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Information for fishing, hiking, birding, etc... information for maps

What can you experience in Elora?  Please read this:












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What to see and do?

Calendar of events:

Located between Elora and Fergus, our museum is a true gem!

Explore Elora with a guide:  self-guided walking tour

Elora's own independent movie house

Fergus is just a 15 minute drive away:

 Fergus Grand Theatre,%20Parks%20and%20Facilities/Trails.aspx for information on hiking/biking trails

Want to rent a bike?  Helmets and accessories included! for tubing down the Gorge!

Tubing and biking tours now available in Elora!  Check out Elora Rapids, on Geddes Street just a few houses away! 
Click here!

Ziplining?  Rock climbing?  Check out

Punt and raft riding on the Grand River?  And how about taking a River Bug Ride, a 3 hour guided adventure down the Grand!?

Click here for fishing information or try for fly-fishing lessons and tours, etc...
Guided "walk and wade" trips, private lessons, etc... offered by Grand River Outfitting & Fly Shop
(be sure to get your fishing license in advance: for high or afternoon tea (reservations preferred) for a tour and wine tastings Sundays at 2:00

Have you ever experienced an escape room adventure or "puzzle room"?

Planning to get married in Elora?

Yoga in a beautiful space, or an organic hair experience?



about 15 minutes away by car: the West Montrose Covered Bridge (c1881)

about 25 minutes away by car:  Guelph

about 20 minutes away by car:  St. Jacobs Village and the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market, Flea Market and Outlet Centre, also the "Mennonite Story" multi-media interpretive centre

Winter and Summer tubing! for horseback trail riding, etc... to visit a working ostrich farm with meats and other treats for sale




Learning Opportunities and Workshops



Our Elora Centre for the Arts is offering all sorts of evening, 1/2 and full day workshops,  take a look!  Go to and click on "Classes".

The Wellington County Museum and Archives offers workshops on many different skills, please visit


Want to learn how to sculpt a miniature figure?  Artist Kathi Kuti can set up a 2-day workshop for groups of 3 or more, see her website: for a local art class!  See their schedule!

Artist Patrice Baker opens her Silverfish Studios for etched copper jewellery, silver metal clay and windowed journal workshops ranging from 1 to 5 days.  Visit her online:

Quilting workshops are being offered in the beautiful Meerkat Shweshwe loft studio just across the street!  Visit CÚleste's website for her schedule of offerings:

Intrigued by encaustic?  Try an "Art Play Shop" with Supria:

Glass blowing?!  Yes!  Check out the variety of offerings:

You can even tour a glass blowing studio and, on weekends, blow your own glass ornament (with an appointment please) at

Blacksmithing?  David Cross offers the chance for you to wield metal to your will:

Adult Rock Camp? An intensive week of playing and collaborating with musical peers under the guidance of professional working musicians:


Not quite?  There are more options, just click here.




Calendar of Events




Elmira Maple Syrup Festival -- April 6th, 2019

National Tartan Day -- April 7th, 2019

12th Annual Kazoo!Fest Geulph -- April 10 - 14th, 2019

Kitchener Scrap-Fest -- April 12 - 13th, 2019

Elora Vintage and Antique Show -- April 13 - 14th, 2019 (Visit website for a coupon)

All Breed International Championship Dog Show -- April 12th - 14th, 2019

Wellington Fibres Open House -- April 13th, 2019

Guelph Creative Arts Spring Art Show and Sale -- April 26 - 28th, 2019

Saugeen Valley Fur and Feather Fanciers' Show and Sale  -- April 28th, 2019



Spring Rain Weekend: Irish Music, Dance and Language Festival -- May 3 - 5th, 2019   click here for their Facebook page

International Female Ride Day: CW Sportsplex --  May 4th, 2019

Kitchener-Waterloo Pet Expo -- May 4 - 5th, 2019

Annual Giant Book Sale (supporting the Elora Festival) -- May 3 - 5th, 2019 -- Elora Curling Club

Ontario Miniature Enthusiasts of the Guelph Area Annual Show and Sale -- Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Jazz at the Elora Centre for the Arts featuring Chantalle Chamberland  -- May 11th, 2019

Fergus Horticultural Best Bloomin' Plant Sale -- May 11, 2019

Sensational Elora Film on a Plate -- May 16th, 2019

Elora Handmade Market -- Sunday, May ?th, 2019

Elora Writers' Festival -- is no more -- 

Elora en Plein Air: a Grand River Painting Festival -- May 16 - 19th, 2019

Spring Fireworks Night!  Skyburst Elora! --Saturday, May 25th, 2019!spring-fireworks/c1i9k

Stratford Studio Tour -- is taking a break and will continue in 2020

2 Rivers Festival -- May - June, 2019  *see website for the many festival activities*

St. Jacobs Quilt and Fibre Art Festival -- May 21 - 25th, 2019

53rd Annual New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale -- May 24 - 25th, 2019

Annual Guelph's Potters' Market -- May 25 - 26th, 2019

Eden Mills Arts Festival -- May 25 - 26th, 2019

Guelph Dance Festival -- May 31 - June 2nd, 2019




Guelph Dance Festival -- May 31 - June 2nd, 2019

Dog Lovers Days --

Historical Automobile Society Antique Car Show and Sale and Flea Market -- June ? - ?rd, 2019

Horse Day Erin -- June 8th, 2019

Robin in the Hood (Gibson Park, Elmira, ON) -- June 8th, 2019

 2 Rivers Festival -- May - June, 2019  *see website for the many festival activities*

Quilts on the Grand -- June ? - ?th, 2019

Harmony Meadows Alpaca Annual Shearing -- June ? - ?th, 2019

Insights:  Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts -- June 19th - September 1st, 2019

Pre-Loved Art & Craft Yard Sale -- June ?th, 2019 (9am - 12pm)   

Doors Open Fergus and Elora -- on hiatus for 2019  

Guelph's Art on the Street -- June 22nd, 2019

Fergus and District Horticultural Society Garden Tour -- June 23rd, 2019

Local Food Fest (Guelph) -- June 23rd, 2019




Canada Day Celebrations -- Sunday, July 1st, 2019

Outdoor Concerts at the Museum,  Six Thursday evenings in July and August, starting at 7 pm --

Twilight at Templin (Fergus), outdoor musical event -- Wednesday evenings July and August, 7 - 9 pm --

Creative Spark Outdoor Festival:  Elora Centre for the Arts -- July 6 - 7th, 2019

 Elora Festival: a Celebration in Song  -- July 12 - 28th, 2019

Hillside Festival, Guelph Lake Conservation Area -- July 12 - 14th, 2019

Kultrun World Music Festival (Kitchener) --  July 13 - 14th, 2019

Fergus Medieval Faire -- July 27th, 2019

Insights:  Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts -- June 19th - September 1st, 2019




  Pirate Festival, Marden Park in Guelph -- August 3 - 5th, 2019

Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games -- August 8 - 11th, 2019

Psychic Fair at The Bookery, Fergus -- August 9 -10th, 2019 

Riverfest Elora -- August 16 - 18th, 2019

Aviation Fun Day -- August 17th, 2019

Antique and Classic Car Show -- August 18th, 2019



Fergus Classic Car Show -- September 6th, 2019

Eden Mills Writers' Festival -- September 6 - 8th, 2019 

Elmira's 3rd Annual Art in the Park -- September 7th, 2019

Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Fair -- September 14th, 2019

Belwood Lake Car Club Annual Classic Car Show -- September ?, 2019

Royal Medieval Faire, Waterloo -- September 21st, 2019

 Bingeman's Screampark -- check website for September & October 2019 dates:

183rd Fergus Fall Fair -- September 13 - 15th, 2019

Stratford Studio Tour --  is taking a break and will continue in 2020
(about 1 1/2 hour drive from Elora but a beautiful trip and where we used to live!)

Harvest Home Festival, Wellington County Museum and Archives -- September 29th, 2019

Rural Romp:  A Self-Guided Tour of Farms, Markets and Local Food Retailers -- September 28th, 2019

Elora Fergus Studio Tour (2 weekends) -- September 28 - 29th and October 5 - 6th, 2019

Culture Days -- September 27 - 29th, 2019



Elora's Monster Month -- October 1st - 31st, 2019 and

Bingeman's Screampark -- check website for October 2019 dates:

Harvest Fun & Corn Maze at Strom's Farm -- check website for October 2019 dates

**check out Homer Watson House & Gallery for Hallowe'en events**

Elora's Horse and Hound Parade -- October 6th, 2019

Sensational Soup Off -- October 14th, 2019

Haunted Woods Walk -- October 18th, 2019

Guelph Studio Tour -- October 19 - 20th, 2019

Family Hallowe'en Activities at the Museum -- October 20th, 2019

Spirit Walks and Cemetery Walks at the Poor House -- October 1?-1?th, 2?-2?th, 2019

Ennotville Haunted Woods Walk -- Saturday, October 2?th, 2019

Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour -- October 26 - 27th, 2019

Unit 6 Haunted House Zombie Containment Research Facility -- October weekends

Waterloo Central Railway Hallowe'en Rides -- October ?? - ??h, 2019

Giant Used Book Sale (Guelph) -- October 25 - 27th, 2019

Elora's Monster March Parade -- October 19th, 2019

Grand River Bead Society Bead Show & Sale (in Guelph) -- October 2? - 2?st, 2019

KW Central Art Walk -- October 2? - 2?st, 2019

Zombie Invasion, Orton Community Association (close to Marsville) -- October ??th, 2019

Handmade Market -- Sunday, October ??th, 2019





**Always adding more**


The Flying Leap Bed and Breakfast
249 Geddes Street,  Elora, Ontario  N0B 1S0

226-369-0376 or karen[at]


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