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This is Festival Fest the thing I do where I talk about things to do in Western New York.

Welcome.

We've got a great lineup this week and because we are entering winter's spicy equinox with Valentine's day on Thursday, I thought maybe I could spice up Festival Fest a little bit too. Now, I'm not talking about anything too racy—you know--just classy. 

More on that to come. First, how about a drink?

Raise a glass for the Great Guinness Toast on Friday February 15th. The event features fun by the pint and a number of local bands all donating their talents to support the Buffalo Irish Center.

The Cork Head Wine Festival pops in Saturday February 16th. Experts from all across WNY will be at the Hotel at Lafayette to help you learn more about wine. 

Like that it doesn't just come in a box.

Back into putting more zest into this fest Nothing heats things up like soup.

30 restaurants are ladling it on thick at the 2019 Buffalo Soup Festival.  It's Sunday February 17th at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center and features the best soup in WNY.

They say the best things in life are free. You know what else is free? This bluegrass concert in Lancaster.

Really want to get your pulse racing? How about competitive cornhole—for charity?

Valley of Buffalo in Cheektowaga hosts The 8th annual Indoor Bag Tournament to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Saturday, February 16th.

Seared to perfection at the Moose Lodge in Lancaster, The Lancaster Depew Baseball Grizzlies host their meat raffle fundraiser Saturday, February 16th. 50 Shades of Steak!

And the 28th annual Western New York Railway Historical Society Train and Toy show is sure to delight February 16th and 17th in Hamburg.  From engine to caboose.

Last but not least maybe you want to take things to the next level—and make a voodoo love doll. 

Those lovable oddballs at Paranormal Oddities in Depew are hosting a class where you can make your own. Space is limited but the possibilities are endless. 

That's Festival Fest the best thing to happen to Monday since the three-day weekend and the best thing to happen to love and romance since…voodoo love dolls?

See ya next time!