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.
Grey County is home to many trailblazing pioneers who’ve left their mark on Canada’s history. There are names you know like John Diefenbaker, Agnes Macphail, Tom Thomson, Nellie McClung, Norman Bethune, The Women’s Institute and Billy Bishop. There are many more to discover, like Beautiful Joe, Seymor Eaton and Nahneebahweequay (Catherine Sutton).
Museums, interpretive sites and Ontario Heritage Trust plaques around Grey County tell this rich history. Use our map to create a self-guided tour of these sites.