Pumpkin Day is a free family event at Bissel Park that coincides with the Elora Farmers Market. We celebrate the fall harvest, featuring all things pumpkin. Scheduled the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, this event is aimed toward children of all ages. Pumpkin Day features a professional pumpkin carver, a bouncy castle, face painting, reptile show, great music, dancers, and pumpkins for carving.
We ask attendees to please bring cash or food donations for the Food Bank.
The Fall Rural Romp is a self-guided farm and food tour to farms, markets and nurseries in Centre Wellington, Erin, Guelph,/Eramosa, Puslinch and the City of Guelph.
Meet our taste makers, learn about local food and agriculture and discover local food destinations in Wellington County.
The Fall Wellington Rural Romp takes you down the back roads for some hands-on experiences and a chance to see our rural borders. This self-guided farm and food tour highlights the best that farms, markets and nurseries in Centre Wellington have to offer. Have your fall flavours map with you and try not to get lost in the corn maze. Learn about local food and agriculture and discover prominent local food destinations.
Get out of the city and get your country on! Celebrating its 186th year, The Fergus Fall Fair is a tradition of fun experiences for the whole family celebrating agriculture, community and the bounty of harvest season.
Since 1836 Fergus has been home to a vibrant agricultural fair. What once began as an event to educate farmers about improved farming practices and encourage healthy competition promoting the advancement of farming has evolved into what we know today as the Fergus Fall Fair – the tenth oldest fair in Ontario. Dedicated volunteers have worked hard, year after year, generation after generation, to organize the annual event.
While agriculture is still the focus of the fair, over the years it has grown to include truck and tractor pulls, handicraft and food exhibits, a midway, entertainment and so much more. The Fergus Fall Fair is truly a showcase of the talent among the Centre Wellington community and today’s volunteers are proud to be continuing an event with such a rich local history.
Whether you’re a veteran fair goer or first time attendee there’s something for everyone at the Fair. Come for a day, an evening or stay the whole weekend. The Fergus Fall Fair features livestock shows, truck and tractor pulls, a midway and an entertainment tent with shows for all ages.
Come enjoy the best in local agriculture, food and rural fun from across the area at the Fergus Fall Fair.
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We couldn’t have predicted the ramifications of what COVID-19 would do to our communities, our businesses, our festivals and events – and our future – particularly in an area where tourism is vital to our local economy.
But we know that the very things that make Fergus and Elora “Grand and Gorgeous” are the vibes of our neighbourhoods, the richness of our natural environment, our vibrant shops, boutiques, bars and pubs, and the arts and culture that aren’t just dates on a calendar, but are the essence of who we are together.
Sure, it’s different now. For a little while longer, we’re going to go with the flow and do our part to flatten the curve without losing our shape (we’ve got fabulous curves). As we roll out openings and make changes to our incredible shops and boutiques, restaurants and pubs, for the safety of everyone, we hope you’ll be patient.
Our trails are spectacular and fresh air is always healthy. We invite you to come and explore the views. The autumn colours right now are absolutely spectacular. Getting outdoors and taking in the sites is not only good for you, but it’s good for us too. It means we all remember what matters, how grateful we are to have the beauty of nature, and keeps us active while apart. Because one day, when this is over – and it will be over – we’re going to gather again. And we want you to come back. You’ll know your way around for your next visit!
And one day soon, when the world returns to a place where we can come together and celebrate the good life, you can bet we’re going to have some epic events. Better days ahead.