ColourFest 2019 – Saturday, September 28, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Head Lake Park and Downtown Haliburton

Experience fall at its fullest as you take in the activities for ColourFest.  Hosted by the Municipality of Dysart et al and the Haliburton BIA this event has something for everyone to do.


Ongoing Activities and Events

  • Live Music!
  • Classic Car Show
  • Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
  • Scarecrow Building Contest
  • RPM Pontoon Boat Rides
  • ColourFest Photo Booth
  • MacArt Studio Games –  a whole selection
  • ColourFest Market
  • Face Painting by Fluffy Feet Face Painting
  • Compass Early Learning Centre

To take part in the Haliburton Rotary Club ColourFest Pumpkin Rolling Contest register and pick out your pumpkin between 11:00 am and 1:50 pm.  The contest is free to participate in.  The contest is open to all ages and there are prizes for each age category.  The age groups are:

  • – 5 years old and under
  • – 6 to 9 years old
  • – 10 to 13 years old
  • – 14 years and over/adult

Take part in the Haliburton Highlands Museum Scarecrow building contest.  There are three categories for scarecrows: scariest scarecrow, most artistic/creative scarecrow and best historical scarecrow.  Build your scarecrow between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm.

We will have some decorations/clothing available or you can bring your own – scarecrows must be constructed in the park during ColourFest.   Judging starts at 1:45 pm, don’t miss out – there are great prizes to be won!  This year, the public is going to have the opportunity to be apart of the judging by marking down their favourite scarecrow on a ballet.  Winners will be announced after the pumpkin rolling contest.

If you wish, you can take your scarecrow home with you after judging!

ColourFest Market Vendors

Visit the ColourFest Market – the vendor list keeps growing.  There will be a variety of products available to purchase.

If you would like to be a vendor at this years’ ColourFest event, please complete a 2019 Vendor Application and email it to or drop it off at the Municipal office, 135 Maple Ave. Haliburton.

ColourFest is an annual event in the Village of Haliburton.


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