Always the Last Saturday in September


Wellesley ABC Festival Committee Is Very Happy To Announce The Festival Will Return In September 2022!

The last few years has been unmistakingly hard on everyone and we’re glad to be able to bring our Apple Butter and Cheese Festival back in as normal a way possible. You’ll notice some of our events are a little different but the one thing that will be the same is the enthusiasm and people that take part!

So mark your calendars for September 24th and we will look forward to seeing you then!

The community wants to extend our deepest thanks and appreciation to everyone that has been involved in our festival in years past and we look forward to continuing the tradition of being one of Waterloo Regions favourite fall festivals.

Events & Activities


Pancake Breakfast
Queens Bush Rd.

Wellesley ABC Festival

A popular event enjoyed by many and is a major contributor to community initiatives and beatification projects around the village. The festival relies 100% on the support of many volunteers. We are always in need of good folks to help with the various activities on festival day. It’s a great opportunity to work side-by-side with your neighbours, meet new people, be part of an amazing event, or if you’re a student, earn some volunteer hours.


The Origins Of Ontario’s Premier Fall Festival

The Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival, running since 1976, was formed by members of the Board of Trade. With the help of the Elmira Syrup Festival and the New Hamburg Quilt Auction, the new festival was formed using the best of these two festivals and implementing their local flavour. The festival was formed to promote the town of Wellesley, as well as its major businesses, A.W. Jantzi & Sons Ltd (Wellesley Brand Apple Products) and the J.M. Schneider Cheese Factory. Relying on all volunteer workers, the festival has grown to be one of Waterloo County’s most popular events.



Getting To The Wellesley Apple Butter & Cheese Festival





Visitor Information

Helping To Make Your Stay In
Wellesley A Welcome One

Vendor Information

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One Of Ontario’s Premier Fall Festivals​