Our Events

Our Events
Fabulous Fergus Pub Night

A progressive dinner featuring three Fergus pubs.

Special three-course menus are offered at each of the fabulous Fergus pubs and groups are led from pub to pub by local entertainers (typically a combination of pipers, historic tour leaders and/or other musicians) for each course of the dinner.

Get your tickets early for this one.

Pumpkin Day

A free family event at Bissel Park with the Elora Farmers Market!

We celebrate the fall harvest, featuring “The Pumpkin”. Scheduled the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend each year, this event is aimed at children of all ages.

We feature a professional pumpkin carver and other attractions that may include face painting, a reptile show, great music and pumpkins for carving. The top carved pumpkins get recognized with a reward. We ask attendees to please bring cash or food donations for the Food Bank.

Sensational Soup Off

Thanksgiving Day each year, The Wellington County Museum and Archives hosts up to 18 soup makers in three categories.
These professional, amateur and youth categories, compete to become the “Super Souper” of the year in their category.

Come out, warm your tummy, sit back with your soup and a glass of beer or wine, vote for your favourite soups and enjoy some wonderful music throughout the afternoon.

Sensational Sounds

These musical events are scheduled at various times throughout the year.

While we have hosted various styles of events throughout the year, our recent focus has been jazz shows at a local venue.

Follow this website or follow us on social media to for news of upcoming shows featuring some of the top jazz musicians in Ontario.

Film On A Plate

Our films are paired with themed food and drink prepared by local chefs.

FOAP is a unique way to truly experience a movie with more than just the usual popcorn and candy.

In 2022 we showed the film “The 100 Foot Journey”, a cultural-clash comedy featuring French and Indian food. Food followed the film theme with wonderful food from a local Indian restaurant plus a french style dessert. Add a wine or beer and you have FILM ON A PLATE.

 
Monster Month

Monster Month is a full October month of spooktacular events. Started over 20 years ago by local artist Tim Murton with sculptures he created from wire, paper and glue, referred to as the “Twilight Zoo”.

Monster Month has expanded to include many events and attractions with our community partners.

With so many events, we have started a separate website: monstermonth.ca and social media. Please join us on those platforms to stay current on Monster Month events.

Twilight Zoo

Meet over 100 spooky Twilight Zoo Monster sculptures in Elora during Monster Month. Created by local artist Tim Burton, the monsters are made of wire, paper and glue.

The “Zoo” has expanded over the years. Sensational Elora is the proud official keeper of the monsters and stores, manages, repairs and coordinates installations throughout town for the month of October.

Empty Bowls Project

Empty Bowls events provide a means to raise both money and awareness about poverty and hunger in our communities. Volunteer local professional potters are the driving force behind these events, volunteering their time and energy to create soup bowls which are then exchanged for money in support of local charities

Monster March

This free non-motorized parade is scheduled the 2nd last Saturday of October each year.

It has become a very popular parade for the whole family (including pets).

The 2023 parade had an estimated 1000 participants. It’s a great opportunity for the whole family to get in disguise.
In 2022, we added a “wicked wagons” contest where participants could create a decorated wagon to pull throughout the parade route with a winner to be announced at the end. The parade ends each year with free treats for everyone.

We ask parade participants and viewers to please bring cash or food donations for the Centre Wellington Food Bank.