Written by: Sandy Howe
With the smell of fall in the air, trees turning colour, and leaves on the ground, there is plenty of great things to experience in Niagara. Simply take a walk up the Glenridge Hill or get on the trails around campus to admire the beauty we’re surrounded by as one of the most serene campuses in the province!
This season also comes with great festivals and events in Niagara. Get out this fall and check out some great things are region has to offer:
Howell’s Pumpkin Farm – This is a Niagara staple around Thanksgiving and Halloween and one of the top recommendations on my list. There is plenty to do here to ignite the fall spirit and to bring out the fun in everyone! Wagon rides, a haunted house and corn maze, pig races, giant pumpkin slingshots and delicious eats (try the famous pumpkin donuts or pumpkin sausage if you’re looking for a food adventure!) along with great places to take photos around the grounds are just a few of the many highlights of Howell’s!
Yoga Fest – Friday, October 3, 6-9pm at White Oaks Resort & Spa. Your $25 ticket includes participation in a 2-hour master yoga class ( with 5 teachers from local yoga studios), live kirtan music, wine and tea tasting, access to top yoga accessory and apparel vendors, plus a great swag bag from The Spa at White Oaks.
5th Annual Queenston Harvest Festival – Saturday, October 4, 11am-3pm at Centennial Park (Oakdale Ave., St. Catharines – free admission). Come and enjoy live music by a variety of artists, fresh produce from the Start Me Up Niagara Farm will be available for sale, as well as crafts, jewelry, art, baked goods and a pig roast!
Small Batch to Burn – Sunday, October 5, 12pm – 5pmat Dillon’s Parkade (4833 Tufford Road, Beamsville – free entry but remember to bring cash!). The 2nd Annual event showcases an afternoon outdoors sampling some of the hottest food and drink from the area (visit the website for a list of great beverage and food vendors) while a DJ spins live!
Sexapalooza – Friday-Sunday, October 3-5 at Scotiabank Convention Centre (Niagara Falls). Looking for something new? Interesting? Maybe a little risque? Check out this event for all of that and more (visit the website for the weekend’s schedule, a list of vendors and a 2-for-1 admission coupon for Sunday admission).
Have a great weekend getting out to #ExploreNiagara and enjoy this great region!