- $29 for one general-admission ticket to the Bisons and the Bard event (up to $49 value)
- When: Saturday, October 24, from 5–8 p.m.
- Proceeds benefits Shakespeare in the Park
Bisons and the Bard
Though the baseball season has come to a close, the winter of Buffalo’s discontent is made glorious summer by the Bisons and the Bard event. This three-hour tasting, hosted by Pettibones Grille, lets guests snack on complimentary hors d’ouevres and sip beer and wine inside the confines of Coca-Cola Field. What’s more, the proceeds benefit Shakespeare in the Park, ensuring Hamlet doesn’t have to raise funds trying to sell skulls at the local flea market.
Despite spending most of their 125-plus-year history as a minor-league organization, the Bisons began play as a major-league club from 1879–85. All told, nearly 3,000 players and managers have donned the Bisons uniform, including 20 who have been immortalized in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Currently, the Bisons compete every summer for an International League title, as well as the Thruway Cup—a regional- and bragging rights–based trophy chased by the Bisons, the Rochester Red Wings, and the Syracuse Chiefs. The Bisons have done half of their competing since 1988 at Coca-Cola Field, which boasts the largest video board in the minors and an infield kept moist by hoses that spray water and not soda as the field’s name would suggest.