Fergus Market

No More Fergus Market, But...

Many still remember the old Fergus Market on the banks of the beautiful Grand River. But what many people remember to be "the Fergus Market building" is no longer a market place; after major renovations and a change in concept, this building is now called Fergus Marketplace On The River with full-time retail shops in a nice shopping strip.

But many people still refer to it as the Fergus Market. And many people are still searching in Google for the phrase "Fergus Market" as they remember the market that used to be.

2011: Fergus General Store & Market

New initiatives try to keep the Fergus Market spirit alive in the downtown area. October of 2010 the Fergus Community Market launched in the former Russell Building downtown Fergus. Several merchants offer their products, including bread, meat, cheese, vegetables and numerous gift ideas. May 2011 this has been relaunched as the Fergus General Store & Market. Upon writing of this page the market was open 5 days a week:

  • Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sundays 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

There is a friendly atmosphere with lots of activities and sometimes live music.

Near the Little Falls

TRIVIA - Did you know that the spot where the waterfalls used to be gave Fergus its initial name of "Little Falls"?

Upcoming EventsHistory Of The Fergus Market Building

The Fergus Market used to be downtown Fergus, overlooking the Beatty Dam and the Grand River.The Grand River is a designated Canadian Heritage River. The Market had a wide variety of vendors. Many of them had been at the Market for over twenty years.

Fergus Market building
This is what the Market used to look like: an historic building, one of many in this charming Scottish Ontario town. The building was built in the 1870's, as a factory. In 1876 it was bought by the Beatty Brothers to operate a foundry and machine shop in; the Beatty Brothers Farm Implement Manufacturing building. Business was good, and in 1880 a three-storey addition was built, on the corner of Queen Street and St. David Street.

Early in the 20th century the Beatty Brothers expanded the plant with a one-story extension featuring a unique saw tooth roof line. These beautiful stone buildings still remain part of the Fergus Market building today.

New "Fergus Marketplace On The River"

Even though the Fergus Marketplace On The River is no longer a market, the completely renovated building still boasts a number of quality merchants, restaurants and more. Located on the banks of the beautiful Grand River, a Canadian Heritage River, this quaint little shopping strip is still must for shoppers and culture lovers alike.

FergusWebsites.com - affordable, effective websites by U-C WEBS HelpingBusinesses.net - Small Business Marketing Tips

More tourism related organizations and businesses in Centre Wellington (Fergus, Elora, Belwood, Salem) can be found in our business directory ("tourism" section).

Back to top


Why advertise on FergusPages.com? People are finding us; they could be finding you too!

This site has been brought to you by:

Does your website suck? (...people in) - www.u-cwebs.com - (519 787-7612