News Release
 April 28, 2022
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets and the Taste of Buffalo are pleased to announce that Cameryn Zastrow, a talented artist from North Tonawanda, N.Y. is the grand prize winner of the 2022 Taste of Buffalo Tops Poster Art contest.

Cameryn was the winner for artists in the 13-17-year-old age group. Cameryn’s artwork will be featured on the festival poster and in the event’s marketing materials. In addition, Cameryn will receive a $1,000 prize. Karen Hilbert, a resident of Orchard Park, N.Y. was the winner in the 18+-year-old age group and will be presented with $500. The prizes are courtesy of Tops Friendly Markets and The Taste of Buffalo.

“We are so impressed with Cameryn’s abilities as a high school student and talented artist, incorporating so many elements that perfectly represent our festival. The herd of Buffalo, a wide variety of food just like our restaurants offer, and the street signs all showcase the best of the Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops,” said Luke Baecker, 2022 Taste of Buffalo chair. “Cameryn’s design can be enjoyed by everyone on this year’s festival poster, which will be displayed inside all of our participating restaurants, and on the cover of our digital festival guide available at”

The festival will return on July 9-10 and will be back in size to it’s typical footprint and is planned to take place in Niagara Square and on a portion of Delaware Avenue. We’re looking forward to hosting extraordinary chefs from Buffalo once again on our live culinary stage and presale food ticket vouchers will also be available for purchase at Tops Markets locations beginning in June.


About Tops Friendly Markets Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. As the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York, with over 14,000 associates, the company is dedicated to providing sustainably sourced, high-quality products, while helping its communities flourish via support for programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate youth and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption. 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. The 39th annual Taste will take place on July 9 and 10, 2022, 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 $543,000 has been raised at the festival for local charities including scholarships awarded annually to local high school seniors pursuing a culinary or hospitality-related degree. For more information, visit, and find us @tasteofbuffalo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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