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Wiarton Willie Festival
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Wiarton Willie Festival
Wiarton, Ontario
  • Winter fun!
  • Wake up Willie!
  • Willie Fans
  • Willie or Won't he?
  • Come join Willie for some fun!
Please note: Some business hours may vary due to COVID-19.

EARLY SPRING OR 6 MORE WEEKS OF WINTER? 

Find out by joining us each year on February 2nd at Prediction Morning Celebrations. 

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula 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. 

Wiarton loves their beloved groundhog so much that they have branded the town "Willie's Basecamp"!  Willie loves to make new friends so add a visit to the home of Wiarton Willie to your bucket list today! 

2020 Festival & Prediction: 

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. A horse-drawn wagon ride taking festival-goers from the park to downtown. 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 fireworks display, followed by Willie’s official prediction at 8:07am. 

Location
315 George St.
Wiarton, Ontario, N0H 2T0
519-534-1400
1-877-534-1400
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