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First Annual Erie County Fair Held in Buffalo Courthouse

First Annual Erie County Fair Held in Buffalo Courthouse

The Ladies were a bit reluctant to attend the first Erie County Fair, in 1841, so officials announced: "Constables will be on grounds to preserve order and the visits of the ladies will be welcomed to the exhibition."

Thus reassured, the ladies tied on there bonnets, and sallied forth. They even attended the plowing matches, one of the main attractions of early fairs, and it was reported "more than 2,000 people gathered in carriages and on horseback. A great many ladies, lured by delicious weather and the interest of the occasion, graced the attendance, adding interest and brilliancy to the scene." Even in those days the ladies did not like to miss any of the fun.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Lists September Events

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Lists September Events

 

Four exciting events will take place during the month of September at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

Scott Schotz, the historic buildings and grounds manager at BNHV, will present a special lecture about historic woodworking and timber framing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. He will perform demonstrations using 19th century tools and techniques and will work on a project during this lively lecture right before your eyes. This educational event costs $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and military, $2 for children and is free for members.

WNY VegFest 2015 – A Sustainable Awakening

WNY VegFest 2015 – A Sustainable Awakening

 

When people think of Buffalo, NY, they often think of a tumultuous amount of snow, chicken wings, and the losing streak of the Buffalo Bills. What many don’t know is that the city is rich with different cultures and an immense diversity of amazing food! Each summer promises various food festivals as an opportunity to venture out and experience something new, and in 2014 one group decided to take this a step further.

 

WNY VegFest merges Vegetarian and Vegan with a clean, sustainable, and healthy lifestyle. The event brought over 5,000 people to Delaware Park last year and expects an even larger turnout this year.

 

StreetPoetz.Com founder, Cece Carson, had a moment to speak with Albert Brown, one of the co-founders of WNY Vegfest and he provided insight into the birth of this astounding event.

 

Explore Buffalo Plans ‘Wright by the River’ Special Event

Explore Buffalo Plans ‘Wright by the River’ Special Event

 

“Wright by the River,” a unique special event offered by Explore Buffalo, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Fontana Boathouse, 1 Rotary Row, Buffalo.

Participants will enjoy a midsummer evening at the Fontana Boathouse with live music, wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres as the sun sets on Lake Erie and the Niagara River. The Fontana Boathouse is one of the best places in Western New York to watch the sunset. Throughout the evening, the Buffalo Maritime Center will offer short cruises on the Black Rock Channel aboard the Electra. Also open to tour will be the historic West Side Rowing Club, adjacent to the Fontana Boathouse.

11th Annual Garden Mystique Exhibit opens July 24 at Artsphere

11th Annual Garden Mystique Exhibit opens July 24 at Artsphere

Artsphere Studio & Gallery, located in Buffalo’s historic Black Rock neighborhood at 447 Amherst St., is presenting its 11th annual Garden Mystique Art Exhibition. The show opens the evening before Garden Walk Buffalo on Friday, July 24 from 6-9 P.M. and continues through August 22.

Garden Mystique celebrates all the garden walks taking place in Buffalo’s neighborhoods and features work in all media by 30 local artists.  The exhibit is very popular with gardeners, artists and the general public.  The judge for this year’s exhibit will be sculptor Roberley Ann Bell.  She has produced many site specific public projects and exhibited nationally and internationally.

 

TD Sunfest ’15 — Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures — Opens on July 9

TD Sunfest ’15 — Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures — Opens on July 9

 

Now that summer is finally here, where you can you escape for an inexpensive but life-affirming getaway on less than a tank of gas? All roads lead to nearby London, Ontario, and TD Sunfest, where for four admission-free days (July 9-12) you can savor the sights, sounds and tastes of Cuba, Scotland, Ukraine and beyond.

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

 

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is excited to bring the top eight drum corps in the world to Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, and all of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event.