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Peach Festival scheduled Sept. 9-11 in Lewiston

The 59th annual Niagara County Peach Festival is expected to draw more than 30,000 people Sept. 9-11 to Academy Park in Lewiston.

Organizers say more than 13,000 pounds, or 6.5 tons, of locally harvested peaches will be served this year to festival-goers, along with fresh peach shortcake made by the DiCamillo Bakery of Lewiston,

The festival highlights include a peach recipe contest, a peach eating contest, a parade, a 5K run, carnival rides, live musical entertainment, and the crowning of a peach queen.

Recipes for the peach recipe contest must be mailed by Aug. 29th to Barbara Walck, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY, 14132.

More information about the festival and its schedule of events is available at

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