We’re back!

Saturday September 30th (noon - 11:00 pm)
Sunday October 1st (noon - 6:00 pm)

Welland has had great success in the past with Food Festivals, and our city has become a lot more developed and active.

So, because of this we are bringing TWO DAYS of Entertainment; gathering our community through great food, music and drinks, while providing that comfortable Old School Feeling, from reconnecting good friends and childhood memories!

There will be as many as 29 food and wine vendors serving a wide variety food and beverage options so there’s going to be something for everyone!

  • Pizza and wings
  • Ribs
  • Italian
  • Vegan
  • Chinese
  • Poutine
  • Indian
  • Fall Soups
  • Mexican
  • Treats - Chocolate
  • Crepes
  • Vietnamese
  • Churros
In addition to the mouth watering food options, there will also be a full showcase of musical acts to set the mood and keep you entertained.

We couldn’t think of a more perfect setting to bring this event back than beautiful Merritt Island where the original Welland Food Fest first got its start.

If you’re a vendor looking to join the fun please fill out this vendor registration form.

If you or someone you know is looking to volunteer or to become a sponsor, please fill out this volunteer application form or email

We can’t wait to see you on the weekend of September 30th and October 1st!

Note: Outdoor public places on Municipal and Regional properties are smoke-free under Regulation by-law 112-2013.


The event takes place on Merritt Island in Welland Ontario.

Parking will be available behind City Hall and the courthouse (as shown below) and at the Market Square across division street.

There is also some street parking available along Niagara St, East Main St and Division St.

For those with accessibility barriers, there will be a golf cart available to bring people from the parking locations to the island.