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7 things to do in Western New York this weekend: October 2 - October 4

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 13:27:55-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's officially fall and there are plenty of festivities this weekend to celebrate the change of the seasons! Find a list of things to do this weekend in Western New York below.

25th Annual Great Pumpkin Farm World Pumpkin Weigh-Off

One of the Great Pumpkin Farm's most popular events, the World Pumpkin Weigh-Off will take place Saturday October 3 at 12 p.m. as part of the farm's annual Fall Festival. The owner of the heaviest pumpkin will take home $1,000 and cash prizes will also be awarded to the second through sixth places. For more information visit their website here.

Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. 6th Annual Harvest Fest

Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. is hosting its annual Harvest Fest both in-person and virtually this year due to COVID-19. The event begins Saturday October 3 at 12 p.m. and runs until 11:30 p.m. In-person activities include: special beer releases, new hard cider release, stein hoist competition, pie bake-off, homebrew competition, s’mores, harvest foods, samplings, fall themed drinks, presentations, guest speakers, and more. Virtual Events Include: live-streamed video of releases, presentations, guest speakers, and musical performances. For more information visit the Facebook event page here.

Blue Pumpkins for K9s

Back for another year is the Blue Pumpkins for K9s event. Blue pumpkins will be sold in honor of fallen Buffalo Police Lieutenant Craig Lehner and there will be a basket raffle and craft vendor as well. All proceeds will be donated to the Buffalo Police K9 Unit. The event begins October 2 and runs until October 4 at 118 W Woodside in Buffalo. For more information visit the Facebook event page here.

Celebrate Halloween at the Buffalo Zoo

Here is a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween this year. The zoo says "gather your little ghosts and goblins and Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo. This safe and spooktacular day at the Zoo features trick-or-treat candy stations (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm), a one-day photo pass, complimentary carousel rides (weather permitting), and Zoo admission. Purchase your tickets today for this frightfully fun, safe, and socially-distanced event designed for the whole family!" For more information visit the zoo's website here.

Golden Mummies of Egypt at the Buffalo Museum of Science

The "Golden Mummies of Egypt" exhibit, which opened in February will be in Buffalo through October 18. The exhibit was initially scheduled to leave town in June, but COVID-19 shutdowns changed the museum's timeline. For more information visit the museum's website here.

FeedMore Western New York Walk Off Hunger

Walk Off Hunger will run from October 3rd to October 11th. It's normally an all day event filled with games and fun where Western New Yorkers can use their feet to feed the community. "Unfortunately this year we've had to change the model up a little bit," said Anne McKenna, Feedmore WNY's Chief Communications officer. For more information on how you can participate you can click here.

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center's "Wild Brews"

This adult only VIP fundraiser event will take place October 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees will experience food trucks, beer, wine and encounters with Hawk Creek's animals. All proceeds go to helping the animals and mission of Hawk Creek Wildlife Center. For more information visit the wildlife center's website here.