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December

Deck The Halls With Dirty Dishes
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
Contact: website
Fergus Dec 1
Free public swim to the first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Dec 1
Fergus Santa Claus Parade
When: 1:30 PM
Contact: website or 519-843-5528
Fergus Dec 1
Chamber Christmas Open House
Where: Centre Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
When: 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Contact: website or 519-843-5140
Fergus Dec 6
Elora Community Theatre: Anne of Green Gables
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: multiple times
Contact: website
Fergus Dec 7–9
Dec 14-16
Belwood Lions Breakfast with Santa
When: 8:00-11:00 AM
Where: Belwood Hall
Contact: website or 519-843-7011
Belwood Dec 8
Handel's Messiah
Where: St. Joseph's Church
Contact: website
Fergus Dec 9
Christmas Festival
When: 1 - 5 p.m.
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: Website or 519-846-0916 x221
Aboyne Dec 9
Men’s Shopping Night
Where: downtown Fergus
When: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contact: website
Fergus Dec 14
The Elora Acoustic Café - Christmas Cafe - All Open Stage
Where: Wellington County Museum (Barn)
When: 8:00-10:30 (doors open & open stage sign up 7:00)
Contact: website
Aboyne Dec 14
Drumlin Contra Dance - potluck, carrols and dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm; Adults $15/members $12, Students $10/members $8, Youth under 14 free with paying adult
Contact: website
Fergus Dec 14
Medieval Christmas
Where: downtown Fergus
When: noon-5:00 pm
Contact: website
Fergus Dec 15
Free public swim to the first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Dec 15
Sparkles In The Park
When: 5:30-9:30 p.m. - donation $2 p.p. or $5/family
December 31: Fireworks at 8:00
Contact: website
Guelph Dec 15-31
Free public swim to the first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Dec 16
Fergus Blood Donor Clinic - book your lifesaving appointment
Where: Centre Wellington SportsPlex
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: website or 1 888 236-6283
Fergus Dec 18
Festival of Carols
Where: St. John's Church
Contact: website
Elora Dec 18-19
Free holiday skating
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Dec 27,31
Free holiday skating
When: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Elora Community Complex
Contact:519-843-2800
Elora Dec 27,28,
30,31
Free holiday skating
When: 4:30 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Dec 30

January

Fergus Blood Donor Clinic - book your lifesaving appointment
Where: Elora Community Centre
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: website or 1 888 236-6283
Elora Jan 3
Free holiday skating
When: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Jan 2-4
Free holiday skating
When: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Elora Community Complex
Contact:519-843-2800
Elora Jan 2-4
Free Public Swim - first 40 kids
When: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Jan 5
Free holiday skating
When: 4:30 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Jan 6
Free Public Swim - first 40 kids
When: ?
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Jan 12
American Graffiti
When: 8:00
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
Contact: website
Fergus Jan 18
Take It Easy: The Story of The Eagles
When: 8:00
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
Contact: website
Fergus Jan 18
Free Public Swim - first 40 kids
When: ?
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Jan 19
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; Beginner's orientation 7:45 pm.
Adults $15/members $12, Students $10/members $8, Youth under 14 free with paying adult
Contact: website
Fergus Jan 25
Fergus Blood Donor Clinic - book your lifesaving appointment
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: website or 1 888 236-6283
Fergus Jan 29
Mayor's Breakfast - annual Centre Wellington Chamber event
Where: Grand River Raceway - The Captain's Quarters
When: 7:30 AM; Cost $25 Members and $30 Future Members
Contact: RSVP to 519-843-5140 or rscarrow@cwchamber.ca
Elora Jan 30
Robbie Burns Night
Where: Fergus Legion
Contact: website
Fergus Jan

February

Chaplin vs. Keaton vs. Lloyd "Silent Movie Concert"
When: 8:00
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
Contact: website
Fergus Feb 2
Free Public Swim - first 40 kids
When: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Feb 2
Elora Rockers tournament
Where: Elora Community Centre
Contact: 519-843-2800
Elora Feb 8-10
Free Public Swim - first 40 kids
When: ?
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Feb 9,16
Family Day - Free public skating
When: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Fergus Feb 18
Family Day - Free public swim
When: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Fergus Feb 18
Family Day - Free Zumba Kids
When: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Fergus Feb 18
Family Day - Free public skating
When: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Elora Arena
Elora Feb 18
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; Beginner's orientation 7:45 pm.
Adults $15/members $12, Students $10/members $8, Youth under 14 free with paying adult
Contact: website
Fergus Feb 22
Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings
When: 8:00
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
Contact: website
Fergus Feb 22
Books & Beer: The Finale (Elora Writers Festival is wrapping up)
When: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Elora Mill (Irvine Room)
Contact: website
Elora Feb 26
Fergus Blood Donor Clinic - book your lifesaving appointment
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: website or 1 888 236-6283
Fergus Feb 26
Community Resource Centre's 22nd annual Chilifest Fundraising Lunch - a great meal of chili, salad, roll, dessert and beverages for $10.
Take out & delivery available
Where: Fergus Legion
When: 11:30-1:30
Contact: website or 519-843-7000
Fergus Feb
12th Annual Hillside Inside
Where: River Run Centre, St. George's Church
Contact: website or 1-866-598-4455
Guelph Feb
Spaghetti Dinner and Show (Belwood Lions) - meal and cabaret
When: 6:00; cost $25
Where: Belwood Hall
Contact: website or 519-787-2383
Belwood Feb
Elora Co-op Preschool Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction
Where: Centre Wellington District High School
When: 4:00 p.m.; $5/child, $12/adult (in advance) or $7/$15 at the door
Contact: FB Event
Fergus Feb

March

The Outside Track, with Melissa Payne
When: 8:00
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
Contact: website
Fergus Mar 1
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Mar 2
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Mar 9
Rock Around The Clock
When: 8:00
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
Contact: website
Fergus Mar 16
CCR Bootleg
When: 8:00
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
Contact: website
Fergus Mar 16
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; Beginner's orientation 7:45 pm.
Adults $15/members $12, Students $10/members $8, Youth under 14 free with paying adult
Contact: website
Fergus Mar 22
Active Living and Retirement Show
When: 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Mar 22
Elora Skating Club Carnival
When: 11 AM - 2 PM
Where: Elora Community Centre
Contact: 519-846-9691 or website
Elora Mar 23
Fergus Blood Donor Clinic - book your lifesaving appointment
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: website or 1 888 236-6283
Fergus Mar 26
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Mar 30
Walk The Line: A Tribute To Johnny Cash
When: 8:00
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
Contact: website
Fergus Mar 30
Fergus Skating Club Ice Show
When: 12-4 PM
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex ("Fergus Arena")
Contact: website
Fergus Mar 31
CW Seedy Saturday
Where: Wellington County Museum, Aboyne Hall
When: 10-1
Contact: website
Fergus Mar
Cherry Blossom - Craft Show
Where: Elora Community Centre
Contact: Facebook
Elora Mar
Elora Cooperative Preschool Annual Easter Egg Hunt
When: 9:00-12:00; egg hunt starts at 10:00 am; $5/child ages 10 and under
Contact: Facebook, website or 519-846-5092
Elora Mar
Hippity Hop
Where: Downtown Fergus
When: 10 AM-noon
Contact: website
Fergus Mar
23rd Annual James McQueen Bunny Breakfast
Where: James McQueen Public School
When: 9:00 to 11:00 am; $3 per person or $10 per family
Contact: website or 519-843-1700
Fergus Mar
Leisure Show - registration for local sports and leisure
Where: Elora Community Centre
When: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Contact: 519-843-2800
Elora Mar
Leisure Show - registration for local sports and leisure
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex ("Fergus Arena")
When: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Mar

April

National Tartan Day Concert
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: 8:00 PM
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Apr
Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
Where: downtown Elmira
When: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
Contact: website or 1-877-969-0094
Elmira Apr 6
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Apr 6
Dog Show by the Guelph & District Kennel Club
When: 10:00-5:00
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website
Fergus Apr 12-14
Annual Elora Antique Show
When: 10:00 (Sat) or 11:00 a.m.(Sun) - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Elora Community Centre; Admission $7 - children under 13 free, free parking
Contact: website or 1-800-667-0619
Elora Apr 13-14
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Apr 13
Ladies Night
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website
Fergus Apr 13
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Apr 20
Coig
When: 8:00
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
Contact: website
Fergus Apr 25
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; Beginner's orientation 7:45 pm.
Adults $15/members $12, Students $10/members $8, Youth under 14 free with paying adult
Contact: website
Fergus Apr 26
Jersey Seasons
When: 8:00
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
Contact: website
Fergus Apr 27
Tartan Day
When: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Where: Downtown Fergus
Contact: website or 519-846-9841
Fergus Apr
CW Equine Show
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website
Fergus Apr
Spring Town Hall
Where: Victoria Park Senior Centre
Contact: website
Fergus Apr
Fergus Tennis Club Open House and Registation
Where: Fergus Tennis Club
Contact: website
Fergus Apr
Bowl for Kids Sake for Nintendo's Wii - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington
Where: Victoria Park Senior Centre
When: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Contact: website or 519-787-0106
Fergus Apr
Bowl for Kids Sake - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington
Where: Woodlawn Bowl
When: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Contact: website or 519-787-0106
Guelph Apr
Elora Wordfest
Where: Elora Library
When: 6:00-10:00 p.m.; TBC
Contact: website
Elora Apr
Grand Taste - by the C.W. Rotary
Where: Grand River Raceway
Contact: website
Elora Apr
*** NO Ray Scapinello Road Hockey Tournament - boys and girls from ages 9 to 14
Where: University of Guelph
Contact: Ray Scapinello and organizing committee
Guelph No more

May

The Elora Festival Book Sale
When: Fri 5-9 p.m. ($5 admission*); Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm (free); Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (free)
* Includes $5 voucher, redeemable on Sunday afternoon
Where: Elora Curling Club
Contact: The Elora Festival (519) 846-0331 or 1-800-265-8977
Elora May
Spring Rain Weekend
Where: Downtown Fergus - various locations
Contact: Facebook
Fergus May
Elora Farmer's Market Outdoor Season Opener
When: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Bissell Park
Contact: website or 519-846-1396
Elora May
5th Spring Rain Feis
Where: Belwood Community Hall and Church; free
When: 8am-5:00 pm
Contact: Facebook
Belwood May
Irish Artisan Marketplace and Demonstrations (Part of the Spring Rain Weekend)
Where: Belwood Community Hall and Church; free
When: 9am-3:30 pm
Contact: Facebook
Belwood May
Community Dinner & Irish Ceili (Part of the Spring Rain Weekend)
Where: Belwood Community Hall and Church; dinner $15; ceili $7
When: 6-11:00 pm
Contact: Facebook
Belwood May
Crime Stoppers Mulch Sale
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website
Fergus May
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
When: 2:00-3:55 pm
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus May 5
Elora Writers' Festival
When: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Aboyne Hall, Wellington County Museum & Archives; tickets $25.00 @ TBD
Contact: 519-843-4391 or website
Elora Update Nov 2018: according to their website this festival is on indefinite hiatus (more info)
Dollhouse Minitiatures Show And Sale
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website or 519-822-1436
Fergus May
Fergus Lions Club Home & Leisure Show 6:00-10:00 + Friday night Fish Fry 5:00-7:00 (Adults $12; Children $6)
Free Admission - Bring a food donation for the Fergus-Elora Community Pantry
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus)
Contact: Fergus Lions Club 519-843-2800
Fergus May
Best Bloomin' Plant Sale - Fergus Horticultural Society
When: 8-11 a.m.
Where: Stone house next to Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex (Fergus)
Contact: website or 519-843-5892
Fergus May
30th Spring Plant Sale - Elora and Salem Horticultural Society
Where: Old Salem School House (opposite Salem Esso)
Elora May
CW Chamber's Awards of Excellence
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre; $70
Contact: website or 519-843-5140
Fergus May
Sensational Elora Film on a Plate
Where: Gorge Cinema
Contact: website
Elora May
Elora EnPlein Air - A Grand River Painting Festival
Contact: website
Elora May
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
When: 2:00-3:55 pm
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus May
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; Beginner's orientation 7:45 pm.
Adults $15/members $12, Students $10/members $8, Youth under 14 free with paying adult
Contact: website
Fergus May
Rotary Spring Gala
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website
Fergus May
Skyburst Elora - Elora Lions Fireworks Night
Where: Grand River Raceway
When: Gates open at 7pm; $5pp./$20 per family - Proceeds to Groves Hospital
Contact: Contact: website or 519-846-5455 x238
Elora May
Hooping for Hunger - a fundraiser hula-hoop-a-thon
When: 12-5
Where: John McCrae Public School
Contact: website
Guelph May
Wellington Rural Romp - Spring Romp - Self Guided Tour
When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; suggested donation of $5 per vehicle
Contact: website
Various May
Belwood Lions Pike Derby
Where: Belwood Lake; $30 (15+), $10 (9-14), $0 (8 and under)
Contact: website
Belwood May
Cats Anonymous 7th Annual "Paws in the Garden" Spring Fundraiser - games, raffles, auctions and a buffet lunch
When: 12:00-4:00PM; cost $35/person - advance tickets only!
Where: Italian Canadian Club - 135 Ferguson Street
Contact: order tickets by email or (519) 855-6850
Guelph May
2019 Food Cycle Ride - 20, 40, 70 and 100 km routes - proceeds to Centre Wellington Foodbank
Where: Elora Public School
Contact: website
Elora May
Fergus Blood Donor Clinic - book your lifesaving appointment
Where: Centre Wellington SportsPlex
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: website or 1 888 236-6283
Fergus May

June

16th Annual Southern Ontario Amazing Race
20 teams of 2 raise pledges for the Children's Foundation of Guelph & Wellington.
Contact: The Race
Guelph Jun
Halton Hills Rams Lacrosse Tournament
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website
Fergus Jun
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
When: 2:00-3:55 pm
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Jun
Historical Automobile Society Antique Car Show and Sale
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website
Fergus Jun
Shimano Take A Kid Fishing Day
Where: Belwood Lake Conservation Area
Contact: website
Belwood Jun
10th Annual Local Biz Night
Where: Grand River Raceway
Contact: website
RSVP to Membership@cwchamber.ca
Elora Jun
Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships
Contact: website
Elora + Fergus Jun
Grand Quilt Guild Quilt Display
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Jun
33rd Multicultural Festival
When: Fri 5-11 PM; Sa 11AM-11PM; Sun 11AM-6PM
Where: Riverside Park; free admission & free parking
Contact: website or 519-836-7482
Guelph Jun
Gardenscapes 2019 - 25th Annual Self-guided tour
Where: various locations; $15 admission
When: 12 noon - 5:30 p.m. (rain or shine)
Contact:website or 519-837-0010
Guelph Jun
21st Annual Golf Tournament - Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce
When: noon registration; dinner incl.
Where: Ariss Valley Golf & Country Club
Contact: website or 519-843-5140
Ariss Jun
Doors Open Fergus - Elora
Visit various heritage sites, including .... - free admissions
Contact: website or 1-877-242-6353
Fergus, Elora, Aboyne Jun
Insights - Juried Art Exhibition
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website
Aboyne Jun -Sep
Fergus Minor Lacrosse - Scott Gerrie Tournament
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website or 519-843-2800
Fergus Jun
17th Annual Art on the Street - 100 visual artists exhibit & sell
Where: Wyndham St. (downtown);
10 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE
Contact: website or 519-836-6144
Guelph Jun
Fergus Horticultural Society Garden Tour 
Where: Various locations around Fergus
When: 12:30-4:30; donation to foodbank
Contact: website or 519-787-9341
Fergus Jun
13th Guelph Wellington Local Food Fest
Where: Ignatius Jesuit Centre
When: 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Minimum donation of $5 per person, $10 per family
Contact: website
Guelph Jun

July

North America's Largest Truck Show - Top 50 Ontario Festival Event
Rain or shine
Where: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
Contact: www.fergustruckshow.com 519-843-3412
Fergus Update February 2017: according to the event's Facebook page, there will not be any Truck Shows in Fergus moving forward! :-(
Read our blog post for more information.
     
Insights - Juried Art Exhibition
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website
Aboyne Jun -Sep
Canada Day - Firemen's Pancake Breakfast
When: 7:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Downtown Elora
Contact: 519-843-2800
Elora Jul 1
Soap Box Derby
When: 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Downtown Elora
Contact: 519-843-2800
Elora Jul 1
Dominion Day Parade
When: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Downtown Elora
Contact: 519-843-2800
Elora Jul 1
Hot Dogs in the Park
When: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown Elora
Contact: 519-843-2800
Elora Jul 1
Entertainment by Puppets Elora, Blue Bonnet Lassies, Diamonds In The Ruff Agility Club
When: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown Elora
Contact: 519-843-2800
Elora Jul 1
Rotary Duck Race
When: 1:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown Elora
Contact: 519-843-2800
Elora Jul 1
Canada Day at the Elora Legion
Where: Elora Legion
Contact: website
Elora Jul 1
Canada Day Family Picnic
Where: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
When: 3:00 - 10:00 pm; min. donation of $2 p.p.
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Jul 1
Canada Day - Entertainment & Fireworks
Where: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
When: 6:00 - 11:00 pm
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Jul 1
Canada Day - music, "duck races", children's entertainment, fireworks @ dusk
Where: Riverside Park - presented by Rotary Club of Guelph
Adm. for rides & activities: $2 p.p. or $5 for Family Fun pass
Guelph Jul 1
Canada Day Artisan Sale
Where: Elora Legion
When: 10am-5pm; free admission
Contact: Facebook
Elora Jul 1
Twilight at Templin Gardens - local musicians, handmade market
Where: Templin Gardens
When: 7:00-9:00
Contact: website
Fergus Jul
Annual Wiener Dog Race
Where: Grand River Raceway
Contact: website or 519-846-5455 x238
Elora Jul
6th annual Shakespeare in the Park
Where: Bissell Park
When: Fridays 8 pm, Saturdays 3 and 8 pm, Sundays 3 pm. Admission by donation.
Contact: website or (519) 496-6481
Elora Jul
7th Annual FEDS Special Needs Soccer Festival
Where: Victoria Park
When: 12-4
Contact: website or 519-843-3360
Fergus Jul
Western Ontario Region Pony Club Show
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Jul
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Jul
Black Sheep Festival of Contemporary Textile Arts (formerly Art In The Yard)
Where: Elora Centre For The Arts
When: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Contact: website or 519-846-9698
Elora Jul
Guelph Horticultural Society Garden Tour - self-guided
When: 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.; $10 ticket price (children under 12 are free, no pets please)
Contact: website or 519-826-0310
Guelph Jul
Twilight at Templin Gardens - local musicians, handmade market
Where: Templin Gardens
When: 7:00-9:00
Contact: website
Fergus Jul
Elora Acoustic Cafe
Where: Wellington County Museum (Barn)
When: 8:00-10:30 (doors open & open stage sign up 7:00)
Contact: website or Facebook
Aboybe Jul
36th Annual Hillside Festival - family-oriented music festival
Where: Guelph Lake Island
Contact: website or 519-763-6396
Guelph Jul
6th annual Shakespeare in the Park
Where: Bissell Park
When: Fridays 8 pm, Saturdays 3 and 8 pm, Sundays 3 pm. Admission by donation.
Contact: website or (519) 496-6481
Elora Jul
Elora Festival
Various dates
Contact: Elora Festival 519-846-0331
Elora Jul
Twilight at Templin Gardens - local musicians, handmade market
Where: Templin Gardens
When: 7:00-9:00
Contact: website
Fergus Jul
Fergus Blood Donor Clinic - book your lifesaving appointment
Where: Centre Wellington SportsPlex
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: website or 1 888 236-6283
Fergus Jul
27th Annual Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival
Where: Waterloo City Centre lot behind Waterloo City Hall
Contact: website or 519-885-1921 
Waterloo Jul
19th Annual Fireworks Festival
Where: Main St. & Cork St. Park
When: Fri 12 p.m.; Sun 4 p.m.; $8 p.p. for dances and amusements (family: 6 for $25; children under 5 "free")
Contact: website or 519-323-4480
Mount Forest Jul
Twilight at Templin Gardens - local musicians, handmade market
Where: Templin Gardens
When: 7:00-9:00
Contact: website
Fergus Jul
Fergus Medieval Faire
Where: downtown Fergus
When: 11-6
Contact: 519-343-5064 (The Bookery)
Fergus Jul 27
Fergus Blood Donor Clinic - book your lifesaving appointment
Where: Centre Wellington SportsPlex
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: website or 1 888 236-6283
Fergus Jul

August

Insights - Juried Art Exhibition
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website
Aboyne Jun -Sep
Twilight at Templin Gardens - local musicians, handmade market
Where: Templin Gardens
When: 7:00-9:00
Contact: website
Fergus Aug
Free public swim
When: 2:00-3:55
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Aug
Sensational Elora Film on a Plate
Where: Gorge Cinema
Contact: website
Elora Aug
Grand River Raceway 29th annual Industry Day celebration
Where: Grand River Raceway
When: Post Time 1:30
Contact: website or 519-846-5455
Elora Aug
Twilight at Templin Gardens - local musicians, handmade market
Where: Templin Gardens
When: 7:00-9:00
Contact: website
Fergus Aug
Pipes, Plaid and Pageantry Parade - Fergus Scottish Festival - Downtown Edition
Where: downtown
When: 7:30 PM
Contact: website or 519-787-0099
Fergus Aug
Fergus Ghost Walk
When: 8:00 p.m.; tickets at The Bookery
Fergus Aug
6th Annual Psychic Faire
When: 3:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: The Bookery, 191 St Andrew St W
Contact: website
Fergus Aug
74th Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games - Top 50 Ontario Festival Event
Where: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
Contact: website 519-787-0099
Fergus Aug
6th annual Shakespeare in the Park
Where: Bissell Park
When: Fridays 8 pm, Saturdays 3 and 8 pm, Sundays 3 pm. Admission by donation.
Contact: website or (519) 496-6481
Elora Aug
Twilight at Templin Gardens - local musicians, handmade market
Where: Templin Gardens
When: 7:00-9:00
Contact: website
Fergus Aug
RiverFest 2019
Where: Bissell Park
When: doors open 4:30
Contact: website or 519.827.9071
Elora Aug
Fergus Blood Donor Clinic - book your lifesaving appointment
Where: Centre Wellington SportsPlex
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: website or 1 888 236-6283
Fergus Aug
Twilight at Templin Gardens - local musicians, handmade market
Where: Templin Gardens
When: 7:00-9:00
Contact: website
Fergus Aug
31st Annual Waterloo Busker Festival
Where: Regina S. & William (behind Waterloo City Hall)
Contact: website or 519-747-8769
Waterloo Aug
Grand River Truck & Tractor Pull
Where: Grand River Raceway
When: Fri 6:30pm; Sat 6:00pm
Contact: website or 519-846-8879
Elora Aug
23rd Annual Ribfest - Competing N-American Rib Teams, live music
Where: Riverside Park - Free
Contact: website or 519-780-0577
Guelph Aug
44th Antique & Classic Car Show
When: 1:00-5:00 p.m.; admission $5 p.p. or $12.50 per family
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website or 519-846-0916
Aboyne Aug
Tri Kids Triathlon
Where: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
Contact: website
Fergus Aug
Twilight at Templin Gardens - local musicians, handmade market
Where: Templin Gardens
When: 7:00-9:00
Contact: website
Fergus Aug

September

Insights - Juried Art Exhibition
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website
Aboyne Sep
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Sep
Fall Leisure Show - Minor Sports Registration Night
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex
When: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Contact: 519-846-9691 x903
Fergus Sep
Elora Acoustic Cafe
Where: Wellington County Museum (Barn)
When: 8:00-10:30 (doors open & open stage sign up 7:00)
Contact: website or Facebook
Aboybe Sep
23rd annual Fergus Classic Car Show - 100+ classic cars and live entertainment
Where: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Downtown Fergus
Contact: Fergus BIA website or 519-787-1384
Fergus Sep
13th Annual Butterfly Garden BBQ
Where: 171 Queen Street East
When: 5:00-9:00 pm; Adults $25, children (aged 6-10yrs) $15, children under 5 - free
Contact: 519-843-2141
Fergus Sep
6th Annual Fergus Whole Hog BBQ
When: 3:00-7:00; Kids under 12 and parking is free
Where: Food School Farm, Wellington Centre for Sustainable Agriculture
Contact: website
Fergus Sep
Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope
Where: The Arboretum at University of Guelph
When: 9:00 am registration opens
Contact: website
Guelph Sep
Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope
Where: Clock Tower, Downtown Kitchener
When: 9:00 am registration opens
Contact: website
Kitchener Sep
Eden Mills Writers' Festival
Where: along the banks of the Eramosa River; $25, Students $15, under 14 free
When: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Contact: website or 519-341-4320
Eden Mills Sep
Fergus Fall Fair BBQ and Ambassador Competition
Where: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
Contact: website or 226-383-3000 (Fergus info centre)
Fergus Sep
26th Guelph Jazz Festival - free jazz tent downtown Guelph 9-12am
Various passes available for other venues
Contact: website or 519-763-4952
Guelph Sep
Harriston-Minto Fall Fair
Where: Harriston Community Centre
Contact: website or 519-338-2511
Harriston Sep
183rd Annual Fergus Fall Fair
Midway, petting zoo, sheep herding and more
Where: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
Contact: website or 226-383-3000 (Fergus info centre)
Fergus Sep
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Sep
The Terry Fox Run
Where: Elora Cataract Trail - Forfar St. entrance
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. (Forfar Ball Diamond)
the run starts at 10:00
Contact: Terry Fox Run Website
Fergus Sep
Pedal for Portage
Where: Grand River Raceway
When: 8:00-2:00
Contact: website or 519-501-5135
Elora Sep
Elora-Fergus Studio Tour - self guided
Visit studios in Fergus & Elora; free
Contact: website or 1-877-242-6353
Fergus / Elora Sep
Harvest Home Festival
Where: Wellington County Museum
When: 1-5 PM
Contact: website or 519-846-0916
Aboyne Sep
Fergus Blood Donor Clinic - book your lifesaving appointment
Where: Centre Wellington SportsPlex
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: website or 1 888 236-6283
Fergus Sep
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; Adults $15/members $12, Students $10/members $8, Youth under 14 free with paying adult
Contact: website
Fergus Sep
Culture Days In Centre Wellington
Historical Walking Tours
Various locations
Contact: website or 519-846-9841
Fergus, Elora Sep
13th Annual Wellington Fall Rural Romp - see Local Agriculture up close
farms, markets, nurseries and a winery
When: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Contact: website or 519-821-6638 x335
Wellington County Sep
Fergus Ghost Walk
When: 8:00 p.m.; tickets at The Bookery
Fergus Sep
Festival Italiano - Annual celebration of Italian heritage and culture
Where: Canadian Italian Club
Contact: website or 519-821-1110
Guelph Sep
Annual Belwood Lake Car Show
Where: Ball Diamond, Smith St
When: Noon-4pm; food bank donations welcome
Contact: Facebook, email or 519-787-2117
Belwood Sep

October

Elora Monster Month
Various activities
Contact: Elora BIA
Elora Oct 1-31
Monster Month
Where: Various locations around Elora
Contact: website or 519-760-2404
Elora Oct 1-31
OktoberFest
Various activities
Contact: website
Kitchener / Waterloo Oct
Free public swim to the first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Oct
Pumpkin Day at the Elora Farmers Market
Where: Bissell Park
Contact: website or 519-846-5638
Elora Oct
Sensational Soup Off - Sensational Elora
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website or 519-846-5638
Aboyne Oct
Elora Blood Donor Clinic - book your lifesaving appointment
Where: Elora Community Centre
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: website or 1 888 236-6283
Elora Oct
Elora Acoustic Cafe
Where: Wellington County Museum (Barn)
When: 8:00-10:30 (doors open & open stage sign up 7:00)
Contact: website or Facebook
Aboybe Oct
Family Halloween Activities
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website or 519-846-0916
Aboyne Oct
Stratford Writers Festival
Various locations
Contact: website or 416-587-9370
Stratford Oct
CWCC Business Showcase
When: 1:30-4:30
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website or 519-843-5140
Fergus Oct
Spirit Walk at the Poor House
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website or 519-846-0916
Aboyne Oct
Free public swim to the first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Oct
12th Monster March Parade - costumes mandatory to participate
Bring a food item for Food Bank.
Pre-registration: website
Where: Metcalfe St.; starting at One Axe Pursuits 24 Henderson St.
When: 6:30 p.m. (gather at 6:00) - rain or moonshine
Contact: 519-846-2563
Elora Oct
Elora Lantern Tour
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Elora Info Centre
Contact: website
Elora Oct
17th Annual Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour - self-guided
When: from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact: KBT Studio Tour: 519-669-0545
a.o. Elmira, St. Jacobs Oct
Fergus Blood Donor Clinic - book your lifesaving appointment
Where: Centre Wellington SportsPlex
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: website or 1 888 236-6283
Fergus Oct
Fergus Lantern Tour
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Fergus Library
Contact: website
Fergus Oct
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; Adults $15/members $12, Students $10/members $8, Youth under 14 free with paying adult
Contact: website
Fergus Oct
Fergus Ghost Walk
Where: Downtown Fergus
Contact: website or 226-383-2665
Fergus Oct
Halloween Haunt Street Walk - face painting, crafts, live music
Where: downtown Fergus
When: 10:00AM-noon
Fergus Oct
Fergus Ghost Walk
Where: Downtown Fergus
Contact: website or 226-383-2665
Fergus Oct
Elora Horse and Hound Parade 2019 - Fundraiser for Groves
Where: Downtown Elora
Contact: website or 519-846-9841
Elora Oct

November

Free public swim to the first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Nov
Free public skate
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
When: 2:30
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Nov
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Where: the barn at the Wellington County Museum
When: 7 p.m.
Contact: website or 519-846-0916
Aboyne Nov
Elora Acoustic Cafe
Where: Wellington County Museum (Barn)
When: 8:00-10:30 (doors open & open stage sign up 7:00)
Contact: website or Facebook
Aboybe Nov
Rememberance Day services
Elora, Sales, Fergus, Belwood
Contact: 519-846-9841
Fergus / Elora Nov 11
Fair November - 44th Annual Juried Craft Sale
When: Thu/Fri: 10:00-21:00; Sat 10:00-17:00; Sun 11:00-17:00 - FREE admission
Where: University Centre University of Guelph
Contact: website or 519-824-4120x53903
Guelph Nov
Guelph Power Play Hockey Tournament
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800 or website
Fergus Nov
Free public swim to the first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Nov
Free public skate
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
When: 2:30
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Nov
Fergus Blood Donor Clinic - book your lifesaving appointment
Where: Centre Wellington SportsPlex
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: website or 1 888 236-6283
Fergus Nov
Starlight Shopping Nights Elora
When: 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Contact: website
Elora Nov
Peter Pan: A Family Musical Panto
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
Contact: website
Fergus Nov
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; Adults $15/members $12, Students $10/members $8, Youth under 14 free with paying adult
Contact: website
Fergus Nov
Buy Nothing Day - devote time to your loved ones instead!   Nov
Elora Santa Claus parade - Parade of Lights
Where: downtown; beginning at South Street
When: 6:00 PM
Contact: website or 519-843-5528
Elora Nov
Christmas tree lighting and carols
Where: downtown Fergus
When: 7:00 p.m.
Contact: website
Fergus Nov
Late Night Sip & Shop
Where: Downtown Fergus
When: 6-10pm
Contact: website
Fergus Nov
 

 

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