The global pandemic has been causing many difficulties for businesses and people in Buffalo and all around the world. One of our favorite things to do here in the summertime is visiting all the festivals. Year after year, they all seem to be timed out perfectly, from the "Taste of Buffalo", to the "Allen Town Art Festival", The "Juneteenth" just to name a few. I have been going to festivals in Buffalo since I was a young child, now, I enjoy taking my children.

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The Galbani Cheese Italian Heritage Festival is the latest event to fall victim to this horrible pandemic. COVID-19 cases here in Western New York are starting to rise again, although vaccines are more available and people are starting to be vaccinated, there are some people with COVID-19 fatigue, and I believe they are letting their guards down too early. There is a statement on the festival's website that says why they canceled the event.

The cancelation of the event was for the safety and well being of our vendors, patrons, and board members.

This is just another blow to people like me that really look forward to getting out and trying food from all the different Italian vendors. Some other festivals that have been canceled or forced to go virtual are Juneteenth, Canalside Concerts, Erie County Fair, and the Buffalo Greek Fest. I guess my feelings are pretty close to the same as many other people here in Buffalo, let's work hard to get vaccinated and stay masked up, so we can get through this thing for good.

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