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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Carnival Button Draw

Help support your Winter Carnival by purchasing a $3 souvenir button. Buttons can be purchased  at the Mill Pond during Carnival. Each Carnival button has

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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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Colouring Contest

The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival Committee has two colouring pictures for students. You can choose which one you want to colour! If you do both, only one will be judged. If you'd like, you can choose to draw your own Carnival Ookpik picture instead! Each artist must attend a school in Richmond Hill and be in either Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3.

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Erin Blackstock

Local singer songwriter Erin Blackstock will be on the Carnival stage to entertain you on Saturday and Sunday morning.  This is her first visit to Carnival so make sure you drop by and say hello.

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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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Maple Syrup Taffy

Our friends from Cold Creek Conservation authority will be boiling Canadian maple syrup and pouring it over ice to make a delicious classic winter treat.

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Men With A Cause

Local rock and roll band Men With A Cause will be performing on the Carnival stage. 

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Monkey Movers Gym Bus

The Monkey Movers Gym Bus can be found in the east parking lot.  Once inside kids can enjoy Monkey Bars, Zipline, Balance Beam, Mini Trampoline, Trapezoid(Vault), and Rings.  Perfect for ages 1 to 10. 

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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 Ontario Craft Breweries: Collingwood Brewing Arch Brewing Co.

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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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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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Snowshoes 4 U

Join the team from Cold Creek Conservation area over by the gazebo for a true winter experience... snowshoeing.   The team will show you how to do it and then pass the snowshoes over for you and your family to try.  A truly Canadian winter adventure.

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The Great Canadian Lumberjacks

The Great Canadian Lumberjack Show is a showcase of both traditional and current loggersports events.  the two lumberjacks take turns demonstrating various disciplines. The events include: chair carve, axe throw, underhand

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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 Vikings Are Back!

Join us at the north end of the pond for historical re-enactments of the Viking Age.  You'll be immersed in living history and live steel combat.

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Wing Eating Contest

Eight hungry attendees will be selected from all of the applications submitted by noon on Saturday, February 1st, 2020. Be sure to get the info and register ahead of time! All contestants must 19 years of age or over.

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Times and events are subject to change.