News Release
 February 10, 2020
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops Friendly Markets is inviting local artists (children and the general public alike) to capture its essence in art by entering in the 2020 poster art contest. This year’s festival taking place July 11-12, 2020, will once again fill the streets of downtown Buffalo with over 450,000 guests, delicious menu items from over 50 restaurants and food trucks, and six wineries.

Beginning Sunday, February 9, 2020 persons 13 years of age and older are encouraged to submit their designs. Original works of art that best convey the feel and flavor of this summertime food festival will be accepted until Friday, April 3, 2020. Two cash prizes of $500 each will be awarded (one in each of two age categories – Children 13-17 years of age and Adult 18+ years of age. One grand prize winner will then be selected from the two finalists. The grand prize winner will receive an additional $500 and their artwork will become the official 2020 Taste of Buffalo poster and may be used in some of the Taste’s other marketing materials. The entries will be judged and the winners will be announced on or about Wednesday, April 8, 2020. A complete list of rules and design guidelines can be found on the Tops website at and on

"The Taste represents the best of what Buffalo has to offer, and the poster art contest contributes to that sense of pride in our community," said Erin Collins, 2020 Taste of Buffalo chair. "We encourage artists from all over Western New York to submit their best creative work."


About Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 14,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit

About Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is the nation's largest two-day food festival, attracting more than 450,000 visitors each year. The 37th annual Taste will take place on July 11 and 12, 2020 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo. The Taste is a not-for-profit organization with more than 1,000 volunteers helping to put on the annual event. Approximately $538,000 has been raised at the festival for local charities in addition to five $1,000 scholarships awarded annually to local high school seniors pursuing a culinary or hospitality-related degree. For more information, visit and find @tasteofbuffalo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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