Hungry much? Check out these amazing food and drink festivals in Buffalo, WNY and Canada!

  • Food Truck Tuesdays

    Tuesdays, April 10th, 2018 – October 2, 2018

    Buffalo, NY

    The Food Truck Tuesdays, April 10 – October 2, 2018 (5PM - 8PM)

    Larkin Square, 745 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY

    "Every Tuesday in Larkin Square dozens of food trucks from Buffalo, Rochester and beyond come together to celebrate a night of food, music and fun! Enjoy live music on The Boardwalk plus beer, wine and other beverages offered by Larkin Square at locations throughout the Square. Additional Food Trucks and carts are parked at Flying Bison Brewery located a short walk down the street from Larkin Square.  Guests are welcome to bring food truck purchased food to enjoy inside The Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery, Flying Bison Brewing Co. and BFLO Distilling, all on Seneca Street.

    This is a very popular event, so be sure to look for free parking (courtesy of KeyBank and Independent Health) in the Larkin Development Group lots. For extra convenient parking we offer, $5 preferred parking in the ramp adjacent to Larkin Square beginning at 5:15pm. Enter off Hydraulic Street to access the parking ramp. Guests are welcome to bring a folding chair or picnic blanket. Sorry, no pets, smoking, or outside food or beverages are allowed." ~ Larkin Square

    • Amy’s Truck
    • Abbott’s Frozen Custard
    • Antones at the Fair
    • (NEW) Bada Bing *
    • Carniverous
    • Center Street Smokehouse
    • Cheesecake Guy
    • Cheesy Chick
    • Chef’s Catering/ Chef’s Mobile Kitchen
    • Crusin Crepes
    • Dirty Bird Chicken and Waffles
    • Dickies BBQ
    • Eat Greek (Sonny’s Landing
    • (NEW) Fat Bob’s *
    • Flaming Fish
    • Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs
    • #Get Fried
    • Great Foodini
    • Green Acres Ice Cream
    • Hawaiian BBQ
    • House of Munch
    • J&L BBQ
    • Jimmy Z’s
    • Just Pizza
    • Le Petit Poutine
    • Lloyd
    • Lomo Lomo
    • M & S Street Eats
    • Macarollin’
    • (NEW) Niagara Café *
    • (NEW) Pi Craft *
    • Pizza Amore
    • Polish Villa
    • R&R BBQ
    • Rob’s Kabobs
    • Rolling Cannoli
    • Rudy’s Kitchen
    • Ru’s Pierogis
    • Sassi Cakes
    • Smoothies Plus
    • Sweet Hearth
    • Sweet Melody’s
    • (NEW) Sweet Lisa *
    • Taffy’s
    • Ted’s Hot Dogs
    • Thai Me Up
    • The Great Aussie Bite
    • The Meatball Truck Co.
    • The Salad Bar
    • Tuk Tea
    • Tuscan Wood Fired Pizza

    Here's the 2Live Music LineUp:

    • 4/10 The Emporium
    • 4/17 Smiley Mike
    • 4/24 JL Fulks
    • 5/1 Alex McArthur Sextet
    • 5/8 The Darts
    • 5/15 Scott Celani Band
    • 5/22 Alison Pipitone
    • 5/29 The Skiffle Minstrels
    • 6/5 Lithium
    • 6/12 Donny Frauenhofer Band
    • 6/19 The Kensingtons
    • 6/26 XOXO Band
    • 7/3 Mom Said No
    • 7/10 Big J Blues
    • 7/17 Reggie Childs
    • 7/24 The Jon Lehning Underground
    • 7/31 Tim Britt Band
    • 8/7 Intrepid Travelers
    • 8/14 The Zak Ward Trio
    • 8/21 Gravy
    • 8/28 Johnny Hart & The Mess
    • 9/4 Bad Habit Band
    • 9/11 Flipside
    • 9/18 The Sofa Kingz & Battle Studies
    • 9/25 Buffalo Gamelan Club
    • 10/2 Ten Cent Howl

    Video Credit: Visit Buffalo Niagara via Youtube

  • Taste Of Buffalo

    Saturday, July 7 & Sunday, July 8, 2018

    Buffalo, NY

    Sat, July 7, 2018: 11AM - 9PM

    Sun, July 8, 2018: 11AM - 7PM

    Downtown Buffalo

    "Over 55 restaurants, 5 wineries and 450,000 invited guests gathered in downtown Buffalo to enjoy "fun by the forkful." One of the region's signature events, the Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS is the largest two-day food festival in the United States.

    Celebrated by attendees from all over New York, Southern Ontario, Pennsylvania and Ohio as well as visitors from across the country and around the globe, the Taste features cuisine just as varied. From Indian to Polish, Italian to Chinese, Caribbean to Irish, there is something to please every taste bud. Wineries from New York State showcase their award-winning vintages, and music and food demonstrations rounds out the array of things to see, do and taste." ~ Taste of Buffalo

    Video Credit: Yasmin Young

  • Rochester Real Beer Expo

    Saturday, June 9, 2018

    Rochester, NY

    Saturday, June 9, 2018 (6PM - 10PM)

    Gregory Street to Bond Street

    Rochester, NY 14620

    "The 8th annual Rochester Real Beer Expo will be bigger and better than ever before! Local business owners from the award-winning South Wedge neighborhood have joined forces through the Business Association of the South Wedge Area (BASWA) to bring you a street party with over 120 of the most exciting craft beers currently available with an additional tent for a bit heavier focus on the best of the regional breweries this year. The event will be held on Saturday June 9th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM with a pre-event VIP/Preview hour at 5:00 PM. The event will be held on tree-lined Gregory Street in the South Wedge, from Whalin Street to Bond Street. Along with a world-class collection of craft beers we will be serving up ciders and locavore eats such as fresh pizza, poutine, German & Italian sausage, hand rolled cigars, and more. All against the backdrop of Rochester's finest live local musicians. Plus a few new surprise twists that will delight and amaze you!" ~ Rochester Real Beer Expo

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  • BBQ & Blues Bash

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    Buffalo, NY

    Friday, June 15, 2018 (5PM - 9PM)

    Illinois Street in Buffalo’s Historic Cobblestone District, Buffalo, NY

    Enjoy live blues, barbecue food, beer, and good company while supporting the children and families served by Gateway Longview! Ticket price includes a star-studded, 4-hour concert, refreshments from Labatt and others, and parking in the First Niagara Center ramp. Food tickets will be sold separately at the event.

    Video Credit: GatewayLongview via Youtube

  • Juneteenth

    Saturday, June 16 & Sunday June 17, 2018

    Buffalo, NY

    Saturday, June 16 & Sunday June 17, 2018

    The Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo was started in 1976 by B.U.I.L.D., a community-based organization, as a culturally relevant alternative to the country's Bicentennial Celebration. The group blocked off part of Jefferson Avenue -- the "Main Street" of Buffalo's Black community -- for a weekend celebration. The Juneteenth Food Court is located at either end of Fillmore Avenue around the wading pool.

    Video Credit: Yasmin Young

  • Tastemaker Toronto

    Friday, May 18 & Saturday, 19, 2018

    Toronto, CA

    TASTEMAKER TORONTO

    May 18 & 19, 2018

    "The historic Kiln Building in the Evergreen Brick Works is transformed into a foodie wonderland for two days of eating, drinking and entertainment. The city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants dish up their best in an al fresco gourmet feast. Top that off with over 70 producers of the finest food, beverages and premium brands providing a bountiful food market, and you have a can’t-miss culinary festival." ~ See Toronto Now

    Video Credit: Taste Of Toronto via Youtube

  • Italian Heritage Festival

    Thursday, July 12 - Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Buffalo, NY

    Thursday, July 12 - Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Outer Harbor

    "BENVENUTI and welcome to the Galbani Buffalo Italian Festival in Buffalo, New York at our new and exciting venue on Buffalo’s Historic Outer Harbor. This wonderful venue allows our festival to expand beyond the limitations of the city streets while continuing to offer you all of our traditional vendors, along with many new faces serving the best of Italian cuisine. May you enjoy great live entertainment nightly as well as participating in our many cultural events: street tarantella dancing, grape stomping, St. Anthony procession, Sicilian puppet shows, genealogical research and much, much more." ~ Buffalo Italian Festival

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  • Eden Corn Festival

    Thursday, August 2 - Sunday, August 5, 2018

    Eden, NY

    Thursday, August 2 - Sunday, August 5, 2018 (Thurs: 5 to 11pm | Fri: 1pm to Midnight | Sat: Noon to Midnight | Sun: Noon to 10pm)

    American Legion Post 880 grounds on Legion Drive, Eden, NY

    Entertainment of all sorts, amusement rides to games of chance, contests to ball games and much more. To satisfy your hunger there is everything from ice cream to fried green tomatoes, hot dogs to… well you name the food and you will probably find it here. But above all else, save room for the best and sweetest corn on the cob in the world! We recommend that you arrive before lunch and stay until after dinner. That way you will be able to try more then one of your favorites.

    Video Credit: Mix 96 Buffalo via Youtube

  • Toronto Cider Festival

    Friday, August 24 & Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Sherbourne Common by the Waterfront

    Friday, August 24 & Saturday, August 25, 2018

    SESSION 1 // 6:00PM-11:00PM

    SESSION 2 // 11:00AM-4:00PM

    SESSION 3 // 6:00PM-11:00PM

    Sherbourne Common by the Waterfront

    The 4th Annual Toronto Cider Festival is bringing over 30 amazing cider offerings to Toronto. Join us as we showcase Cottage in the City. Kick back and relax in our Muskoka chairs, enjoy amazing food offerings, tremendous entertainment, and most importantly the best local and international ciders at this end of summer experience!

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  • JerkFest

    Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Toronto, ON

    Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12, 2018

    256 Centennial Park Road

    Etobicoke, ON M9C 5N3

    Gates Open

    Friday: 5:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

    Sat & Sun: 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.

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  • National Buffalo Wing Festival

    Saturday, Sept. 1 & Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018

    Buffalo, NY

    Labor Day Weekend in Buffalo, NY

    Saturday, Sept. 1st noon – 9pm

    Sunday, Sept. 2nd noon – 7pm

    Coca-Cola Field, 275 Washington St., Buffalo, NY

    "AS WE ENTER INTO OUR 17TH YEAR, the festival is recognized as one of the best in the country. In 2017, the festival drew over 51,000 people. Over the last 17 years, the festival has drawn more than 865,000 people and served over 4.6 million wings. The festival, which also supports local charities, has donated more than $345,000 since its inception.

    So, “WING IT TO BUFFALO” and join us for the fun and excitement at one of America’s greatest food festivals this Labor Day Weekend – The National Buffalo Wing Festival!" ~ Buffalo Wing Fest

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