Fergus is a small town of 10,017 (2001) people in Southern Ontario. It lies on the Grand River about eighteen km north of Guelph.
Fergus is best known for the annual highland games, held in August. Competitions are held for music, dancing and 'heavy' events such as the caber toss. It also is home to North America's biggest truck show that is held every July. Another major attraction is the Fergus Market, housed in the historic Beatty Brothers Farm Implement Manufacturing building which overlooks the Beatty Dam and dates back to the 1830s. The foundry was the first industrial location in Fergus and today houses a diverse collection of merchants, food retailers, and artisans.