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Buffalo EventsIn addition to its many cultural and historic landmarks, this destination hosts a number of outstanding festivals and events that may coincide with your visit.

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In late May or early June, Buffalonians are fired up by the Buffalo Greek Fest , offering cultural displays, folk dancing and Greek food. During the second weekend in June the Allentown Art Festival in the historic Allentown district displays the works of local artisans.

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Buffalo's best restaurants prepare delicious delights from chicken wings to cheesecakes for the second weekend of July's Taste of Buffalo festival.

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At the Erie County Fairgrounds, 12 miles south off I-90 exit 56 in Hamburg, the Erie County Fair , one of the nation's oldest and largest, takes place in mid-August. Over Labor Day weekend the National Buffalo Wing Festival draws cooks and tasters from across the nation.

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Buffalo, NY

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Hilton Garden Inn-Buffalo Downtown

10 Lafayette Square. Buffalo, NY 14203

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Travel Information

City Population

261,310

Elevation

680 ft.

Sales Tax

The sales tax in Buffalo is 8.75 percent. There also is a 3-5 percent tax levied on lodgings and a 6 percent tax on rental cars.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(716) 851-4444

Time and Temperature

(716) 844-4444

Hospitals

Buffalo General Medical Center, (716) 859-5600; Erie County Medical Center, (716) 898-3000; Mercy Hospital, (716) 826-7000; Sisters of Charity Hospital-St. Joseph Campus, (716) 891-2400.

Visitor Information

403 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14203. Phone:(716)852-0511 or (800)283-3256

Air Travel

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Rental Cars

Hertz, (716) 632-4763 or (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

Amtrak has two connecting stations: one at Exchange Street near the junction of Main and Seneca streets and another on Dick Road, in Depew.

Buses

Greyhound Lines Inc. operates out of the Ellicott Street Bus Terminal downtown; phone (716) 855-7532 or (800) 231-2222. For New York Trailways information phone (800) 295-5555 or (800) 858-8555.

Taxis

Cab companies include Airport Taxi Service, (716) 633-8294, and Queen City Taxi, (716) 874-5050. The base rate is $2.30 at flag drop plus $3 per mile.

Public Transportation

The major Metro bus routes operate daily 5 a.m. to midnight. Service varies by route, but buses generally run every 20 minutes on weekdays. The base fare is $2; exact fare is required.

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