Columbus Day Weekend- Homecoming In Western New York

It’s a beautiful fall October Friday today in Western New York!

September was so spectacular weather-wise as we experienced a great run of summer-like temperatures and blue skies. As a family we took advantage of the beautiful weather by sprucing up the outside of our home, taking long bike rides, tailgating twice at Buffalo Bills games and just being outside so much more than any typical September. 

We are heading into an exciting Columbus Day weekend in beautiful Western New York.. In Western New York, Columbus Day Weekend is a time where many Buffalonians who have left the area make their way back. It’s an unofficial homecoming weekend of sorts.

There is a sense of real excitement in the air around Ralph Wilson Stadium as Kim and Terry Pegula take over as new owners of the Buffalo Bills. Be there to usher in a new era of Bills football. Tickets are available and start at $110. There is also a Buffalo Sabres afternoon contest on Monday, Columbus Day. Looking for something to do with the kids on their day off? Ticket prices for Monday’s game  start at just $18. Just log into for prices that are far better than even those at the box office.

This weekend is also Ellicotville’s traditional Fall Fest. Saturday and Sunday, October 11th and 12th, 2014. WNY’ers are all too familiar with the trek down Route 219 Ellicottville’s  oldest and largest Festival takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color!  Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, an art and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment. For more information

My brother-in-law, a Lancaster high school graduate, moved away 15 years ago. As life would have it he met a great girl and three kids later he is settled into his new life in Memphis, TN. They are here in town to experience everything he misses about the area.  He plans on hitting Tim Horton’s, a Sabres game, Bills game, Ted’s, Duff’s Chicken Wings, etc.

Get out and take advantage of Fall in Western New York. Those that have always lived here should appreciate all that we have that so many other ex-patriates would die to have back.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

I just want you all to know that Cristoforo Colombo was Italian.

Happy Columbus Day! 🙂



Nick Giammusso is the President, CEO and Co-Founder of, a ticket marketplace that helps clients buy and sell sports, concerts and theater tickets worldwide. Prior to starting VIPTIX, Nick worked as a concert promoter and box office manager for his god parents Irwin and Monique Pate and their companies Pate & Associates and Prime Seats. He worked his way up to become the Director of Marketing & Ticket Sales at Prime Seats, a Buffalo, NY ticket company. Nick was instrumental in helping to grow a start-up ticket service into what became known as Western New York’s Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Box Office in the late 80′s and early 90′s.