From October 29-30, 2019, 400+ delegates attended Ontario’s tourism event of the year right here in Grey County at the Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre. The 2019 Ontario Tourism Summit was a great two days of information sharing, learning and networking, culminating with a celebration of the best of the best in Ontario tourism at the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala. These awards recognize tourism industry successes by honouring individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry. This year’s Grey County nominees included the Blumination Dream Trail, Big Red Chair Tour, Corkscrew City Tour, Ciderfest and the Saints and Sinners Bootleggers Trail. At the gala, the Blue Mountain Village Association took home the Tourism Event of the Year Award for the Blumination Dream Trail – quite the accomplishment! Congratulations to the finalists and the Blue Mountain Village Association for earning top marks in the first year of the Blumination festival. All of our finalists’ dedication to outstanding service is what makes Grey County a great place for visitors and locals alike to stay, work and play. This season’s Blumination Dream Trail will be unveiled on November 30th and will run until spring of 2020.
In the time of COVID-19, our farmers' markets have adapted to social distancing safety requirements.