Celebrate the season with Fall Festivals in St. Catharines

Posted on October 1, 2021

This season’s fairs and festivals will be your one stop shop for everything fall; the décor, the tastes and tons of unique finds.  

Check out these fall festivals throughout St. Catharines and surrounding areas in Niagara!

Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival 

Friday, October 8 – Monday, October 11 

Experience a Thanksgiving staple at this year’s Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival. The festival will take place from Friday, October 8 to Monday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

The 47th Annual Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival will bring back many of your favourite features, including more than 50 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. 

With restrictions in place to keep everyone safe, the 2021 Thanksgiving Festival offers a unique opportunity to hike the trails, tour the heritage village, admire the spectacular scenery and waterfalls, and support local small businesses. 

You can experience the festival online now until October 4 with a virtual market of craft, artisan and food vendors. 

To learn more, click here.

Hocus Pocus Movie + Market – The Mom Market Collective

Jackson Triggs – Saturday, October 23

With spooky season just around the corner, start the fun early with a day at Jackson Triggs for the Hocus Pocus Movie + Market, hosted by Niagara’s Mom Market. 

Enjoy local shops, food and wine, trick or treating and a movie to end a great day. The market will take place from 12 – 8:30 p.m. with Hocus Pocus beginning at 6 p.m.  

Learn more about the event by visiting The Mom Market Niagara’s Instagram.

Merrittville Market 4th Annual Craft & Vendor Fair 

Saturday, October 23

From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., check out the Merrittville Market Craft and Vendor Fair in Thorold. You’ll find amazing crafters, direct sales teams, metal art, concrete art and so much more.

To learn more about the fair, click here.

Handmade Harvest Market

Rockway Vineyards – Saturday, October 23 

Love all things handmade and amazing fall vibes? Head to Rockway Vineyards on October 23 for a fun day of both. Experience a wide variety of handmade businesses at the Handmade Harvest Market from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

To learn more about the event, click here.

Boos & Brews – The Mom Market Collective 

Howell’s Family Pumpkin Farm – Saturday, October 30

Visit Howell’s Family Pumpkin Farm for Boos & Brews, hosted by Niagara’s Mom Market! This collaboration with The Mom Market Hamilton will bring more than 50 vendors to the farm, complete with swag bags, trick or treating plus attractions for the entire family. 

Get in the Halloween spirit by visiting Boos & Brews on October 30 from 10-8 p.m. at Howell’s!  

To learn more about The Mom Market Niagara, visit their website. 

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