October is an incredible time to be in Western New York – the air is perfectly crisp, the leaves are turning brilliant colors, and it’s the textbook definition of “sweater weather.” It is also a fantastic time to find a bounty of incredible events to harvest.
Below are a few of our recommendations for events that should not be missed this month.
CEPA Gallery Located in Buffalo’s Historic Market Arcade Complex, 617 Main Street
October 7-November 4
Sneak a peek inside the world of New York designers Phillipe and David Blonde through Cheryl Gorski’s fashion documentary photography. Over the last decade, Gorski has used her uncanny ability to capture emotion through a fashion lens to record the innovative collections of The Blonds.
Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street
October 7-10, 2022
Get outside and explore this public art extravaganza. It’s guaranteed to be 4 days of fun, art, and play for all ages. The site-specific interactive public art installations brought to you by contemporary artists.
Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois Street
October 8, Noon – 4:00 PM
If you were a child of the 80’s or 90’s, you couldn’t wait for the elementary school book fair. Half Baked Book Club Podcast & Twenty6 Productions are bringing a version of this nostalgia tinged event to all ages at Buffalo Iron Works. Vendors, podcasts chatter, and harvest brews available.
Babeville, 342 Delaware Avenue
October 9, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Blacks’ Myths create pulsing, hypnotic rhythmic structures that churn unpredictably, all while exploring the cracks and ambience in between. Joined by Walter Kemp 3, this duo’s music is the perfect way to end a weekend.
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue
October 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 23, 28, 29, 30 from 6:00 – 9:00PM
$15 adult, $7.50 age 3-12
Topiary “creatures” made from live plants fill the botanical gardens. Tour through the exhibit for many Instagram moments, and enjoy the mix of the natural and theatrical.
Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave
October 15 at 7:30 PM
This hundredth anniversary showing of the classic film boast a new score by Broadway’s Kurt Noble. The new score will be played by automated musical instruments. This event is sure to be fang-tastic.
11199 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031
October 22 + 23, Noon – 4:00 PM
Go to The Great Pumpkin Farm to live out your zombie apocalypse fantasies. The venue boasts zombies in the corn maze from noon to four. After surviving that event, walk through the pumpkin palace to choose the perfect pumpkin, enjoy an apple cider donut, and buy a scarecrow in the Halloween Store. The Great Pumpkin Farm is open daily, now through October 31 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, click here for more on the festival weekend lineups.
Buffalo Rising’s Witches Ball is back at The Statler and ready to take you on a “Highway to Hell” on Saturday, October 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. so you can Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop. Buffalo’s best immersive Halloween experience features dozens of the most ‘hardcore’ local artists, actors, drag queens, musicians, DJs, psychics, mediums, and more!