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 Owen Sound Noon Hour series was founded in 1993 by local musician Joachim Ostertag. It presents a series of classical, jazz, folk and blues concerts throughout summer at Georgian Shores United Church. All concerts are by donation. Concerts run from 12:00-1:00 p.m.