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FESTIVALS / SPECIAL EVENTS

 

November 26

Turkey Trot

 

The turkey trot, the longest continuously run foot race in North America and the oldest in the United States (it beats the Boston Marathon by mere months), begins at 9 a.m. Fourteen thousand local and visiting runners—teams, individual competitors, masters, and amateurs, many dressed in costumes from turkeys to Santa Claus to the Blues Brothers—descend on Buffalo to make the 8K (about four-point-eight miles) trek down Delaware Avenue. Many more attend the after party or cheer from the sidelines. Visit the website for complete details.

 

ymcabuffaloniagara.org/annual-events

 


 

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November 1

Tribute to Edmund Fitzgerald

Artist Tom Asklar hosts this tribute, which includes a multimedia presentation, bell tolling, and music. Sponsored by the Lewiston Arts Council.

7–9 p.m., Brickyard Brewing Company

(436 Center Street, Lewiston)

Artscouncil.org, 754-0166

 

November 7–10

Christmas in the Country

Expect more than 400 artisans, a food truck rodeo, and a tavern at this huge holiday market.

Hamburg Fairgrounds

(5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg)

the-fairgrounds.com

 

November 9

Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival

Enjoy great spirits, beer, and wine as well as entertainment in the Holiday Valley Lodge.

3:30–7:30 p.m., Holiday Valley Lodge

(Ellicottville)

ellicottvilleny.com, 699-5046

 

November 9-10

Knox Holiday Art Show

Friends of Knox Farm State Park present their annual holiday crafts show. $5 admission.

9 a.m–4 p.m. at the Mansion at Knox.

(437 Buffalo Road, East Aurora)

facebook.com/FriendsofKnoxFarmStateParkInc, 652-0786

 

November 10

Molly Stevens

The cookbook author (All About Dinner) speaks with Buffalo News food editor Andrew Galarneau.

3–4 p.m., the Filling Station

(745 Seneca Street)

larkinsquare.com,  362-2665

 

November 11

103.3 the Edge's HRVST

Musical acts Highly Suspect, Winnetka Bowling League, BRKN LOVE, and The Eaves perform.

6:30 p.m. at Buffalo RiverWorks

(359 Ganson St.)

buffaloriverworks.com, 844.SIX.CANS

 

November 13

Buffalo’s role in the Fenian movement

Christopher Klein, author of When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland’s Freedom, speaks, focusing on Buffalo and the Battle of Ridgeway. Presented by Investigative Post.

7–9 p.m. at the Irish Center

(245 Abbott Road)

investigativepost.org

 

November 14-15

Three nights of moe.

One of Buffalo's biggest bands returns home to perform in what is sure to be an epic and unforgettable event.

8–11 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the Town Ballroom

(681 Main St.)

townballroom.com, 852-3900

 

November 15

Bottles and Bites: Flavor of Fall

Don’t miss an evening of sampling gourmet food, craft beer, wines, and locally distilled spirits;  live music by Ed Wyner; prize giveaways; and more.

5-8:30 p.m. at Buffalo RiverWorks

(359 Ganson Street)

buffaloriverworks.com, 844.SIX.CANS

 

November 16

Depeche Mode vs New Order Dance Party

Transmission Dance Party hosts this annual event featuring music by two great bands.

8 p.m.-3 a.m. at Mohawk Place.s

(47 E. Mohawk Street)

buffalosmohawkplace.com, 312-9279

 

November 22-24

Buffalo’s Table Hockey Festival, Exhibitions, and Championships (FEC)

Enjoy exhibits with table hockey and ice hockey manufacturers and craftsmen, random prizes, raffles, and silent auctions. Even more, learn from table hockey pros, participate in the table hockey tournament, or watch top players compete for prizes in the playoffs.

Buffalo RiverWorks

(359 Ganson St.)

buffaloriverworks.com, 844.SIX.CANS

 

November 22

Il Divo: A Holiday Song Celebration

The group composed of the Spanish Carlos Marin (baritone), the Swiss Urs Buhler (tenor), the Frenchman Sebastien Izambard (tenor) and the American David Miller (tenor) performs.

8 p.m. at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre

(646 Main Street)

Sheas.org, 847-1410

 

November 23

Our Lady of Fatima Festival of Lights

This yearly event features over 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine.

Through January 5 at Our Lady of Fatima National Shrine & Basilica

Hamburg Fairgrounds

1023 Swann Road, Youngstown)

http://fatimashrine.com/,  754-7489

 

November 23–24

Greater Buffalo Train and Toy Show

See operating train and Lego layouts, with activities, demonstrations, raffles, door prizes, and more.

Hamburg Fairgrounds

(5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg)

the-fairgrounds.com

 

November 26

Turkey Trot

The 8k footrace, which benefits the YMCA, begins on Delaware and Tacoma and ends at the Convention Center, where awards are given and the postrace party is held. A family-friendly party takes place at Statler City. Check the website for info on registration and more.

ymcabuffaloniagara.org/annual-events/

 

November 29

Wild Knights Thanksgiving Party

Enjoy the newly remodeled Showplace Theater on Grant Street in Buffalo for a Thanksgiving party for the ages! Two long sets of music, plenty of space to dance, and maybe even a special guest or two. Tickets are $15 advance and $20 day of show.

Doors at 7pm, music at 8pm at Showplace Theater.

(1065 Grant Street)

theshowplacetheater.com

 

​Got an event of your own to publicize? Send details to: elicata@buffalospree.com. Don’t see your event here? Add it to our reader submitted Community Calendar by clicking here

 

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