A major Buffalo food festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing concerns.

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Organizers of the Galbani Italian Heritage Festival announced that the summer food festival will not take place in 2020, according to WKBW. The Italian Heritage Festival was scheduled to take place on July 18 and 19 in Niagara Square.

"For the health and safety of our guests, vendors and board members it was essential to come to this decision." Galbani Italian Heritage Festival Chair, Marco Sciortino via WKBW

The Taste of Buffalo will held virtually this year. Lots of people have questioned what that looks like, since it is a food festival. Organizer said there will be virtual entertainment, cooking demos and more. Food will be available to participating restaurants, food trucks and wineries via takeout.

It seems inevitable that this will be the continuing theme for the summer, with other food festivals either going virtual or cancelling.

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