The warmth is what people in Buffalo are enjoying now and yes, the Erie County Fair returns to the Hamburg Fairgrounds next week...but you know that some of us are already looking forward to autumn and even winter activities over the next several months.

If you're one of those people that enjoys planning ahead, and you love Christmas, then there are a few festivals you should know about.

One of them is nothing new to Western New York.

Christmas In The County will officially return to The Hamburg Fairgrounds from November 4th through the 7th.

Christmas in the County is great for crafts, local vendors, and tons of different Christmas decorations and home goods. It's a favorite in the southtowns every year.

Then, on Sunday, November 21st there will be a great event called the Holiday Pop Up Spectacular.

This Christmas fest will take place at Lucarelli's Banquet Center on Abbott Road in Lackawanna from 11 am to 4 pm.

The event will be free to the public and features over 100 local vendors to get your Christmas shopping done! It takes place the Sunday before the Thanksgiving holiday, so you can get a head start on your holiday to-do list!

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On December 4th and 5th, you can once again enjoy Yuletide in the Country at the Hamburg Fairgrounds.

Yuletide in the Country is an artisan market that will have tons of local vendors. We're talking holiday gift ideas, crafts, decorations, candles, spa essentials, clothes, and even food!

Finally, there will be the Totally Buffalo 716mas festival!

This will take place on Saturday, December 4th, from 10 am to 6 pm at Buffalo RiverWorks.

Over 100 local vendors with all the holiday stuff you could ever want and of course, with a Buffalo theme! There is no fee to enter the festival.

I'm going to enjoy the summer warmth for now, but Christmastime is my favorite time of the year and as much as I love summer, October-December is my favorite three-month stretch of the year.

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