always the last saturday in september
September 2022


ABC Festival postponed again. 2nd annual ABC Raffle will be run.

In these unprecedented times we have made the extremely difficult decision to postpone our Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival for the second year in a row. Given the uncertainty of the pandemic and the ongoing immunization process the committee unanimously decided to to this precaution out of an abundance of caution and care for our wonderful community, the health of our volunteers, vendors and patrons. . We will come back even stronger and we will begin to prepare for an outstanding festival in 2022.

Our festival is important to our community and we have raised tens of thousands of dollars year after year to support local initiatives and we have decided to have another raffle draw to continue our tradition of raising funds.

Details of the draw will follow.

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.

2020 Festival Postponed. ABC Raffle Created to Celebrate 45th Anniversary

It is with great sadness that the Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival committee, one of Waterloo Regions favourite fall festivals has decided to postpone this year’s festival due to the uncertainty resulting from the recent COVID-19 global pandemic. The committee came to the difficult but unanimous decision of postponing the festival until September 25, 2021.

The decision made tonight ultimately comes down to public safety. In our 45th year, this is not worth the risk to the health of all our volunteers, vendors and patrons. This is about protecting people, and family, and right now there are too many risks and too many unknowns. The Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival was scheduled to take place on Saturday September 26, 2020 in the beautiful town of Wellesley, bringing thousands of festival goers to Waterloo Region to raise funds to support the local initiatives in the Town of Wellesley.

This was not an easy decision to make. With all the uncertainty and many other public events and festivals in the area being cancelled, we feel this is the correct decision to make for everyone involved.

The Wellesley Apple Butter & Cheese Festival 45th Anniversary Raffle

Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Wellesley Apple Butter & Cheese Festival by purchasing an ABC Raffle Ticket, $4500 in prizes to be won!

Although we had to cancel the 2020 Apple Butter & Cheese Festival due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the Festival Executive Committee hopes that we can still raise money for our community through the 45th Anniversary ABC Raffle. The festival is donating $4500.00 towards this raffle to promote and support Wellesley businesses, while raising money to support our community initiatives – staying true to our festival’s original mandate.

ABC Raffle Prizes To Be Won:

  • 1st Grand Prize - $2,000 in Wellesley ABC Dollars
  • 2nd Grand Prize - $500 in Wellesley ABC Dollars
  • Twenty separate prizes of 1 x $100 gift certificates from Wellesley businesses

ABC Raffle Tickets:
Raffle tickets are $10.00 each or 3 for $20.00.
Email your name, address, and phone number and then send an e-transfer to raffle@wellesleyabcfestival.ca.
Your raffle tickets will then be e-mailed to you.
If you have questions or would prefer to pay by cash, please call the ABC Festival Committee at 519-656-9346.

For more details, raffle rules and prize information please click here