue Heron Festival Grounds in Sherman, NY. Featuring more than one dozen bands in a weekend of sounds and lights. Friday tickets are $40, Saturday tickets are $50 and two-day passes are $55 in advance, $70 at the gate. Find the list of bands and a weekend schedule at www.nightlightsfest.com.
Taste of East Aurora – Saturday, September 14th on Main St. in East Aurora. More than two dozen restaurants will be featured at this day-long event, running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find out more about the event on its Facebook page.
Wings Flights of Hope Fundraiser – Saturday, September 14th from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Featuring food, raffles, Chinese and silent auctions, music from Hit n’ Run and more. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door – call 716-667-0815 for more information or visit their Facebook page.
Chocolate Festival – Saturday, September 14th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gateway Harbor in North Tonawanda. Event will feature shopping, chocolate and wine sampling, contests, a farmers market, live music and more. Find out more at the Tonawandas website.
Johnny Appleseed Festival – Saturday and Sunday, September 14th and 15th at Becker Farms, 3724 Quaker Rd. in Gasport. Featuring u-pick apples, hayrides, pony rides, a chicken BBQ and music by The Good Ole Boys. Find out more at www.beckerfarms.com.
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