Chamber: Buffalo's Crazy Days A 'Pretty Good Weekend'

Water barrel races at the 2013 Buffalo Crazy Days and Nights Celebration.
Water barrel races at the 2013 Buffalo Crazy Days and Nights Celebration.

This year's Buffalo Crazy Days and Nights celebration looks to have been a success, according to Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Director Angela Jarvis, who said overall it was “a pretty good weekend.”

Downtown businesses had their items out on the sidewalks both Friday and Saturday, enticing both locals and visitors to stop and see what what available.
Jarvis said most retailers had good weekends.

Crazy Woman Square also had vendors both days offering everything from jewelry to photographs to sno-cones, food and other refreshments.

Friday evening the band “Gun Shy” performed at the street dance downtown and hundreds danced until well after 11pm.

Saturday morning there was a once-proud tradition that the Chamber is trying to revive...the water barrel races at Prosinski Park.
For those who have never seen one, two teams, dressed in fireman's protective gear, use fire hoses (courtesy of the Johnson County Fire District One Firemen) and shoot a barrel attached to a wire, with the goal to move the barrel to your opponents' pole.

Needless to say those participating, and even some spectators, got at least a little wet.

Six teams participated, and the results were: First place (for the third straight year) to the “Never Say Die” team; second place to the “Wombats” team; and third place to the Chamber of Commerce team.

For pictures from this weekend's fun events at Crazy Days and Nights, check out the main page at

The Health Nut
view counter

Send us a News Tip!

Have a news tip?
Use our anonymous form to let us know.