Delaware Park near Hoyt Lake off of Lincoln Parkway in Buffalo. The venue was a good one!
My sister and I were REALLY early which worked out REALLY well because we found a kick-ass parking spot! When we left there weren't ANY to be found for a dozen blocks or more! I was reading they were hoping for between 2,000 and 2,500 people but I bet that's how many vehicles I saw at one point!!! So I think it has a HUGE success! One of the many surroundings at the VegFest Location was the Delaware Park Rose Garden. I took a few photos of that.
Here's one of me near the fountain in the rose garden. Even tho it was gloomy...the temperature was 'just right' it seemed. Not too hot and not too cold.
Marcy Casino at Delaware Park. Over the next several days you will be seeing a lot of photos of this building. It's one of their historic places. This is the front of it. The back is something special, too! Right along the water.
There were vendors all around the building...in the nooks and crannies, inside and outside, along the water...everywhere!
George Laraque. George was also a speaker. He was on the Penguins, Canadiens, and other teams, too!
Albright-Knox Art Gallery which I want to go back and visit some day in the near future! If you look straight out - or in this case - turn to your right - you will see the water as well as more of the park and the bridge. There is a lot to see and do and neat places to walk. It's been YEARS since I had been in this section of Buffalo, to be honest.
This is a shot of the water, bridge, and walkway. This was taken before most of the vendor started setting up near the water! It filled up pretty fast.
Eventho it was pretty gloomy - I LOVE that the GREEN really POPPED! I don't think I got a photo of it - but there were some random canoes in the middle of this waterway, too.
Delaware Park was designed as part of a coordinated system of parks,
parkways, and traffic circles in the city by Frederick Law Olmsted.
Constructed in 1871 and covering 350 acres, Delaware Park is the
centerpiece of the Buffalo, New York parks system.
It is currently on the National Register of Historic Places and is maintained by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.
HERE. The more I read the more I really want to revisit them.
So before I 'blow up' my blog I think I will stop there but I will be trying to catch up on more photo heavy posts because there will be a lot this week! I still have to blog about the FOOD at VegFest and my other personal FAVORITE...meeting the Vegan Zombie Crew! So be sure to check back soon!!!!!