Despite a rainy start to the annual Port Colborne Lions Carnival Thursday, large crowds flooded Lions Field. Jerry Ursacki, carnival chair, said the turnout had been great all weekend and he was expecting a few thousand people during the four-day event in Port Colbrone. “We’ve been lucky so far, the rain hasn’t been a problem,” Ursacki said Saturday afternoon. The annual carnival featured a variety of games and rides for people of all ages to enjoy.
It’s been a slow start to the Welland antique and artisan market, but vendors are feeling positive. The Sunday market at Welland Market Square features local crafters from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday until Sept. 3. Welland artisan Jill Burton said she’s participated in the market for about five weekends. She said the first weekend the market was open it was a hit, with large crowds visiting. Since then, Burton said she usually only sees about 20 to 60 people. “A lot of people don’t know about it.
It was a fun filled weekend downtown Fonthill with crowds of people taking part in the seventh annual Pelham Summerfest. A big hit in the kids zone during the four-day festival was Safari Niagara. Families were drawn in by the furry ferrets on display. In addition to ferrets, junior zookeepers showcased a number of other animals for a large crowed of people. A Silver Fox was a crowd favourite, with people oohing and aahing as zookeeper Tanis Newman showed off the animal.
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