Visitor Information

Festival Guide & Map

Our 2018 Festival Guide is now available for download. Pick up a full size guide after July 1st at your local TOPS Friendly Markets and at any of the ticket booths during the festival.

Download - 2018 Festival Guide Including Restaurants and Map -  PDF (27 MB file)

Download - 2018 Restaurants and Map - Restaurant listing with menu items and site map only; for your convenience to bring with you to the Taste! PDF (4 MB file)

Wineries

Click here for our list of wineries.

Music

Come party with us! Shake your booty on our dance floor to Buffalo's best party bands inside our in the Big Beer Tent on the Tops Stage - In its New Location on Delaware Ave., just past Chippewa. You'll find a DJ spinning hot dance tunes on the AT&T Stage located on Huron St. Show off your talents and sing karaoke inside the Mohawk Street beer tent. Our Hometown beer tent located at Delaware Ave at Niagara Square features ice cold local craft beer on tap and live acoustic music.

Culinary Stage

The Taste Culinary Stage features the best in local culinary talent. This area is an intimate venue for getting up close and personal with the finest chefs in Buffalo as you watch their cooking demos and competitions. Seating is FREE and is first-come, first-served.

KidZone

Get hands-on with a pop-up food play exhibit with Explore & More Children’s Museum. Learn about food groups and how to build a healthy plate

Enjoy lively, interactive activities with Children’s Bookstore - Monkey See, Monkey Do
Local authors bring food-related books to life with interactive story time Make a bookmark featuring a hungry monkey and his banana! Appearances by Curious George throughout the weekend.

Pick up a Scavenger Hunt sheet at any Ticket Tent for an adventure that plays on the sweet side of the Taste in celebration of our 35th birthday. Bring finished entries to the KidZone for a chance to win a prize.

Family Freebie

Get 4 FREE non-alcoholic beverages when you buy a $50 presale food ticket voucher at the checkout at any participating Tops.

Parking & Directions

You can park on any side street that doesn't have restrictions, and there are also numerous parking lots and ramps surrounding the festival. Remember to bring cash to park or use Parking Panda before the festival to purchase a reserved parking spot.

While attending the Taste of Buffalo presented
by TOPS, here are some local hotels to stay at:

 

Adam's Mark Hotel Downtown 716-845-5100 or 1-800-444-ADAM
Best Western Inn on the Avenue 716-886-8333 or 1-888-868-3033
Holiday Inn Express 716-854-5500
Doubletree Club Hotel 716-845-0112 or 1-877-633-4667
Hampton Inn & Suites 716-855-2223 or 1-800 HAMPTON
Hyatt Regency Buffalo 716-856-1234 or 1-800-233-1234
Embassy Suites 716-842-1000
The Mansion of Delaware 716-886-3300
Buffalo Marriott Harborcenter 716-852-0049
Courtyard by Marriott 716-840-9566
Hilton Garden 716-848-1000
Hotel @ Lafayette 716-853-1505
Lenox hotel 716-884-1700

For lodging outside of the immediate downtown area
please search via the Visit Buffalo Niagara web site: