While many of the region’s annual festivals, fairs and events are in limbo for the season, you can still get your fix of local summer fun at the newly expanded Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market in North Tonawanda.
The Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market campus welcomes over 135 local artisans every weekend this summer. We have a feeling this is about to become your favorite destination. To help plan your visit, here’s our guide for a day the whole family will enjoy.
Shop the outdoor market
Hosting over 20 new artisans every weekend through October, the can’t-miss Rustic Buffalo Artisan Outdoor Market is the first of three new additions to this local shopping spot in time for summer.
“We opened Rustic Buffalo back in November as one indoor market space where local artisans struggling due to the pandemic could safely sell their goods,” said John Pirrone, co-owner of Rustic Buffalo Artisan Outdoor, which is sponsored by Bath Fitter. “When summer craft fairs and festivals started getting cancelled, we wanted to do more.”
Trust us: This isn’t your average craft fair. The selection of vendors is curated based on the quality and diversity of goods. That means you’ll discover everything from repurposed furniture and handcrafted décor to Buffalo
themed clothing and gifts.
Shop the outdoor market every weekend through Oct. 31st, 10AM to 4PM
Grab a gourmet bite
You can’t shop on an empty stomach! Stop by the Bake Shop and Café for fresh sweets – another exciting feature of the expansion. We offer an array of cookies, scones and more to enjoy porch-side with a coffee or on the go as you browse the grounds. For a savory spread, try the made-fresh-daily sandwiches, such as a chicken salad mixed with cranberries and walnuts.
But that’s not all. Tucked inside the shop are 45 new local artisans in total, plus a gourmet kitchen featuring Buffalo’s best makers of sauces, salsas, and spreads.
Indulge Mon., Tues., & Fri. 10am - 6pm, Wed. & Thurs. 10am - 8pm, Sat. 9am - 5pm & Sun. 10am - 5pm
There’s fun for your kiddos, too!
While you browse the outdoor market’s artisan creations, your kiddos can now safely play in the outdoor Family Game Zone. With games like Yahtzee, Cornhole and Jenga being supplied by Knotty Pines craftworks, they’ll have plenty of fun to occupy themselves – meaning you’ll have plenty of time to shop.
Play every weekend through Oct. 31, 10am-4pm
Stop by the indoor market
The day wouldn’t be complete without a walk through the original indoor Artisan Market shopping space. This boutique-style store is home to over 69 resident artisans who are continuously refining and creating new goods.
Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market is proud to have been named “Best New Small Business of the Year” and there is a reason thousands of people voted for them: there is not a business like them. As for the upcoming Holiday, Rustic Buffalo has many surprises up their sleeves but will announce them in our next issue of Home Magazine!
Shop the indoor market Mon., Tues., & Fri. 10am - 6pm; Wed. & Thurs. 10am - 8pm; Sat. 9am - 5pm; Sun. 10am - 5pm
Rustic Buffalo Artisan Market is more than a SHOPPING EXPERIENCE, it’s a DESTINATION!
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