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7 things to do in Western New York this weekend: March 11 - March 13

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Posted at 1:51 PM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 16:47:35-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — If you're looking for something to do this weekend there are plenty of family-friendly events taking place.

2022 WNY Sport & Travel Expo at The Fairgrounds in Hamburg
The 2022 WNY Sport & Travel Expo returns to The Fairgrounds in Hamburg Thursday through Sunday. "Come check out the exhibitors from the hunting, fishing, and outdoor industry. There is something for everyone at this show, whether you are looking to book the hunt of your dreams, purchase new fishing gear, or just have a great time with your family. Bring the kids to fish in the live trout pond, enjoy Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Exhibit, and much more," its website says. You can find more information here.

Mardi Gras Weekend in Ellicottville and Holiday Valley’s Winter Carnival Weekend
Ellicottville will hold its Mardi Gras Weekend Celebration which will coincide with Holiday Valley’s Winter Carnival Weekend. "Let's end the winter season with a bang! Come down to Ellicottville and celebrate with us on the hills and in the village. We'll have lots of live entertainment and fun activities for everyone to enjoy," its website says. You can find more information on Mardi Gras Weekend here and Holiday Valley’s Winter Carnival Weekend here.

Buffalo Home Show at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
The Buffalo Home Show kicked off at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center last weekend and if you missed it, you still have a chance to attend Friday through Sunday. "The Buffalo Home Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals," its website says. You can find more information here.

Buffalo Bandits versus Philadelphia Wings at KeyBank Center
The Buffalo Bandits return to the turf at KeyBank Center to take on the Philadelphia Wings after playing the team's last two games on the road. The Bandits are 9-1 and have the best record overall record in NLL. They are tied with the Georgia Swarm for the league lead in goals for with 130. At this point in the season, the Bandits are 5-0 at home. You can find more information here.

Fairytales on Ice at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda
Fairytales on Ice will take place at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda Saturday. "We begin our story by welcoming you with lots of familiar characters from your favorite fairytales: from Rapunzel and Pinocchio, to Aladdin and Tinker Bell – not to mention the star of this season’s spinning tales: The Little Mermaid," its website says. You can find more information here.

"Young Frankenstein" at Lockport's Historic Palace Theatre
Lockport's Historic Palace Theatre will present Mel Brook's "Young Frankenstein" beginning Thursday and continuing through March 20. "It’s alive! The electrifying, musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this hysterical musical comedy," its website says. You can find more information here and our Mike Randall spoke to director Chis Parada here.

Buffalo Chocolate, Wine & Whiskey Festival
The Buffalo Chocolate, Wine & Whiskey Festival will take place Saturday at the Powerhouse at Buffalo Color Park. The event is for those 21 and older and will feature chocolate, wine and whiskey! There will be general and VIP admission for two different sessions. You can find more information here.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story included the Buffalo Bisons "Family Day Open House." The Bisons announced the event has been postponed "due to the impending forecast and with a significant portion of the event set for outside."