Winter Blues and Brews Festival

Jan. 22-24

Cabin fever? Winter blues? Time to face ‘em head-on!  This weekend’s Winter Blues and Brews Festival is a surefire way to stop the doldrums of winter in their tracks. Happening Jan. 22-24 in the Village, this fun-filled weekend in EVL is one not to be missed!

What makes this year even better than in the past? The addition of brews, of course!

The Ellicottville Chamber has partnered with the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association to offer guests a chance to sample craft beer from across the region.

Head to Ellicottville Brewing Company, where you’ll find a variety of samples from local breweries. $10 gets you four six-ounce samples of some awesome local selections from places such as Resurgence, Flying Bison, Southern Tier Brewing and more.

The beer tasting portion of the weekend happens from 4 to 8 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.

When you’re ready to get down and liven things up, get ready for music, music and more music! The village hot spots, from Gin Mill and Balloons, to Madigan’s, Villaggio and EBC,  will feature blues bands from around the region, starting early and going well into the night. Now’s your chance to get your dance on while you shake those blues off.

If this time of year has got your down, use this as your excuse to get out and have a great time. Blues, brews, friends and fun—that’s what it’s all about!

See the schedule of events on page 8.