CayugaFest is an annual event which started in 2002; our goal is to give back to the community in a fun and exciting way.
Friday night is Country entertainment night with food vendors.
Families can enjoy Saturday starting with the Soapbox Derby, then a breakfast at the Cayuga Fire Hall, followed by the Parade, starting and ending at the Cayuga arena.
Following the parade, the Kidz Zone is in full swing with no cost and is located on Ouse Street, surrounded by many craft and food vendors. Just down the street, the Classic Shine on the Grand Car Show starts at noon as car owners show off their pride and joy along the banks of the Grand River.
Cayuga is located on the banks of the Grand River between Caledonia and Dunnville. The Village of Cayuga offers affordable housing, good schools, many churches, excellent shopping services and other amenities that are drawing people to the community as permanent residents.
While visiting Cayuga, be sure to enjoy a picnic in the pavilion next to the river or take a relaxing stroll through the many parks along the river’s edge. Boating and other water sports draw visitors to this area year after year. Boaters can launch from the public boat ramp on the river located right beside the bridge. While you’re here, stop in and journey back in time at the Haldimand County Museum & Archives. Those interested in genealogical research will find this centre very useful and informative.
Ruthven Park, a National Historic site is another exciting location that visitors to the community should not miss. Tours of this historic mansion come complete with an incredible snapshot of what life was life back in the days when the Grand River was a vital shipping route. The Park has many nature trails on the grounds with guided tours offered throughout the year. Ruthven Park also offers the area’s best bird banding programs, where many devoted conservationists come to participate.
Cayuga is home to several car racing facilities. Every weekend during the summer months, Cayuga plays host to thousands of car racing enthusiasts. Cayuga Motor Speedway offers NASCAR racing and the Toronto Motorsports Park facility caters to the drag racing fans.
In 2009, Cayuga celebrated its 150th birthday. The excitement started on July 11th with a huge parade down the centre of town and continued all week long with many exciting events, concerts and outdoor activities planned for young and old alike. The Village of Cayuga was very honoured to showcase its town to visitors during this time and has taken every opportunity to make this occasion an event to remember for both visitors and residents of Cayuga.
Be sure to visit the conveniently located tourist information centre sponsored by the Cayuga & District Chamber of Commerce. Located at the corner of Highways 3 & 54, the booth is open seasonally from Victoria Day through to Labour Day.