Year Round Events and Attractions

Aberfoyle Mill Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Aberfoyle Mill80 Brock Rd. S., Aberfoyle (One mile north of Hwy #401, ext 299.)

A marriage of the Mill's fine cuisine and live theatre. Upcoming theatre times can be found on the Aberfoyle Mill's website. Various Friday evenings year-round

T 519.763.1070 | See the Aberfoyle Mill ad

Arthur Historical Society Exhibit Room

146 George St., Arthur

Arthur and Area Historical Society was formed on January 29, 2003. Monthly meetings are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Arthur Chamber of Commerce office at 7:30 pm. Tours of historical rooms are available Wednesdays from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

T 519.848.3015

Butter Tarts and Buggies: Explore the Simpler Life

Butter Tarts and BuggiesMapleton, Minto and Wellington North

Discover butter tart flavours and inspirations. Experience a showcase of local food, handcrafted items, producers and business related to the horse and buggy culture. You may even chance upon the opportunity to have a buggy ride. How sweet is that!

T 519.848.3620 or

Century Church Theatre

72 Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh

A venue for live entertainment, hosting Century Church Theatre Company and Century Theatre Guild. Also available for community rental as performance, wedding or meeting space. Operated by Erin Arts Foundation.

T 519.855.4586

Downtown Erin Heritage Walking Trail

This self-guided tour takes less than an hour, allowing you to see fascinating brickwork and window designs from the Victorian era, and learn about the mill industry that helped establish a thriving local economy here in the 1800s.

Start the loop tour at any point and feel free to explore.

Elora Acoustic Cafe

0536 Wellington Road 18 (Wellington County Museum), Fergus

The Elora Acoustic Cafe is a place to perform, listen and converse in a warm, welcoming cafe setting. Bring an instrument, a voice or simply come out and enjoy some of our local - and not so local - performers. Join us the second Friday of the month.

Elora Cataract Trailway

Gerrie Road, Elora

A 47 kilometre, multi-use trailway linking parks, watersheds and communities in south-central Ontario including beautiful Elora and Fergus.

Elora Centre for the Arts

75 Melville Street, Elora

Located in a restored, three-story limestone school building in one of Ontario’s most picturesque villages. Offering gallery exhibitions, performances, residencies, lectures, workshops, symposia and forums for the visual and performing arts - something you don't want to miss!

T 519.846.9698

Elora Culinary Walking Tour

Elora Walking TourThe Village Olive Grove, 8 Mill Street West, Elora

Come for a stroll through the streets of historic Elora and enjoy the culinary delights found there. Our walking tours bring together food, history and architecture in a unique and fun way.

T 226.384.7000 or

Elora Sculpture Project

Downtown Elora

The Elora Sculpture Project is an annual outdoor exhibition in downtown Elora. Each year we select up to 15 new works. Please come and enjoy new works from May to October! Others can be seen all year round.

T 519.846.2563 or

Fergus Grand Theatre

244 St. Andrew St. W., Fergus

The Fergus Grand Theatre has become Centre Wellington and area's premier live performance venue. Showcasing a diverse line up of events in this historic building.

T 519.787.1981 or

The Gorge Cinema

43 Mill St. W., Elora

Elora's Gorge Cinema is a charming, privately owned movie theatre situated in the heart of picturesque Elora. Come experience movies in an historic and intimate setting.

T 519.846.0191 or

Grand River Raceway

7445 Wellington Rd. 21, Elora

Seasonal live harness racing, year-round simulcast racing, and fine casual dining. Grand River Raceway also boasts party and conference services with fabulous on-site catering to suit your next social event or off-site business function.

T 519.846.5455 or

Harriston Town Hall Theatre

68 Elora St., Harriston

The Town Hall Theatre is wheelchair accessible and boasts professional-quality lighting, sound and staging facilities. The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild stages productions each spring and fall and also hosts tribute performers.

T 519.338.2778 or

Headwaters Stable Tour

Throughout Erin

The annual Headwaters Horse Country Stable Tour sees equine facilities from Caledon, Dufferin, Erin and King open their doors to the public.

From breeding farms, coaching and training facilities to riding schools, boarding stables and ranches, visitors experience the gamut of equine activity with a rare “behind the scenes” perspective.

Learn more here.

Hillsburgh Heritage Walking Trail
This self-guided tour can be completed in just under one hour. Itincludes the natural beauty of the Elora Cataract Trailway – the last remnant of the Credit Valley Railway, which provided a valuable link to Toronto in 1879. The ponds were created by mill entrepreneurs such as the distillery firm of Gooderham and Worts, and now support an array of wildlife.

John Webb Gallery

Harriston Library, 88 Mill St. Third Floor, Harriston

The Harriston Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the unique heritage of the town of Harriston and Minto Township through archival collections of vintage pictures, documents and artifacts. With hundreds of family histories, thousands of photographs, and countless other indexed resources you will find the collection to be a treasure trove of valuable information and materials for the genealogist, the historian, the student and the tourist in everyone.

T 519.338.2137

Lynes Blacksmith Shop

9111 Highway 6, Kenilworth

Built in the 1870s, the blacksmith shop closed in 1955 and remained untouched for decades. In April 2017, the town accepted the donation of the building from the Lynes family. Volunteers are restoring the structure as a heritage project.

Open Year Round, by Appointment

Minto Arts Gallery

Harriston Library, 88 Mill St. Third Floor, Harriston

The Minto Arts Gallery is operated by the Minto Arts Council. The Gallery is committed to showcasing local and distant artistic talent collections, along with historical and educational displays.

T 519.327.8529 or

Mount Forest Museum and Archives

102 Main St. S., The Old Post Office, Mount Forest

Inviting visitors to capture a snapshot of Mount Forest's past and experience the people, events and way of life that have shaped the community. Operated by the Mount Forest Historical Society.

T 519.323.4755 or 1.866.423.4755

Norgan Theatre

275 Main St. W., Palmerston

The Norgan Theatre is equipped with a high-definition digital projector, producing better quality images for movie goers Friday - Sunday. The Norgan Theatre also hosts a variety of special performances including the monthly film festival, comedy nights, concerts and seminars.

T 510.343.3640 or

OLG Slots

Grand River Raceway, 7445 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora

200 electrifying slot machines and a full menu restaurant makes for an evening of excitement and fine food! Open 24 hours, 7 days a week for your gaming enjoyment.

T 519.846.2022 or

Ontario Steam Heritage Museum

7192 Gore Rd, Puslinch

A step back in time. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and operation of steam powered equipment. Call and book an appointment.

T 519.740.7185 or

Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum

Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum166 William St., Palmerston

The Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum Association houses railway memorabilia for the GTR/CNR out of Palmerston. The museum is also home to the Town of Minto Heritage Association which has research materials available for genealogical research.

T 519.343.4014 or 519.343.3435 or

Wellington County Museum and Archives

Wellington County Museum

0536 Wellington Rd. 18, between Fergus and Elora

Twelve galleries of Museum exhibits reflect the life stories of Wellington County people over the centuries. The brand new archival facility documents the history of Wellington County from its first settlement.

T 519.846.0916 or

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