We love to eat here in Western New York, so it's great that there are so many food festivals that have returned this year. Last year we were deprived of so many delicious dishes. Even with these 9 festivals that are returning, we are still missing out on so many that decided not to come back this year. It's all good though, we have to take what we can get, now that COVID is finally under control here in New York State. These food festivals cover a pretty good range of food, everything from wings to tacos to mac n cheese to vegan dishes.

Of course, the Taste of Buffalo will have a nice variety. I didn't list the Erie County Fair, because it's not technically a festival, but you already know there will be some awesome "fair food." The Erie County Fair will be held Wednesday, August 11 through Sunday, August 22, 2021. The Board says that it will review New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's recent announcement and give more details in the near future. You can visit the Fair's website to check for more updates and information.

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And, if you're interested in doing a weekend getaway or daycation, you might want to check out some of the other fairs happening around the state. You can check out my New York State Fair guide to get more info and the dates.

Whichever festival or festivals you may choose, I know it will be nice to get out this summer and enjoy some food, family and fun!

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