Local Events At Ruthven Park

Ruthven Park hosts a variety of events throughout the year. We ensure they are relevant to our mandate and suitable for a site with its diversity of natural and cultural landscapes.

Events can consist of anything from a one-hour nature walk along our four walking trails to a three-day festival. They can involve a presentation by a guest speaker or staff, a workshop, or a hands-on activity. We can guarantee that they are affordable, held at different time slots, interesting, and geared to a variety of age groups. Often, they are unique to Ruthven Park, due to the history of the Thompson family who owned the site from the 1840s up until 1993. They could be held indoors or outside within the natural areas or picturesque landscape; alternatively, events could involve an exhibit, wildlife demonstration, or a workshop. They could be a stand-alone or an annual event, a wedding show, or a music performance.

Upcoming Events On Site

December 2017

  • Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm: Tia McGraff Christmas Concert; $20.00 adults, $15.00 seniors, $10.00 children, FREE for members (includes mansion tour) (73% SOLD OUT)
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm: Candlelight Mansion Tour; $14.00 adults, $12.00 seniors, $5.00 children (SOLD OUT – Due to capacity, we are unable to accomodate drop-in guests at the door who have not purchased tickets in advance. Thank you for your understanding.)
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm: Candlelight Mansion Tour; $14.00 adults, $12.00 seniors, $5.00 children (83% SOLD OUT)

February 2018

  • Monday, February 19, 2018 @ TBA: Families Go Wild Family Day 2018; details to come!
  • Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm: Big Foot Trivia with Haldimand Museums; $10.00 per person

March 2018

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm: 5th “A Grand Bridal Show”; details to come!

Updated details about the site’s events are available under the Ruthven Park Blog.

Please note that parking is ample on the property.

Winter Hours – October 10/17 to May 18/18

The Gate House: (office) open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

The Mansion: by appointment only for groups of 6+ people

Contact Us:
Phone: (905) 772-0560 
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275

Mailing Address: 
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Box 610
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0