Italian Fest's move to Outer Harbor meets criticism

Italian Fest New Location Concerns

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival has come and gone, so how did festival-goers end up liking the new Outer Harbor location?

Many people voiced their concerns about the changes to the Italian Festival on social media. Some complained about parking issues and traffic, others weren't fans of the new $5 admission fee and the overall vibe.

Festival organizers say the event began to outgrow its old Hertel location, and something had to change.

Here's what some had to say about the new digs.

 

 

 

Organizers say they're aware of the issues some people had with traffic, and will make some changes next year.

"There's only one way in and one way out, so we're working with our parking company, the festival and Buffalo (Police) to resolve the issues," said Beth Potozniak, general manager of the Outer Harbor Management Group. "It being the first year [here], there's always going to be little kinks. We had a great attendance crowd yesterday, and moving forward for future years, we know how to tweak some things to make it a little better than it was this year."

Did you enjoy this year's Italian Festival? Weigh in on our Twitter poll here.

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