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Wiarton Willie Festival

Wiarton Willie Festival

Family Events

Where’s Willie Scavenger Hunt Mission
Monday, January 28 - Saturday, February 2
Search for the Wiarton Willie item at each participating store and you could win 1 of 3 beautiful gift baskets. For more details, please email to withlove@email.com.

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
Saturday, February 2 throughout the day - Bluewater Park        
Traditional horse drawn sleigh rides.  Your hosts, Rob and Melanie Gilbert

Willie’s Got Talent
Saturday, February 2 - 11:00 am to 1:30 pm - Willie Big Tent
Got talent? Do you sing, dance, tell jokes? Want to show it off? Registrations accepted from January 2 until January 25, email withlove@email.com or call 519-935-2429 to obtain a registration form.

Shaker Maze

February 1-3 throughout the day - Willie Big Tent

Fun, new interactive exhibit challenging to all ages.  You must make your way through thousands of sets of salt and pepper shakers and look to find the sets listed on a game card in record time.

St John’s United Church Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, February 2 - 8:00 am to 1:00 pm - 528 Berford Street
Don't miss the annual St. John's United Church Pancake Breakfast.  Adults:            $8.00
Ages 4 to10:   $4.00
Under 4           Free

Masonic Lodge Cheap Chili Chowdown
Saturday, Febraury 2 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - 560 Claude Street
Delicious bowl of chili, fresh roll and a hot drink:  $5.00

Gateway Haven Seniors Shadow Seekers
Friday, February 1 - 1:30 pm - 671 Frank Street
Gateway Haven staff and residents vote and award the title of  "Senior Shadow Seeker" Queen, King, Ms. Congeniality and Mr. Congeniality.

Wiarton Optimist Kids Fun Day and Variety Show
Sunday February 3 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm - Willie Big Tent
Multitudes of childrens' interactive activities and games.  On stage Dave Nixon and a local variety show.  Free admission, donations welcome.  

Genivar presents The Battle of the Blades
Saturday, February 2 - 7:20 am. - outdoor stage in Bluewater Park
Watch as professional ice carvers battle it out to music, with a little humour thrown in, to see who can create the best ice sculpture. Carvers are given 15 minutes to complete a one block sculpture.

Paddling Puppeteers  
Sunday, February 3 - 11:00 am and 3:00 pm - Willie Big Tent
The Paddling Puppeteers have been performing their musical puppet shows across Ontario and eastern Canada since 1999. A variety of colourful puppets bring to life many stories having to do with the environment. The shows present ideas of how we can take simple steps to preserve and restore Canada's natural heritage

  • Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

    Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

  • Shaker Maze

    Shaker Maze

  • Gateway Haven Senior Shadow Seekers

    Gateway Haven Senior Shadow Seekers