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September

Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Sep 2
Fall Leisure Show - Registration Night
Where: Elora Community Centre
When: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Contact: 519-843-2800
Elora Sep 5?
Fall Leisure Show - Registration Night
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex
When: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Sep 7?
The Elora Acoustic Café - featured artist Joni NehRita
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website
Elora Sep 8
21st. 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 8
Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope
Where: The Arboretum at University of Guelph
When: 9:00 am registration opens
Contact: website
Guelph Sep 10
Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope
Where: Clock Tower, Downtown Kitchener
When: 9:00 am registration opens
Contact: website
Kitchener Sep 10
4th 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 10
24th Guelph Jazz Festival - free jazz tent downtown Guelph 9-12am
Various passes available for other venues
Contact: website or 519-763-4952
Guelph Sep 13-17
Harriston-Minto Fall Fair
Where: Harriston Community Centre
Contact: website or 519-338-2511
Harriston Sep 15-17
Festival Italiano - 23rd Annual celebration of Italian heritage and culture
Where: Canadian Italian Club
Contact: website or 519-821-1110
Guelph Sep 15-17
181st 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 15-17
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Sep 16
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 17
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; $12 p.p. / Students $8 / Youth (with adult) free
Contact: website
Fergus Sep 22
Robert Gordon Concert
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: 8:00 PM
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Sep 22
"Barry Manilow & Bette Midler"
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: 8:00 PM
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Sep 23
31st Elora-Fergus Studio Tour - self guided
Visit studios in Fergus & Elora; free
Contact: website or 1-877-242-6353
Fergus / Elora Sep 23, 24, 30
Harvest Home Festival
Where: Wellington County Museum
When: 1-5 PM
Contact: website or 519-846-0916
Aboyne Sep 24
Culture Days In Centre Wellington
Various locations
Contact: website or 519-846-9841
Fergus, Elora Sep 29-30
Fergus Ghost Walk
When: 8:00 p.m.; tickets at The Bookery
Fergus Sep 30
Shoreline Cleanup - part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Where: the Belwood Lake Bridge; at the boat launch access at 7 George St. in Belwood
When: 9:30-12:30
Contact: website or email
Belwood Sep 30
11th 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 30

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
Culture Days In Centre Wellington
Various locations
Contact: website or 519-846-9841
Fergus, Elora Oct 1
31st Elora-Fergus Studio Tour - self guided
Visit studios in Fergus & Elora; free
When: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact: website or 1-877-242-6353
Fergus / Elora  Oct 1
Elora Horse and Hound Parade - Fundraiser for Groves
Where: Downtown Elora
Contact: website or 519-846-9841
Elora Oct 1
OktoberFest
Various activities
Contact: website
Kitchener / Waterloo Oct 6-14
Pumpkin Day at the Elora Farmers Market
Where: Bissell Park
Contact: website or 519-846-5638
Elora Oct 7
Free public swim to the first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Oct 7
Sensational Soup Off - Sensational Elora
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website or 519-846-5638
Aboyne Oct 9
Shoreline Cleanup - part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Where: the Belwood Lake Bridge; at the boat launch access at 7 George St. in Belwood
When: 9:30-12:30
Contact: website or email
Belwood Oct 12
Fergus Lantern Tour
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Fergus Library
Contact: website
Fergus Oct 13
The Elora Acoustic Café - featured artist Tristan Avakian (As Water)
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website
Elora Oct 13
Heather Rankin in Concert
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: 8:00 PM
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Oct 13
Ryan Joyce: Illusions
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: 2:00 and 8:00 PM
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Oct 14
Elora Lantern Tour
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Elora Info Centre
Contact: website
Elora Oct 14
Family Halloween Activities
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website or 519-846-0916
Aboyne Oct 15
Spirit Walk at the Poor House
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website or 519-846-0916
Aboyne Oct 19-29
Stratford Writers Festival
Various locations
Contact: website or 416-587-9370
Stratford Oct 20-22
Free public swim to the first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Oct 21
The Sounds Of Music
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: 8:00 PM
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Oct 21
10th Monster March Parade - costumes mandatory to participate
Bring a food item for Food Bank.
Pre-registration: website
Where: Metcalfe St.; starting at MacDonald Square
When: 6:30 p.m. - rain or moonshine
Contact: 519-846-2563
Elora Oct 21
Elora Lantern Tour
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Elora Info Centre
Contact: website
Elora Oct 21
14th 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 21-22
Johnny Cash Tribute
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: 8:00 PM
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Oct 27
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; $12 p.p. / Students $8 / Youth (with adult) free
Contact: website
Fergus Oct 27
Fergus Lantern Tour
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Fergus Library
Contact: website
Fergus Oct 27
The Eagles Tribute
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: 8:00 PM
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Oct 28
Fergus Ghost Tour
Where: Downtown Fergus
Contact: website or 226-383-2665
Fergus Oct 28
Halloween Haunt Street Walk - face painting, crafts, live music
Where: downtown Fergus
When: 10:00AM-noon
Fergus Oct 28
Fergus Ghost Walk
Where: downtown Fergus
When: 8:00 PM
Contact: the Bookery, downtown Fergus
Fergus Oct 28, 30

November

The Elora Acoustic Café
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website
Elora Nov 3
Free public swim to the first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Nov 4
Remembrance Day Ceremony
Where: the barn at the Wellington County Museum
When: 7 p.m.
Contact: website or 519-846-0916
Aboyne Nov 6
Rememberance Day services
Elora, Sales, Fergus, Belwood
Contact: 519-846-9841
Fergus / Elora Nov 11
John Lennon Tribute
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: 8:00 PM
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Oct 13
The Great Canadian Songbook - Canada150!
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: 8:00 pm
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Nov 15
Fair November - 42nd 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 16-19
The Mud Men
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: 8:00 pm
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Nov 17
Bandstand Revisited
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: 8:00 PM
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Nov 18
Free public swim to the first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Nov 18
Starlight Shopping Nights Elora
When: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Contact: website
Elora Nov 23-24
The Little Mermaid
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: Thu-Sat 7:00 pm; Sat-Sun 2:00 pm
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Nov 23-26
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm; $12 p.p. / Students $8 / Youth (with adult) free
Contact: website
Fergus Nov 24
Buy Nothing Day - devote time to your loved ones instead!   Nov 25
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 25
Moonlight Madness Late Night Shopping
Where: Downtown Fergus
When: 'till 9pm
Contact: website
Fergus Nov 30
Guelph Power Play Hockey Tournament
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800 or website
Fergus Nov
Town Hall Meeting
Where: Wellington County Museum
Aboyne Nov

December

Moonlight Madness Late Night Shopping
Where: Downtown Fergus
When: 'till 9pm
Contact: website
Fergus Dec 1
Christmas tree lighting
Where: downtown Fergus
When: 7:00 p.m.
Contact: website
Fergus Dec 1
A Christmas Carol
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: Fri-Sat 8:00 pm; Sat-Sun 2:00 pm
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Dec 1-3
Free public swim to the first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Dec 2
Fergus Santa Claus Parade
When: 1:30 PM
Contact: website or 519-843-5528
Fergus Dec 2
Chamber Christmas Open House
Where: Centre Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
When: 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Contact: website or 519-843-5140
Fergus Dec 7
The Elora Acoustic Café - Christmas Cafe - All Open Stage
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: website
Elora Dec 8
A Christmas Carol
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: Fri-Sat 8:00 pm; Sat-Sun 2:00 pm
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Dec 8-10
Handel's Messiah
Where: St. Joseph's Church
Contact: website
Fergus Dec 10
Christmas Festival
When: 1 - 5 p.m.
Where: Wellington County Museum
Contact: Website or 519-846-0916 x221
Aboyne Dec 10
Free public swim to the first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Dec 16
Beatlemania
Where: Fergus Grand Theatre
When: 8:00 PM
Contact: website or 519-787-1981
Fergus Dec 16
Festival of Carols
Where: St. John's Church
Contact: website
Elora Dec 19-20
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
Belwood Lions Breakfast with Santa
When: 8:00-11:00 AM
Where: Belwood Hall
Contact: website or 519-843-7011
Belwood Dec
Free holiday skating
When: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Dec
Free holiday skating
When: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Elora Community Complex
Contact:519-843-2800
Elora Dec
Grand River Girls Hockey 3 on 3 tournament
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website or 519-843-2800
Fergus Dec

January

Free holiday skating
When: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Jan
Free holiday skating
When: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Elora Community Complex
Contact:519-843-2800
Elora Jan
Free holiday skating
When: 11:30 - 12:30; Donations will be accepted benefitting The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Centre Wellington
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Jan
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
Mayor's Breakfast - annual Centre Wellington Chamber event
Where: Grand River Raceway - The Captain's Quarters
When: 7:30 AM; Cost $20 Members and $25 Future Members
Contact: RSVP to 519-843-5140 or rscarrow@cwchamber.ca
Elora Jan 31

February

Spaghetti Western part Deux (Belwood Lions) - meal and cabaret
When: 6:00; cost $25
Where: Belwood Hall
Contact: website or 519-787-2383
Belwood Feb
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
Community Resource Centre's 21st 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
Elora Rockers tournament
Where: Elora Community Centre
Contact: 519-843-2800
Elora Feb
11th Annual Hillside Inside
Where: River Run Centre, St. George's Church
Contact: website or 1-866-598-4455
Guelph Feb
Family Day - Free public skating
When: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Fergus Feb
Family Day - Free public skating
When: 3:30 -5:00 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Fergus Feb
Family Day - Free public swim
When: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Fergus Feb
Family Day - Free public Family Zumba
When: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Fergus Feb
Family Day - Free public skating
When: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Elora Arena
Elora Feb
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Contact: website
Fergus Feb
Centre Wellington Women's Expo
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
When: 12-4 p.m.; $5 (proceeds to the Groves Hospital Foundation)
Contact: website
Fergus Feb
Elora Co-op Preschool Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction
Where: Elora Community Centre
When: 4:00 p.m.; $5/child, $10/adult
Contact: email or 519-846-9333
Elora Feb

March

Elora Festival March Fiction Book Sale
Where: Book Depot - 380 St. Andrew St. W. (side entrance)
When: Fri 3 pm – 8 pm; Sat 10 am – 2 pm
Contact: website or 519-846-0331
Fergus Mar
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Mar
Fergus Kinsmen 21st Annual Wedding Showcase
When: 11 am - 4 pm
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website
Fergus Mar
Free public swims
When: 2:00-4:00
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Mar
Active Living and Retirement Show
When: 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: 519-843-2800
Fergus Mar
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Contact: website
Fergus Mar
Curl For A Cause
Where: Fergus Curling Club
Contact: website
Fergus Mar
Elora Skating Club Carnival
Where: Elora Community Centre
Contact: 519-846-9691 or website
Elora 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

Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Apr
Elora Skating Club Ice Show
Where: Elora Community Centre
Contact: website
Elora Apr
54rd Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
Where: downtown Elmira
When: 7:00 AM-4:00 PM
Contact: website or 1-877-969-0094
Elmira Apr
Fergus Skating Club Show Time
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-846-9691 or website
Fergus Apr
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 Apr
Tartan Day and Historical Walking Tour
When: 12-5 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
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 Apr
Bowl for Kids Sake for Nintendo's Wii - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington
Where: Victoria Park Senior Centre
When: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Contact: website or 519-787-0106
Fergus Apr
Dog Show by the Guelph & District Kennel Club
When: 10:00-5:00
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website
Fergus Apr
27th Annual Elora Antique Show - 55 dealers
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
Classic 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
13th Annual Grand Taste - presented by Centre Wellington Rotary Club
When: 12 noon- 4 p.m.; tickets $30
Where: Grand River Raceway - Upper Level
Fundraiser for Groves Hospital Foundation
Contact: website or 519-846-0553
Elora Apr
Elora Wordfest
Where: Elora Library
When: 6:00-10:00 p.m.; TBC
Contact: website
Elora Apr
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Contact: website
Fergus Apr
*** NO 13th 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
Elora Farmer's Market Outdoor Season Opener
When: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: Bissell Park
Contact: website or 519-846-1396
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
Crime Stoppers Mulch Sale
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website
Fergus May
Headline CW Community Foundation FUNdraiser
Where: Elora Legion
When: 7PM $50 p.p
Contact: Website
Elora May
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
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
Best Bloomin' Plant Sale - Fergus Horticultural Society
When: 8-11 a.m.
Where: Stone house next to Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex (Fergus)
Contact: 519-843-5892
Fergus May
CW Chamber's Awards of Excellence
Where: Centre Fergus Grand Theatre; $45
Contact: website or 519-843-5140
Fergus May
Elora EnPlein Air - A Grand River Painting Festival
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
Drumlin Contra Dance
Where: St. James Anglican Church
When: 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Contact: website
Fergus May
Skyburst Elora - Elora Lions Fireworks Night
Where: Grand River Raceway
When: Gates open at 7pm; $2pp.
Contact: Contact: website or 519-846-5455 x238
Elora May
Hooping for Hunger - a fundraiser hula-hoop-a-thon
When: noon till 5pm
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; $25 (15+), $10 (9-14), $0 (8 and under)
Contact: website
Belwood May
2018 Food Cycle Ride - 20, 40, 70 and 100 km routes - proceeds to Centre Wellington Foodbank
Where: Elora Public School
Contact: website
Elora May
Elora Writers' Festival
When: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Aboyne Hall, Wellington County Museum & Archives; tickets $20.00 @ Roxanne's Reflections (Fergus)
Contact: 519-843-4391 or website
Elora May

June

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
15th Annual Southern Ontario Amazing Race
20 teams of 2 raise pledges for the Children's Foundation of Guelph & Wellington.
Contact: The Race
Guelph Jun
9th Annual Local Biz Night
Where: Grand River Raceway
RSVP to Membership@cwchamber.ca
Elora Jun
32nd 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
Historical Automobile Society Antique Car Show and Sale
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website
Fergus Jun
Gardenscapes 2018 - 24th Annual Self-guided tour
Where: various locations; $15 admission
When: 12 noon - 6:00 p.m. (rain or shine)
Contact:website or 519-837-0010
Guelph Jun
20th 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
Fergus BIA Teddy Bear Caper
Where: Downtown Fergus and Templin Gardens
When: 10:00-noon
Contact: website
Fergus Jun
Doors Open Fergus - Elora
Visit various heritage sites, including .... - free admissions
Contact: website or 1-877-242-6353
Fergus, Elora, Aboyne Jun
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 Jun
Fergus Minor Lacrosse - Scott Gerrie Tournament
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact: website or 519-843-2800
Fergus Jun
16th. 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.
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.
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
Free public swim for first 40 kids
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Jul 1
Annual Wiener Dog Race
Where: Grand River Raceway
Contact: website or 519-846-5455 x238
Elora Jul
FEDS Special Needs Soccer Festival
Where: Victoria Park
Contact: website or 519-843-3360
Fergus Jul
Festival Faire
Where: Wellington County Museum
When:
Contact: website or 519-846-0916
Aboyne Jul
Art in the Yard - 16th annual juried original art exhibition
Where: Elora Centre For The Arts
When: 10 a.m.-5 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
35th Annual Hillside Festival - family-oriented music festival
Where: Guelph Lake Island
When: Fri 5-11pm; Sat & Sun 11am-11pm; Adm. $40-$115
Contact: website or 519-763-6396
Guelph Jul
18th 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
7th Annual Belwood Lake Car Show
Where: Ball Diamond, Smith St
When: Noon-4pm; food bank donations welcome
Contact: email or 519-787-2117
Belwood Jul
Rams Master Lacrosse Tournament
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Jul
Elora Festival
Various dates
Contact: Elora Festival 519-846-0331
Elora 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
26th Annual Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival
Where: Waterloo City Centre lot behind Waterloo City Hall
Contact: website or 519-885-1921 
Waterloo Jul
Film On A Plate
Where: Mill Street West
Contact: website
Elora Jul

August

Twilight at Templin Gardens - local musicians, handmade market
Where: Templin Gardens
When: 7:00-9:00
Contact: website
Fergus Aug
5th annual Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth
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
Free public swim
When: 2:00-3:55
Where: Centre Wellington Sportsplex (Fergus Arena)
Contact:519-843-2800
Fergus Aug
Grand River Raceway 28th annual Industry Day celebration
Where: Grand River Raceway
When: Post Time 1:30
Contact: website or 519-846-5455
Elora 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
5th Annual Psychic Faire
When: 3:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: The Bookery, 191 St Andrew St W
Contact: website
Fergus Aug
73rd Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games - Top 50 Ontario Festival Event
Where: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
Contact: website 519-787-0099
Fergus Aug
5th annual Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth
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
Fergus Ghost Walk
When: 8:00 p.m.; tickets at The Bookery
Fergus Aug
Wellington County Plowmen's Association Annual Branch Match
Where: 7072 Hwy 6 (follow the signs)
When: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Contact: website
Fergus Aug
RiverFest 2018
Where: Bissell Park
When: doors open 4:30
Contact: website or 519.827.9071
Elora Aug
43rd 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
30th 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: 6:30pm
Contact: website or 519-846-8879
Elora Aug
22nd Annual Ribfest - Competing N-American Rib Teams, live music
Where: Riverside Park - Free
Contact: website or 519-780-0577
Guelph Aug
Tri Kids Triathlon
Where: Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex
Contact: website
Fergus Aug
 

 

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