Taste of Buffalo Starts Today | News
BUFFALO, NY - This weekend is the 29th annual Taste of Buffalo.
The country's largest two-day annual food festival begins Saturday, July 7th from 11a.m. - 9p.m. and continues on Sunday, July 8th from 11a.m. - 7p.m.
The event will encompass Delaware Avenue from Chippewa Street and all of Niagara Square.
This year organizers are bringing back an old staple; the "Taste of Fun Kids Zone" is back and will be found in Niagara Square. Kids can try out an obstacle course and take part in fitness activates and a community wide art project.
The Taste is also teaming up with the City's cultural organization in celebration of their 150th anniversaries. The Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society and Albright-Knox Art Gallery will offer free kid-friendly activities throughout the weekend in Niagara Square.
In addition to the more than 200 food items from 51 different restaurants, the Taste is bringing in four food trucks. You can sample the food of Lloyd's Taco Truck, The Roaming Buffalo, R&R BBQ Food Truck and The Cheesy Chick. The trucks will be congregated in a parking lot along Delaware Avenue.
You can also try out wines from seven different wineries.
This not-for-profit organization has raised more than $250,000 at the festival for local charities including Compass House, Hospice, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Meals on Wheels of Western New York and National Kidney Foundation.
More than 450,000 people are expected to attend.