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Niagara County Peach Festival in Lewiston 2024, New York State

Explore the world of peach cakes, pies, and shortcakes at the annual fruit extravaganza

Dates: September 5–8, 2024

Niagara County Peach Festival, aka Lewiston Peach Festival, is an extremely sweet celebration, which is all about peaches and fun. The annual event runs in Academy Park of Lewiston, New York, and spans four amazing days in early September. You'll be carried away by the diversity of mouth-watering treats cooked from this wholesome mid-summer fruit. But aside from excellent food, you can also count on amusement rides and games for all ages, a parade, live stage entertainment, a 5K run, a Peach Queen Contest, and other riveting, family-friendly activities.

Festival Program

The exciting festivities include several peach-themed events, including Peach Taste-Off on September 5th at 5:30 pm. Amateur bakers, professional cooks, and even children can compete for the title of the best peach recipe, each in their own category. Numerous baked goods made from fresh peaches are presented at the festival, enthusing all attendees. Peach shortcakes is another classic dessert, which can be tasted during the eating contest.

Additionally, festivalgoers have a chance to ride exciting carnival rides, like the Ferris Wheel, carousels, and many others. Each ride requires carnival tickets or a wristband, which you can purchase either in advance in locations throughout Lewiston and Niagara or on-site. The coronation ceremony of the Peach Festival's Queen annually takes place on Sunday. The festival organizes a similar children's contest, with an adorable name Peach Fuzz & Blossom. Children between ages of 5 and 7 can participate.

Peach Festival Parade (September 7, 2024)

A highlight of Niagara County Peach Festival is the annual parade, which unfolds throughout the streets of Lewiston on September 7th. The procession normally begins at 11 am on Central Street and features representatives of local small businesses and organizations, marching bands, decorated floats, and lots of music. The spectators line up the Central Street and cheer the participants on, celebrating the onset of fall.

Live Music

Throughout the entire run of the festival, live musicians will be entertaining the crowd at the stage of Lewiston Academy Park. The past lineups included The Thurman Brothers Band, Nerds Gone Wild, Everyday People, and Terry Buchwald. This year, Everyday People, Queen City, and Terry Buchwald return to the stage of the festival. While you can dance all you want to the music at the venue, there's also a dance showcase where you can mingle in the crowd and demonstrate your dancing skills.

Schedule & Hours

The hours of the festival differ by the day. Festivities kick off at 5 pm and run through 10 pm on Thursday, 5 pm through 11 pm on Friday, and 2:30 pm through 11 pm on Saturday. On Sunday, the venue is open from 12 pm until 10 pm.

Transportation & Parking

Thanks to the generous sponsorship, the Niagara County Peach Festival offers free shuttle and parking services. You can find the shuttle lot by following the shuttle signs as you enter the village on Center Street. The route lies either along South 9th Street or Portage Road. Also, handicapped-accessible parking is available on Center Street between 8th Street and 9th Street.

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