I think we would all agree that FREE is best! Here are 8 free things to do in Niagara in October. It’s good to save money and still have fun with family and friends!
Feast Street Niagara
When: Saturday, September 30th (noon-11:00 pm)- Sunday, October 1st (noon-6:00 pm)
Where: Downtown Welland.
*Free Parking available: East main street, Hellems Avenue, Division St. King St. or The Farmers Market at Division and Young Street.
Feast Street Niagara is a FREE event for everyone! Diverse music, delicious food, beer, wines and ciders, all weekend long for Niagara’s BIGGEST and most diverse festival!
Rogers Hometown Hockey in Niagara Falls
When: Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th
Where: Queen Victoria Park
In the first of 24 stops this season, the two-day celebration of Rogers Hometown Hockey (season 4) will take place in Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls.
Ron MacLean and Tara Slone as they host the free event, and it will be a full weekend of National Hockey League alumni, activities, musical acts, giveaways & much more!
Boo at the Zoo
When: Saturday, October 7th – Monday, October 9th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Safari Niagara, 2821 Stevensville Road, Stevensville
**admission is FREE ONLY to kids that are dressed in costume from ages 0-12** (13+ is $15 at the gate).
At Boo at the Zoo, kids get to trick or treat their way around the zoo. There is also:
- Scavenger Hunt Contest for your chance win a 2018 family season membership (2 Adult/ 2 Child)
- Fun House
- Kids Dance Party
29th Annual Pumpkinville
When: Saturday, October 14th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm, 650 Read Road, St. Catharines
This is a family fall festival with plenty of FREE games, activities and entertainment including: pumpkin carving, scarecrow building, bouncers, hay dive, crafts, facepainting and so much more. For the first 500 families you will receive a free pumpkin. Judging begins at 1:30 p.m.
The Niagara IceDogs will host the scarecrow building station. Stakes, straw and clothing will be provided. Families are encouraged to bring old clothing and other accessories for their scarecrow creations.
There is also a free shuttle from the Grantham Lions parking lot to and from event.
Grantham Lions Club: 732 Niagara St, St Catharines
14th Annual Pumpkinfest
When: Saturday, October 21st from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Heartland Forest, 8215 Heartland Forest Road, Niagara Falls
This is their annual fall festival! Free admission to enter. they will have delicious food and desserts, artisan vendors, and activities for all ages and all abilities.
100% of the proceeds made go to their environmental stewardship, educational programming, and disability programs.
When: Saturday, October 21st from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Lock Street and Hogan’s Alley, Port Dalhousie
Celebrate the traditions of a German Oktoberfest in Port Dalhousie with authentic style foods, live music and craft beer vendors.
Niagara Health Expo
When: October 21st from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre, 547 Glenridge Ave, St. Catharines
The 4th annual Niagara Health Expo is a FREE community event that connects visitors with doctors and healthcare providers. This is your chance to see exhibitor displays, expert speakers, demonstrations, activities, win prizes, get samples, and much more. Parking is also free.
Tunnel of Terror
When: Saturday, October 28th – Tuesday, October 31st
Where: 3007 Loyalist Avenue, Niagara Falls
*Donations are not required, however they are appreciated. Requests for non perishable food items for Project Share and/or cash donations for a local young boy named Tristan Romeo.
The Tunnel of Terror for Project Share & Kids with Cancer is a Halloween yard haunt Charity event.
The Tunnel of Terror is a handmade haunted tunnel made of wood and tarps, built in the backyard of David and Karyn Torbett. This year it’s more like a house than a tunnel. It’s over 900 sq ft of walk through haunted tunnels, hallways and rooms with live actors inside and a few spooks and surprises around every corner and behind every door. This is the 8th year for The Tunnel of Terror.
For a list of Niagara region Festivals and Fairs for the Fall season, click here.