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Craft BeerEventsFestivalGuideBuffalo Beer Festivals to Attend This Fall

September 6, 2023by Buffalocal

There’s a lot to look forward to this fall, including beer festivals, Oktoberfest celebrations, seasonal events, and the return of WNY Beer Week. If you’re a fan of Buffalo craft beer, add these events to your fall calendar.

Buffalo Beer Festivals

Oktoberfest Concert at Santora’s

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Santora’s Pizza Pub and Grill (7800 Transit Rd, Buffalo)

Enjoy a concert by Strictly Hip as well as Oktoberfest-style food and beer tastings from local breweries at this Oktoberfest celebration.

Featured Buffalocal Brands: 42 North Brewing, BlackBird CiderWorks, Ellicottville Brewing, Pressure Drop Brewing, Resurgence Brewing, and Thin Man Brewery.

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Borderland Festival

Borderland Music + Arts Festival

Friday, September 15 to Sunday, September 17, 2023

Knox Farm State Park (437 Buffalo Rd, East Aurora)

Celebrate the rich history and renaissance of the region at one of the most scenic and storied grounds in all of New York State. This three-day festival will feature a full lineup of live music and local brews.

Featured Buffalocal Brands: 12 Gates Brewing, 42 North Brewing, Community Beer Works, Ellicottville Brewing, Hamburg Brewing, Southern Tier Brewing, and Thin Man Brewery.

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Ballpark Brew Bash

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Sahlen Field (1 James D Griffin Plaza, Buffalo)

Walk the field while sampling local brews at this beer festival hosted by Consumer’s Beverages and the Buffalo Bisons. Sample 50+ breweries from around the world set up in the ballpark for the day.

Featured Buffalocal Brands: TBD

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WNY Beer Week

WNY Beer Week

Sunday, September 23 to Sunday, September 30, 2023

Celebrate beer made here during WNY Beer Week. This week will include special promotions and events at participating locations throughout the region.

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Lewiston Harvest and Hops Festival

Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24, 2023

Center Street (895 Center St, Lewiston)

Stroll the streets with a beer in your hand during Lewiston’s premier fall festival featuring 130+ crafters, food vendors, breweries, distilleries, wineries, live music, and more.

Featured Buffalocal Brands: TBD

Oktoberfest Beer Festival

Friday, October 20, 2023

Bryncliff Golf Resort & Banquets (2357 Humphrey Road, Varysburg)

Join this golf resort for their first-ever Oktoberfest celebration featuring beer tastings from local breweries.

Featured Buffalocal Brands: 42 North Brewing, Community Beer Works, and Southern Tier Brewing.

Tap & Craft Festival

Tap & Craft Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Niagara Falls Convention Center (101 Old Falls St, Niagara Falls)

Join craft beer enthusiasts for this tasting event featuring local and regional craft breweries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries.

Featured Buffalocal Brands: 42 North Brewing, BlackBird Cider Works, Flying Bison Brewing, Resurgence Brewing, and Southern Tier Brewing. 

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Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Holiday Valley Resort (6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville)

Sample your favorites and try new, unique flavors from some  of the region’s best craft brewers, wineries, and cideries at the 19th annual Beer and Wine Festival.

Featured Buffalocal Brands: TBD

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