Buffalo Powder Keg Festival: Big in a different way!

Plans for the Buffalo Powder Keg Festival are well underway. We’ve had
an incredible response so far and the emails keep coming in. One
question that keeps coming up over and over is, “What record are you
going to try to set?”
After looking at a few of the snow-related
records out there, I’m pretty sure that I’m ready to discount any
record setting…

Michigan Technological University has the record for 3,700 students entering into a snowball fight. North Dakota has
the record for 8,962 snow angels. And a town in Maine has built the
largest snowman at 122 feet.

Those are formidable numbers. So if you have any suggestions (I can’t wait for some of the answers)
for entering into a serious record attempt, please let me know. Other than that, we are
building a solid team of festival participants including the Roaming
Buffaloes Outdoor Adventure Club, The Buffalo B-Team, Queen City Roller
Girls’ travel team – the Lake Effect Furies, Uncle Sam’s Army Navy
Outfitters squad has offered to head up the toboggan run, James is going to
convert his Ice Creamcycles into pretzel carts, Frank Grillo is
organizing a snow bike race, we have people heading up a chili
cook-off, hot cider stands, Buffalo Barn Boards has offered to build
giant teeter totters for the kids, and the list goes on.

We need people to: build igloos (college or university?), a snow maze, ice carvings… if you belong to a fraternity or sorority and want to get involved, please let me know. If you’re in high school, get your fellow students involved with some of the activities – we need a lot of snowmen. Thanks to all of the suggestions we’re looking into snow volleyball, an ice bar, a relay event, photo contest. We would love to have some fun prizes too! Our first big meeting should be coming up next week, so if you sent me an email get ready. If you want to get on-board send an email to Newell@BuffaloRising.com.

Of course this will all be taking place in conjunction with another big event held on February 27th and 28th. Click here for more festival details. 

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diana
diana

You said it yourself, "we need lots of snowmen", why not go for the record of the most snowpeople created at an event? A problem if there is no snow, but...

And in Michigan where I used to live we all ways had a "snow bowl" game of football in the snow that was tons of fun. Just another thought...

diana
diana

Well, I think you said it yourself "we need lots of snowmen" why don't you go for the record for the most snowmen/women/people created at one event? Of course, if there is no snow than you would have to get creative, but...

brownteeth
brownteeth

Cannibal Corpse? j/k ... maybe Music Is Art could get something going.

grad94
grad94

thanks to climate change, there's no guarantee of that. right now it is a balmy 47 degrees at almost 11 pm on nov 24 in buffalo. feb 27 could have the same weather.

MRodgers
MRodgers

Hopefully, there will be some, but if not let's all find our snowcone makers from when we were kids! :-)

MRodgers
MRodgers

Great idea - expensive, but great! Even if it's local with a recognized name - hmmmmm - local recognized name in the music industry.............? You thinking what I'm thinking?

steve
steve

im pretty sure its called a winter festival not a snow festival. plenty you can do without snow...

Chris
Chris

So, where are you gonna get the snow?

pc
pc

Maybe an outdoor concert where the Buffalo Rocks the Harbor concerts are played at CanalSide?

This is in the middle of the Hockey Tournament and Pearl St (where the other events seemed to be planned around).

Would Buffalo Place be open to that?

steve
steve

street hockey! its great in the winter and buffalo currently has the #1 ranked street/dek/ball hockey team in the nation.

brownteeth
brownteeth

I know it will be cold obviously but can we get a national act to perform on an outdoor stage? Maybe have some local talent open too?

onestarmartin
onestarmartin

Hmmm, may need to fly up there for the weekend, sounds fun!

MRodgers
MRodgers

Hey, I heard about the curling, too. What a great way to bring our Canadian neighbors down below the border for an International appeal. Anyone consider dog sled racing from one end of the Marina road to the other by the tower? If you can't use dogs, hitch up a team of friends to pull the sled!

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