The Town of Wiarton is fortunate to have something that no one else has, an albino weather prognosticating groundhog.  As the most famous groundhog in Canada and the only albino weather prognosticator in the world, Wiarton Willie's prediction of the timing of spring is a news event that captures the interests of people around the world.  Each year media from around the world converge on Wiarton to hear Willie make his famous prediction. 

2019 Prediction

The Festival has grown tremendously and offers something different each year.  Visitors can expect entertainment, fireworks, indoor and outdoor activities, and so much more!  We hope that you are able to join us and partake in the festivities!

2020 Festival Program


A Thank You to the 2020 Wiarton Willie Festival Platinum Sponsor


 Thank you to the 2020 Sponsors

2020 Sponsors