Hands-on | What’s happening in Buffalo

Stokoe Farms

Sunflowers in August, Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Fest and lots more fun in the fall from mid-September until the end of October, and magic in the Christmas season with the best Christmas trees in WNY! For over 200 years, the Stokoe family has been cultivating our farming heritage. Step back to a simpler time with your family and take a wagon ride to pick your own special pumpkin or to choose the perfect Christmas tree. Let us help you make memorable Harvest and Christmas traditions will last for generations. Hours vary, see StokoeFarms.com for a detailed calendar.
656 South Road
Scottsville , NY , 14546
Phone: (585) 889-0770
42° 59' 35.466" N, 77° 46' 20.7624" W

Genesee Country Village & Museum and Nature Center

Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY is the largest living history museum in New York State. Transport yourself back to the 19th century mid-May through mid-October, with special events all year long. Over 60 historic buildings making history come alive! Hours vary seasonally; see website for details.
1410 Flint Hill Road PO Box 310
Mumford , NY , 14511
Phone: (585) 538-6822
42° 59' 33.594" N, 77° 52' 48.4284" W

New York Museum of Transportation

The New York Museum of Transportation is unique among Western New York's museums. In Rush, just 20 minutes from Rochester, the museum features vintage trolley cars, highway and horse-drawn vehicles, a steam locomotive, several model railroads, photos, exhibits, gallery, and gift shop. Relive holiday memories with the Midtown Plaza Monorail on display! On certain Sundays, rides are included with admission on the only electric trolley line in New York State (NOTE: for trolley rides, check website for days, hours and reservations). Open Sundays only, and featuring monthly special events.
6393 East River Rd
W. Henrietta , NY , 14586
Phone: (585) 533-1113
43° 1' 0.2136" N, 77° 42' 35.262" W

The Strong Museum

A national museum of play, right in our back yard! Voted a top place to take kids in Rochester by KOA readers.
One Manhattan Square
Rochester , NY , 14607
Phone: 585-263-2700
43° 9' 9.8784" N, 77° 36' 2.5524" W

JCC of Buffalo-Holland

A place where everyone can get together and enjoy state of the art fitness, aquatics and programming without regard to race, age, gender, religious preference,
787 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo , NY , 14209
Phone: 716-886-3145
42° 54' 18.4356" N, 78° 52' 17.5008" W

JCC-Camp Centerland

Camp Centerland is the JCC's premiere summer day camp for children entering Pre-K through grade 9. Camp Centerland is a WNY summer camp like no other!
2640 N. Forest Rd
Getzville , NY , 14068
Phone: 716-688-4033
43° 0' 48.2904" N, 78° 47' 6.5868" W

Location:

Niagara County Fairgrounds
4487 Lake Ave.
Lockport, NY, 14094
United States

Phone:

716-778-5730

20th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival

Dates: 
09/18/2021
09/19/2021
Time: 
Sept. 18: 10am-10:30pm Sept. 19: 10am-6:30pm

Location:

15385 Farden Rd
Sterling, NY, 13156
United States

Phone:

1.800.879.4446

45th Anniversary Season at the Sterling Renaissance Festival!

Dates: 
08/01/2021
08/07/2021
08/08/2021
Time: 
10 am - 7 pm

Location:

1963 Mill Road
West Falls, NY, 14170
United States

Phone:

716-652-8646

Animal Play Day at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc.

Dates: 
08/07/2021
Time: 
11 am - 4 pm

Organization:

Location:

Route 19
Wyoming, NY, 14591
United States

Phone:

(585) 495-9940

AppleUmpkin Fall Festival

Dates: 
09/25/2021
09/26/2021
Time: 
10 am - 5 pm

Organization:

Location:

11095 Bethany Center Rd
East Bethany, NY, 14054
United States

Phone:

585-344-1122

Create-a-Critter

Dates: 
12/04/2021
Time: 
1st session: 10:30am-12:30apm 2nd session: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Location:

4050 North St
Blasdell, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 627-4560

Dig with the Experts at Penn Dixie

Dates: 
08/27/2021
08/28/2021
08/29/2021
Time: 
8:30 am & 9:00 am

Location:

1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY, 14211
United States

Phone:

(716) 896-5200

Discover Bubbles at the Buffalo Museum of Science

Dates: 
08/28/2021
08/29/2021
Time: 
10 am- 4 pm

Location:

2887 Royce Rd.
Varysburg, NY, 14167
United States

Phone:

585-535-4100

Drive - Through Safari At Hidden Valley Animal Adventure!

Dates: 
08/01/2021
08/02/2021
08/03/2021
Time: 
9 am - 6 pm (last entry time is 4 pm)

Organization:

Erie County Fair

Location:

5600 McKinley Pkwy
Hamburg , NY, 14075
United States

Phone:

716-649-3900 ext. 6404

Erie County Fair

Dates: 
08/11/2021
08/12/2021
08/13/2021
Time: 
varies, see below

Location:

The Valley Community Association
93 Leddy Street
Buffalo, NY, 14210
United States

Phone:

716-823-4707 ext. 100

Family Fun Night

Dates: 
08/03/2021
08/10/2021
08/17/2021
Time: 
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location:

Mutual River Park
41 Hamburg Street
Buffalo, NY, 14210
United States

Phone:

716-823-4707 ext. 100

Family Fun Night

Dates: 
08/05/2021
08/12/2021
08/19/2021
Time: 
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location:

Larkin Square
745 Seneca St
Buffalo, NY, 14210
United States

Phone:

716-823-4707 ext. 100

Family Fun Nights

Dates: 
08/02/2021
08/09/2021
08/16/2021
Time: 
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location:

4050 North St
Blasdell, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 627-4560

Fossil Hunting for Beginners at Penn Dixie

Dates: 
08/07/2021
08/21/2021
09/04/2021
Time: 
10 am-12 pm

Location:

6902 Mill Valley Road
East Otto, NY, 14729
United States

Phone:

(716) 667-2808

Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival

Dates: 
08/15/2021
Time: 
1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Location:

Center Street Lewiston
Center Street
Lewiston, NY, 14092
United States

Phone:

716-754-0166

Lewiston Art Festival

Dates: 
08/14/2021
08/15/2021
Time: 
Aug 14-10am-6pm Aug 15- 10am-5pm

Organization:

Location:

One Museum Way
Corning, NY, 14830
United States

Phone:

800.732.6845

Make Your Own Glass at Corning Museum of Glass

Dates: 
08/01/2021
08/02/2021
08/03/2021
Time: 
by appointment during regular hours (9 am - 7 pm)

Location:

National Warplane Museum
3489 Big Tree Lane
Geneseo, NY, 14454
United States

Monthly Rocket Launching

Dates: 
08/14/2021
08/15/2021
09/18/2021
Time: 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location:

Newfane Country Village
2685 West Creek Rd.
Newfane, NY, 14108
United States

Phone:

(716) 778-7197

Newfane's Apple Harvest Festival

Dates: 
09/26/2021
Time: 
10am-4pm

Organization:

Location:

4487 Lake Avenue
Lockport, NY, 14094
United States

Phone:

716.433.8839

Niagara County Fair

Dates: 
08/04/2021
08/05/2021
08/06/2021
Time: 
Wednesday-Thursday: 10:00AM – 10:00PM Friday-Saturday: 10:00AM – 11:00PM Sunday- 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Organization:

Location:

11095 Bethany Center Rd
East Bethany, NY, 14054
United States

Phone:

585-344-1122

Orienteering

Dates: 
09/25/2021
Time: 
10:00am- 1:00pm

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Step-by-Step Family Cartooning Workshop (Baby Dragons)

Dates: 
09/12/2021
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Step-by-Step Family Cartooning Workshop (Character Cards)

Dates: 
11/14/2021
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Step-by-Step Family Cartooning Workshop (Chibi Self-Portrait)

Dates: 
10/10/2021
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Step-by-Step Family Cartooning Workshop (Cute Food)

Dates: 
08/08/2021
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Step-by-Step Family Cartooning Workshop (Holiday Reindeer)

Dates: 
12/12/2021
Time: 
10:00am - 11:30am

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Step-by-Step Family Painting Workshop (Baby Yoda)

Dates: 
11/14/2021
Time: 
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Step-by-Step Family Painting Workshop (Evening Sky)

Dates: 
12/12/2021
Time: 
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Step-by-Step Family Painting Workshop (House Silhouette)

Dates: 
10/10/2021
Time: 
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Location:

ONLINE ONLY
.
., NY, .
United States

Phone:

+1-905-205-1231

Step-by-Step Family Painting Workshop (Pop Art)

Dates: 
09/12/2021
Time: 
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Location:

1610 Welch Road
North Java, NY, 14113
United States

Phone:

716-457-3228

Volunteer Day at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center

Dates: 
08/04/2021
08/11/2021
08/18/2021
Time: 
9 am - 2 pm