RIDGEWAY FARMERS’ MARKET & ART BY THE MARKET … HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RIDGEWAY … SATURDAYS THRU OCTOBER, 2017
Its Ridgeway Farmers’ Market Time! Genuine local farmers will be at the Ridgeway Farmers’ Market selling farm-fresh foods every Saturday 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
It’s a sure sign of spring when Ridgeway Farmers’ Market is open for the season, delighting residents and visitors with just-picked produce, farm specialties like baked goods, maple syrup, honey, VQA wines, plus friendly, knowledgeable advice on how to prepare, store and enjoy their products.
Celebrating its 10th Season the Ridgeway Farmers’ Market is an outdoor market located along the Friendship Trail in downtown Ridgeway Ontario. The Ridgeway Farmers’ Market is a registered pure Farmers’ Market specializing in local farm fresh produce.
The vendors at this charming market are all local to the Niagara Region, whether you’re looking for produce, gourmet salad greens, herbs, jams, artisan breads, plants, cut flowers, honey, deli meats, cheese, gourmet salad dressings and vinegars or seasonal fruits and berries, you’ll find it all here.
Local business and community groups in every nook and cranny of Ontario are forming community partnerships with municipal governments and farmers, creating a resurgence in Farmers’ Markets that would make our ancestors proud. Ridgeway is an excellent example of this trend and is offered to the local community by the Ridgeway Business Improvement Area in partnership with the Town of Fort Erie, Art by the Market and many business sponsors.
Art by the Market will also open on May 6th showcasing local artist and artisans throughout the market season. Between the two events, there will be 60+ vendors in downtown Ridgeway each Saturday. Listen for local musicians to showcase their talents each market day!
Downtown Ridgeway is truly the spot to be on Saturdays May to October with much to see and do!
For more information about Ridgeway Farmers’ Market:
Mary-Lou Ambrose-Little, Market Supervisor
289-476-1311 x 5
CONCERTS ON THE RIDGE … HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RIDGEWAY … JUN 25-AUG 27, 2017
Downtown Ridgeway’s Concerts On The Ridge is returning for another great season. The first presentation in our 2nd Annual outdoor concert series features McPherson’s Rant, June 25th at 7:00pm in Ridgeway Village Square. Bring a lawn chair and a friend and enjoy an evening of great entertainment! Other upcoming presentations include July 23 – The Peace River Band, August 6 – Cameron Lee and Mary Lou Minor & Sideroad 3, August 27 – The Jimmy Marando Swing Band, September 3 – Sunset Rebels. Refreshments are available and goodwill offering will be collected to help in covering the costs of the performances.
FORT ERIE ‘CANADA 150’ CELEBRATIONS – RIDGEWAY ONT – JUNE 30-JULY 2, 2017
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 230, Ridgeway is “Leading the Charge” to the Town of Fort Erie’s “Official Canada 150 Parade & Heritage Displays” from Friday, June 30th until Sunday, July 2nd, 2017.
We’re planning an exciting weekend featuring a parade, members of the Geronimo Skydiving Team descending to the ground flying the “Largest Canadian Flag, commemorative speeches from dignitaries, a Canada 150 cake, Heritage Displays, walking tours of the Ridgeway Battlefield, antique cars, trucks, fire trucks, railway displays, amusement park displays, living history displays, reenactors, the Underground Railroad, a vintage military convoy & displays and more!
Here’s a look at some the Canada 150 entertainment and perfomers we have lined up for you at Downtown Ridgeway Village Square;
- Friday, June 30th: “Rock Canada 150” open mic
- Saturday, July 1st: Lincoln Concert Band, Kindred, Casa El Norte, The Remnants
- Sunday, July 2nd: The Fort Erie Legion Band, Niagara Memorial Militaires Alumni Drum Corps, Fifties in Color & The Howling Horns
All performances will be at the Ridgeway Village Square excluding “The Howling Horns” who will be at the Ridgeway Legion grounds for the Canada 150 Wrap Up Party.
For event listings and details please visit our Canada 150 page (click here).
RIDGEWAY SUMMER FESTIVAL – JULY 8 & 9, 2017
The 2017 Ridgeway Summer Festival takes place July 8th-July 9th and it promises to be the biggest and best one yet where you can shop, dine, play and dance! A full weekend of free family fun and entertainment in Historic Downtown Ridgeway Ont. All weekend long, Ridge Rd.N. will be closed to traffic to make way for artisans, commercial vendors, entertainers, live music and street eats. There will be plenty of artisan, food, beverage and commercial vendors plus Kid’s activities, a Custom Car Show, Lions Pancake Breakfast, live music all weekend, a licensed Concert Area and Food Court at Village Square, our annual Saturday Night Street Dance plus a week-long spree (July 3-7) of activities in Downtown Ridgeway leading up to this year’s event. For event listings and details please visit our Ridgeway Summer Festival page (click here).
RIDGEWAY SUMMER FESTIVAL CAR SHOW – JULY 9, 2017
The Ridgeway Summer Festival is once again holding it’s annual, much anticipated Car Show at this year’s event. Now in its 22nd year, the Car Show is expected to attract approximately 300 cars to Historic Downtown Ridgeway. Registration and the show will be held Sunday, July 9th from 8:00am until 3:00pm or whenever things break up. For participants, there is no registration fee and the first 250 cars will receive a metal commemorative sign! To register your vehicle, contact Mike at 905-894-3741.
- Sponsors for this year’s show include:
- MJ Signcraft
- S&G Automotive
- Billy Bones BBQ
- Aneta Pizzeria
- Erie Collision
- Finish Line Niagara
- South Coast Garage Doors
- Grace Church Sherkston, ON