6:30pm
Friday, January 28th


7:00pm
Queen of the Festival Pageant
Wiarton & District Arena and Community Centre
$5.00 admission, $3.00 with non-perishable food donation
Tuesday, February 1st

8:00pm
The CHOG Radio "Wake Up Willie" Old Time LIVE Variety Comedy Show
Another Funny Thing happened on the way to the Checkerboard!
Peninsula Shores District School - 115 George Street, Wiarton


 ***PLEASE NOTE:  The main entrance to the festival is located on George Street immediately east of the Bluewater Park Pool.  We ask that visitors to the festival avoid the areas still under construction around the "Coal Shed," Train Station and Campground.***


Wednesday, February 2nd - PREDICTION DAY

Willie Predicted Early Spring!!

Parade and Fireworks have been moved to Friday starting at 6:30pm.

Wiarton Willie's Evening Parade presented by Caframo - Berford Street, Downtown Wiarton
Join "Willie and Friends" as they make their annual trip through downtown Wiarton.  The parade begins at Frank Street and Concludes back at Festival Central.


Thursday, February 3rd - YOUTH DAY (PD Day Entertainment)

11:00am
NEW EVENT!!
 FREE Family Ice Skating presented by Northern Confections - Wiarton and District Arena, 563 George Street

12:00 Noon
NEW EVENT!!
  With Love's "Wee Willie Idol" - Willie Big Tent, Bluewater Park
Kid's aged 5-12 get your singing skills tuned up in time for the first ever "Wee Willie Idol" presented by With Love.  Registration begins at 12 noon in the Willie Big Tent with the performances taking to the stage at 1pm.
Voluntary Donation: $2.00 for entry fee

2:00pm
NEW EVENT!! Pop Stars Live! - Willie Big Tent, Bluewater Park

Fans of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Hannah Montana and The Jonas Brothers rejoice!  Just as good as the real thing join these talented tribute acts to some of today's biggest names in pop music.

6:00pm
NEW EVENT!!
  ROCK THE BEACH & UNION ROCKS present "ROCK THE BEACH 2011 AUDITIONS" - Willie Big Tent, Bluewater Park
Come join us in the Wiarton Willie Festival Tent Thursday night from 6-10 PM to hear some of the areas hottest up and coming bands battle it out to help us ROCK THE BEACH for Cancer at Sauble Beach this summer.
Voluntary Donation: $5.00

7:00pm
Euchure Night - The Meeting Place, 575 Edward Street, Wiarton


9:00pm
Live Entertainment at the Pacific - The Pacific Hotel, Corner of William & Berford Streets, Wiarton

Weekend Long Events

                - Curling Bonspiel - Wiarton Curling Club, 563 George Street, Wiarton
                  9AM Saturday & Sunday

                - Co-ed Sno-Pitch Tournament - Ball Diamond, Bluewater Park, William Street


Friday, February 4th

1:30pm
Crowning of the King & Queen - Gateway Haven, 671 Frank Street, Wiarton

7:00pm
NEW EVENT!!
  Buddy Holly & Elvis Presley Tribute Show - Willie Big Tent, Bluewater Park
Barfoots Welding and Georgian Bay Stone proudly present direct from Las Vegas, World Champion Elvis impersonator Roy Leblanc and Keith Martin as Buddy Holly with his band "The Crick-Hits."
Voluntary Donation: $5.00
www.royleblanc.ca and www.buddyhollytribute.ca

6:30pm
Wiarton Willie's Evening Parade presented by Caframo - Berford Street, Downtown Wiarton
Join "Willie and Friends" as they make their annual trip through downtown Wiarton.  The parade begins at Frank Street and Concludes back at Festival Central.

8:00pm
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS EVENT
Lion's Club Monte Carlo Night - The Meeting Place, 575 Edward Street, Wiarton

10:30pm

NEW EVENT!!  Midnight Blue Live! - Willie Big Tent, Bluewater Park
Join local favourites Midnight Blue as they keep the energy going with their upbeat mix of music.

Saturday, February 5th

Day Long Events
Canadian Forces Interactive Military Display - Festival Central, Bluewater Park

8:00am
Pancake Breakfast - St. Johns United Church, 528 Berford Street, Wiarton

9:00am
2nd
Annual Groundhog Jog
Contact Jess @ 519-374-3735 or
groundhogjog@gmail.com for more information.


NEW EVENT!!
  1st Annual Wiarton Willie Volleyball Crawl - Peninsula Shores District School (Day 1), 115 George Street, Wiarton
Contact Leigh @
admin@griggsport.com or visit "With Love" Downtown Wiarton.
Online Registration:
https://www.onlineregistrations.ca/wiartonvolleyball/ 

Lion's Club 8 Ball Tournament - Lloyd's Smoke Shop, 570 Berford Street, Wiarton

8 ball - $15 singles, $10 goes to purse, $5 goes to tables
Snooker $15 singles $15 goes to purse
Purse depends on number of players (519) 534-1445.

Dan Fries Memorial Dart Tournament - Wiarton Legion, 330 Boyd Street, Wiarton

10:00am
Willie's Craft Show and Sale - Peninsula Shores District School, 115 George Street, Wiarton

NEW EVENT!!  Willie's Road Hockey Tournament - George Street between Brown and Issac Streets, Wiarton

12:00 Noon
LIVE Entertainment Rocks the Park - Festival Central, Bluewater Park

Featuring the "Bruce County Rattlers."

1:30pm
New Orleans Pizza presents Willie's Pizza Eating Contest - New Orleans Pizza, 637 Berford Street, Wiarton

2:00pm
Wiarton Willie Fancy Tea - Salvation Army Hall, 576 Edward Street, Wiarton

LIVE Entertainment Rocks the Park - Festival Central, Bluewater Park
Featuring Brian Moniz

3:00pm
Wiarton Legion Dance - Wiarton Legion, 330 Boyd Street, Wiarton

4:15pm
LIVE Entertainment Rocks the Park - Festival Central, Bluewater Park
Featuring "Rewired"

6:00pm
LIVE Entertainment Rocks the Park - Festival Central, Bluewater Park
Featuring "Brothers the Band"


7:00pm-1:00am
NEW EVENT!!
  WIARTON WILLIE PRESENTS APRIL WINE - Willie Big Tent, Bluewater Park
Join 9 time Juno Award Winners April Wine and opening act Frankie Whyte and the Dead Idols who have just returned from touring with KISS. 
April Wine starts at 9pm.  Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Canadian legends of rock.

Tickets available at: Millers Home Building Centre - Sauble Beach, Josie's Fashions and Northern Confections - Wiarton, Marydale's Restaurant - Lion's Head and Bayshore Broadcasting - Owen Sound.  Tickets are $20.00/person. 
THIS EVENT IS LICENSED 19+, PROPER GOVERNMENT ID IS REQUIRED.

EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE:  The Groundhog Ball normally held at the Wiarton and District Community Centre has been cancelled for 2011.  We apologize on behalf of the organizers for any inconvenience caused.


Sunday, February 6th - FAMILY DAY

9:00am
Road Breakers Road Hockey Tournament - George Street between Brown and Issac Streets, Wiarton


NEW EVENT!!
  1st Annual Wiarton Willie Volleyball Crawl - Festival Central (Day 2), Bluewater Park
Contact Leigh @
admin@griggsport.com or visit "With Love" Downtown Wiarton.
Online Registration:
https://www.onlineregistrations.ca/wiartonvolleyball/ 

11:00am
Nail Driving Fun for Kids sponsored by Wiarton Home Building Centre - Willie Big Tent, Bluewater Park

12:00pm
NEW EVENT!!
  Willie Land for Kids - Willie Big Tent, Bluewater Park
A kids carnival featuring activities including face painting, airbrushed tattoos, hockey shooting gallery, jewelry making and so much more.  A small fee may apply to participate in some activities. 

11:00am   TBA

11:45am  Max Gauthier and Justin Weatherhead - playing 3 songs on electric guitars. 

12:00pm   Clash the Clown

12:30pm  Brooklyn Hewton and Dave Nixon - fiddle and guitar 

1:00pm     Alex Pickett and Dave Nixon - singing and guitar 

1:15pm     Natalia Keeshig-Lisk and Payton Lisk - Youth Native Dancer         

1:30pm     Andrew Wark, Jorya Foster, Steven Laforest, Tori Craig - singing and guitar 

2:00pm     Salvation Army Youth Band

2:20pm     Clash the Clown

NOTE: Dave Nixon will fill in some of the gaps with kid songs and some songs for Mom's and Dad's as well.   Vocal and guitar. 

3:00pm
NEW EVENT!!
  Elvis Gospel Interdenominational Church Service - Willie Big Tent, Bluewater Park


Week Long Activities & Attractions

                - Ice Skating in the Park - Festival Central, Bluewater Park

                - The Willie Big Snow Hill - Festival Central, Bluewater Park

                - Icecultures Interactive Ice Carving Displays - Festival Central, Bluewater Park

                - Where's Willie? Scavenger Hunt Mission                   
                  Wednesday, Feb. 2nd - Saturday, Feb. 5th, pick up forms from With Love or Ram Trophies & Sportswear