After nearly two years, the annual Niagara County Peach Festival will return next month. It will be a four day event held September 9 through September 12. 

The 63rd annual Niagara County Peach Festival will feature approximately 30 vendors throughout the four days of fun at Lewiston’s Academy Park, located at 851 Center Street, Lewiston, NY, 14092. 

Event organizers are anticipating quite a turnout this year, with more than 38,000 people are expected to attend the festival this year after being deprived of it last year. 

Although it is dubbed by it’s name a “peach festival,” you can expect a variety of food-based events and contests, so feel free to come to the festival on an empty stomach!

And if you are still looking for an option as to where you can receive your COVID-19 vaccine, there will be a free COVID vaccination on site from 11 am - 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday during the event. 

Here is what you can expect for each day of the festival:

Thursday Sept. 9 - Opening Day

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Buffalo Sports Mascots & Super Heroes meet and greet on field

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Peach Taste Off on Stage

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Celebrity Shortcake Eating Contest on Stage

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: “Nerds Gone Wild” on Stage

Friday Sept. 10 - Day 2
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Opening Ceremony on Stage

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: All-Stars Cheer-leading Competition on Stage

8:30 pm – 11:00 pm: “Rusty Nickel” on Stage

Saturday, Sept. 11 - Day 3

11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Parade on Center Street

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm:  Peach Blossom Contest on Stage

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm:  Peach Fuzz Contest

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Peach Queen Fashion Show

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: A Tribute to Elvis with Terry Buchwald

Sunday, Sept. 12 - Final Day

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm:  Dance Showcase

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Everyday People

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Peach Queen Contest Finals

Note that all times are approximate and are subject to change.

The Niagara County Peach Festival will also be providing a free shuttle parking, with thanks to their sponsors.

Tickets for the festival can be bought on their website, which is available here.

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