Canalside to host its first Fall Fest Saturday


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Western New Yorkers are invited to take part in a day-long celebration of all things Fall at Canalside on Saturday.

Between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. there will be more than 20 different activities for people of all ages, from crafts for kids to a seriously creepy haunted house.

MORE | Click here for full details on the 2016 Fall Fest at Canalside

One of the big highlights will be the opportunity to roller skate on the replica canals.

In the summer, the canals are filled with water for paddle boaters; in the winter, they’re turned into ice skating rinks. Now, for the first time, you can cruise around on roller skates, as Canalside adds one more big attraction in its quest to be a year-round destination.

Roller skating is free all day Saturday, and skate rentals are available.

Here’s the full schedule of Fall Fest activities:

  • Pumpkin Patch: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monster Gourd Craft and other art activities at The Art Cart presented by KeyBank: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • *Crafts are first come first serve
  • Wizard Obstacle Course & Slide Bounce Houses: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Petting Zoo: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Amusement Rides ($10 unlimited ride pass or $3 per ride): 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The BuffaLoveBus Photo Booth: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Variety of Food Trucks: 10 a.m. to 6p.m.
    • Dukes Doughnuts, Amazing Corn, House of Munch, The Big Apple, La Nova, Kettlcorn, Fun-B-Que, Lloyds, Gourmasian, Amy’s
  • Saturday Artisan Market: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Live Music: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • JumpBunch Children’s Programming: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Hoops for Health: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Roller Skating at Canalside at The KeyBank Roller Rink: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Trunk or Treat presented by the Greater Buffalo Area Honda Dealers: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • UBMD Health & Wellness Series to include: Kevin Guest House, UBMD Obstetrics-Gynecology, UBMD Neurology, UBMD Dermatology, UNYTS & UBMD Internal Medicine: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • District of the Dead Haunted House presents the  Halloween Family Fun Lights On Tour: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Dish & Beer Garden: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Canalside extended Beer Garden featuring the 50-foot-wide by 27-foot-high inflatable pub. For $10 get a 2016 Fall Fest beer mug, sample tastings from multiple local breweries and distilleries plus your first full beer: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Halloween Themed Movie Night presented by Catholic Health
    • Monsters Inc. (appx. 5 p.m.)
    • Hocus Pocus (appx. 7 p.m.)
    • Food Trucks: House of Munch & LaNova
  • District of the Dead Haunted House presents Fright Night at Canalside: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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