Written by: Sandy Howe
As we head into the Thanksgiving long weekend, I find myself thinking about everything in life I am grateful for, from friends and loved ones I can laugh with, to great music and homemade baked goods! I hope you can easily think of a few things you are grateful for as well, and that you take a moment to appreciate all that brings you joy.
Speaking of gratitude, I’m really grateful we live in the beautiful Niagara region! From gorgeous landscapes, little pockets of shops and great restaurants, more wineries than you can imagine, the new Performing Arts Center that I’ve already been lucky enough to experience, and SO much more, I hope you have a chance to get out and walk off that turkey dinner while doing something in our community this week!
Here are a few things to keep you moving this week:
- Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival – Friday-Monday, October 9-12 from 10am-5pm at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area in Jordan, ON ($6 to enter). Join over 150 artisans and exhibitors (find some really creative, beautiful items), gourmet food vendors, wine makers and craft beer brewers at one of the region’s largest shows. Be part of the Thanksgiving spirit at Ball’s Falls as the festival celebrates its 41st year!
- Vineland Thanksgiving ARTfest – Saturday – Monday, October 10-12 from 10am-5pm at Vineland Public School (free). Join over 130 artisans and exhibitors, good eats and a gorgeous setting at this great craft festival.
- Oast House Hootenanny – Saturday, October 10 from 12:00pm ‘til late at Oast House Brewery (2017 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake). Join in giving thanks to the harvest with live music, food truck eats and great local beer.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and enjoy getting out to #ExploreNiagara!