2018 Events

Times and events are subject to change.

Many of these items are on our Schedule - check it out when planning your visit.

Big Foot Race
Join us in front of the stage for a big foot race. It's similar to a three legged race, but it requires three people working together using a single pair of long feet.

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Build a Bird House
Calling all kids! Would you like to build a bird house? Our bird house building will be taking place each day in the tent.

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Carnival Button Draw
Help support your Winter Carnival by purchasing a $2 souvenir button. Buttons can be purchased at Municipal Offices, local participating elementary schools, and at the Mill Pond during Carnival.

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Carnival Community Quilt
Join us in the tent where we'll be creating a Carnival community quilt. You'll receive a 6"x6" block to add your artwork to. We'll take that block and combine with others to make a large quilt.

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Carnival Passport For Fun
Attention Kids! Pick up your Passport For Fun from the passport office in the Carnival tent. Once you have your passport, visit the listed events and get your passport punched. Once you have six punch marks, bring it back to the passport office to pick up your loot bag. 200 loot bags are available each weekend day.

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Carnival Welcome Ceremony
We kick off the 50th annual Winter Carnival with a trip down memory lane and messages from our sponsors and local dignitaries

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Children’s Entertainer Jack Grunsky
Jack Grunsky is a phenomenon in children's entertainment. His unique performances incorporate various cultures, rhythms, melodies and instrumentation.

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Circus Jonathan
Circus Jonathan is an award winning unicyclist, juggler, and circus performer. His performances have been enjoyed across Canada and in 12 countries around the world.

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Climb aboard a Fatbike
Fatbiking is fueled by adventure and fun. It can transform your favourite sport into a year-round family activity!

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Colouring Contest
For Richmond Hill Students in JK, SK, Grades 1, 2 & 3 The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival Committee has two colouring pictures for students. You

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Craft Beer Tasting
Join us for some fine brews in the Carnival tent. Enjoy local flavours from three Ontario Craft Breweries.

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Dog Trick Show Featuring Your Dog
Enter your dog in the Winter Carnival Dog Trick Show. All tricks are welcome. Prizes for all dogs who participate.

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Elementary School Hockey Medal Presentation
We will be presenting the Junior and Senior Elementary School Hockey Tournament winners at the stage.

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Elementary School Hockey Tournament
Each year, the Winter Carnival organizes and runs a hockey tournament for the elementary schools in Richmond Hill. If you are interested in details pertaining

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Escape Bus
Jump aboard and enjoy a challenging and diverse Mobile Escape Room experience. The puzzles are super high tech with sensor switches, laser, LED special effects. Suitable for all ages and difficulty levels.

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Falconry Demonstration
Falcon experts from The Ontario Falconry Centre will be providing and exciting and educational falconry demonstrations.

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Fireworks 50th Annual Celebration
Join us at the Carnival as we celebrate our 50th annual Winter Carnival with fireworks. Enjoy a hot chocolate while we light up the winter sky over the Mill Pond.

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Get Your Picture Taken With Ookpik
The Richmond Hill Camera Club will be set up in the tent to give you a chance to have your picture taken with our beloved mascot, Ookpik! Come and have a family or individual picture taken with Ookpik.

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LEGO Building Contest
Create your favourite Carnival memories with LEGO blocks for a chance to win one of three $50 prizes.

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One Man Band Kevin Foster
Kevin plays a nine pedal acoustic drum kit while playing guitar and singing. Everything Kevin plays is live, no looping.  Kevin might be the only

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Ontario Craft Beer Tasting
Our Ontario Craft Brewery Beer Tasting event is back for its fourth year. Enjoy local flavours from three Ontario Craft Breweries: Wasaga Brewery Collingwood Brewery

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Ookpik Portrait Studio
Get your own picture taken with our mascot, Ookpik, in the Main Tent!

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Pancake Breakfast Feast
There is no better way to celebrate a Sunday morning in February than joining us for our famous Pancake Breakfast in the big tent. Pancakes, sausages, peameal bacon, hot chocolate and coffee. Generations of Richmond Hill residents have made this an annual event, so come on and join the fun. Served up fresh by the Richmond Hill Rotary Club.

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Road Hockey Tournament
Welcome to our first Road Hockey Hockey Championships! Sponsored By: King Henry's Arms There is an Entrance Fee of $100 per team. Limit of 8 teams, each comprised of 6 players. Players must be a minimum of 19 years of age.

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Scouts – Winter Camping Survival
The Scouts will be at the Winter Carnival and will be setting up a winter outdoor campsite on Friday night through to Sunday afternoon. Stop by and see what fun it can be to camp in the winter. Check out their culinary specialties - monkey bread anyone?

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The Black Dog Ballroom Band
Blackdog Ballroom is a Rock & Roll band that resonates an immediate passion. Their music exudes personality and charm highlighted by their exhilarating live performance and evident in their captivating presence.

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The Lou Moore Band
Local legend Lou Moore Band is back for our 50th annual Carnival. Lou plays and the band play bluegrass and country music.

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The Stacey Renee Band
Stacey Renee is a soulful yet edgy singer/songwriter taking the pop-rock world by storm.

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Toronto Region Conservation Authority
Visit our friends from the TRCA. They have a collection of pelts, skulls, and plaster tracks. Learn about our local wildlife, and answer trivia questions.

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Viking Village
Come see how the Vikings used to live. Learn about what they ate, how they dressed, and more.  Our Vikings are located at the north

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War of 1812 Re-enactment Group
The War of 1812 historical re-enactment is an educational and entertainment activity. Our re-enactors will recreate aspects of the battle.

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Wing Eating Contest
Eight hungry attendees will be selected from all of the applications submitted by noon on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. Be sure to get the info and register ahead of time! All contestants must 19 years of age or over.

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Wood Carver Frank Vandermey
Take a trip over to the Gazebo to see wood carver Frank Vandermey. WIth a chain saw and chisels in hand Frank creates one-of-a-kind works of wooden art.

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WoofJocks Canine All Stars
The WoofJocks Canine All Stars are a skilled group of dogs and handlers who stage an exciting, educational, and fun variety show.

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Times and events are subject to change.