Buffalo, NY (WKBW) When many people think of Buffalo, the image that comes to mind is lake effect snow, shovels, and winter. But this weekend, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy is putting that snow to good use, hosting "Flurrious," a winter festival celebrating all that snow.
Thomas Herrera-Mishler of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy called it the perfect festival for a Buffalo winter. "Snow is what Buffalo is most famous for. So let's enjoy it. We've got so much of the beautiful white stuff we might as well have fun in it," he said.
Events on Saturday included snow softball, snow quidditch (a game on played on brooms based on the Harry Potter books), carriage rides, snow sculpting, and much more.
Turnout was good on a Saturday where more snow added to the total in Delaware Park.
Most people agreed that "Flurrious" was a great way to have fun in the snow, despite the below freezing temperatures.
"Great conditions. The snow is perfect for all these wonderful activities. In Buffalo we live with a lot of weather and we have to celebrate the heck out of it," Mishler said.
There is a five dollar donation to the Olmsted Parks Conservancy and those who attend can park at the Buffalo Zoo and walk to the festivities.
The festival runs though Sunday at 9 p.m.