Wiarton Willie Festival - Saturday February 1st and Sunday February 2nd

The Town of Wiarton located in South Bruce Peninsula is pleased to announce that the 2020 Wiarton Willie Festival will be held on Saturday February 1st and Sunday February 2nd.

Each year on Groundhog Day, Wiarton Willie, the famous weather prognosticating groundhog predicts if there will be six more weeks of winter or an early spring.

"Wiarton Willie has an international following and the festival continues to grow each year. With this growth, it was decided that the festival would be held over a two-day period, drawing visitors to the area for the entire weekend", says Mayor Janice Jackson."

The free festival has a winter carnival theme and will run on Saturday February 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will include family friendly activities in Bluewater Park such as a Ferris Wheel, Midway Games and Giant Slide. Festival patrons will also be able to take a wagon ride to downtown Wiarton where they can visit local stores and restaurants.

"Having a horse drawn wagon ride taking festival goers from the park to downtown will help showcase all of the wonderful businesses which make Wiarton so special" says Danielle Edwards, Economic Development Officer.

On Sunday February 2nd, people can gather in Bluewater Park and join us in Waking Up Willie at 7:00 a.m. with a spectacular firework display, followed by Willie’s official prediction.

"We are very excited about the expanded festival and welcome you to join us in all of the 2020 festivities", says Mayor Janice Jackson."

A full listing of festival events including its generous sponsors can be found on the Town’s websites

For more information regarding the festival please contact Danielle Edwards, Economic Development Officer or by phone at 519-534-1400 ext. 148