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First Annual Erie County Fair Held in Buffalo Courthouse

First Annual Erie County Fair Held in Buffalo Courthouse

The Ladies were a bit reluctant to attend the first Erie County Fair, in 1841, so officials announced: "Constables will be on grounds to preserve order and the visits of the ladies will be welcomed to the exhibition."

Thus reassured, the ladies tied on there bonnets, and sallied forth. They even attended the plowing matches, one of the main attractions of early fairs, and it was reported "more than 2,000 people gathered in carriages and on horseback. A great many ladies, lured by delicious weather and the interest of the occasion, graced the attendance, adding interest and brilliancy to the scene." Even in those days the ladies did not like to miss any of the fun.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Lists September Events

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Lists September Events

 

Four exciting events will take place during the month of September at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

Scott Schotz, the historic buildings and grounds manager at BNHV, will present a special lecture about historic woodworking and timber framing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. He will perform demonstrations using 19th century tools and techniques and will work on a project during this lively lecture right before your eyes. This educational event costs $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and military, $2 for children and is free for members.

Explore Buffalo Plans ‘Wright by the River’ Special Event

Explore Buffalo Plans ‘Wright by the River’ Special Event

 

“Wright by the River,” a unique special event offered by Explore Buffalo, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Fontana Boathouse, 1 Rotary Row, Buffalo.

Participants will enjoy a midsummer evening at the Fontana Boathouse with live music, wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres as the sun sets on Lake Erie and the Niagara River. The Fontana Boathouse is one of the best places in Western New York to watch the sunset. Throughout the evening, the Buffalo Maritime Center will offer short cruises on the Black Rock Channel aboard the Electra. Also open to tour will be the historic West Side Rowing Club, adjacent to the Fontana Boathouse.

TD Sunfest ’15 — Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures — Opens on July 9

TD Sunfest ’15 — Canada’s Premier Celebration of World Cultures — Opens on July 9

 

Now that summer is finally here, where you can you escape for an inexpensive but life-affirming getaway on less than a tank of gas? All roads lead to nearby London, Ontario, and TD Sunfest, where for four admission-free days (July 9-12) you can savor the sights, sounds and tastes of Cuba, Scotland, Ukraine and beyond.

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

Local High Schools to Host Visiting Drums Along the Waterfront Drum Corps

 

Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions is excited to bring the top eight drum corps in the world to Western New York. The event will be held from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, and all of the corps will be staying at local high schools as they prepare for the big event.

Drum Corps Champion Blue Devils to Visit Western New York on July 7

Drum Corps Champion Blue Devils to Visit Western New York on July 7

 

The reigning Drum Corps International world champion Blue Devils from Concord, Calif., will visit Western New York on Tuesday, July 7, as a prelude to the annual Drums Along the Waterfront “Tour of Champions” event taking place on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.

The Blue Devils will visit Riverside Institute of Technology, 51 Ontario St., Buffalo, from approximately 1 to 10 p.m. for a special rehearsal that will be free and open to the public.

New book profiles nearly fifty Roycroft Master Artisans

New book profiles nearly fifty Roycroft Master Artisans

 

“Head, Heart & Hands: Continuing the Handcrafted Tradition of the Original Roycroft Artisans” by West Seneca author Joe Kirchmyer, will be available for sale for the first time during the annual Roycroft Summer Festival. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27-28 on the grounds of Parkdale Elementary School, 141 Girard Ave., East Aurora.