The 63rd annual Niagara County Peach Festival has been canceled by the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston due to restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston is saddened to announce we will not be able to hold the Peach Festival this year,” event Chairman Dean Beltrano. “After discussions with our vendors, the cancellation by our ride vendor – Amusement Rides of America – and for the safety of our members, volunteers and the community at large, the board of directors decided it would be in the best interest to cancel the festival this year and come back stronger in 2021. We thank the community for their continued support and look forward to seeing you all at Lewiston's Academy Park Sept. 9, 10, 11 and 12 in 2021.”
The 2020 Niagara County Peach Festival was scheduled Sept. 10-13 at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston. The annual event draws an estimated crowd of 35,000 people over four days.
The Niagara County Peach Festival has been held by the Lewiston Kiwanis since 1958, having raised well over $1 million in goods and donations for area charities and organizations from festival proceeds.
Information and dates for the 2021 Niagara County Peach Festival can be found at www.lewistonpeachfestival.org.