Tickets offer a 50 percent discount on all festival rides; tickets available at numerous River Region, Niagara Falls locations
By Terry Duffy
Time to begin planning for the upcoming Peach Festival.
Entering its 61st year, the annual Niagara County Peach Festival opens Thursday, Sept. 6, and continues to Sunday, Sept. 9, at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. The event is presented by the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston.
Lewiston Kiwanis officials report the festival's ever-popular advance ride tickets are now on sale and offer a 50 percent discount on all festival rides.
"We are very, very lucky this year that we have been able to obtain the (same) ride company," said Jerry Wolfgang, Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival advisory chairman. The club is again partnering with national festival ride provider Amusements of America. "Ride companies are not very easy to obtain; we have had the same ride company for the past five years, and they're doing a very good job."
Wolfgang spoke of the exceptional value for festivalgoers via the Kiwanis advance sale ticket offering.
"Advance ride tickets are the best way for families to come to the festival and save 50 percent by buying tickets ahead of time," he said. "One ticket per ride and there's 10 tickets in a batch. That's $20 for 10 tickets. That sale takes place right now - currently at a number of different businesses, banks, Tops Markets, etc.
"This is a great way for families to save money!"
Wolfgang noted there is no admission fee for visitors to the Academy Park festival grounds.
Advanced ride sale tickets are now available for purchase at the following locations: DiMino's Lewiston Tops; Tops, Military Road - Town of Niagara; Niagara University; Wedge Liquors - Niagara Falls; Capitol Cleaners - Lewiston and Niagara Falls locations; Supermarket Liquors - Niagara Falls; Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union - Niagara Falls; Latina Importing Co. - Niagara Falls; Tim Hortons - Niagara Falls locations (Military Road, Military Road/Witmer Road, Niagara Falls Boulevard, Six Corners and both Pine Avenue locations); DiCamillo Bakery - Lewiston and Niagara Falls stores; Northwest Savings Bank - Lewiston and Niagara Falls (Military Road) branches; KeyBank - Lewiston and Ransomville branches; and Bank of America - Lewiston.
Also, The Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q. - Lewiston; Villa Coffee Shop - Lewiston; Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 - Lewiston; Greg's Pools - Lewiston; Lovely Nails - Lewiston; Coppins Service Center - Lewiston; Janice's Salon and Day Spa - Lewiston; Warren's Village Hardware - Lewiston; Apple Granny Restaurant - Lewiston; Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce - Lewiston; Stuart Sports - Lewiston; The Orange Cat - Lewiston; Favorites Pizzeria - Lewiston; Our Lady of Fatima Shrine - Lewiston; Knead the Dough - Ransomville; Main Street Pizzeria - Youngstown; The Village Diner - Youngstown; The Youngstown Galley; Scibilia's Haircutters - Niagara Falls; and Niagara Frontier Publications - Grand Island.
The Niagara County Peach Festival opens at 6 p.m. and concludes at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6. Weekend festival hours are: 5:30-11 p.m., Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.lewistonpeachfestival.org