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In 1823 George Kennedy opened a mill which formed the beginning of a settlement known as Hungry Hollow. The Barber brothers bought a woolen mill and foundry from Kennedy in 1837 and renamed the settlement Georgetown. Thanks to hydropower from the Credit River, Georgetown boasted the first main street in Ontario with electric light.

The historic area of Georgetown is still a thriving business area filled with delightful shops to browse, outstanding restaurants, professional offices and numerous annual events.

Downtown Georgetown offers tree-lined streets complemented by floral displays which make it a delightful place to shop, chat with shop owners, or relax over a meal. Throughout the year you can also enjoy events such as the Farmers’ Market from June to October, International Flavours in October and Holiday Magic in December.

Georgetown is not only comprised of a small, historic downtown. If you are looking for a town with a variety of shopping and dining you’ve come to the right place.

The Georgetown Marketplace is your spot for great shopping and dining with over 70 stores and services at your fingertips. South Georgetown offers a convenient shopping experience, with a variety of familiar stores and services.

Culture is alive and well in Georgetown, with numerous musical, theatrical and artistic groups calling the town home. The newly renovated Halton Hills Cultural Centre and Public Library is home to both the Helson Gallery – containing a display of many historically significant paintings, and the John Elliott Theatre – a premiere performance venue for local performing arts and film presentations.

In June, the Highland Games draw competitors and spectators from all across Ontario. Classics Against Cancer, an annual car show, takes over Cedarvale Park on Father’s Day.

The Georgetown Fall Fair is a great way to welcome autumn in September. Light up the Hills is a wonderful holiday event which illuminates the town with thousands of Christmas lights.
Georgetown is a perfect mix of old and new, and is a great place for people of all ages to visit.



Bike It To The Market

Our fifth annual Bike It to The Market will be held on Saturday June 17th, 2017 from 8 am until 12pm.
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Farmers' Markets

Pay a visit to one of our local Farmers' Markets for the opportunity to purchase fresh and delicious local produce directly from the farmers!
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Credit Valley Artisans

The Credit Valley Artisans is a Non- profit organization supporting the arts in Halton Hills. It offers memberships and course in the arts.
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Ollie's Cycle and Ski

We build bikes for people who are passionate about riding. It's what we do, because we can't ski and snowboard in the summer!
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Georgetown Market Place

Small town mall, big town shopping!
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Halton Hills Cultural Centre

The Halton Hills Cultural Centre is a vibrant showpiece of arts & culture in Halton Hills.
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Halton Hills Public Library

The Halton Hills Public Library provides free access to best-selling books, eBooks and eReaders, newly released DVDs, CDs and more.
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Classics Against Cancer

Come out and enjoy this Annual Father's Day tradition in Cedarvale Park!
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Georgetown Fall Fair

The Georgetown Fall Fair will take place on September 8-10, 2017.
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Bike It To The Market

Our sixth annual Bike It to The Market will be held on Saturday June 17th, 2017 from 8 am until 12pm. Once again participants will be treated to a free pancake breakfast hosted by the Georgetown Rotary Club. (Donations towards Rotary projects are always welcome)

This is a free event with riders of all ages, from all parts of the town, making their way to the Georgetown Farmers Market by whatever route they choose. To ensure safety and enjoyment for all ages, Main Street from the Farmer’s Market to Maple Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Free valet bike parking, will be available in the Main Street Parking Lot. The breakfast is free to all who arrive by bicycle but can be purchased by non-cyclists.

Participants can leave their bikes parked while they enjoy the Georgetown Farmer’s Market and fun activities for children.

Many volunteers are required for this event including bike parking attendants, ticket takers, greeters, and road closure attendants. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information please email below or call Councillor Jane Fogal 905 877 5806. Volunteer shifts are typically 2 hours in duration. We have many jobs suitable for students.

For more information please visit their website.

To get involved with the Halton Hills Bike Challenge please visit the Bike Challenge website.



 

 


 

Farmers' Markets

Don’t miss our Farmers’ Markets that run from June to the October – Thursday afternoons from 3-7 PM (2-6 in Sept/Oct) at Bethel Church in Acton and Saturday mornings from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM in Downtown Georgetown. The Farmers’ Markets are local gathering places where you’ll get service with a smile and enjoy the sights and sounds of a true small town experience.

For more information on the Georgetown Farmers' Market please visit their website.



 

Credit Valley Artisans

The CVA, a non-profit Community Service, was founded in 1975 to help to promote the Visual Arts in Halton Hills.

We invite you to join one of our four established guilds currently working within the CVA: Heritage HandWeavers and Spinners, Palette and Pencil Guild, Potters and Sculptors and Stained Glass Artisans.

The CVA provides the follow:
-Unique and low cost courses
-Christmas Sales
-Low cost annual membership fees
-Our home - Cedarvale Cottage
-Use of guilds' equipment
-Flexible hours of access for members to the cottage

To learn more about the Credit Valley Artisans please visit their website.

Credit Valley Artisans Facebook Page

 

Ollie's Cycle and Ski

We are a specialty store for those who seek adventure. We sell and service bicycles, skis and snowboards and since 1987, we have been outfitting entire families in our community from beginners to top athletes. Our service shop always has the right tools to do the job correctly. We even feature Wintersteiger™ computerized stone grinding equipment to perfectly tune your skis and snowboards for your skiing/riding style. Come on in and talk to our staff about your needs and we will set you up with the equipment or the tune you need!

At Ollie's Cycle and Ski we are striving to become your one stop cycling headquarters. We specialize in all things biking! We carry bikes (BMX, Racing, Touring, and Mountain), wheels and all other bike accessories. We also offer bike tune-up packages. Bring in your bike for a Spring or Summer tune-up to insure that it is running in top condition.

We are your premier winter sports equipment dealer and apparel outfitter. We carry Skis and Snowboards from names like Burton, Rossignol, Salomon and Atomic. Come in and checkout all of our Alpine and Nordic Ski equipment active outerwear and eyewear. We also carry car roof racks, gloves, hats, poles, wax and any winter accessory you can imagine.

To learn more, please visit their website .

Credit Valley Artisans Facebook Page

 

Georgetown Market Place

Small town mall, big town shopping!

The Georgetown Market Place is the place to be, featuring over 70 stores and services, including Winners/Homesense, Sportchek, Marks, Walmart and more!

Get pampered, explore the latest fashions, meet friends and discover why shopping is fun at the Georgetown Market Place!

Mall Hours:

Mon – Fri 10am-9pm
Sat 9:30 – 6pm
Sun 12 – 5pm

Holiday Hours 2016/2017 (starting Dec 1)
Monday: 10 AM - 9 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 9 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 9 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 9 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 9 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Christmas Eve, Dec 24: 9am - 5pm
Boxing Day, Dec 26: 9am - 5pm
New Years Eve, Dec 31: 9am - 5pm

To learn more, please visit their website.

Georgetown Market Place Facebook Page

 

Halton Hills Cultural Centre

The Halton Hills Cultural Centre is a vibrant showpiece of arts & culture in Halton Hills.

The Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre is located in the heart of historic downtown Georgetown. Boasting a wide range of exciting ways to engage in local culture, this modern facility features a live performing arts theatre, art gallery and public library, as well as inviting common spaces adorned with works from local artists. The John Elliott Theatre is home base for performing arts groups, as well as traveling shows, concerts and special events. The Helson Gallery is the permanent home of the Helson Collection, as well as rotating exhibitions of artwork on loan or works from local artists. The building is LEED Silver certified and fully accessible.

To learn more, please visit their website.

Georgetown Market Place Facebook Page

 

Halton Hills Public Library

Our professionally-trained staff are online experts who take the search for information beyond Google. Every week, approximately 2,220 people come through the Library’s doors to enjoy our services, programs and collections, in addition to the more than 3,000 who visit through our website.

The renewed and expanded Georgetown Branch and Halton Hills Cultural Centre officially opened on Saturday, January 26th, 2013. This greatly improved, environmentally friendly and fully accessible facility offers enhanced programs and services to meet the diverse needs of the Halton Hills community.

The building has numerous green features— a geothermal heating and cooling system, thermally efficient exterior walls and maximum glazing on the south side; exterior windows oriented to optimize sun exposure during the winter; strategic design of interior spaces to bring in daylight; light sensors to optimize artificial lighting; energy-efficient lighting fixtures and reduced lighting power density; energy recovery ventilators (ERV) units; and low-flow toilets and plumbing fixtures.

Halton Hills Public Library officially opened its new and improved 9,000 square foot branch in Acton, Ontario on February 26, 2011 to rave reviews. The building is fully accessible and energy efficient. It maximizes natural light, uses a geothermal system to heat and cool the building, incorporates green construction materials and techniques and conserves water through low flow fixtures. The Acton Branch was recently awarded a Gold Level of certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Beyond the improved architectural and design features of the new space, the branch also boasts an ever-growing collection of electronic texts, more Internet stations (two express, three for children and six for teens and adults), more places to study (two study rooms and a community multi-purpose room) and two self-checkout stations for greater convenience.

To learn more, please visit their website .

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Classics Against Cancer

We are dedicated to raising funds for the benefit of Childhood Cancer Campaign. This spectacular display of automobiles is held every Father's Day Weekend on the scenic lawns of Cedarvale Park, in beautiful downtown Georgetown.

Antique and Classic Road Cars includes High Performance, Hot Rods and Fat Fenders, Military Vehicles, Modified, Racers, Kit Cars, and 80+.

Lots of drive-in style food; Pancake breakfast has become a tradition on Father's Day Sunday morning.

Be sure to join us on June 18th!

For more information, please visit their website .



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Georgetown Fall Fair

The Georgetown Fall Fair will take place on September 8-10, 2017.

Come and help us celebrate Canada's 150 birthday.

If you enjoy a Demolition Derby, Truck Pull, agricultural animals and displays, craft items, entertainment, a beer tent, midway rides and children's activities, then the Georgetown Fall Fair is here for you.

Friday from 5:00pm, we highlight youth activities with midway rides, musical events and social times. Saturday showcases the Baby Show, Agricultural Education Tent, Demolition Derby, beer tent, musical interludes and antique and modern equipment displays. As Sunday is family day, we have the Rabbit Show, Children's Pet Show Kiddie Tractor Pull and our super sized 4x4 Truck and Tractor Pull.

Most events are open throughout the fair so don't miss our Homecraft Exhibits, train ride, food concessions midway rides,stage events, the Knights of Columbus beer tent, merchandise vendors,Silent Auction and local talent.

Help us carry on the 171 year tradition which our ancestors created to bring together the social and economic community. Wear Canada proudly and come see us at the fair.

Admissions

WEEKEND PASS - $20
CHILDREN 6 AND UNDER - Free
CHILDREN 7 - 12 - $3.00 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
ADULTS - $8.00 Friday, $10.00 Saturday, $8.00 Sunday
HST included in all admissions

Hours of Operation

Friday - 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday - 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

For more information please visit the Georgetown Fall Fair website.

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