Festival fest is the thing I do where I talk about things to do in Western New York to make Monday more fun.

Fresh off the Oscars, this is happening. The Festies: an award show for the rest of us, where we do it the way it should be doneā€”on the couch wearing sweatpants.

Our first awards are for best emails about events involving baked goods in Western New York. We have a three-way tie between:

  • Kenmore Lions Club Pancake Fundraiser, Sunday, March 3rd. Deb writes: By the way...I love your segments, and my chair asked me to extend its 'greetings' to yours. In appreciation of your work, (hoping that my obvious 'brown-nosing' is working).
  • Sip Shop Eat Lewiston Style, Saturday, March 2nd. 
  • Paczki Day at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral in Lancaster, Sunday, March 3rd

Best use of the word "carnival":

Best festivals included in emails I got at the last minute: 

Last but not least: Best Meat Raffles.

A reminder that you can always send your events to festivalfest@wgrz.com.