Experience the best of the region’s flavors at these upcoming food festivals.
Savor the bounty of Niagara’s flourishing food scene this year as local brewers, winemakers and chefs set up shop at a plethora of fun food events. No matter what your favorite kind of fare may be, you’ll find it in Niagara County. Here are the can’t-miss culinary events of 2023.
For one day each summer, local restaurants line up along Lockport’s Main Street, offering samples of their best dishes. For entertainment, there’s live music all day and a dedicated family area complete with games, art, activities and resting areas for young children.
September 5-8, 2024
Heading into its 66th year, this beloved peach festival in Lewiston is a celebration of so much more than everyone’s favorite stone fruit. Carnival rides, live entertainment and a parade provide fun for all ages, while the variety of food options ensure nobody goes home hungry. Just make sure to save room for the signature peach shortcake — it’s a Niagara tradition.
September 28-29, 2024
Lewiston’s premier fall festival, Harvest & Hops features more than 100 artisan vendors, myriad craft beer purveyors and a farmers’ market full of autumnal produce. Set along a shut-down Center Street, the Hallmark-like atmosphere invites food festival visitors to explore, meander and stay a while.
Sample the wares of more than 30 craft breweries, cideries and wineries while enjoying live music, vendors, food and games at this annual beer and wine event in the Niagara Falls Convention Center. A general ticket grants you access to unlimited three-ounce samples plus the chance to chat with craft brewers and winemakers. Live music, food and yard games round out the experience.
December 9, 2023
Pizza lovers unite! The Festival of Slice is an annual celebration of Western New York’s pizzerias, local restaurants and the culture of cup & char. Visitors can sample a slew of slices and vote on their favorites, while also enjoying live music, a bocce tournament and craft beer and wine options.