Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival

Set within the Twenty Valley watershed, Balls Falls is a spectacular place to go with family or friends, especially because of its scenic beauty. Since Hayley and I love the outdoors, we thought that we would check it out.

Upon entering, you pay a small fee to help preserve this beautiful site. As we started to walk throughout the grounds, we were able to feast our eyes on one of the many Niagara Falls waterfalls. It was beautiful! We decided to take a closer look and climb down to see it. (If you are going to take a closer look at this waterfall, make sure that you are wearing appropriate shoes and that you are not alone)

But this was not all that you can take in. Balls Falls is celebrating their 37th Annual Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival, on October 7th, which is complete with live entertainment, children’s attractions, heritage activities and tours. Balls Falls is an attraction you must check out, you will not be disappointed!

Harvest Festival at Fireman’s Park

The Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen’s Association are hosting their 2nd annual Harvest Festival at Firemen’s Park tomorrow in Niagara Falls until Sunday. Last year the event was a big success, being its first year.. and it’s just going to get better.

Perfect for a family outing, the festival has hay rides and corn mazes for the kids, as well as different vendors and demonstrations. The food is provided by the SCVFA and there are delicious BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as hot cider to warm you up on that autumn day.  Fireman’s Park offers the perfect setting for this festival, with the foliage all in the warm reds, yellows and oranges that we all think of for the fall.

Grape and Wine 2011

This year’s Grape and Wine Festival was nothing short of spectacular; with vineyards from all over the Niagara Region featuring their best red and white collections. Dozens of travellers and locals gathered together to test many different types of wines (from Ice Wine to Merlot to Chardonnay).But that’s not all, the live entertainment and the beautiful weather sure made this festival run smoothly.

But this Festival is not just for wine drinkers, this festival was able to provide a warm and safe place for children to play with its child friendly activities. Not to mention many venues featured jewellery, clothes, and toys.

Having spent the last 5 years going to Brock and living in the Niagara Region, it still amazes me how many people participate in this festival. So if you have never been to the festival or you are returning, enjoy it to its fullest because it only comes around once a year!

It was rib-licious at Ribfest this summer!

It is definitely saucy. This year’s Rotary Ribfest in St.Catharines’ Montebello Park was a huge hit. Bringing locals and travellers together to enjoy beef and pork ribs in many different sauces and barbequed many different ways. One word…YUM!

I decided to check out the Ribfest with a few of my good friends on Friday night. And luck must have been on our side as we were able to listen to a Beatles tribute band (the Caverners). They were spectacular; playing some of the popular Beatles’ songs and even dressing the part.  So with a full draft beer in one hand and a rack of ribs in another, I was having the time of my life.

Montebello was packed with many different types of people; teenagers, families, and friends. What a perfect event to take part in. You get to enjoy great food and great music with the people you love the most.

Furthermore, Ribfest caters to every type of person (other than it’s not vegetarian). For example, young children can have fun at this festival, as there are many different children friendly blow-up slides, games, and toys that they can play with. In addition, Ribfest caters to different tastes with its various drinks and food choices (corn on the cob, fries, ribs, corn bread, etc).

Either way, Ribfest is a perfect things to do in Niagara.