THE OFFICIAL KICKOFF OF STRETCHY PANTS SEASON!

October 5th and 6th 2024

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 many 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
  • Columbian
  • Poutine
  • Indian
  • Mexican
  • Treats - Chocolate
  • Churros
  • Filipino


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 Foodfest 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, please email Volunteers.wellandfoodfest@gmail.com

If you're looking to become a sponsor, please email Sponsorships.wellandfoodfest@gmail.com

We can’t wait to see you on the weekend of October 5th and 6th, 2024

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

PET FREE EVENT to ensure the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.

LOCATION & PARKING

The event takes place on Merritt Island in Welland Ontario.

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

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

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