The Lewiston Garden Club’s GardenFest is the latest large event canceled in the River Region.
Chairwoman Judy Talarico said, “Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Lewiston GardenFest presented by Lewiston Garden Club is cancelling its 2020 event scheduled for June 20 and 21. This was not an easy decision but, after careful consideration, our volunteer organizing committee feels forgoing this year’s event is in the best interest of the health and safety of our festival attendees and vendors.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Village of Lewiston to celebrate our 15th Lewiston GardenFest in June 2021.”
Other events recently canceled for 2020 include the Village of Lewiston’s Spring Fling (the accompanying inclusive playground ribbon-cutting ceremony is postponed), the Taste of Lewiston, the Lewiston Smelt Festival, the Lewiston Memorial Day parade and luncheon, and the Women’s Porter Cup Tournament. The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Gala is postponed.
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch said, “I’m very hopeful that, once we start seeing the numbers decline, that more things will be able to happen,” including the Lewiston Art Festival and Northwest Jazz Festival in August. “I’m very hopeful that we’ll still have those festivals. … The only thing I can do is just sit and wait until the state decides what we can and can’t do.”