I mean … who isn’t ready to celebrate summer right about now?
Last year, around 5,000 people came to celebrate at the Inaugural Totally Buffalo Festival and it was awesome!
So we are back!! On May 26th from 12-8 p.m., we will be celebrating the new season and the best of Buffalo. Here’s what we have planned so far.
We have 95 vendors there to sell their food, desserts, jewelry, towels, apparel, wood-work, home decor, hats, photographs, artwork, and so much more. So much amazing Buffalo-inspired merchandise from ALL local artisans. Shopping local is an amazing way to help our local economy.
The festival is a true celebration of all things Buffalo! From Buffalo favorite-foods, to local brew, live music, and all that shopping – it’s a great way to ring in summer and really appreciate our home! Here is some information for you!
WHERE TO GO
It all takes place at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo. You can arrive by foot, car or boat! This place is huge! It is indoors so no need to worry about any weather issues. It is very open with loads of windows and doors that give you an outdoor feel – so we are set regardless of Mother Nature’s mood! If you get lost, just look for the Labatt Blue Six Pack (can’t miss it!)
WHERE TO PARK
There is limited free parking (hundreds of spaces) but once those lots fill up, there is a $5 parking fee for the adjacent lots. We do not have any control over this – we wish we did. We apologize in advance – we know it’s a bit of a bummer. There will be parking attendants to help everyone get a spot. You can Uber, Lyft, or carpool!
WHEN TO BE THERE
The festival runs from 12 to 8 p.m.
WHERE TO GET TICKETS
Tickets are $5. Kids 5 & under are FREE. You can get tickets ahead of time and avoid lines or possible sell-out (anything’s possible :)). Buy tickets HERE. You can also get tickets at the door.
WHAT TO EAT – this might be your toughest choice of the day! GREAT options for some of Buffalo’s favorite dishes!
- Eckl’s Restaurant will supply roast beef on weck sandwiches,
- Buffalo RiverWorks will be featuring their pot roast sliders, chicken fingers, and of course -Buffalo chicken wings!
- Imperial Pizza will be the exclusive pizza provider.
- Babcia’s Pierogi will be the exclusive pierogi provider!
In other words, come hungry!
There will be local beer, wine and pop, too!
LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY
The 2018 Totally Buffalo Festival is about celebrating everything we love about our area, including our great music. With that in mind, we are excited to announce our live music lineup for May 26th! We’ve made a point of it to cover several genres to represent our diverse and eclectic music scene. Here’s the lineup, in order of performance –
- 12 to 12:50 p.m. JAZZ – Dale Toliver Band
- 1:20 to 2:10 p.m. R & B – White Chocolate R & B
- 2:40 to 3:30 BLUES – Growlers Blues Band
- 4 to 4:50 – ROCK/POP – Scott Celani Band
- 5:30 to 6:10 p.m. LATIN – Son Borikua
- 6:40 to 7:30 p.m. COUNTRY – 90 West
WHAT TO DO
If you haven’t been to Riverworks, you’re in for a real treat. They have beautiful patios to overlook the water, a zip line, a gorgeous beer garden and much more. Walk around, relax, and celebrate our beautiful city! Kids can check out our fun kid’s zone. There will be visits from Buffalo Best Batman, Buster Bison and Sabretooth!!!! Kids and adults can check out our super-neat sports zone – because we are Buffalo, after all.
And of course – SHOP, SHOP, SHOP! Great gifts for Father’s Day, graduations, first communions, showers, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and TO-ME-FROM-ME gifts! Bring your wallet!!!
WHAT TO BUY!
Here is a complete list of our vendors! Shopping local keeps all of the money in our own community; helping build a stronger, more prosperous region!
1801 Handcrafted – We make handcrafted soy candles, hand soap & signs
A Buffalo Frame of Mind by Sandy – I make Buffalo themed pictures. I have over 300 different themes to choose from! If you are a fan of Buffalo, then this is for you! They include any random sport, any hobby, any profession, and random images.
ABL Photo Designs– Photographs of Buffalo & WNY
Adam’s Apples – Best gourmet caramel apples -“taste the difference”
Anklet Allure – Ladies, one thing never changes… the innate seductiveness & mystery of being a woman. Celebrate It
BfloBoho – Handcrafted Buffalo jewelry by designer Judi Mohn Griggs featuring artisan Bohemian glass, leather, metal, fibers and other altered materials. Czech Glass with Buffalo Sass – bringing more than 100 original designs to show.
Blue Rooster – We re-purpose and upcycle vintage and antique home goods and create new items from salvaged materials. We also carry many Buffalo themed items!
Bottle Bullseye – The Best Flippin’ Game Ever!
Buffalo Icon Apparel – Buffalo Icon Apparel is a Buffalo, NY T-Shirt and clothing Pop Art Brand, that celebrates everything that is fun and growing in Buffalo. We have over 14 designs on T-Shirts, hoodies with your favorite sports, recreations, heritages, entertainment, foods, and interests in Buffalo, NY.
C&C Creations – Create Paw Print Stepping Stones, Cement Decorative/memorial Dog, Cat Plaques, various animal items, variety of indoor/outdoor planters, and misc outdoor decorations.
Catch a Falling Jar – Handmade Fairy Jars
Cindy’s Creations – Cindy’s Creations offers an array of dried florals, grape vine wreaths, arrangements, swags and decorated hats. Custom orders welcomed. Weddings also done
Cip Shop Bflo – I make Buffalo themed home décor such as pallet signs, wine glasses, coasters, and tote bags.
Cooked Buffalo – Food delivery service
Creations by Boland – Hand turned functional and decorative items, and hand painted decor
Creative Staining by Simone – Hand Stained furniture. Locally owned in Buffalo, NY! Simone can transform your furniture into breathtaking hand-stained artwork that will leave a lasting impression for your home.
Curious Cookies – Custom Cutout Cookies.
Dragonfly Jams & Jellies – Dragonfly produces homemade jams and jellies, made from the finest heritage fruits that Niagara County has to offer! “Taste the tradition!”
Drift Away Buffalo – Customized driftwood and wood accessories burned with images and memories. Driftwood, coasters, picture frames, candles and more!
Embrace The Difference – Unique jewelry & giftware that make a difference. Give back to local charities of your choosing. A powerful symbol of acceptance, interconnected circles.
England Beach Glass – I create items such as windows, pictures, jewelry and other assorted gifts made from genuine Lake Erie beach glass.
Fetch! Gourmet Dog Treats – All Natural Dog treats.
Flim Xposed – Film phototography, specializing in multiple exposures. Contemporary imagemaking created with traditional technique. Always made in camera, never digital.
FIRST-N-TEN – Someday, in the not too distant future, when people list the names of the best outdoor games, FIRST-N-TEN is going to be one of them. My wife, Jean and I are the founders and inventors of the new game that is easy to play, a snap to set up, and gives that football vibe even though you do not need any knowledge of football to play FIRST-N-TEN. It is an exciting, friendly, competitive game that the whole family can play. There is nothing quite like our game and I imagine we will be unique from the other vendors.
Formula 47 Wings – 1st place award winning sauce at the National Buffalo Wing Fest 2016. Forged through 20 years of trial and error experimentation!
Gridlock Lacquer – Glittery,hand-mixed nail polishes named in honor of Buffalo’s colorful history and hopeful future.
Home Sweet Creations –
In The BUFF – Supporting the reresurgence of Buffalo by producing novelty products to feel proud about! Sweet local merch you won’t regret buying in 3 years! Add a touch of class to your Buffalo collection!
Indie Twenty – Indie Twenty is jewelry for the gypsies at heart.
Iron Island Museum – We offer tours of our museum, not only tons of history bur we are haunted. We have been on three nationally televised ghost shows and attract thousands of people from all over the world. Our building is an old church built in 1883, turned funeral home, turned museum
J.S Specialty Foods Inc – Nandos Pizzelle – Authentic Abruzzo Style Italian Pizzelle. Hand-forged on irons over an open flame; Made the same way since the 7th Century
John R. Witt Photography – Beautiful photos from around WNY.
Kissed by the Sun Spice Shop – All natural and organic seasonings blended in Amherst, NY
Landies Candies – Landies Sweets and Treats is a chocolate factory and retail candy store located inside the Tri-Main Building. Come on down and smell the chocolate, taste samples and purchase all types of sweets & treats from our retail candy store
Live, Love Buffalo Apparel – Welcome to Live Love Buffalo Apparel! We love to show our Buffalo pride with our apparel including blankets, embroidered golf, hand and beach towels!
Lisa Hodge/Love the buff – I handcraft copper enamel and silver creations that I then use to make one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry.
Loti Henna Studio Henna art and apparel
LulaRoe Erin Parks – apparel
Marcie’s Scents – 100% SOY candles that are double scented and handpoured using only the finest ingredients. Many unique scents that change with the seasons. Tested and true
Mary’s Lakeside designs – Enjoy original hand made jewelry for yourself or someone special. Made with Lake Erie beach glass, memory wire,leather, crystals, etc.Custom made to order!
Matcha Muscle – Organic Matcha Protein Powder
Milo’s Candles – We offer very unique candles that make wonderful gifts!
Modern Decay Studios – Original Artwork and Designs by Bill Battaglia
Nanny Goat Jewels – Fun,funky and fabulous! Nanny Goat Jewels combines “previously loved” pieces with unique new pieces to create a truly different treasure of custom jewelry.
Nickel City Designs – We create and print our own Buffalo designs on hoodies, mugs, pillows, bags, etc. We also do buffalo glassware etching and embroidery.
Nickel City Sawdust – Husband and wife team that makes hand-crafted home décor and wedding gifts. We specialize in shotskis!
Northern Roots – Jewelry and accessories.
North Fifth Jewelry – Features an eclectic collection of fashion jewelry and sterling silver, catering to those who embrace their individuality.
O.T.E Manufacturing – Bamboo Cutting and serving boards with wood burnt Buffalo
Pamcrafted Memories – I make custom tile coasters using my photographs of anything from Buffalo foods, places, or nature. I can make your special memories too of family, pets, logos, etc. I also have magnets that I do.
The Pearl & Stone – We sell Freshwater pearls and Gem stone jewelry together with fun fashion jewelry and trendy accessories at wholesale prices.
The Perfect Gift in Clarence – Beautiful apparel and home decor.
Queen City Crafts – We make Buffalo themed reclaimed wood signs, vinyl decals, etched glass, and are starting to design T-shirts.
R’Oily Spoiled – I make custom essential oil and herbal products. My products include (but aren’t limited to) Sugar Scrubs, Bath Salts, Empowerment Mists, Roller Bottle Blends, Whipped Body Butters, Natural Crystal Healing/Alignment Bracelets, Herbal Dream Pillows, etc. All of my items are handmade with the finest essential oils and other all natural ingredients. They leave skin luxuriously soft, smooth, and nourished; while uplifting the mind and spirit in unison. My products have been known to Spoil our customers… R’Oily!
Rosey Acorn Art – Wine bottles, paintings and custom designs. BFLO, NY
S.J. Handbags – Founded in 2012, S.J. Handbags specializes in one of a kind purses/bags. We have rebranded HomeSpun into S.J. Handbags & Accessories in January 2018
Sew Buffalo – Original Buffalo Applique gifts
Shish Kabob Heaven – We sell the best BBQ this side of Heaven.
Skydancerdreams – Abstract metal art prints
Snowbelt Country Store We created hand crafted all natural soaps, bath bombs, bubble bars, lip balms, aftershave, beard balms, and beard oils. We also make a soap pouches
The Starboard Rail Apparel Co – The Starboard Rail is a lifestyle apparel brand inspired by loving life on the water. Locally owned and operated, our line is designed and made in WNY.
Stella & Dot – Jewelry
Store716 – We sell authentic and original buffalo fan gear, apparel, and accessories.
Tastefully Simple Meal Kits – Healthy spices, sauces, and decadent desserts along with some summer fun. To get yours free, have a party. Workshops & mini classes with Tastefully Simple by Jann on Facebook. Table raffles for Magic Chicken and Dinner & a Movie. Stop by for your tickets! 20 % of orders benefit Special Spaces!
That’s What She threads – Western New York native and entrepreneur, Amy Jagord discovered home is where the heart is when she moved to Charlotte, NC in 2014. While living down south, she developed a knack for crafting Buffalo-themed products – including onesies, pillows, aprons, towels, and pet bandannas – that showcased her hometown affection for friends that had also relocated to “the other Queen City”. Now, that she’s back home, she’s sharing some of her best-selling items with everyone her in the 716.
The Oak Tree Market – Baby bows and more
Tiger Stripe –
Trades of Hope –
Traveling Growler – Social community of craft beverage drinkers. Growler covers and Solo sleeves to help keep the chill in your fill!
USB-le Jewelry – We sell jewelry with hidden USB flash drives, unique USB flash drives, medical ID USB flash drives and snap-able jewelry which is jewelry with interchangeable snaps.
Vintage House Soap Factory – Handmade all natural Artisan soapbars, beautiful bars that are beautiful for your skin
We R Nuts – Roasted nuts
Wormwood CC & Gifts
We will also be donating a percentage of every ticket sold to Kaely’s Kindness.
Finally, we’d love to thank our sponsors.
Let us know if you have any questions. We do NOT need any more vendors – we are full with a big waiting list. We do have a fall festival coming up that folks can register for. MORE HERE.