Get ready for a day of autumnal fun, live music, and delectable treats as the Buffalo Central Terminal hosts its highly anticipated Oktoberfest event on Sunday, October 22nd, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. This family-friendly fall festival blends contemporary elements with the traditional charms of Oktoberfest, promising an unforgettable experience with activities for all ages.
Oktoberfest at the Terminal features live music, Bills watch party, petting farm, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, delicious local food and drink, the launch of Buffalo Brewing Company’s “Central Terminale,” and MORE!
OKTOBERFEST EVENT FEATURES
Live Music: Enjoy music from DJ P followed by LIVE performances featuring southern soul, blues, hip-hop, pop rock, and gospel-inspired sets from fantastic local bands: Free Music Party at 1:00pm and Miller and The Other Sinners at 3:00pm.
Bills Watch Party: Don’t miss the Bills Game! Cheer for your favorite team at our Bills Watch Party on several big screens. So, don’t forget to wear your BILLS GEAR and bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets!
Petting Farm: Bring the kids for a chance to pet, feed, and learn about some adorable animals, including goats, pigs, tortoises, rabbits, and more.
Hayrides: We’re bringing the haywagon to the neighborhood! From 11:00am to 2:00pm enjoy the crisp autumn air on a hayride around the historic Terminal.
Pumpkin Decorating: Skip the mess and get creative at our no-carve pumpkin decorating station.
Local Eats & Drinks: Indulge in your delicious fall favorites, from traditional Oktoberfest fare to plant-based foods, we have something for everyone. Our Oktoberfest vendors include sausages from Shish Kabob Heaven, plant-based treats from Avenue29 Foods, spice and flavor from KT Caribbean Cuisine, and artisan German cookies from Catering by Marjorie. We have your favorite local beer, wine, cider and MORE served up by Buffalo Brewing Company, Bully Hill Vineyards, Tree Hugger Hard Cider, Blue Groove Coffee, and Bubba’s Loganberry.
“CENTRAL TERMINALE” LAUNCH WITH BUFFALO BREWING COMPANY
The Buffalo Central Terminal has also partnered with their neighbors at Buffalo Brewing Company to present “Central Terminale,” a pre-prohibition style amber ale brewed in honor of Oktoberfest at the Terminal. A portion of proceeds from the sale of “Central Terminale” will support the rehabilitation of the Buffalo Central Terminal. Release of this special brew will happen this week at Buffalo Brewing Company’s Myrtle Avenue tap room.
“This partnership echoes our slogan ‘Good Neighbors, Great Beer.’ The Buffalo Central Terminal and our renovation of Schreiber Brewing run on parallel tracks. Even though each project is happening independent of one-another, they both will have a profound effect on Broadway-Fillmore and the East Side,” said John Domres, Jr., owner of Buffalo Brewing Company.
You aren’t going to want to miss out on this special brew that features the historic Buffalo Central Terminal on the label. “Central Terminale” is smooth and creamy with a deep garnet hue, and this amber ale features a firm bitterness with notes of toffee and dark caramel. This historical style pays homage to the golden age of train transportation.
“These events at Buffalo Central Terminal are all about uniting our diverse East Buffalo community. We’re creating an inclusive space right in our very own neighborhood where families can come together and celebrate the season without having to venture out of the heart of the city,” said Lindsey Taylor, events consultant for the Buffalo Central Terminal.
Buffalo Central Terminal’s Oktoberfest is the perfect opportunity to embrace the autumn spirit and create lasting memories with friends and family. So, bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs to celebrate the fall at the Buffalo Central Terminal!
All October events at the Buffalo Central Terminal boast FREE entry for the public. For more information and event updates, please visit the Buffalo Central Terminal website at http://www.buffalocentralterminal.org/events/.