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.
Agriculture and food are at the very heart of life in Grey County. There are countless ways for you to find local products around the county: at the farmgate, on U-pick farms, by taking self-guided trail tours, or by visiting one of our many farmers' markets and specialty food stores.
Farmers' markets across Grey are up and running for the 2019 season. With the exception of Owen Sound (which is open year-round) most market are open from Victoria Day weekend or shortly after, just in time for the first local harvests, until Thanksgiving weekend.
June is around the corner, which means locally grown and raised food is everywhere in Grey! Farmers’ markets are a great way for visitors to discover lots of fresh, local foods in one place and to meet the people who grow, raise and make it.
We have six wonderful markets you can visit in Grey.
The Greenbelt and partners across Ontario have created five self-guided Brewery Discovery Routes: complete itineraries for folks looking to get out and explore breweries, cideries, Feast On restaurants, and local attractions.
Take your 2016 Saints & SInners: Bootleggers' Run passport map to member locations across Grey, Bruce and Simcoe counties for a chance to win great prizes. Collect 10 or more passport stickers from the 19 participating member locations by October 9 and return your map to a participating member to be entered in the draw.