Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show celebrating 30 yearsby jmaloni
"Fall" in love with the Niagara River Region
Celebrate the beginning of autumn in the historic Village of Lewiston with the work of Western New York's most talented crafters and jewelry artists. The 30th annual Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show will take place along Center Street on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and is free and open to the public. More than 85 crafters will showcase their artwork, jewelry, woodwork, candles and handmade crafts throughout the weekend.
A variety of food vendors can be found along the craft show route. Specialty boutiques, retail shops and local restaurants will be open, adding to the charm of the village's festival atmosphere. The farmers market located on South Fifth and Center streets will include a variety of fall harvest produce favorites, hardy mums, fresh honey, as well as a selection of wines from the Niagara Wine Trail.
On Saturday, entertainment in the Peace Garden will include the "Earth Voices of the Great Spirit" Native American program from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Hot Country Line Dances will perform in the KeyBank parking lot at 1:30 p.m. Hennepin Park Gazebo entertainment includes the Niagara Fiddlers Club at noon, the Lewiston Choraleers at 1 p.m., and Dance like a Star with Serge ballroom dance presentation at 2:15 p.m. Sunday entertainment includes Joe Webber from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Colt 45 Country Music Band from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Frontier House Stage. Lewiston Music will offer a music showcase at Hennepin Park Gazebo from noon to 3 p.m.
Sponsors for this year's festival include Hardison Funeral Homes, The Modern Corp., Robert Macvie Inc., Tedesco Construction, Fred Blue from Great Lakes Real Estate, Niagara Frontier Publications, The Buffalo News, and state Assemblyman John Ceretto.
The Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show is the start of the autumn season in the Niagara River Region. Additional events include the annual Scarecrow Display along the main streets in the four communities from Oct. 3-31; Marble Orchard "Ghost Walks" in Lewiston throughout October; Autumn Fest in Sanborn Oct. 4-5; Old Fort Niagara "Haunted Fortress" on Oct. 19 and 26 in Youngstown; and "Spooktacular" at the Niagara Power Project Visitors Center in Lewiston on Oct. 26.
For more information on the fall events, call the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce at 716-754-9500 or visit www.NiagaraRiverRegion.com.