Experience fall at it's fullest as you take in the activities of ColourFest. Hosted in partnership between the Municipality of Dysart et al and the Haliburtion BIA, this even has something for everyone.

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
  • Face painting by Fluffy Feet Face Painting
  • Compass Early Learning Centre

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 3 categories for scarecrows:

  • Scariest scarecrow
  • Most artistic/creative scarecrow
  • 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.

ColourFest Market Vendors

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

Complete the ColourFest Vendor Application to be considered as a vendor for ColourFest this year!

ColourFest is an annual event in the Village of Haliburton.

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