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Be a Vendor for 2017 Buffalo River Fest!

The Valley Community Association is looking for Vendors for the 2017 Buffalo River Fest!

The Valley Community Association’s 16th Annual “Buffalo River Fest” is scheduled for:

Friday, June 17th from 6pm to Midnight

Saturday, June 18th from 11am to Midnight

Sunday, June 19th 11am to 5pm

We are looking for vendors who specialize in arts and crafts preferably those who make their own work. No food vendors, please!

We provide one 10’ X 10’ Space. Vendors must supply their own tables, tents, & electric. Friday Set Up is from 4pm to 6pm (event starts at 6pm). Saturday & Sunday Set Up is from 10am to Noon (event starts at Noon)

*All vendors must be set up prior to the start of the event*

Applications are Available HERE

Applications & payment are due by June 9th, 2017
Mail to: Valley Community Association, C/O Peg,
93 Leddy Street, Buffalo, New York 14210

Please make checks payable to the Valley Community Association

For pricing please contact Patrick at 716-823-4707 ext. 117 or at academiccoordinator@thevalleycenter.com

And check out this slideshow of last year’s vendor tables. We had a blast!

Join Us for Buffalo River Fest – June 16-18, 2017

The Valley Community Association’s 17th Annual “Buffalo River Fest” is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2017.

Buffalo River Fest Schedule

  • 6pm to Midnight on Friday, June 16
  • 11am to Midnight on Saturday, June 17
  • 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, June 18

Buffalo River Fest Park is located at 249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, NY, near Michigan Avenue.

There will be fun for the whole family! Events include the Rigidized Metals River Fest Regatta, a waterfront photo and memorabilia display, “I Got It” Bingo, food and refreshments, a kids area, vendors, historic walking tours, live entertainment, a Father’s Day fishing contest, and more!!

Live entertainment will be taking place all weekend! Entertainment includes

  • Breakaway (Friday)
  • Hit & Run (Saturday)
  • Screaming Pineapples (Sunday)

More entertainment will be added throughout the weekend as well.

And don’t forget to sign up for 15th Annual RIGIDIZED RIVER FEST REGATTA

Saturday, June 17, 2017 – 11AM start
Canoe, Kayak, or Build Your Own Boat!

Get your application here!

Proceeds from the Buffalo River Fest will benefit Buffalo River Fest Park including capital maintenance, utilities, insurance, dock upkeep, and grounds maintenance.

Be a Vendor

We are looking for artisans and crafters to sell their wares. We offer a 10×10 space. Vendors must supply their own tables, tents and electric. Fill out a vendor application here.

2018 Valley “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade Scheduled for Sat. March 17th

The Valley Community Association’s signature event – the 25th Annual “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade – will kick off on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 12 Noon from the Valley Community Center.

The parade will wind through the streets of the historic Buffalo River Community including South Park Avenue, Smith Street, Elk Street, Hamburg Street, and South Street.
Over 100 marching units are anticipated to participate, making the “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade just as large as the downtown edition!! Marching contingents will include marching bands, floats, social clubs, classic cars, Irish dancers, family clans, fire and police departments, and much more!!

New groups are welcome to march and registration forms will be available after February 1st, 2018 by calling 716-823-4707 ext.4. Previous parade participants will receive registration forms in the mail at the end of January.

Immediately following the parade is the traditional grand Irish “Hooley” featuring live music as well as plenty of food and drink. The “Hooley” runs from 1pm-5:30pm at the Valley Community Center, located at 93 Leddy Street, Buffalo, New York.

The Hooley serves as a fundraiser for the Valley Community Association’s services and programs, which include affordable child care that is nurturing, educational, and stimulating for children ages 6 weeks and up; academic, social, and recreational programming for school age youth; programs and services for senior citizens that promote socialization and wellness; family support services including a food and clothing pantry, resume preparation, job search assistance, and help navigating the human service system; community events such as the Buffalo River Fest and the “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade; and neighborhood beautification projects such as the Buffalo River Fest Park, Mutual Riverfront Park, and Valley Nature Park & Habitat Trail.

To Find Out More about the Valley’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities