Get ready to celebrate summer at the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s First Annual ChamberFest! This signature event is scheduled for Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino grounds.

This signature beer festival is a “Brews for Barks” awareness and fundraiser event for our local animal shelter. The Brewfest, being held on the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino grounds, will feature local, regional and national breweries offering samples of their craft beers.

 The event invites the public to listen to live music, browse the arts and crafts vendor area and sample local flavors throughout the event. Representatives from breweries across the region will be on hand to help guide attendees through tasting dozens of craft beers and wines from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet some very friendly, furry, four-legged friends from Empire Animal Rescue Society (E.A.R.S.) of Salamanca. Admission to the Seneca Salamanca ChamberFest is free. Craft brew tasting tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event (21+ only). Tasting ticket buyers will receive a free souvenir beer glass. Tickets can be purchased via For more information about Seneca Salamanca ChamberFest, please call 716-945-2034.

 Joining in on the festival will be the annual Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino “Carving at the Casino” event being held in the outdoor lot.  This event is open to the public and free of charge. Carving begins at 12 p.m. On Friday, June 9, 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, and 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 11th.  Attendees will be able to bid on their favorite pieces to take home.  The event will feature 20 carvers from across the United States that will be performing and carving for the public, leading up to the live auctions located outside in the parking lot near the Events Center on June 10th and 11th.

 Carvers attending include award-winning champions and fan favorites from events around the world.  “This is a unique event to be hosted at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino,” said Appalachian Arts Studio Director Liz Boni, “it brings together an enthusiastic crowd in an environment that’s charged with excitement, heritage, and creativity.” For more information about the Carving at the Casino event, please call (814) 772-0400.

 Mark your calendars for June 9-June 11 for a fun and variety filled weekend!