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Two winter festivals taking place this weekend

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For families looking for some fun this weekend, there are two park-centric winter festivals to choose from.  Saturday in Buffalo's Delaware Park, the third annual Flurrious! Festival will feature a number of outdoor and indoor activities. Admission is free. Food, live music, and sleigh rides will be available.

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy President and CEO Thomas Herrera-Mishler says the festival includes more than a dozen events, including ice skating (bring your own skates), a snowman making challenge, igloo building, and a Harry Potter-inspired Quidditch tournament.

"There's all kinds of great things going on in the park tomorrow and we invite Western New York come come and enjoy their historic Olmsted park," Herrera-Mishler said.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Parking will be available at The Buffalo Zoo, on Parkside Avenue, and after the 10 a.m. 'Ice Man' run, along the park's ring road.  More information is available at bfloparks.org

On Sunday, Erie County's Winterfest 2013 will be celebrated at Chestnut Ridge Park.  That event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

In addition to sledding and tobogganing, activities will include snow sculpting, mountain bike races, snow bowling and a free children's concert. More information can be found here.

Weather should cooperate nicely for the festivals with snow showers likely Saturday morning and a chance of snow showers in the afternoon and highs in the mid 20s.  On Sunday, mostly sunny skies are in the forecast with highs in the upper 20s.

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.. - 2 p.m.