Allen West Festival 2021 is Canceled Due to COVID-19

Founded in 1998, the Allen West Festival is held on the second weekend in June each year. The 2021 Festival, which was scheduled for June 12 and 13 from 10:00AM to 6:00 PM each day, has been Canceled. The Allentown Association announced the decision to cancel the 2021 Festival due to State of New York guidelines related to COVID-19.

New York State guidelines related to COVID-19 call for limiting the number of individuals who would be allowed to visit the Festival each hour.  The limited number of Festival attendees would not be large enough to ensure that the event would be financially viable for the artists who participate and the cost of security to enforce regulations would be prohibitive.

The Allentown Association understands that the restrictions are a necessary and sensible precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and has made the difficult decision that the best action at this time is to cancel the Festival for 2021.

Artists who submitted applications for the Festival will be notified and issued a refund.


The Festival is traditionally held on Allen Street from Elmwood to Wadsworth and Wadsworth Street from Allen to Hudson.

The festival is produced by The Allentown Association, Inc. and promotes local artists and craftspeople from throughout Western New York as well as Allentown Businesses. In recent years there have been over 150 participating artists, vendors, restaurants and local businesses!

This event is the largest fundraiser for the Allentown Association.  Proceeds help with the Association’s mission to promote historic preservation in the Allentown National Historic District as well as regionally and to benefit the Allentown neighborhood though community gardens/beautification, crime and safety awareness and to promote the year-round cultural attractions of the Historic District.



Applications for the 2022 Festival will be available beginning January 1, 2022 and must be sent to the Allentown Association, Inc. postmarked NO LATER THAN March 31, 2022 in order to be considered for the festival.

Artists/vendors will be notified by mail if you are accepted or not.  If you apply and do not receive an email by May 1, 2022, please email

  • Date: 06-11-2022