Year Round Events and Attractions

There is always something to do in Wellington County. Any season, we offer lots of fun things to see, and experience for the whole family. Visit one of our renowned theatres, scenic routes, or delicious restaurants and eateries, any time of the year. 

Aberfoyle Mill Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

80 Brock Road South, Aberfoyle (One mile north of Hwy 401, exit 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

Arthur Historical Society Exhibit Room

146 George Street, 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 - 3:00 pm

T 519.848.3015


Barn Quilt Tour

Throughout Northern Wellington County

Wellington County Barn Quilt Trail Association and All Aboard Palmerston invites you to join the Barn Quilt Tour - Walking Trail Edition.

Make your evening stroll a little more exciting by following the map below and spotting homemade quilts, created and hung by local community members. Use this map to make sure you find them all!


Century Church Theatre

72 Trafalgar Road, 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

Village of Erin

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.

Elements Casino Grand River

Grand River Raceway, 7445 Wellington Road 21, Elora

We're fun, casually upscale and we value high quality amenities, 19+. Whether you’re looking to win big or just looking to have some fun, Elements Casino Grand River offers exciting choices for all! Play the latest slots including Buffalo Grand, Lightning Link and many more! Open 24 hours, 7 days a week for your gaming enjoyment.

T 519.846.2022

Elora Cataract Trailway

Gerrie Road, Elora

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

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, symposiums and forums for the visual and performing arts - something you don't want to miss!

T 519.846.9698

Elora Sculpture Project

Downtown Elora and Fergus

The Elora Sculpture Project is an outdoor exhibition that runs from May through October each year.  The sculptures are installed at sites throughout the downtown core of the beautiful village of Elora and its neighbouring town, historic Fergus. Please come and enjoy new works. Others can be seen all year round.


Fergus Grand Theatre

244 St. Andrew Street West, 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 West Mill Street, 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 Road 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

Harriston Town Hall Theatre

68 Elora Street, 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

Hillsburgh Heritage Walking Trail
This self-guided tour can be completed in just under one hour. It includes 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 Street, 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 Street, 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 Street South, 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 Street West, 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

Ontario Steam Heritage Museum

7192 Gore Road, Puslinch

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

T 519.740.7185 or

Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum

166 William Street, 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

Taste Real Local Food and Farm Events

Taste Real supports local small businesses and farms to build stronger rural communities and grow one of the most vibrant, local food economies and food tourism destinations in Ontario. 

Discover local food events, classes, or use our local food map to go on your own self-guided tour!

T 519.837.2600 x 2614

Wellington County Museum and Archives

0536 Wellington Road 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. Discover upcoming activities, exhibits, events and programmes happening at the museum.

T 519.846.0916


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