A Niagara Tradition
Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival is a Niagara Tradition that will run October 6th through October 9th.
WHAT’S IN STORE FOR 2023?
The Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival is back… to normal (if we dare say!). Guests will enjoy a classic family favourite, and a longstanding Niagara Tradition in a safe and familiar way!
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Live, In-Person Festival Returning to Ball’s Falls!
The 49th Annual Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival will bring back many of your favourite features, including 150+ in-person craft and artisan vendors, delicious foods, craft beverages and wines, local farmers’ market vendors, live acoustic music and children’s entertainment, historical demonstrations, heritage tours and nature hikes.
Enjoy the beauty of the fall along the Niagara Escarpment as you take in the sights, sounds and smells of the Thanksgiving Festival and explore the colourful forested trails.
Where previous year’s offered a Seniors Day, we now offer discounted rates to seniors all weekend long! Join us for elevated musical entertainment and family activities and shows throughout each day, and a new open-air festival format for health and safety of all visitors, vendors and volunteers (no big-top tents).
Dates and Times
Friday, October 6 – Monday, October 9
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Please note capacity limits are based on parking availability. We recommend purchasing tickets online in advance, but these will also be available at the gate upon arrival. Please pay admission using contactless payment method – save your cash for our cash-only artisans and vendors! ATMs available on site!
- General Admission: $8.50
- Seniors (65+): $6.50
- Children (3 – 11): $6.50
BUY TICKETS ONLINE– OR AT THE DOOR!
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: (READ MEDIA RELEASE)
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.
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.
Funding provided by the Government of Ontario.