August begins with fun and festivals

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The first few days of August will be full of fun and festivals! Here’s how to get the most out of your weekend in Western New York.

You may spot some of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters downtown on Saturday and Sunday. That’s the theme for the third annual Chalkfest! Your kids will be able to leave their mark on the 500 block of Main Street with chalk art, plus games, music, and food trucks. Proceeds will benefit the Theater of Youth.

ChalkFest Buffalo

Saturday, August 2 & Sunday, August 3

500 block of Main Street

Noon – 6 p.m.

Featuring chalk artist Michael Macaulay

www.chalkfestbuffalo.com

It’s the event of the season in Eden! The annual Corn Festival features tractor pulls, square dancing, music & more!

Eden Corn Festival

Through Sunday, August 3

American Legion Post 880

2800 Legion Drive

Midway rides, tractor pulls, square dancing, music & more

www.edencornfest.com

Great eats won’t be the only thing on the menu at the Taste of Lancaster on Saturday. The day starts with a 5K Run, followed by a basketball tournament, and a singing competition! Organizers promise to be a “Lancaster-licious” day along Central Avenue.

Taste of Lancaster

Saturday, August 2

11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Central Ave, Lancaster

www.lancastervillage.org

You’ll be able to hear the sizzle from Main Street in Williamsville, as the Beer and Bacon Festival brings mouth-watering treats and craft brews to Island Park! Don’t forget to wear pink. This event benefits the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York.

Beer & Bacon Festival

Saturday, August 2

11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Island Park, Williamsville

Supporting the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York

www.beerbaconfest.com

If bacon’s not your thing, Western New York’s first ever “Veg Fest” might be for you! The celebration will aim to promote healthy lifestyles for the whole family. It starts on Sunday at 11 a.m. in Delaware Park with the To-furky Trot.

WNY VegFest

Sunday, August 3

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Delaware Park Rose Garden

www.wnyvegfest.com

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