Historic Village of Ridgeway

RBIA 2020 Vision for Success

The Ridgeway Business Improvement Area is led by a board of eight volunteer members, one staff and many volunteers who are charged with promoting Ridgeway. Our vision for our events is to improve the quality of the markets & events by attracting more South Coast vendors to our festivals. We have it all in South Niagara and the goal is to showcase it all it.

Some of the events we put together include the 13th Farmers’ Market which operates on Saturdays from May 9th to October 10th. The market has become one of the most highly regarded, well attended and sought-after markets.

In conjunction with the Farmers’ Market is our 7th Art by the Market, where talented local crafters and artisans create and present their unique handmade products.

The 30th Summer Festival sees a portion of Ridge Rd. N. closed with artisans, vendors and food booths setting up shop along the street.  There is also a fantastic car show on Sunday.  The 2020 festival will be a special anniversary celebration. This year’s event is Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th.

The 11th Fall Festival, which this year is Saturday, October 10th , takes place just before the Farmers’ Market closes for the summer season and is a celebration of the harvest season with good eats, artisans, free family rides, pumpkin decorating and vendors out on the street by the Market.  This event is growing quickly and becoming a great attraction to the community. This year more of our own culinary arts businesses will be participating in the festivities.

The 28th Spirit of Christmas event is also well known in the area.  It brings families to downtown Ridgeway to partake in the “spirit” of the season, while listening to the school choirs, seeing Santa, enjoying the horse drawn wagon rides and specials from several businesses.  This year, please joins us on December 4th & 5th.

What’s Next?

While the RBIA has a budget to do some of the above, there isn’t enough to cover everything, which means we rely on donations.  If you appreciate Ridgeway and would like to show your support by making a donation to support a certain event, or just to help out in general, please confirm your commitment for 2020 as soon as possible.

We are always happy to hear from you with any ideas that you feel will help Ridgeway grow. Thank you for your consideration.

Ridgeway BIA Board, Staff & Volunteers

905-736-9245 text & talk



Ridgeway Summer Festival – Ridgeway Fall Festival – Spirit of Christmas – Farmers’ Market – Art by The Market

Title sponsor for Summer Festival
Website Exposure, Social Media Exposure
On-site Signage (to be supplied by sponsor)

On-site Booth (10×20 spot)
Print Exposure (exclusive to this level)

Title Sponsor for Fall Festival
Sponsor the Buskers Area of the Summer Festival
Website Exposure, Social Media Exposure

On-site Booth (10×10 spot)
On-site Signage (to be supplied by sponsor)

Title sponsor for Main Stage Entertainment or the Kid’s Zone
Website Exposure
Social Media Exposure

Title Sponsor for one Entertainer – any event listed
Website Exposure, Social Media Exposure

Sponsor a Festival Busker or Street Entertainer or Market Entertainer
Sponsor a Band at the Summer Festival
Sponsor a Kids Activity i.e. train, horse ride, magic show
Website Exposure, Social Media Exposure

On-site Signage (to be supplied by sponsor)

FRIEND • Under $500
Line Listing in the event program
Website Exposure, Social Media Exposure

Sponsorship In-Kind – Contribute an in-kind item to support the specific event i.e. Halloween candy, signs, volunteer t-shirts, refreshments, giveaway items, Christmas Lights and décor, sponsor a market entertainer for a week or sponsor Arts Days and Culinary Demonstrations.

Contact:  Mary-Lou Ambrose-Little, RBIA Sponsorship & Grants, 905-736-9245 or mbrslttl@yahoo.ca

Please let us know what event you are interested in sponsoring before sending payment.