5 Reasons to Visit Fall for Kingston Festival

By Lexy Correa

What better way to say farewell to summer than a Fall festival? From the best sampling of local restaurants and breweries to a unique tattoo booth experience – here are 5 reasons to attend Fall for Kingston Festival on September 29th at City Park.

1. Delicious Local Eats + Drinks

With Kingston having more restaurants per capita than almost any other city in Canada, it’s safe to say we have this “food” thing under our belt. Fall for Kingston will bring in local favourites like tapas from Tango Nuevo, authentic Italian food from Olivea, comfort food from Bella Bistro, burgers from Otter Creek Farms, and the Black Dog Hospitality Group (Chien Noir, Atomica, Dianne’s, and Harper’s Burger Bar). After sampling some of the best eats of Kingston, wash it all down with craft beer from our local breweries or delicious dessert from Mio Gelato.

Full list of food & drink vendors

 

2. Artisans, Makers, and Vendors

From portable escape rooms and fashion trucks to tarot card readings and hand-crafted jewelry, this festival is a wonderful way to support and celebrate local business owners and artisans. Try your luck with a mobile escape room and puzzles from Improbable Escapes, find your new favourite clothing piece at The Loft Girls mobile fashion truck, get a head-start on holiday shopping from local artisans, and even try out a psychic reading! With a roundup of over 30 vendors, there is sure to be something for everybody.

Full list of vendors and artisans

 

3. Local Bands

If there’s one thing to remember about Kingston, it’s live music. Music acts will perform throughout the day, appealing to all types of musical taste.  Musical acts are mostly local, highlighting the talent of Kingston’s up and coming artists.  The day will culminate in a performance by the headliner band, ‘Busty and the Bass’. Live entertainment throughout the day will be by The Dan Taylor Band, Kasador, The Wilderness, Monowhales and Ralph.

Full Music Lineup

 

4. Unique Tattoo Booths

Presented by Painted Lady Fitness, there will be a unique tattoo booth experience. From 12 PM – 8 PM, tattoo artists will be offering $75 palm size pieces on a first come, first serve basis. Tattoo Artists include Jesse James of New Moon Tattoo, Jarrett Montgomery of Little Sister’s Tattoo Studio, and Cameron Roach of Dark Tides Kingston. All proceeds raised from tattoos will be in support of Hospice Kingston.

All Festival Artisans

 

5. All in Support of Hospice Kingston

100% of the proceeds from this event are being donated to Hospice Kingston to help them reach their fundraising goals. Hospice Kingston’s programs and services are provided at no cost to the individuals and families supported. Hospice Kingston fundraises 88% of operating costs annually through the generosity of community-minded citizens, service clubs, corporations, foundations and special events such as Fall for Kingston.

Fall for Kingston will be held in City Park Cricket Field on September 29th, at the corners of Bagot and Barrie, from noon-10:00 pm. Tickets are $25 at the gate or $20 in advance at FallforKingston.ca.