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.
Join us in celebrating the journey of our ancestors within the Underground Railroad’s most northerly safe haven. Bring your family and friends for a weekend of music, art, storyboards, crafts, children’s’ games, speakers, literature & other activities.
Individuals interested in … history, family, culture and community have been congregating every August 1st weekend since 1862 in Owen Sound, “the most northerly retreat of the Underground Railroad journey in Canada”. Descendants of blacks, who came via the Underground Railroad to settle in freedom, gather to reminisce and enjoy a time of fellowship.
Cultural Displays, Vendors, Gospel Workshop, Children's Activities & Live Music