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8 Things to do in Niagara This Thanksgiving Weekend

By: Katherine Heykoop.


So you’re stuck in Niagara for the first long weekend of school. Maybe this is your first time experiencing Thanksgiving alone, maybe it’s your first time experiencing it period, maybe you just need a break from impending midterms and want to see what this area has to offer!


Not to worry, we have you covered! We’ve harvested a list of things going on in the Niagara Region from music events to local festivals that are guaranteed to give you something to post back home about!


1. Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival

What is it? A Niagara Tradition, this Thanksgiving Festival hosts artisans, food vendors,

demonstrators and entertainers.

Perfect for: Those of you looking to experience your Niagara community, enjoy great food, local art, vendors and produce!

When: October 11 - 14, 2019; 10am – 5pm

Where: Ball’s Fall Conservation Area; 3292 Sixth Avenue, Jordan Station

Bus friendly? No

Cost: $7

More information: thanksgivingfestival.ca/









2. Taste of St. Catharines


What is it? Try different food and drinks from the Niagara Region


Perfect for: Foodies and lovers of all things local!

When: October 13, 2019; 11:00am

Where: Market Square; 91 King St., St. Catharines

Bus friendly? Yes

Cost: $5

More information: tastestcatharines.com/taste-st-catharines-2019/






3. Howell Family Pumpkin Farm

What is it? Fall themed farm with different attractions such as wagon rides, corn maze and goat walk!


Perfect for: Those of you looking for an instagrammable weekend and non-stop entertainment!

When: Ongoing until October 31, 2019; hours vary

Where: Howell Family Pumpkin Farm; 2878 Holland Rd, Fonthill

Bus friendly? No

Cost: $12-24

More information: ahowlinggoodtime.com


4. Haunt Manor

What is it? The most amazing haunted houses, hayride and events you will ever experience!


Perfect for: Anyone looking for a spooktacular experience!

When: Ongoing until November 1st, 2019; 7:oopm – 10:00pm

Where: 9387 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls

Bus friendly? Yes

Cost: $23-$65

More information: hauntmanor.com/


5. Boo at the Zoo

What is it? Mainly family focused, a trick-or-treat experience for kids!


Perfect for: Those of you with children/nephews & nieces under the age 12 and looking for some family entertainment!

When: October 12-14, 2019; hours vary

Where: Safari Niagara; 2821 Stevensville Road, Stevensville

Bus friendly? No

Cost: $17 (with non-perishable item) for adults, Free (with non-perishable item) for your kids under 12

More information: safariniagara.com/event/boo-at-the-zoo/


6. Ghost Tours of Fort George

What is it? Longest-running ghost walk in the Niagara Region



Perfect for: History buffs looking for a frightfully good time

When: October 11-13, 2019 and ongoing through out the year. 7:00pm-10:30pm

Where: Fort George National Historic Site, 51 Queen’s Parade, NOTL

Bus friendly? Yes

Cost: $25

More information: friendsoffortgeorge.ca/ghost-tours/


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