Festivals & Events

Wellington North is proud of its’ rural heritage as evidenced by numerous events and activities celebrating the harvest season. Year round Wellington North offers festivals and events that appeal to all.

Mount Forest Fireworks Festival – winner of “Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals” Mount Forest’s spectacular firework festival began, and continues, with International Fireworks Champion, David Whysall. The fireworks festival, held over a weekend in July, includes a classic car show, motorcycle show, outdoor family movie night, square dancing tractor show plus much, much more.

Become a butter tart connoisseur along Wellington North’s Butter Tart Trail ™! The Butter Tart Trail™ is a specially mapped tour through quaint villages and towns. Explore unique shops, bakeries, markets, artisan studios and antique stores. Discover along the Wellington North scenic back roads farm gate sales of fresh produce, meat and specialty dairy products. www.wellington-north.com

The village of Holstein hosts two top notch festivals throughout the year. Holstein offers a very popular annual Maplefest. Enjoy freshly made pancakes with local maple syrup, browse the craft show or take in the Canadian Conservancy Raptor show. www.maplefest.com Ontario’s # 1 Rodeo is annually held in Holstein and provides a weekend full of non-stop activities and events. Participants enjoy award winning top Canadian Country Artists, Bluegrass Breakfast with General Store and Kids Smudge Fundaes. Canada's best cowboys and cowgirls participate in team roping, barrel racing, bull riding, saddle broc riding and junior steer riding events. www.holsteinrodeo.com