Discover local food, agriculture during Fall Rural Romp Sept. 30

WELLINGTON COUNTY — Experience the local harvest at the annual Taste Real Fall Rural Romp on Sept. 30 from 10am to 4pm.

“Rompers” will have the opportunity to taste and experience their way through Southern Wellington County and Guelph on this self-guided farm and food tour.

“Wellington County is deeply rooted in agriculture,” states Jeff Duncan, Wellington County Economic Development Committee Chair.

“The Rural Romp is an excellent opportunity for farms and food businesses to open their doors to the public, showcase what they do, and build direct connections with potential customers while being a fun-filled day for adventurers and families alike.”

Open to the public will be 22 different locations to explore. Highlights include farm tours, wagon rides, sampling, farm animals, greenhouse visits, nature hikes, pumpkin picking, free trees from the Green Legacy Nursery and hands-on learning activities for all ages.

“This year’s romp features many new host locations in addition to some returning, popular destinations,” says Christina Mann, economic development manager for the County of Wellington.

“Rompers will have plenty of opportunities to discover local food and drink, kick off the fall season with farm experiences and learn more about agriculture here in the County.”

Participants are encouraged to share their Rural Romp adventures on social media using #RuralRomp and #TasteReal and participate in a Rural Romp treasure hunt by answering questions at each location for a chance to win one of three $100 gift certificates to a local food business.

Fall Rural Romp locations, information and an interactive map are available at

Printed maps are available at all participating locations. There is no charge to participate but some locations require a fee to access certain activities.