Spring awakens with farmers' markets and the flow of maple syrup. Time to dust off winter, open doors and cast a line.
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Elora en Plein Air
Elora en Plein Air, an outdoor painting festival showcases the heritage charms of the town of Fergus and the village of Elora as well as the stunning natural settings all around the Grand and Irvine River gorges. This 4-day festival includes 3 days of painting outdoors and an art show and sale with juried awards going to the top three paintings as well as a People's Choice award. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who would like to learn more about the art of plein air painting.
Belwood Lions Pike Derby
Belwood Lions Pike Derby is a great family outing! Adult and Youth categories, adult first prize - $2000. Fishing charters and other substantial prizes from generous sponsors along with many door prizes for participants.
Centre Wellington Easter Egg Hunt
A fundraiser for the Elora Co-operative Pre-School, the Centre Wellington Easter Egg Hunt has grown to become an action packed spring celebration not to be missed. With hunts for kids of all ages along with many vendors, performers and activities to enjoy, this Easter celebration attracts families from far and wide - all to beautiful Bissell Park on the banks of the Grand River, just steps away from downtown Elora.
Elora Farmers' Market
The Elora Farmers' Market, a true farmers' market, one where, every Saturday, people can find local, sustainably grown produce, meats, cheeses, baking and preserves, in a warm and vibrant space. When people come to the Elora Farmers' Market, they not only find great local foods, treats and artisanal products, they find each other too! The market is a true community hub and it's this energy that makes the market so special. In summer find them on the banks of the Grand River in beautiful Bissell Park, Elora and in the winter they are warm and cozy in the Highland Rugby Club, Fergus. Come on out and meet the people who grow your food!
Elora Festival Book Sale
"It's a lonely life for a book that's only been read once!" Held at the Elora Curling Club in May, the Elora Festival Book Sale massive 3-day book sale is the main fundraising event for the internationally acclaimed Elora Festival. A huge selection of second hand books for sale of all genres and styles!
Elora Vintage & Antique Show
Held in April in Elora, the Elora Vintage & Antique Show is an annual highlight for collectors from Toronto to Windsor and all points in-between. With fifty-five antique and retro dealers from across Ontario, the show offers an excellent range of antiques, retro and collectibles with specialists in vintage art glass and every day glass, early advertising, midcentury modern, jewellery, vintage kitchenware and clothing, folk art, quilts and textiles, rare books, vintage paper and antique prints. If you love antiques, this show is for you.
Fergus Fibre Festival
Calling all knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, and anyone interested in Ontario wool and fleece. Browse vendors from the Fibre Community in this outdoor free event on the main street of downtown Fergus. Exhibits include: Rug hooking demonstrations, lace making demonstrations, Alpacas, Angora rabbits, Shetland and Jacob sheep, and the Guelph Embroidery Guild. The Fergus Fibre Festival takes place the last Saturday in May.
Fergus Horticultural Society Garden Tour
A proud community partner, Fergus Horticultural Society offers up five unique and interesting gardens, showing great variety, including formal lay-outs, "natural" gardens and garden "rooms". Brochures available at information centres and local garden centres. Please bring a donation to the local food bank.
Fergus Lions Club Home & Leisure Show
Join the Fergus Lions Club as they host their annual Home & Leisure Show. Filled with local Home & Garden specialists offering expert advice, solutions and inspiration. There's even food trucks and something for the kids! Held at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex in Fergus.
Flea Market & Car Show
Each year, the Historical Automobile Society of Canada presents their Flea Market & Car Show at Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex. HASC is devoted to the collection, restoration and operation of antique, classic and special interest automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, and the preservation of related materials. Their annual Flea Market and Car Show is a must see for the car enthusiast.
Hippity Hop thru Downtown Fergus
Celebrate Easter in downtown Fergus with Hippity Hop thru Downtown Fergus. Bring your Easter basket and load up on goodies provided by participating merchants. Crafts, stories and the Easter bunny herself!
Shimano Take a Kid Fishing Day
Held each spring, The Shimano Take a Kid Fishing Day at Belwood Lake Conservation Area is designed to get new anglers involved in fishing and improve their skills. Kids will learn how to cast, rig lures, tie flies, identify various fish species and their habitats, and how to find and catch more fish. They will also get to see the latest fishing equipment and tackle in a safe, natural environment.
Celebrate Fergus' Scottish ancestry! Follow a piper led kilted pub crawl through the downtown core with a lively variety of celtic artists. Enjoy a sneak McPeak of the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games with dancing performances, a mini Highland Games for the wee ones, book readings, tea leaf readings, guided historical walking tours and much more. Festivities continue throughout the day. Slàinte! Tartan Day is hosted in downtown Fergus each April.
Wellington Rural Romps
Held in both the Spring and Fall and hosted by Taste Real, both Wellington Rural Romps events celebrate Wellington County's farmers and rural roots. Whether enjoying the first tastes of spring or reveling in the bounty of the fall harvest, everyone is encouraged to visit participating farms, growers and retailers, to experience a day in the country and to enjoy real taste. A great family event.