Festivals and Events

Upcoming Festivals and Events 

From music and food festivals to car shows and fall fairs, we have something for everyone. Discover our 'must see' events below. Stay tuned for 2023 dates!

The Elora Festival

Friday, July 8 - Saturday, July 24, Elora 

For three weekends in July, the village of Elora will resound with live music once again, with performances by The Elora Singers, international guest artists, and celebrated Canadian musicians. Our line-up of over 30 concerts is second-to-none and showcases a variety of musical styles, ranging from solo artists to world music and small ensembles to mainstage attractions.


Mount Forest Fireworks Festival

Thursday, July 14 - Sunday, July 17, Mount Forest

The Mount Forest Fireworks Festival will get to go ahead with its 20th anniversary after a two-year break. While fireworks are front and centre in the festival, it is much more than that with multiple days of events leading up to and during the fireworks festival including ribfest, retro roller skating, demolition derby, midway, food, drinks and entertainment among other things!


Hillside Music Festival

Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24,  Guelph/Eramosa

The Hillside Festival is an annual three-day, five-stage summer festival occurring in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, hosting musicians, spoken word artists, workshops and more. The Hillside Festival occurs in late July on Guelph Lake Island.


Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Friday, August 12 - Sunday, August 14, Fergus

The Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games is an annual three-day event that celebrates local Scottish heritage and features world-renowned talent and entertainment in the beautiful town of Fergus, Ontario. Please join us for our 76th year, as we continue to commemorate our Scottish roots and culture.


Riverfest Elora

Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21, Elora

Riverfest Elora is the town’s annual celebration of community and music. The festival, held along the banks of the Grand River, has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a backyard festival just 11 years ago. Riverfest Elora will return for festival number 12 in 2022... Get ready for three days of art, food trucks, arts and craft vendors, community and of course, music! 


RCMP Musical Ride

Saturday, August 27, Erin

A symbol of tradition, honour, and pride, the Musical Ride is a Canadian icon recognized at home and abroad. The Musical Ride supports front-line police operations by building positive relationships, supporting recruiting efforts and promoting the RCMP's image in communities in Canada and around the world. The Erin Agricultural Society is excited to welcome the RCMP Musical Ride back to the Erin Fairgrounds. The RCMP Musical Ride consists of 32 horses and riders in a thrilling display of calvary drills, choreographed to music.


Fall Rural Romp

Saturday, September 24, Across Southern Wellington County

The Wellington Rural Romp is a free, self-guided tour, and your chance to get up close to your food. Experience a day in the countryside, meet local farmers, eat, learn about food and experience the local bounty. At each location, you will find farmers and business owners who are passionate about bringing real taste and local food to you. Stops include farms, markets, distillery, research centre, brewery and more!


Upcoming Fall Fairs

Fall fairs are a great tradition here in Wellington County where many different towns host fair events including rides, games, car shows, petting zoos, music, and much more! Stay tuned for 2023 dates.

Drayton Fall Fair - August 5 - 7

Mount Forest Fall Fair - August 20

Arthur Fall Fair - September 10

Aberfoyle Fall Fair - September 10 - 11

Harriston-Minto Fall Fair - September 15 - 18

Fergus Fall Fair - September 16 - 18

Erin Fall Fair - October 8 -10  (Thanksgiving Weekend)

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