In its 46th year, the Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival is a Niagara Tradition that normally runs October 9th through October 12th.
The 2020 festival, which was originally conceived as four days of exciting in-person shopping, featuring delicious local food, drinks, artisan vendors, and historical tours and demonstrations has been transformed into a virtual experience.
Join us on this virtual adventure where guests will enjoy heritage village tours and historical demonstrations, as well as music and entertainment, all from the comfort of their home. This year’s virtual event will feature more than 80 juried artisans, vendors, demonstrators and entertainers participating in this long annual tradition.
Join us for heritage tours through the historical village at Ball’s Falls, complete with working demonstrations in the Grist Mill, Cabin and Blacksmith shop!
Take a step back in time with us on a heritage tour of Glen Elgin, as it would have been operating in the 1800s!
Tours will be conducted in small groups of 10 participants. Each person will conduct a health screening upon arrival.
Day-use visitors are welcome at Ball’s Falls over the course of the weekend.
Please do not attend if you or a member of your group is feeling ill or has been in contact with a known or presumptive case of COVID-19.
Heritage Tour Ticket includes:
- Immersive and interactive one-hour guided tour through the heritage village, live demonstrations by historical interpreters and the opportunity to try some historical activities and treats
- Interactive scavenger hunt and family activities
- Accessible parking at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area
- Access to hiking trails at Ball’s Falls on the day of your tour
Note: Your tour fee goes towards the preservation of cultural heritage features and buildings at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area.
Tickets: Heritage building tours $10
For Day-use visitors, regular day-use admission fees apply.
Heritage building tours are available only with the purchase of a Heritage Tour ticket (can be purchased instead of day use admission, not in addition to day use admission fees).
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
Virtual Vendor Market: September 12 – October 7, 2020
Heritage Tours | October 9 – 12, 2020
Tours run from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, and are about one hour in length.
Purchasers of Heritage Tour tickets will receive instructions via email for what to do on the day of your tour. You will receive a reminder via email one day before your tour is scheduled. Parking for tour participants is in an alternative location from the Centre for Conservation. Attendees must arrive with their Order ID and proof of purchase.