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Port_Elgin, Ontario, and Lake Huron, and Georgian Bay.


Port Elgin is a community in the Ontariomarker municipality of Saugeen Shores. Close to MacGregor Point Provincial Park in Bruce Countymarker, the community has several beaches on Lake Huronmarker.

The community was named after James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, a former Governor General of Canada in 1873. Originally, the village was named Normanton. In the 1990s, Port Elgin was merged into the town of Saugeen Shores.

Tourism

Port Elgin is renowned for its beautiful sunsets. There is a common urban legend in Port Elgin that National Geographicmarker selected the town as having the world's best sunsets. However, this is unverified.[171320]

pumpkin entered by Jane and Phil Hunt in the 2009 Port Elgin Pumpkinfest
Every year, on the first weekend in October, Port Elgin hosts a Pumpkinfest. Pumpkinfest is a competition between farmers to grow the largest pumpkin and other common farm crops. In 2004, a new record for the world's largest pumpkin (656 kg) was set at the festival. Pumpkinfest also features a large classic car show that happens on both days of the festival. The car show takes up all of Goderich street and a few other streets with thounsands of cars that come from around Canada and the U.S. to have their cars showcased.

The Port Elgin and North Shore Railroad is located in Port Elgin.


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