Labour Day weekend may be over and the kids are back to school, but Niagara still has another big event on the horizon! The 20th Annual Niagara Food Festival occurs this coming weekend beginning Friday, September 6th, 2013 to Sunday, September 8th, 2013. This is “The Peninsula’s Tastiest Party” and draws an estimated tens of thousands of visitors every year, with this year possibly surpassing those previous. The Niagara Food Festival is set in Downtown Welland, just a short drive from Niagara Falls. For 2013, there is a confirmed 50 food vendors participating, plus various other art and community vendors.
When and what time does the Niagara Food Festival run?
Friday, September 6th, 2013: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday, September 7th, 2013: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday, September 8th, 2013: 11:00am – 5:00pm
The Niagara Food Festival has some big entertainment acts lined up in honour of its 20th Anniversary including:
The Trews - Friday, September 6th, 2013 @ 9:35 pm
Wide Mouth Mason - Saturday, September 7th, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Big Sugar - Saturday, September 8th, 2013 @ 9:20 pm
To cap off all the excitement, Friday and Saturday evening will come complete with a fireworks show right after the evenings entertainment at approximately 10:50pm — be sure to catch the 15 minute displays!
These big names plus many, many more are set to perform on stage. Click here for a full schedule of entertainment listings.
Special appearances by the Food Network Celebrity Chefs Chuck Hughes, Anna Olson and Danny Smiles will also be on hand, complete with food demonstrations and a “Community Breakfast” with Anna and Michael Olson at 8:00 am on Sunday, September 8th, 2013 at the Riverstone Event Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend, but it is a ticketed event. Click here for ticket details.
FREE Festival Shuttle!
Street parking is limited, so take the FREE Niagara Food Festival Shuttle to Downtown Welland! The buses run from the Seaway Mall Cinema Entrance to Hellems/East Main St. in Downtown Welland. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes. Click here for the shuttle times, complete with directions to the event.
If you want to make it a full day of fun in Niagara, be sure to visit Clifton Hill and take advantage of one of the best family deals going — the Clifton Hill Fun Pass! This pass gets you 5 amazing attractions located on Clifton Hill at 50% off the retail price. Get the Niagara Skywheel, Dinosaur Adventure Golf or Galaxy Golf, the XD Ride Theatre (featuring “Cosmic Coaster”), Ghostblasters Dark Ride, Movieland Wax Museum and some bonus game tokens to use inside the Great Canadian Midway – Niagara’s own 70,000 square foot entertainment facility and also home to Boston Pizza and Strike Rock N Bowl – a 14 lane, 10 pin bowling alley!
September in Niagara Falls is the perfect time to enjoy getting away with the family for the weekend. The crowds have lessened, the weather is the perfect temperature and hotel rates are affordable. The Comfort Inn Clifton Hill is close to all the action in Niagara and only a 5 minute walk to the Falls. With great rates and packages, it’s been awarded the “Traveler’s Choice” Award by Trip Advisor for a top 10 Family Hotel for this reason.