RIDGEWAY FARMERS’ MARKET & ART BY THE MARKET … HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RIDGEWAY ONT … May 5-October 13, 2018
It’s a sure sign of summer 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, meanwhile, showcases 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 thru 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
SUMMER BREEZES LIVE MUSIC SERIES … HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RIDGEWAY ONT … July 1-September 29, 2018. The Ridgeway Legion has announced its ‘Summer Breezes‘ live concert series for 2018. Enjoy live music where it always sounds best – outdoors on a perfect summer’s evening. From country to big band to old time rock & roll to down ‘ome – it’s all good! The Ridgeway Legion is located at 228 South Mill St., Ridgeway.
RBIA PRESENTS THE 1st ANNUAL COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER & ART PARTY … HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RIDGEWAY ONT … August 10, 2018
The Ridgeway BIA is excited to announce it will be holding a community fundraiser August 10th at the Ridgeway Village Square. The event is being held to promote the businesses of Historic Downtown Ridgeway and celebrate their commitment to the community. The goal is to sell 200 tickets with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Douglas Memorial Urgent Care Centre in Fort Erie.
There will be live entertainment plus a cash bar. In addition, a variety of dining options will be provided on site by participating restaurants. Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 / Art Party begins at 6:30. Tickets are only $35 and available at Unique Creations Artisans Outlet (304 Ridge Rd.N.) and J.E.Harper & Co. Travel Supply (314 Ridge Rd.N.). It promises to be a wonderful night of fun and community spirit. Many thanks to the Fort Erie Arts Council, BoHo Studio/Ancestry Art Ridgeway, Muskoka Brewery and 13th Street Winery for helping make this fantastic evening possible. See you at our 1st Annual Community Fundraiser & Art Party in Historic Downtown Ridgeway!!
2018 FALL FESTIVAL … HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RIDGEWAY ONT … September 29, 2018
… A harvest celebration in association with the Ridgeway Farmers’ Market
The 2018 Ridgeway Fall Festival celebrates the harvest season and is a family day of fun from 10:00am-4:00pm in downtown Ridgeway. Among this year’s activities;
- Ridgeway Farmers’ Market & Art by the Market – (8:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
- Street Eats (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
- Fluffy the Clown (10:00 AM to 12 Noon)
- Pumpkin Carving – (Ages 3-5 / 11:00 AM to 12 Noon and ages 6-12 / 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
- Merchant Sidewalk Sales (all day)
- Horse Drawn Wagon Rides (11:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
- Ridgeway Express Train Rides (11:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
- Fluffy the Clown (10:00 AM to 12 Noon)
- Live Music in the Ridgeway Village Square (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
- Pony Rides 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Other Activities include:
- Artisans and Crafters
- Local Community Groups
- Chalk Art in the Square!
- More to be announced in June!
Ridgeway Farmers’ Market features additional vendors of all types – so many that the market will spill out on to Ridge Road. Enjoy the wonderful village ambience of Historic Downtown Ridgeway!
KIDS HALLOWEEN PARADE … HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RIDGEWAY ONT … October 31, 2018
Celebrate the arrival of the Great Pumpkin with over 600 of Ridgeway’s finest wee
ghousties & goblins as they venture out for their annual trick or treat parade – October 31st through Downtown Ridgeway. Watch as munchkins, minions and costumed characters of all sorts descend upon the Downtown Ridgeway business community in search of sugary sweets & treats. A long-standing Ridgeway tradition!
2018 SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL … HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RIDGEWAY ONT … 2018 Date TBA
Celebrate the holiday season’s sights, sounds and small town atmosphere that is Christmas in Historic Downtown Ridgeway. Choirs, Carriage Rides, Christmas Tree Decorating, Storytelling, Winter Wonderland display, photos with Santa, Christmas shopping & more.
RESTAURANT WEEK … HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RIDGEWAY ONT … 2019 Dates TBA
“Restaurant Week” in Downtown Ridgeway celebrates the wonderful variety of restaurants available to us in this quaint little village of ours including;
- 335 On The Ridge, 335 Ridge Rd.N.
- The Kitchen, 294 Ridge Rd.N.
- Trailside Bar & Grill, 282 Ridge Rd.N.,
- Crave Local Fresh, 209 Ridge Rd.N.,
- Our Corner Cafe, 411 Ridge Rd.N.
- Stewart’s Fried Chicken, 367 Ridge Rd.N.
- Papa’s Pizza, 328 Ridge Rd.N.
- Maria’s Downtown, 301 Ridge Rd.N.
- Brimstone Brewing Company, 209 Ridge Rd.N.
- See you in Downtown Ridgeway!
EASTER EGG HUNT … HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RIDGEWAY ONT … 2019 Date TBA
It’s time for our annual Downtown Ridgeway Easter Egg Hunt. Meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, and join in the Scavenger Hunt! While you’re here, explore our unique shops, boutiques, eateries and all that Downtown Ridgeway has to offer!
2019 RIDGEWAY SUMMER FESTIVAL … HISTORIC DOWNTOWN RIDGEWAY ONT … 2019 Date TBA
The 2019 Ridgeway Summer Festival – 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, live music all weekend, and our annual Saturday Night Street Dance. A huge Ridgeway kiss on the cheek to our 2018 sponsors – Fortis-Canadian Niagara Power, Tim Horton’s, Brock University, Country 89 & GIANT FM 91.7, CHCH TV, Trailside Bar & Grill, CIBC, D.W.Howard Realty Ltd., and Niagara Inflatables for their generous support.