7th Annual Edible Book Festival


Sunday, April 12th  / 4pm-8pm

468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo

Join us for our 7th Annual Edible Book Festival!

The international Edible Book Festival is a family-friendly event that takes place on or around April 1 throughout the world. This event invites participants to create edible books that are exhibited, documented, and then consumed. Creations are ranked by local celebrity judges and artist/chefs are awarded with prizes donated from local businesses. All proceeds from ticket sales, entry fees, and basket raffles go towards ongoing programming at the WNY Book Arts Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

The event will run from 4-8 pm, with judging between 5:30-7pm. Prizes will be awarded and winners will be announced at approximately 7pm in the categories of: Best Book, Best Tasting, and Most Creative. Then we eat our words! Everyone is allowed to partake in eating the exhibits after judging.

Additional festivities include: a basket raffle featuring goods from local businesses and organizations & a free edible book kids craft! Come hungry!

General admission is $5 at the door ($3 for members of WNYBAC). Edible Book Chefs receive two free admissions!

We are now accepting entries!!!!

Interested in creating an edible book for the festival? Click here for details!

Need inspiration? Check out past entries!


Special ‘Thank You’ to this year’s Judges:

– Gerald Mead / Artist, Writer, Educator & Former Curator of the Burchfield Penny Art Center

– Todd Lesakowski / Head Chef at The Lodge on Chippewa in downtown Buffalo

– Lauren Newkirk Maynard / Editor, Food Writer & Board Member of Slow Food Buffalo Niagara  

– Kevin Lin / Head Chef at Sun Restaurant on Niagara St in Buffalo’s Black Rock

–  Tony Concialdi / Head Chef at Panaros on Delaware in Buffalo’s Allentown District


Special ‘Thank You’ to this year’s sponsors:

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Community Foundation Baird Foundation
Cameron Jane Wendt Foundation StoryGrowing