2010-08-04 / Entertainment

Festivals


thurs. 5 - sun. 8
. Eden Corn Festival — Who can resist hot buttery
corn-on-the-cob, plus fair/festival food and entertainment. Festival
opens 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 and continues Friday, Aug. 6 (12
noon- 12 midnight), Saturday, Aug. 7 (11 a.m.-12 midnight) and
Sunday, Aug. 8 (11 a.m.-10 p.m.). Route 62, Eden; Free.
www.edencornfest.com
. Niagara County Fair — Displays, vendors, rides, games,
food and 4-H raised farm animal competitions, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
August 5-7; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. August 8 at the Niagara County
Fairgrounds, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport; $. 433-8839
. Gerry Firemen’s Rodeo — Rodeo events, activities, food
and entertainment, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5-Sunday, Aug. 8 with 2
p.m. shows Saturday and Sunday at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds,
Route 60, Gerry; $. 985-4847, www.gerryrodeo.org
sat. 7
. Taste of Lancaster — Variety of food from local
restaurants, annual 5k run, 3-on-3 basketball tournament and live
entertainment, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 along Central
Avenue between Broadway and Pleasant Avenue, Lancaster; Free.
683-7026, www.lancastervillage.org
. Buffalo Blues & Barbecue Festival — Live music,
barbecue food and children’s area. Music by The Bravuras, Gregg
Juke and The Mighty No-Stars and The Speedy Parker Blues
Band. Proceeds to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute. 12 noon-8
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at LaSalle Park, foot of Porter Avenue,
Buffalo; $. www.buffalobluesnbbq.com

sat. 7 & sun. 8
. Western New York Lebanese Festival — Twelf th
annual event celebrating Lebanese culture, music and food, 2-11
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 and 12-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 at St. John
Maron Church, 2040 Wehrle Dr., Williamsville; Free. 632-9875,
www. stjohnmaron. org
. Taste of Ellicottville — The best of Ellicottville’s restaurants
set up on the street, 12 noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 and Sunday,
Aug. 8 on Washington Street, Ellicottville; Free. 1-800-349-9099
sun. 8
. Drums Along the Waterfront — Go see music in motion
and hear the thundering drum beats and beautiful brass rhythms
including the world-renowned Blue Devils, Empire Statesmen and
the Boston Crusaders. This year’s event includes a tribute
performance to area service members and veterans by the US
Marine Drum and Bugle Corp., 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8 at Ralph
Wilson Stadium, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park; $.
www.drumsalongthewaterfront.org
. Taste of Williamsville — Food from more than 20 local
restaurants, entertainment and treats, 12 noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
8 at Island Park, behind Village Hall, 5565 Main St., Williamsville;
Free. 204-4900, www.tasteofwilliamsville.com
wed. 11 - sun. 22
. Erie County Fair — Opening of the 171st edition of Erie
County Fair which will feature the Sea Lion Splash, Stunt Dog
Shows, Amazing World of Primates, Close Encounters of the
Exotic Kind, Tonny Pettersen’s Hell Drivers, Demolition Derbies
and much more. Opens 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 and continues
through 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds,
5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; $. 649-3900, www.ecfair.org

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