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Eden Corn Festival – Thursday through Sunday, August 6-9 on Route 62 in Eden. Featuring midway rides, food and beverages, live entertainment, craft show, baseball and softball tournaments and more. Get a complete schedule of events and more information at edencornfest.com.
Taste of Williamsville – Sunday, August 7 from noon to 8 p.m. in Island Park on Main St. in the Village of Williamsville. The 28th annual edition features food and beverages from numerous local restaurants plus live music, car show (noon-4 p.m.) and a pie contest. New this year: 12 Gates Brewery and local food trucks as well. See this year’s menu and get more information at tasteofwilliamsville.com.
Erie County Fair – Wednesday, August 10 through Sunday, August 21 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The 177th edition of the Fair features unique foods, lots of animals, music and magic, concerts featuring Hunter Hayes (Sunday, August 14) and Lee Brice (Monday, August 15), and much more Fair fun. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (60+) and free for kids 12 and under; check the Fair’s website, www.ecfair.org, for discounts available throughout the event.
Buffalo Irish Festival – Friday through Sunday, August 26-28 at Wilkeson Pointe Park on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. Celebrate everything Irish with live entertainment, food and beverage, raffles, the Parade of the 32 County Flags of Ireland (Friday at 5 p.m.) and more. Entertainment will include The High Kings, The Glengarry Bhoys, St. Mary’s Road, Seamus Kennedy, Penny Whiskey and the Blarney Bunch. Hours are Friday 4 p.m.-midnight, Saturday noon-midnight and Sunday noon-10 p.m. – find out more at www.buffaloirish.com.
Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts – Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28 on Elmwood Ave. from W. Ferry to St. James Place in Buffalo. Featuring more than 170 artists and craftspeople, live entertainment, Kidsfest, Environmental Row and Cultural Row. Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – find out more at the festival website.