By Chris Catanzaro:
The 3rd Annual Buffalo Powder Keg Festival has been set for Saturday, February 11, 2012 and Sunday, February 12, 2012. The festival has a new location, Niagara Square and along Delaware Ave. will host the outdoor events and warmer indoor activities will be held inside Staler City. The people have been heard and the festival aims to showcase so many great aspects of this fine city we call Buffalo.
The outdoor activities include the always exciting Broomball (street version) Tournament, as well as the always contentious rivalry of our city safeguards, Police vs. Fire Games. The Fire won by a narrow margin last year, but the Police are gearing up to regain the coveted trophy. A BIG, and I mean big addition to this year’s festivities will be the Red Bull Buttercup Series, which brings snowboarders from all around the country, and possibly even the world, to compete in an open competition. Be sure to check out the specifics for this event by visiting here. There will also be a Strong Man Competition, Co-Ed Touch Football Tournament, Historical Walking Tours and loads of Kids Activities at Niagara Square. We are only a month away, but there are sure to be more events and activities added to the list.
If you choose the “warmer” aspect of the festival, you can venture into the beautiful Statler City for a beer, food, live music and more kids activities. Popular events such as the Mark Twain Chili Contest, Wine Tasting, Beer Tasting and many great bands will help showcase this historic venue. The festival is also in close proximity to the Labatt Pond Hockey Tournament and Buffalo Auto Show at the Convention Center.
Any interested parties with other wily sporting and activity ideas can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All others that dare to bare their flare or get more information about the festival can check out the website, www.buffalowinterfest.com. Hope to see you all downtown on February 11 -12, 2012 for one of Buffalo’s premier festivals, The Powder Keg Festival.