Balls Falls

Ball's Falls Thanksgiving Festival

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A NIAGARA TRADITION
In its 47th year, the Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival is a Niagara Tradition that runs October 8th through October 11th. (10am to 5pm)

This Thanksgiving, come enjoy a classic Niagara Tradition in a fun and safe manner at the 2021 Ball's Falls Thanksgiving Festival! Guests will enjoy a classic family favourite, a longstanding Niagara Tradition, and a great way to spend the holiday season.

The 47th Annual Ball's Falls Thanksgiving Festival will feature many of your favorites, including 50+ artisan crafters, delicious food, handcrafted drinks and wines, local farmers' market vendors, live acoustic music, children's activities, historical demonstrations, heritage tours and nature hikes.

While experiencing the sights, sounds, and smells of the Thanksgiving Festival and exploring the colourful forested trails, take in the beauty of the fall along the Niagara Escarpment.

Despite the restrictions to keep everyone safe, the 2021 Thanksgiving Festival offers a wonderful opportunity for visitors to hike trails, take a heritage village tour, admire the scenic scenery and waterfalls, and support local business owners and artisans.

It is particularly significant for this year, as the Festival allows people to shop online in advance and in person over Thanksgiving Weekend, celebrating and supporting local artisans, crafters, farmers, vendors, and small businesses that have been significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In order to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees and vendors, the Festival adheres to all provincial and local COVID-19 regulations and public health guidance.

The first Thanksgiving Festival was held at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area in 1974. The intention was simple: to raise money for conservation and environmental programs that were not otherwise funded. This remains the purpose of the Festival today. From its humble beginnings as a one-day craft show, the event has become a family tradition.

FESTIVAL DATES
October 8th through October 11th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION & PARKING
The festival is held at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area in Lincoln. Parking will be available on site and volunteers will be available to direct you where to park. A shuttle is available to take you from the parking lot to festival grounds.

Tickets available online https://thanksgivingfestival.ca/shop-now/

Please no pets. Service dogs only. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.

 

HERITAGE TOURS
As you continue your adventure, you will discover that Ball’s Falls has been lovingly maintained to its early mid 19th century industrial hamlet atmosphere featuring the original Ball family home, an operating flour mill, a lime kiln, a church, black smith shop, carriage shed, and more.

Travel back in time this Thanksgiving weekend at our Historical Village with:

  • Black Smith Shop Tours and Demonstration
  • Grist Mill Tours
  • Niagara Handweavers and Spinners Demonstrations
  • Ball Family Home Tours
  • Ball’s Falls Historical Church Tours

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