Major Buffalo Food Festival Has Approval for In-Person Event
While many of Buffalo's annual festivals are still being shelved until 2022, there's one big one that's definitely making a comeback.
The Taste of Buffalo has final approval to hold their event in-person.
In March, A Taste of Buffalo announced the popular festival would return in July.
"This year we're looking to bring the community back to us in a single venue," said Amber Hartman, chairwoman of this year's Taste of Buffalo 2021.
Today, WIVB is reporting the popular annual food festival has received all the necessary approvals to hold A Taste of Buffalo in-person.
The festival is scheduled for July 10 and July 11.
However, the event is not without restrictions.
The event's organizers submitted a detailed plan for COVID-19 safety, and some of the regulations and restrictions include capacity size and the end of free admission.
According to WIVB, instead of free general admission, attendees will need to purchase admission tickets online for a specific timed session.
This will allow organizers to better control crowd size to maintain appropriate social distancing.
Before people enter, they will have to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of admittance.
Masks will also be worn, and organizers are laying out the tents for the event to allow for social distancing.
Details about ticketing are expected soon.