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FESTIVALS IN WESTERN NEW YORK
Here are some links to area festivals. Please note that there are hundreds of other festivals in the region that may not have websites. For more a more extensive listing of festivals consult a print copy of Western New York Explorer's Guide or check out some of the links to area convention and visitors bureaus on the WNY Resources page. Please contact me if you know of any other festival that should be added to the list or if you find a link that is no longer valid.

January
Niagara Icewine Festival (Niagara Region of Ontario)

February

March
Maple Weekend (throughout WNY)

April

May
Lilac Festival (Rochester)

June
Buffalo Guitar Festval
Ellicottville Rodeo
Rochester International Jazz Festival
Albion Strawberry Festival (Albion)

 

July
Italian Heritage Festival (Buffalo)
Taste Of Buffalo
Buffalo Gardenwalk
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas
Victorian Dazzle (Fredonia)
Great Blue Heron Music Festival (Sherman)
Cattaraugus County Fair (Little Valley)
Rochester Music Festival
Corn Hill Art Festival (Rochester)
Monroe County Fair (Henrietta)
Hill Cumorah Pageant (Palmyra)
History of Flight Airshow (Geneseo)
Livingston County Hemlock Fair (Hemlock)
Chemung County Fair (Horseheads)
Finger Lakes Wine Fest (Watkins Glen)
Phelps Sauerkraut Festival (Phelps)
Ontario County Fair (Canandaigua)

 

August

Elmwood Festival of the Arts (Buffalo)
National Chicken Wing Festival-Labor Day Weekend (Buffalo)
Erie County Fair (Hamburg)
Attica Rodeo (Attica)
Gerry Rodeo (Gerry)
Livingston County Fair (Caledonia)
Poags Hole Hillclimb (Dansville)
Race Fever (Corning)
Pageant of Steam (Canandaigua)
Scottish Festival-Amherst Museum (Amherst)

September
Apple Umpkin Festival (Wyoming)
Niagara Grape and Wine Festival (Niagara Region-Ontario)
Naples Grape Festival

October
Doors Open Niagara (area wide)
Holiday Hollow Village (Pembroke)
Allegany Artisans Studio Open House (Allegany County)
Ridgewalk and Run (Wellsville)
Hilton Apple Festival (Hilton)
Pumpkin Fiesta-Becker Farms (Gasport)
Yates County Fair (Penn Yan)
French & Indian War Encampment-Old Fort Niagara (Youngstown)
Niagara Pirate Festival (Olcott)

 

November
World's Largest Disco (Buffalo)
High Falls Film Festival (Rochester)
Winter Festival of Lights (Niagara Falls, Ontario, November-January)

December
Victorian Christmas- Theodore Roosevelt Site (Buffalo))
First Night Buffalo (Buffalo)