Annual Festival of Slice going virtual amid pandemic

This file photo from the 2018 Festival of Slice in downtown Niagara Falls shows workers busily trying to keep up with demand from customers of the event which proved popular among pizza lovers from across the region. Organizers of the annual Festival of Slice announced Thursday that this year's event is going virtual, with participants encouraged to take photos of themselves eating pizza purchased from Niagara County pizzerias for the chance to win prizes. The 2020 virtual Festival of Slice is scheduled for Dec. 4. For more information, visit or follow the Festival of Slice on Facebook.

There's one thing the pandemic won't stop in Niagara County and that's the opportunity to enjoy a delicious slices of pizza from a wide variety of local pizzerias. 

That's the attitude organizers of the popular Festival of Slice Pizza Celebration are taking this year as they have decided that "the virtual pizza party must go on."

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Festival of Slice Pizza Celebration is unable to take place as an in-person festival this year. Instead, organizers of the annual event are inviting pizza lovers to participate in the Festival of Slice Virtual Pizza Party, on Dec. 4. Customers are encouraged to purchase directly from their favorite Niagara County pizzerias.

Anyone who purchases a pizza (either in-person or delivery) from a Niagara County pizzeria on Dec. 4 and posts a picture of it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #FestivalofSlice will be entered for a chance to win a variety of prizes. One lucky pizza lover will be chosen at random to win a $100 Visa gift card.

The Festival of Slice team along with festival mascot Señor Slice, will visit various Niagara County pizzerias throughout the day on Dec. 4, for photos and giveaways.

For more information, visit or follow the Festival of Slice on Facebook.

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