Magic Festival | Ontario Week of Wonder OWOW Magic Festival


Ontario Week of Wonder OWOW Magic Festival is a seven-day celebration of magic and illusion held downtown Fergus.  


The festival runs the last week in October and coincides with Sensational Elora's Monster Month & National Magic Week Oct 24-31

WATCH: Ryan Joyce introduces the OWOW Magic Festival on Breakfast Television

"Now THIS is how to run a Magic Festival!!

The work that everybody put in was truly amazing and the quality of magic extremely high. I can’t wait to see this festival grow and become a Canadian institution!"

-Paul Romhany


"The OWOW convention was amazing and so well planned with so many different shows from stage to a show at a pub with an intimate gathering. I had a blast.. Can’t wait for

-Greg Frewin

World Champion Magician

The most magical township in the world

It's time for you to experience Ontario's most magical town. The Town of Fergus welcomes an international line-up of magicians, but what makes this area so unique?

Why this township has a magical reputation?

A township near Toronto has a very magical reputation.  Elora & Fergus are a pair of picturesque towns that make up the Township of Centre Wellington but why are there so many magicians?


Township of Centre Wellington

OWOW Magic Festival Reviews

"Wow Fergus magic Festival, I was proud to be a part of the first one , so I can say , see I told you so. Ryan and his people put together a great magical weekend. My highest scores on all levels."

- Stephen Bargatze

“Being a part of the very first OWOW Festival, both as an organizer and a performer was definitely one of the highlights of my career. I hope that together we were able to make Fergus the ‘most magical place in Canada’ and bring some great magic to the folks in Wellington County!”

- Peter Mennie

“The best way to enjoy OWOW . . . is to participate”
“OWOW Things are looking UP!”
Congratulations to Ryan and his team!

- Doug Hunt

World-Record Holding Stilt Walker

"The BEST magic festival I’ve attended, can’t wait till next year.  Ryan Joyce is a magical genius, so honoured to be a part of the OWOW festival."

- Edward Stone

“I had an amazing time in Fergus as a performer at the OWOW convention. A charming town, charming people, and a great theater for live entertainment. I can’t wait to visit again!”
Thanks for making me a part of it."

- Rick Merrill

FISM Award-Winning Magician

“It was a treat to perform on that sweet little Fergus Grand Theatre stage backstopped by a great stage crew. Most of my shows are in rental rooms, libraries, company cafeterias, living rooms and the like. It was fun to ‘stretch my wings’ a bit for OWOW Festival.”

- Owen Anderson