Fall fairs are ingrained in Grey County's history. Most still celebrate the season the way it has been done for well over a century in rural Ontario, with livestock and trained animal shows; bake-offs; fruit, vegetable, flower and preserve contests; parades; quilt and art shows; farm equipment displays; BBQ dinners and live entertainment.
The newest addition to the Waterfall Tour, Holstein Dam Falls flows over the dam from the mill pond on Norman Reeves Creek. The falls are located in Downtown Holstein in Holstein Jubilee Park. The Park has viewing areas for the waterfall, dam and mill pond. Facilities in the Park include picnic areas, a pavilion, a ball diamond, playground equipment and walking trails. The best view of the waterfalls is from just downstream of the falls at the entrance to the Park. You can also peer down on the waterfall from the old railway trail that runs along the top of the dam. You can look straight down at the falls from the old railway bridge. Horse & buggy rides by the local Mennonite farmers are available about a km. away. Buggy rides need to be booked in advance. Driving Directions: Take Hwy. 6 to Southgate Rd. 12 and follow the signs to Holstein. Go east for 3 km. Turn left into Holstein on Grey Rd. 109. Go ½ km. to the Holstein Park and turn right. The waterfall is on the left. From Hwy. 10 turn onto Main St. (Grey Rd. 9) to Dundalk. Go 33 km. and turn left onto Grey Rd. 109. Go 3 km. south on Grey Rd. 9 to Holstein Park and turn left into the Park. The waterfall is on the left. *NO WINTER ACCESS*
Varney Conservation Area is a small roadside park located off of Hwy #6 just south of the Town of Durham. Good stopover for a picnic. Also features an old-fashioned swimming pond.
Within the Durham Conservation Area McGowan Falls takes the name of an early miller who used the waterpower of the Saugeen River at this site. Popular with anglers, the falls here are more gradual than some, yet scenic in their setting of cedars.