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About The Festival

A Niagara Tradition

Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival is a Niagara Tradition that will run October 11th through October 14th, 2024. 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.

Celebrating 50 years of community, culture, heritage, and artistic designs: The Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival is celebrating in new and exciting ways.

The 50th Festival will feature all of your fall favourites, including 150+ unique craft and artisan vendors, delicious foods, craft beverages and wines, fresh, local farmers’ market vendors, live music on the main stage and children’s entertainment, historical demonstrations, heritage tours and guided nature hikes.

Guests will enjoy elevated musical entertainment and family-friendly activities and shows throughout each day.

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are hosting a free concert featuring a platinum selling artist and award-winning producer (TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!).

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this world-renowned singer/songwriter play live on the Ball’s Falls main stage.

Save the date and join us this Thanksgiving weekend:

Friday, October 11 – Monday, October 14
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Enjoy the beauty of the fall season along the Niagara Escarpment
  • Take in the sights, sounds and delicious scents of the Thanksgiving Festival
  • Explore the colourful forested trails
  • Make Thanksgiving memories, and visit the Festival with friends and family
  • Discounted rates for seniors and students all weekend long!


On-site parking for this event is limited and not guaranteed. Please consider carpooling if you are able to! We also recommend purchasing tickets online in advance (COMING SOON), but these will also be available at the gate upon arrival. Please pay admission using digital payment method – save your cash for our cash-only artisans and vendors! ATMs available on site!

  • General Admission: $9
  • Seniors (65+): $7
  • Children (3 – 11): $7


Land Acknowledgement

The Niagara Peninsula watershed is situated within the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Attiwonderonk (Neutral), and the Anishinaabeg, including the Mississaugas of the Credit—many of whom continue to live and work here today.

This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties (No. 3, 4, and 381) and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today, the watershed is home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.

Through the 2021-2031 Strategic Plan, we reconfirm our commitment to shared stewardship of natural resources and deep appreciation of Indigenous culture and history in the watershed.

We are grateful for the support of our Community Partner, The Town of Lincoln. Please remember to always 'Shop Lincoln' by visiting ShopLincoln.ca.

We are grateful for the support of our Community Partner, The Town of Lincoln. Please remember to always ‘Shop Lincoln’ by visiting ShopLincoln.ca.


Funding provided by the Government of Ontario.