Harvest Pie Festival Oct. 5 to support local charities


The St. Catharines Downtown Association and the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, in partnership with the City of St. Catharines, are set to take over St. Catharines Farmers Market with a harvest pie festival supporting local charities on Thursday, Oct. 5.

Pie lovers can pre-register to attend this event at no charge at stcatharines.ca/IWantPie. Those who pre-register can submit their registration ticket at the event for a chance to win a free pie.

“We are delighted to partner with the Downtown Association and the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre as we plan a Harvest Pie Festival for the community. This event will provide a great opportunity for locals to come together and enjoy delicious pies while supporting local charities.”

Deanna Chakarova, community and market coordinator for the City

From noon to 3 p.m., the Harvest Pie Festival will transform Market Square into a delectable paradise, showcasing a delightful array of sweet and savoury pies created by local bakers and small businesses.

Nine-inch family-sized pies will be available for purchase for $25 each, while smaller hand-held four-inch pies will be priced at $15. For each pie sold, a donation of $5 will be made towards supporting a local charity of the baker or vendor’s choice. Scotiabank is generously matching all donations.

A free selfie booth with a fall backdrop on site will add to the festive atmosphere. The market’s regular floral vendor will be extending services to include a build-your-own centrepiece workshop for the upcoming holiday weekend. Local band The O’Deadlys will take the market stage from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. providing live entertainment.

Visitors are encouraged to tour the market to visit all the vendors that will be open that day. Find out more at stcatharines.ca/PieFestival.

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