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Acton – The Official Home of
Leathertown Festival


Leather has been a part of Acton’s culture since 1842. At the turn of the last century, our community was home to the largest Tannery in the entire British Empire! To this day, Acton remains a leader in leather goods and progressive leather alternatives. The Hide House, which served as the original depot for fresh hides from the CN Railway, is a premier leather retailer.


Acton is now a unique historical cultural centre inside of the Town of Halton Hills. The Downtown that was once home to our beloved leathertown is now home to over 120 unique shoppes, restaurants and offices. Acton, nestled within the protected lands of the Greenbelt and the Niagara Escarpment, remains the last great small town in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).


The Leathertown Festival began in 1991¬†as a public showcase of local area talent. After more than 27 years, the Leathertown Festival continues to grow and is now Halton Hills’ largest single-day event with an attendance of over 15,000 people from all across Ontario. Leathertown Festival demonstrates why, “It’s STILL Worth The Drive to Acton!”


While we update our festival website, please check out the following links:


Downtown Acton Online Event Calendar
Leathertown Festival 2019
(currently unavailable)
Leathertown Festival 2018 Recap


Media Contact

Tyler King, Manager
Downtown Acton BIA
45 Mill Street East in Acton

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