July 9-10 in downtown Buffalo
The 39th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops will take place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10. Admission is free. Food and beverage tickets can be purchased at ticket tents located throughout the festival. Presale food ticket vouchers will also be sold at Tops Markets beginning in June.
The live festival returns to Delaware Avenue, starting at Chippewa Street and continuing into Niagara Square, with food from Buffalo's top restaurants and food trucks, local wines and craft beers, and live music. The “Taste of Fun KidZone” will be back with family-friendly activities hosted by Explore & More and presented by WellNow Urgent Care. Guests can also enjoy the return of an in-person culinary stage where they can watch local chefs prepare recipes – and enjoy complimentary samples.
Participating restaurants and their menu items, along with all of the details needed to plan a visit, will be available in the digital festival guide, available soon at www.Tasteofbuffalo.com. For more, follow @TasteofBuffalo on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for additional announcements in the coming weeks.
The annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is the nation's largest two-day food festival. It is organized by a not-for-profit organization with more than 1,000 volunteers. Approximately $543,000 has been raised at the festival for local charities, including scholarships awarded each year to local high school seniors pursuing a culinary or hospitality-related degree.