Want to know what’s happening when and where? Check our event schedule below from our 2019 Funfair! Assuming we can plan a 2022 event – updated events will be listed here. Last minute changes will be listed here and also posted via our Twitter feed!


Midway

Date: May 31, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Behind the arena

Event | Midway

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Kids young and old can get their ride on at the midway!

Softball Tournament

Date: May 31, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - dusk

Location: Tauvette Ball Diamond

Event | Softball | Sports

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Like sports?

Register a team and enjoy a little softball at the nearby diamonds before heading over to the fair!

Craft Brew Night

Date: May 31, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Location: Beer Garden

Beer Garden | Event

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Quench your thirst sampling some beverages from our local microbreweries.

Family Movie Night

Date: May 31, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Arena

Event | Free | Movie

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Got kids? Looking for an inexpensive night to keep them occupied? We’ve got you covered. The FunFair hosts a free family movie night every year. Come join us!

The Wild Cards

Date: May 31, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: MainStage

Big Band | Event | Friday | Music

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The Wild Cards’ name lends itself well to its motto: love it live.  Formed with the aim of performing and promoting old and new styles of big band music in and around the Ottawa area, the line-up is comprised of a passionate group of seasoned performers brought together by their shared love of music.

Karaoke

Date: May 31, 2019

Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: MainStage

Event | Karaoke

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Sing to your hearts content at our evening karaoke night.

Please note the fair grounds close at 11PM.

Pancake Breakfast

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Location: Community Centre

Event | Food

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Start your festival weekend off with a Pancake breakfast!

Parade

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Location: Bearbrook Road; Start at Louis Riel school; end at Community Center

Event | Parade

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Start your morning off cheering along your friends and community partners at the Saturday morning parade.

Showcase

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Arena

Event | Showcase

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Come visit and support our community businesses.

Used Book Sale

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Arena

Book Sale | Event

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One of our most popular events is the used book sale – check it out!

Silent Auction

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Arena

Event | Silent Auction

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Come make a bid on some fantastic products and services offered by our sponsors. Winning bids announced at 3:30 pm.

Midway Saturday

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Location: Behind the arena

Event | Midway

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Kids young and old can get their ride on at the midway!

Food

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Behind the arena

Event | Food

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Info on Food Options:

Hotdogs and burgers supplied by Metro
Juice/softdrinks supplied by Metro

Midway food offered by ACE Midway

Free Funfair Cake ceremony 1PM in beer garden

Assorted food trucks at entrance of community center offering lemonade, ice cream, etc.

Bouncy Castle

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Arena

Bouncy Castle | Event | Free

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Have kids who boundless energy? Let them work it off in the bouncy castle!

Face Painting

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Outside Community Centre

Event | Face Painting | Free

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Younger kids will love the face painting offered by the girl scouts of Blackburn Hamlet!

Dunk Tank

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Outside Community Centre

Dunk Tank | Event | Free

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You know you want to . . . come show off your pitching arm and dunk a friend!

Family Games

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Soccer Field

Event | Family Games | Free

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Feel the nostalgia of years gone by with some free family games in the style of our original Funfair days.

Drum Experience: Derek De Beer

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Location: MainStage

Drums | Music | Saturday

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Derek De Beer, a world-renowned master drummer was born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and presently resides in Ottawa, Canada, ​where he inspires people through his motivational speaking and drumming circles. He has captured the ​hearts ​of audiences world-wide through a 40 year career touring with artists such as Johnny Clegg, Bruce Springsteen, ​Peter Gabriel, Sting, Tracy Chapman and Robert Palmer, amongst others.

The Honey WannaBees

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: Mainstage

Music | Saturday

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Featuring Blackburns’ own Jennifer Allen

Cake

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Community Centre

Event | Food | Free

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Who wants cake? Come celebrate the fair with a free slice!

 

Apollo Rising

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: MainStage

Music | Saturday

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Apollo Rising formerly called “Apollo” is a alternative electronic duo formed by producer, pianist and vocalist Danick Coutu and drummer Colvin Gallant. Based in Ottawa Canada the group has found lots of success as an independent artist with tracks such as “Aurora” and “Sanctuary”.

AnjChito

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Location: MainStage

Music | Saturday

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AnjChito is a singer/saxophone and guitar duo from Ottawa Canada. They play music from different genres as well as original compositions.

Dreams GO Colour!

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Location: MainStage

Music | Saturday

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Featuring Blackburn’s own David Carriere

The Old Fox

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm - 7:50 pm

Location: MainStage

Music | Saturday

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Beer Garden

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 8:30 pm - 8:50 pm

Location: Beer Garden

Event | Saturday

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The Beer Garden will shut down for approximately 20 minutes and only Age of Majority with legal ID will be allowed back into the beer garden area after 8:50 pm with a $5 cover charge.

Daisytrain

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: MainStage

Music | Saturday | Tribute

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Daisy Train is an Eastern Ontario 80’s Tribute band that tours the Ontario and Quebec music scene. Primarily delivering non-stop Tributes set to the 80’s songs, they also have expanded to deliver all the Hits of Today, Yesterday and everything in between, including a Disco Medley 80s Medley and the best of New Country Hits.

Please note the fair grounds close at midnight.

Fireworks

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 10:00 pm

Location: Ball Diamond

Event | Fireworks | Free | Saturday

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Who doesn’t like a fireworks display?

The Blackburn Funfair’s Fireworks display is one of Ottawa’s best kept secrets. Up close and personal. Free. Easily accessible. And loved by all in the community.

 

Fun Run

Date: June 2, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: Soccer Field

Event | Fun Run | Sunday

Blackburn Fun Run – they’re off

Come celebrate some fitness and activity by participating in the Blackburn Fun Run Sunday morning!

Dog Show

Date: June 2, 2019

Time: 12:20 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: Arena

Dog Show | Event | Sunday

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Anything is pawsible if you enter your pet in the dog show!

Bingo

Date: June 2, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Location: Arena

Bingo | Event | Sunday

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Info on Bingo