Thousands flock to Riverworks for the 3rd Annual Totally Buffalo Festival! We’ve got a Wrap-Up,, Pics and Winning Basket Info!

May 28, 2019

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!!

Wow, did we feel the Buffalove over Memorial Day Weekend! Thousands of Western New Yorkers flocked to Buffalo Riverworks for the biggest and best totally Buffalo Festival to date! We could not have asked for more. In the end, the weather was beautiful and things went off without a hitch!

We wanted to take a few moments to say thank you.

Thank you to our amazing staff who always go above and beyond the call of duty! Thank you to Riverworks for being so easy and wonderful to work with. Thank you to all of the talented vendors and artisans who brought their beautiful merchandise and donated to our basket raffle. Thank you to the shoppers who bought local and helped our local economy. Thank you to the families who brought their kids out to play! Thank you to our event sponsors – some of the most amazing and generous Buffalo businesses around!  Thank you to our volunteers and board members and those who donated to our raffle – who all helped raise thousands of dollars for Totally Buffalo’s Hope for the Holidays! Thank you to the incredible musicians who helped us stay entertained all weekend long! Thank you to the radio and television stations, websites, blogs and newspapers who shared details of the festival to the community! Thank you to all of our friends and family for supporting us. We could not have done it without each and every one of you! SO THANK YOU!!!


Here are the winners of the basket raffles – Some of the winners were there as we drew the numbers – the rest are listed!

We will put first name and LAST four digits of your phone number. We’ve started called you – but in case you missed us – here you go!


Birdie 8388 – White Crab Soap Basket

Atti -2670  – Buffalo and bag by 716 Shop

Mary -8533 – Red, white and blue bottle creation with flags – By Blossoming Creations

Kathy -0804 – Wooden HOME sign by Blue Rooster

Kathy 0804 – Wooden Buffalove Sign by Shabby Chic

Kathy 0804 – Buffalo basket by Cip Shop Buffalo

Kathy 0804 – Lottery Card Frame!

Terry -6710 – $25 Salon Nouveau gift card

Judy – 0854 – Buffalove  Casserole Dish by Queen City Crafts

Mary -5464 – Curious Cookie basket

Gail and Jeff –  4404 – Buffalo art by Doogie Doodles 716

Jill  – 6534 Candle Basket

Rae -3993 HUGE Thirty One gift basket

Dawn -9392  Decorative Bottle by City Light Creations

Bill  – 9278 – Kindle

Deborah -0289 Sugar & Spice picnic basket

Ronnie -0348 – Totally Tea Time by NyZosa Designs

Gonk -4974 – bathroom spa basket

Sam -2937 Cat in the Hat Basket

A & G -5736 Smaller thirty one basket

Lee Ann – 8473 – Embraced by the Difference Basket

Deborah -0289 –  Predmore Creations wine basket

Jess -7611 – Pink Cow Basket

Lisa -2045 – 716 Candle

P Carnes -3139 – Patriotic Basket

Lisa M -2045 Buffalove basket

M Doltn  -2044 – US Mint basket

M Doltn -2044 – Buffalo Irish Basket by Nickel City Designs

Erica  -8115 – fetch dog treat basket

Erica – 8115 Beach Keen Buffalo Basket

Elizabeth – 8564 – $50 gift card to Craft Kitchen and Bar

A&C  – 5735 – $50 gift card to Made in America store

Lori  -7429 Goodie basket by We R Nuts

Jan -4792 – laundry supply basket

Caroline -2443 – pink cow basket

Ella Lee -0710 – BBQ basket by Jann At Tastefully Simple

Karen  -3459 – Mary’s lakeside jewelry

Rae -8863 Pink Cow ice cream truck basket

Valerie -0278  Nanny goat jewelry basket

Mary O – spices by Kissed by the Sun

Elizabeth – Stella & Dot Gift Card

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About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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