The Niagara Grape and Wine Festival
Although they took the Grape out of the title a few years back. There was a huge uproar about it. Us long time festival goers still refer to the festival as The Niagara Grape and Wine Festival. How could it be a wine festival without the Grape?
The Niagara Grape & Wine Festival is a non-profit organization that runs a series of seasonal wine festivals in the Niagara region. The Niagara Icewine Festival, the Niagara New Vintage Festival, and the Niagara Wine Festival attract 100,000's of visitors to the area each year.
There truly is no better time to explore the 15,000 acres of vineyards in the Niagara Region than during one of our seasonal Grape & Wine Festivals.
This year 2007 - the festival runs from September 21 - 30. Enjoy.
Fort George in Niagara on the Lake is very nice.
A British fort which played a key role in the struggle for the Niagara Frontier during the War of 1812. Fort George has been restored to its state on the eve of the war. Costumed staff recreate lifestyles and activities of the period.
"WELCOME TO NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE"
People have lived in NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE for over 10,000 years and has the distinction of being the most historic town in Ontario. Many wonderful features make the town unique with a number of historic sites, award-winning wineries, first class hotels and Bed& Breakfast guest houses, superb restaurants and shops and the renowned Shaw Festival Theatres.
Hans and I really enjoyed strolling through the town along Queen Street with all its colorful shops. We also explored nearby Fort George and toured Inniskillin Winery. So if you are ever in the Niagara Falls region, be sure not to miss this historic gem.
"NIAGARA DISTRICT COURT HOUSE"
This is the third and only surviving Court House erected for the former Niagara District . Constructed between 1846 and 1848, it was designed by a prominent Toronto architect in neoclassical style favoured for 19th century public buildings. Located on Queen Street, the NIAGARA DISTRICT COURT HOUSE or Le Palais de Justice du District de Niagara, became the Town Hall in 1862. Restored in 1981as the town's bicentennial project, the building houses a refurbished Lord Mayor's Chambers, the Chamber of Commerce and Parks Canada offices. During the Shaw Festival season, an intimate 327 seat theatre operates from within the Court House.
"QUEEN STREET -- THE HEART OF NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE"
Popular attractions unto themselves, the shops of the picturesque Heritage District of Niagara-on-the-Lake are located in well-preserved buildings dating back to 1817. The grand boulevard of QUEEN STREET anchors this shopping area, lined with gorgeous floral plantings, historic sites and the three theatres that house the Shaw Festival. Queen Street and the adjoining side streets and courtyards, contain small, individually owned businesses where the merchandise is unique, offering everything from fashionable attire, jewellry, art and giftware to local wines and Niagara culinary products