A Niagara Tradition
Entering its 47th year, the Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival is a Niagara Tradition that will run October 8th through October 11th.
The 2020 festival, which was originally conceived as four days of exciting in-person shopping, featuring delicious local food, drinks, artisan vendors, and historical tours and demonstrations was successfully transformed into a virtual experience. Our visitors joined us on a virtual adventure where they enjoyed heritage village tours and historical demonstrations and a wonderful shopping experience featuring more than 80 juried artisans and vendors, all from the comfort of their home.
While planning is well underway for our Thanksgiving Festival in 2021, we encourage you to continue visiting this website for updates!
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.