We had the chance to head over to Wiarton this weekend to attend the sixtieth annual Wiarton Willie Festival. It was a cold day, but we bundled up and wandered around the snowy festival grounds.
First up, we took at a look at the “Zoo Guts” inflatable animals and “bounce house” installation, where children could learn about animal anatomy and biology while running through plastic organs and caverns. To be honest, it was sort of creepy, but the kids all seemed to love it.
Horse-drawn sleighs whizzed by on the open snow, and adorable white fluffy puppies soaked up all the attention beside their dog sleds.
The large inflatable igloos featured face-painting, a photo booth, maple taffy on snow, and live entertainment.
The line for Beaver Tails was almost as long as the line for hot chocolate and campfire roasted hot dogs.
On either side of the main space, men sculpted intricate ice works of art and carved out detailed wooden Willie statues.
Along with the snow hills, fishing huts, mini-putt, games, entertainment and music–we heard it was one of the best Wiarton Willie Festival yet. We are excited to see Willie’s prediction tomorrow.