If there were ever an event to attend in Buffalo, NY, it’s the Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest IOHO (in our humble opinion). Celebrating brunch’s favorite drink with a Sunday Funday of epic proportions, this March festival is literally the best way to say goodbye to the dreary winter months and get out of the house with friends, while stuffing your face full of tomatoey goodness. You know what we’re talkin’ about.
The third annual Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest hosted by Step Out Buffalo featuring Tommyrotter Distillery will bring local bars and restaurants together on Sunday, March 4, 2017 for another fan-freakin-tastic Sunday Funday. The 2018 Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest’s bloody battle to see who will be crowned “Buffalo’s Best Bloody Mary” will again take place at Buffalo RiverWorks, the accommodation of last year’s sold out event.
How it works:
First and foremost, the event is a chance for Western New Yorkers to get together and try new things from local bars and restaurants. It’s also a friendly competition among these bars and restaurants where you, the attendees, are the judge. The three coveted awards up for grabs are: “Buffalo’s Best Bloody Mary”, “Best Garnished Bloody Mary”, and “Most Creative Bloody Mary.”
All Bloody Mary’s at the event will be made using award-winning vodka from Buffalo’s own Tommyrotter Distillery. In addition to tasting each bar’s unique Bloody Mary concoction, attendees are also invited to enjoy offerings from local vendors, a live DJ, a photobooth station, games, and other entertainment as well as food for purchase from RiverWorks and a cash bar with even more refreshments. It’s good stuff, we’re tellin’ ya.
New to the event this year is Early Admission tickets, which allow a limited number of attendees early access to the event at 12pm instead of 1pm. General Admission, Early Admission, and a limited number of VIP tickets are on sale now viabuffalobloodymaryfest.com. For $35, General Admission tickets include admission to the event and one Bloody Mary taste from each participating bar. For $45, Early Admission tickets include one-hour early entry to the event and one Bloody Mary taste from each participating bar. VIP tickets include one-hour early entry to the event, one Bloody Mary taste from each participating bar, exclusive access to the VIP lounge with private bathrooms, a private cash bar, a VIP-only food buffet, and more.
Day Drinking Gear:
Don’t forget to come decked out in your best brunch stuff! Step Out Buffalo just launched a brand new online shop with tons of fun options for Sunday Funday apparel, including past Bloody Mary Fest T-shirts, This is My Day Drinking Shirt shirts, Brunching Babe Long Sleeves, and more! Oh, and our team fave, Tomato Tatas. Get it while it’s hawt.
Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest Details:
Date & Time: Sunday March 4, 2018 / 12-4 (Early Admission & VIP), 1-4 (GA)
Place: Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., Buffalo, NY, 14203
Tickets: General Admission – $35 / Early Admission – $45 / VIP – $60
About the Organizers:
StepOutBuffalo.com is a local website based in Western New York that informs people on the latest and greatest happenings in the area. We’re a popular and ever-growing resource for people all over the region, and now we’re bringing great events to the Queen City that encourage and support businesses in our community!