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.
As summer draws to a close the salmon battle their way upstream to return to their spawning beds. Witnessing this salmon migration is a must. The Mill Dam in Owen Sound and the Thornbury Fishway both offer great views of the salmon jumping while the Owen Sound Salmon Eco Tour can teach you more about this amazing species.