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2020 Niagara County Peach Festival canceled due to COVID-19

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Posted at 10:13 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 10:13:41-04

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WKBW) — Organizers announced Wednesday the 2020 Niagara County Peach Festival has been canceled due to COVID-19.

“The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston is saddened to announce we will not be able to hold the Peach Festival this year,” said Peach Festival 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 in 2021."

The festival, which have been the 63rd annual, was set to take place September 10 to the 13 at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston.

Organizers say the festival usually draws thousands of people and has raised over one million dollars in goods and donations for charities and organizations in the area since it began in 1958.

The 2021 Niagara County Peach Festival is set to take place September 9 to the 12.