The town of Erin is in Wellington county and is composed of several former villages and hamlets including Erin, Hillsburgh, Ballinifad, Brisbane, Cedar Valley, Crewson's Corners, Ospringe and Orton. It has a population of roughly 12,000.
Erin is primarily an farm town and the Erin Agricultural Society has been a pillar of the community since 1850. Agricultural Societies were established to help educate farmers about changing techniques and make farming more prosperous. Today the Agricultural Society still works closely with farmers but it also works with the younger generations to educate them on the importance of farming and sustainability.
Erin is most recognized for its Fall Fair which has been compared to a prelude to the Royal Winter Fair. The fair runs Thanksgiving weekend and is in the centre of town at the Fairgrounds. The location is appropriate because just like farming it is central to the community.
Erin also offers an amazing high school with great extracurricular programs, an arena, a beautiful library all located at Centre 2000.
The downtown is quaint and offers a variety of shops and restaurants. This little towns charm will keep bringing you back.