The Niagara Food Festival
The 21st Annual Niagara Food Festival occurs just after all the Labour Day weekend events (click here to see what’s happening in Niagara Falls). Head to Welland on Friday, September 5th, 2014 to Sunday, September 7th, 2014. This is “The Peninsula’s Tastiest Party” and draws an estimated tens of thousands of visitors every year, with possibly this year surpassing those previous. The Niagara Food Festival is set in Downtown Welland, just a short drive from Niagara Falls. For 2014, there will be over 40 food vendors participating, plus various other art and community vendors.
Many of 2013’s food vendors will be returning, as well as newcomers such as Smoke’s Poutinerie, U Need a Pita, The Salty Pig and C.C. Swirls.
When and what time does the Niagara Food Festival run?
Friday, September 5th, 2014: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday, September 6th, 2014: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday, September 7th, 2014: 11:00am – 5:00pm
As usual, the Niagara Food Festival has some big entertainment acts lined up this year. Here is the schedule:
6:30 pm POOR YOUNG THINGS
7:15 pm THE JOHNSTONES
8:15 pm THE GLORIOUS SONS
9:30 pm BORN RUFFIANS
**Born Ruffians “Needle” from the album “Birthmarks”**:
6:30 pm STREET PHARMACY
8:00 pm STONE RIVER
9:30 pm DAVID WILCOX
**David Wilcox “Layin Pipe” from the album “Breakfast at the Circus”**:
12:30 pm THE UNCLE JESSE’S
3:30 pm REDLINE
To cap off all the excitement, Friday and Saturday evening will come complete with a fireworks show right after the evening’s entertainment — be sure to catch the 15 minute displays!
FREE Festival Shuttle!
Street parking is limited, so take the FREE Niagara Food Festival Shuttle to Downtown Welland! The shuttle is available from the rear parking lot at the Seaway Mall in Welland, dropping guests off in the heart of the Festival in Downtown Welland at King St. and East Main Street. Park for FREE at the Seaway Mall. Shuttles run every 20 minutes. Click here for the shuttle times, complete with directions to the event.
Here is a map overview of the Niagara Food Festival:
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 Wizard’s Golf, the XD Ride Theatre (featuring “Safari Adventure”), 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 Clifton Hill Niagara Falls Hotel 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.
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