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The Valley Community Association will hold their annual “Chinese Auction” Basket Raffle on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at the Valley Community Center, located at 93 Leddy Street, near the junction of South Park Avenue and Elk Street in downtown Buffalo.

Doors will open at 2pm for viewing and entering chances. The drawings will start promptly at 7pm. There is no admission charge and one sheet of twenty-five chances is just $5 and five sheets (125 chances) are $20. You do not need to be present to win.

There will be over 150 prizes up for raffle including gift certificates to many local restaurants and stores, theme baskets, arts and crafts, sports memorabilia, holiday decorations, and much more!! In addition the kitchen will open at 5pm and will be serving refreshments and food.

For more information on the VCA’s “Chinese Auction” or to donate a prize call 716-823-4707 ext. 4.


The VCA’s Annual Golf Tournament – Sign up HERE

Golf Tournament

On Monday, September 12th the VCA will hold their annual Golf Tournament. Admission to play is $100 per golfer which includes the day of golf, lunch, and dinner by BW BBQ at Buffalo River Fest Park. The Tournament will begin with a 12pm shotgun start. This charity event will be held at Terry Hills Golf Club – 5122 Clinton Street in Batavia (see map below)

The Scramble

The Scramble is made up of teams of four. At every hole, a the team hits off the tee. The best shot is chosen and each member of the team hits from that spot. This process continues until the ball is holed. This is a great way to play with individuals of varying abilities.

Dinner at Buffalo River Fest Park Follows

Enjoy BW BBQ dinner, music and prizes after the tournament at 6:30pm in Buffalo River Fest Park.

Support Buffalo River Fest Park

All proceeds from the golf tournament will support Buffalo River Fest Park maintenance and other riverfront development. Registrations are due by Friday, September 4th


For more information on the tournament, to sponsor the event, or to donate a prize contact Peg Overdorf at 716-823-4707 ext. 2 or Paul Hoffstetter at 716-512-9341.

Become a Sponsor

Corporate and individual sponsorships are also available and include title sponsorship, tee box sponsorships, food and beverages sponsorships, and in kind raffle prize donations.


Buffalo 5 @ River Fest Park


On Wednesday, July 13th Buffalo River Fest Park will host their “Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series” at the park, located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, New York. The concert will run from 6:30pm to 10pm and will feature the local band The Buffalo 5.

The Buffalo 5, a rock, pop, country, and oldies dance band, consists of five friends – Greg Skulicz (lead guitar and vocals), Brian Overdorf (rhythm guitar and vocals), Dave Lansom (bass and vocals), Carolyn Lansom (hand percussion and vocals), and Jeff Garner (drums).

Their set list includes everyone’s favorite party songs as well as the tried and true standards. Some of the artists included in their repertoire include The B52’s, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, CCR, The Drifters, Grateful Dead, Billy Joel, Journey, Tom Petty, The Rightous Brothers, Rod Stewart, The Tragically Hip, Van Morrison, Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, and more! They have played in various locations throughout Western New York including The Armor Inn, JP Fitzgerald’s, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Holiday Valley, and Doc Sullivan’s.

For more information on the band, visit their website at www.thebuffalofive.wix.com/five and “like” them on Facebook – The Buffalo 5. To see more about Buffalo 5 at the River Fest Park visit our Buffalo 5 event page.

Admission is free and food and refreshments will be sold at the concert, with all proceeds supporting Buffalo River Fest Park maintenance and other riverfront development. No coolers will be allowed and spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Parking is free and is available on surrounding side streets.

The Wednesday Night Concert Series will feature some of the best local bands playing against the backdrop of the historic Buffalo River and grain elevators. For a full schedule of concerts and events visit www.thevalleycenter.com. Keep up with park events on social media

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