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Wiarton Willie Festival-Walk Off The Earth & David Usher


David Usher Wiarton Willey

David Usher - Wiarton Willie Festival

 Wiarton Willie Festival -Walk off the Earth & David Usher

The Burlington band, Walk Off the Earth, who’s song “Somebody That I Used to Know” went viral on YouTube and had over 30 million views as of 8am on Friday, is scheduled to perform at the Wiarton Willie Festival on Feb. 4. The groundhog is going to have some competition in the popularity contest at this year’s Wiarton Willie Festival! Don’t miss this show.  FEATURING David Usher.


Saturday, February 4, 2012 – 7:30PM
Doors Open: 7:30PM

David Usher
20amp Soundchild
Walk Off The Earth

Willie’s Big Tent 
Bluewater Park – 543 Brown St., Wiarton, ON

See Walk Off The Earth’s viral video here:



Wiarton Willy Festival 2012

The Wiarton Willie Groundhog Festival is one of the largest winter events in Ontario, with more than 40 planned activities, celebrating Canada’s weather-prognosticating groundhog.

Predicting the coming of spring is a very difficult and often controversial activity.  Come February 2nd, there is only one way to be sure, and that is to wake up for Willie’s Prediction.  Pancakes are ready by 6:30am and the rest is up to the laws of nature.  The action starts more than a week earlier with the Sauble Beach “Winterfest” night-time parade, a Christmas tree bonfire, Battle of the Bands, and all kinds of other great indoor and outdoor events.  A great way to get out and enjoy the season! Getaway weekend in Ontario. Stay at Lake Francis Cottages located 15 minutes from Wiarton!
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Wiarton Tourism

Colpoy's Bay

Colpoy's Bay

Wiarton known for its famous Ground Hog, Wiarton Willie. Wiarton sits at the head of  the Niagara Escarpment known as Colpoys Bay. The long jutting headlands make sailing and canoeing the Bay a protected but magnificent experience, especially with the three islands — Griffith, Hay and Whitecloud — looking like a necklace separating Colpoys from Georgian Bay. The Wiarton area is surrounded by nature. Georgian Bay provides visitors with endless water experiences, and the surrounding parks means there are endless options for hiking and nature gazing. The famous Bruce Trail runs through the waterfront of Wiarton following it north from Bluewater Park – you can take a  hike to Spirit Rock Conservation Area. In winter- the village is alive with snowmobilers - who come to this area to experience the great snowmobile trails that run north and south of Wiarton. Enjoy a walk along the waterfront in Wiarton and have lunch at one of the wonderful cafes and specialty boutiques. Lake Francis Cottages is located 15 minutes from Wiarton.

Sauble Beach Winterfest 2010 & Wiarton Willie Festival 2010

Wiarton Willie

Wiarton Willie


This event starts the last weekend in January-the first week of February.  Great outdoor and indoor activities for the whole family. It is the Largest Winter Event In Ontario. Sauble Beach is lit up with its night time parade, Christmas tree bonfire, crafts, food booths and the battle of the bands. The following weekend then kicks off with pancakes on the grill at 630 am. and 40 other different events throughout the day. You don’t want to miss Wiarton Willey’s prediction, the coming of spring. This event has been taking place since 1956. Make it a Great weekend or week and stay at Lake Francis Cottages located 20 min. from the festivals.

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