Due to the evolving COVID-19 health pandemic, the 2021 Buffalo Auto Show will not take place in its customary February timeframe, but instead organizers are excited to be working on a potentially larger and more experiential event in late spring 2021. The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association, the show organizer, has not announced any new dates at this time, with more details forthcoming.
The NFADA does not want to speculate on a date, potentially having to move the event date again due to new state guidelines. For now, organizers are asking consumers for a little patience while they work out the details to carry out next steps for this unique event in 2021.
Although the Buffalo Auto Show will not take place in February, the New Car Dealers of Western New York are planning to turn February into “AUTO MONTH” which will provide links on BuffaloAutoShow.com. Consumers can link and browse the latest in 2021 “Wheels and Deals,” taking advantage of those annual Auto Show savings that consumers have come to expect from the New Car Dealers of Western New York this time of year.
Paul Stasiak, President of Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association said, “We are still firmly optimistic that we can present something very special in the late spring. Hopefully, the new vaccine will have a positive impact, our community will be healthy and we can host another great auto event in WNY.
“Helping to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 continues to be our highest priority. After extensive communication with our many partners, manufacturers, national touring partners, local officials, as well as experts in the medical field, we feel that pivoting to new show dates and a new format will be our safest course of action.”
Buffalo’s shift will be the latest of what has been a flurry of changes and reshuffling of nationally recognized auto shows in 2021 and 2022. A few of these changes were close to home. Rochester, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland Auto Shows have been cancelled in 2021; the New York Auto Show has been pushed back to August; while the North American International Auto Show in Detroit has settled on a late September event.
For more information, please contact Paul Stasiak at (716) 864-9572 or follow any and all 2021 show updates on www.BuffaloAutoShow.com.