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Terminal Cider Festival

For over a year Carl Schmitter, owner of Chateau Buffalo, has been beating the drum for the Niagara Frontier Food Terminal. It was in April of 2103 when Carl pulled stakes from Hertel Avenue and ventured to the terminal, hoping to join a movement with like-minded food operations.

Since that time, Carl has dug his heels in, hosting a number of Happy Hours (including charcuterie pairings) designed around his locally made wines and ciders, while introducing fans to other food purveyors in the region, and at the terminal.

Now Carl is helping to plan an inaugural Terminal Cider Festival, to draw people to a place that he feels has unlimited potential. The festival will feature a number of local cideries, as well as food from R&R BBQ. There will also be live entertainment, with music by Arrow Real (6-7pm) and fire performances by Pyromancy.

“A night of cider tastings and fire performances!”… at a place that is steeped in Buffalo market history (see here).

This is an all ages festival, but you must bring a 21+ ID if you want to drink the hard ciders.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 6PM to 9PM @ Chateau Buffalo Urban Winery – 175 Niagara Frontier Food Terminal Buffalo, 1430 Clinton St, Buffalo, NY 14206 | See Facebook event | See Chateau Buffalo on FB

Cideries presenting (more will be added once confirmed):
Chateau Buffalo
Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
Naked Flock Hudson Valley Hard Cider
South Hill Cider (BRAND NEW! First Buffalo offering!)
Blackman Homestead Farm


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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