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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!

Experience 7 to 9 eateries in 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!

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?



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:


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




Calendar of Events



"The Tarot Lovers: Works of Heart" 
"Stitched Together", the story of the 1918 quilt that intertwines the lives of 711 people from the community
both at the Wellington County Museum and Archives




Fibre Art Show: Canadian Embroiders' Guild Guelph Open House -- April 24, 2018 (Tuesday, 1 - 5pm)

Guelph Creative Arts Spring Art Show and Sale -- April 27 - 29th, 2018




Spring Rain Weekend: Irish Music, Dance and Language Festival -- May 4 - 6th, 2018   click here for their Facebook page

Annual Giant Book Sale (supporting the Elora Festival) -- May 4 - 6th, 2018 -- Elora Curling Club

Kitchener-Waterloo Pet Expo -- May 5 - 6th, 2018

2 Rivers Festival -- May 5th - June 24th, 2018  *see website for the many festival activities*

Ontario Miniature Enthusiasts of the Guelph Area Annual Show and Sale -- Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Elora Writers' Festival -- Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Mount Forest Quilt Show -- May 11 - 12th, 2018

Elora en Plein Air: a Grand River Painting Festival -- May 17 - 20th, 2018

Sensational Elora Film on a Plate -- May 17th, 2018

St. Jacobs Quilt and Fibre Art Festival -- May 22 - 26th, 2018

Guelph's Potters' Market -- May 26 - 27th, 2018

Spring Fireworks Night!  Skyburst Elora! --Saturday, May 26th, 2018!spring-fireworks/c1i9k

Eden Mills Arts Festival -- May 26-27th, 2018

Elora Tarot & Divination Festival -- May 26 - 27th, 2018




2 Rivers Festival -- May 5th - June 24th, 2018  *see website for the many festival activities*

Guelph Dance Festival -- June 1 - 3rd, 2018

Historical Automobile Society Antique Car Show and Sale and Flea Market -- June 2 - 3rd, 2018

Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship -- June 6 - 8th, 2018

Quilts on the Grand -- June 8 - 9th, 2018

Robin in the Hood (Gibson Park, Elmira, ON) -- June 9th, 2018

Insights:  Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts -- June 13th - September 3rd, 2018

Pre-Loved Art & Craft Yard Sale -- June 16th, 2018 (9am - 12pm)   email ecftabearepp[at] for details

Doors Open Fergus and Elora -- June 16th, 2018

Guelph's Art on the Street -- June 23rd, 2018

Fergus and District Horticultural Society Garden Tour -- June 24th, 2018

Local Food Fest (Guelph) -- June 24th, 2018




Canada Day Celebrations -- Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Black Sheep Festival:  Elora Centre for the Arts -- July 7th, 2018

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

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

Elora Community Theatre in Bissell Park -- July 6 - 8, 13 - 15th, 2018

Elora Festival: a Celebration in Song  -- July 13 - 29th, 2018

Hillside Festival, Guelph Lake Conservation Area -- July 13 - 15th, 2018

Medieval Faire -- July 28th, 2018

Insights:  Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts -- June 13th - September 3rd, 2018




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

Outdoor Concerts at the Museum,  August 2nd & August 9th, starting at 7 pm 

Sensational Elora Film on a Plate -- August 4th, 2018

Pirate Festival, Marden Park in Guelph -- August 4th - 5th - 6th, 2018

Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games -- August 9 - 12th, 2018

Riverfest Elora -- August 17 - 19th, 2018

Antique and Classic Car Show -- August 26th, 2018

Insights:  Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts -- June 13th - September 3rd, 2018




Fergus Classic Car Show -- September 7th, 2018

Eden Mills Writers' Festival -- September 7th - 9th, 2018

Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters' Fair -- September 8th, 2018

Belwood Lake Car Club Annual Classic Car Show -- September ?, 2018

Royal Medieval Faire, Waterloo -- September 15th, 2018

Bingeman's Screampark -- check website for September & October 2018 dates:

182nd Fergus Fall Fair -- September 14 - 16th, 2018

Elora Festival's Fall Festival Home Tour -- September 1?th, 2018

Harvest Home Festival, Wellington County Museum and Archives -- September 23rd, 2018

Elora Fergus Studio Tour (2 weekends) -- September 22 - 23rd and September 29 - 30th, 2018

Culture Days -- September 28 - 30th, 2018

Rural Romp:  A Self-Guided Tour of Farms, Markets and Local Food Retailers -- September 29th, 2018

Elora's Horse and Hound Parade -- September 30th, 2018




Elora's Monster Month -- October 1st - 31st, 2018 and

Sensational Soup Off -- October 8th, 2018

Bingeman's Screampark -- check website for October 2018 dates:

Family Hallowe'en Activities at the Museum -- October 14th, 2018

Spirit Walks and Cemetery Walks at the Poor House -- October 18 - 26th, 2018

Harvest Fun & Corn Maze at Strom's Farm -- check website for October 2018 dates

Monster March Parade -- October 20th, 2018

Ennotville Haunted Woods Walk -- Saturday, October 2?th, 2018

Handmade Market -- Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Kissing Bridge Trail Studio Tour -- October 20 - 21st, 2018




Elora Santa Claus Parade -- November 24th, 2018




Fergus Santa Claus Parade -- December 1st, 2018

Christmas Festival at the Museum -- December 9th, 2018

Elora Festival Singers "Festival of Carols" -- December ?? - ??th, 2018




**Always adding more**


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249 Geddes Street,  Elora, Ontario  N0B 1S0

226-369-0376 or karen[at]


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