Full Event Schedule

Birds of Prey

Date: 12 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Bird of Prey Pavilion
Birds of Prey | Daily Acts | Free | Participation
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Join us for live demonstrations that entertain and educate audiences about Birds of Prey and their continuing role in our natural environment.

Three 30-45 minute shows daily. Showtimes TBD

Midway

Start date: 12 August, 2022
End date: 21 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Daily | Midway
FerrisWheel

Come ride the ferris wheel and all your favorite rides at the Midway!

  • Ride bracelets – $45.
  • Advance bracelets available for $35 at Quickie Convenience stores until Aug. 11.
  • Individual ride tickets available at fair booths.
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 1 pm to 11 pm
  • Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 11 pm

 

Laughing Loggers

Start date: 12 August, 2022
End date: 21 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Lumberjack Theater
Daily Acts | Free | Loggers
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Excitement, Animation, Energy, Action and Humor!
Experience a fresh new look on lumberjack entertainment. These crack up lumberjacks are there to make sure their crowds will clap, laugh and cheer throughout the entire show. From aerial stunt acts, to an exploding out house, and monster chainsaws, there is something in this show for everyone.
A lumberjack show like no other that has wowed crowds all over the world.
Three 30-45 minute shows daily. Showtimes TBD

Craft Table

Start date: 12 August, 2022
End date: 21 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
Daily | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Need a moment for the kids to unleash some creativity or unwind? Spend some time at the craft table!

Open 11 am Friday – 8 pm Sunday
Open 1 pm Monday – 8 pm Thursday

Captain Corbin – magical pirate

Date: 12 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 12 | Free | Kids Big Tent
CaptainCorbin

Captain Corbin is the funniest, friendliest, most magical pirate you’d ever want to meet! He “sails” all over Canada performing interactive pirate themed magic shows and entertaining children of all ages.

Hour long shows at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm

Ultimutt’s Stunt Dog Show

Start date: 12 August, 2022
End date: 21 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Ultimutt Sunt Dog Pavilion
Daily Acts | Free | Ultimutt
UltiMutts

The Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show is a unique show that features non-stop jaw dropping tricks with world class trainers and dogs! Touring coast to coast this talent-packed performance will keep the whole family on the edge of their seats. These rescued dogs demonstrate 50+ amazing tricks.

Daily shows at 1 pm, 3 pm, 7:30 pm

Garaoke

Date: 12 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 12 | Music | Participation
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Karaoke isn’t about singing well it’s about having fun. Got a favorite song? Come share it on the main stage with Garaoke Karaoke.

Chainsaw wood carving

Start date: 12 August, 2022
End date: 21 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Lumberjack Pavilion
Daily Acts | Free | Wood carving
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Lumberjack chainsaw carving is an amazing art form that produces sculpture for the cottage or the front stoop.

Check out our carver as he reveals what the logs are hiding deep inside.

No specific time.

Super Hero

Date: 12 August, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 12 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
superheroes

Have your child selected by H.A.H.A. (Highly Advanced Heroic Academy) to undergo superhero training through a fun-filled series of games and activities such as an obstacle course, target practice, sack racing and more! And the kids can win prizes!

Complete the training and get an official hero certificate and a photo op with today’s superhero – BATMAN

Hour long shows at 2 pm and 6 pm

Junkyard Symphony

Date: 12 August, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 12 | Music | Participation
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, ROCK! At Junkyard Symphony, we perform exciting eco-entertainment promoting the four R’s of waste reduction.  We are an eco-entertainment company (eco standing for ecological and economical!) that reuses junk to create fun for all ages.

Junkyard Symphony has performed thousands of shows over the years and entertained audiences in countries around the globe.  Most of all, we have spread smiles and our important message to millions of people around the world!

Stick around and play the instruments at 4PM!

Puppet show

Date: 12 August, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 12 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Do you have MONSTERS UNDER THE BED? We have them too! Meet Daryl, Fernando, Sheldon & Handsy.

The MAN-A-ROO (part man, part kangaroo) is here to show you that these monsters love to party!

With the Man-A-Roo’s fun house and the Monsters under the bed, we will unleash the excitement and have our guests laughing and partying on with our interactive puppet show. There are games, busting a few moves, and we even have some magic from our bumbling in-house puppet magician – Sheldini!!

All this fun right from under the bed…..Who knew?!

Shiny Tiny Dots

Date: 12 August, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 12 | Music
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A cool, rather unexpected mix of rock!

3 Times Lucky

Date: 12 August, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 12 | Music
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Hailing from Canada’s Capital, Ottawa Valley based blues artists Three Times Lucky are at your service, offering up a tantalizing combination of vintage R&B, Rock and Roots classics, along with a healthy shot of Blues-Rock from their vast arsenal of catchy original material, all influenced and inspired by a myriad variety of classic artist & genres from the 20th & 21st centuries.

So bring your dancing shoes, grab a partner, and get your Mojo working!

Ray’s Reptiles

Date: 13 August, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 13 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Nature’s Ninjas! Explore some of the unique mechanisms of self-defence that have evolved. Why are ferrets so flexible? How do tarantulas protect themselves from predators? Find the answers to these questions and more in this exploration of amazing animal adaptations and instincts. Live animals may include a ferret, tarantula, scorpion, small crocodilian, lizard, and a boa.

Hour long shows at 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6pm.

Monkey Rock

Date: 13 August, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 13 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Monkey Rock | Music | Special Acts
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Want all the rock and roll you can handle? A Monkey Rock party will showcase both traditional and original songs – and every tune will have both kids and parents doing actions, singing along or dancing.

Hourly shows at 12 pm, 2 pm and our BIG SHOW will be at 4pm

Starlight Jazz featuring Rachel Beausoleil

Date: 13 August, 2022
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 13 | Music
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Rachel Beausoleil (vocals), Rob Del Re (keys), and Mark Charron (drums), play popular tunes you know and love, with a jazzy twist!

Internationally acclaimed singer, Rachel Beausoleil’s vocals have been described as “endearing, enchanting, and entrancing,” “vivacious, thoughtful, soaring, and silky…” We invite you to come and fall under the spell of the “Doctor with the golden tongue!”

Jingle Dance

Date: 13 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 13 | Free | Kids Big Tent
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Indigenous dances Amy, Mia and Elli will perform the Jingle Dance

Captain Corbin – magical pirate

Date: 13 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 13 | Free | Kids Big Tent
CaptainCorbin

Captain Corbin is the funniest, friendliest, most magical pirate you’d ever want to meet! He “sails” all over Canada performing interactive pirate themed magic shows and entertaining children of all ages.

Hour long shows at 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm

D.B Cohen & The Revelers

Date: 13 August, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 13 | Blues Revue | Music
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D.B Cohen’s brass laden sound is described by his producer Mark ‘Snowboy’ Cotgrove as ‘modern roots music’. DB Cohen sounds like a cross between Paul Weller, Ray Davies, Chicago Blues and Two Tone Ska’. Expect hard hitting lyrics and a huge sound from the troubadour from south London. The best dang 7 piece band this side of the Mississippi. Blues/Ska/Folk from London by way of Aylmer.

Lyle Odjick & Northern Steam

Date: 13 August, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 13 | Blues Revue | Music
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Originally from the Algonquin reservation of Kitigan Zibi, QC., Lyle Odjick went from living in a small town to starting his own blues band in Ottawa. Less than a month later “The Northern Steam” was formed and became a solid foundation for his Chicago blues harmonica driven sound.

Tony D Band

Date: 13 August, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 13 | Blues Revue | Music
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Tony D is a Canadian Blues Guitarist and Multiple award winner, including the individual 2009 Maple Blues Award for guitarist of the year.
He is the front man of his own band, a member of the spectacularly successful JUNO-winning blues band MonkeyJunk, and an important figure for many young musicians in Ottawa and the valley.

Super Hero

Date: 13 August, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 13 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
superheroes

Have your child selected by H.A.H.A. (Highly Advanced Heroic Academy) to undergo superhero training through a fun-filled series of games and activities such as an obstacle course, target practice, sack racing and more! And the kids can win prizes!

Complete the training and get an official hero certificate and a photo op with today’s superhero – SUPERMAN

Hour long show at 6 pm

The Angelique Francis Band

Date: 13 August, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 13 | Blues Revue | Music
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Born and raised in Ottawa Canada, Angelique is a naturally gifted and versatile musician. This multi-talented, instrumentalist, singer song writer and composer has wowed audiences across the globe with her electrifying performances, instrumental abilities and powerful textured vocals. Angelique hosted and performed at the 25th Annual Maple Blues awards in June 2022.

Garaoke

Date: 14 August, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 14 | Music | Participation
music_garaoke

Karaoke isn’t about singing well it’s about having fun. Got a favorite song? Come share it on the main stage with Garaoke Karaoke.

Draft Horse Pulling Competition

Date: 14 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 14 | Free | Special Acts
DraftHorsePull
The Eastern Ontario Draft Horse Pulling Association presents REAL HORSE POWER!

What is a Draft Horse Pull?

Picture beautiful Heavy Percheron, Belgian, Clydesdale and Shire horses especially bred for the this task, hitched to a heavily weighted ‘Stoneboat’ and trained to drag it as far as they can. The team that drags the “boat” the furthest wins.

Sounds simple eh?!?

Not quite . . . Come out to the Fair and enjoy this included with Gate Admission Event!

Demolition Derby

Date: 14 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Demolition Derby Field
August 14 | Demolition Derby | Free | Special Acts
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It’s Demolition Derby Day at The Capital Fair!

Come watch some very serious smashing and crashing with $5000 in CASH Prizes up for grabs! Want to take part? Enter your car here to win some of that cash!

Princess Day

Date: 14 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 14 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Come visit Princess Rapunzel in your favorite princess costume and listen to her singing and storytelling magical show.

Hour long shows at 1 pm and 3 pm

 

Suzie Q & Sean

Date: 14 August, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 14 | Music
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SUZIE Q is local singer who has developed a jazz/blues genre with a contemporary touch. She is a two time finalist of the Western Fair Talent Search Competition in London, Ontario and two time winner of the Celebrate Summer Fair Karaoke Contest here in Ottawa.

SEAN DUHAIME is a guitarist, composer, and music teacher. He has been performing as a bandleader, collaborator, and sideman with numerous bands and musicians for over 10 years. He has performed at the RBC Ottawa Blues Festival, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, the National Arts Centre, the Infinity Convention Centre, the CTV television network, Ottawa City Hall, and multiple venues in Ottawa, Gatineau, Wakefield, Montreal, and Toronto.

Puppet Show

Date: 14 August, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 14 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Do you have MONSTERS UNDER THE BED? We have them too! Meet Daryl, Fernando, Sheldon & Handsy.

The MAN-A-ROO (part man, part kangaroo) is here to show you that these monsters love to party!

With the Man-A-Roo’s fun house and the Monsters under the bed, we will unleash the excitement and have our guests laughing and partying on with our interactive puppet show. There are games, busting a few moves, and we even have some magic from our bumbling in-house puppet magician – Sheldini!!

All this fun right from under the bed…..Who knew?!

Captain Corbin – magical pirate

Date: 14 August, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 14 | Free | Kids Big Tent
CaptainCorbin

Captain Corbin is the funniest, friendliest, most magical pirate you’d ever want to meet! He “sails” all over Canada performing interactive pirate themed magic shows and entertaining children of all ages.

Hour long show at 7 pm

The Wild Cards

Date: 14 August, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 14 | Music
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A 10-piece dance band, featuring the vocals of Mike Murphy and Wendy Martin, singing familiar tunes.

Captain Corbin – magical pirate

Date: 15 August, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 15 | Free | Kids Big Tent
CaptainCorbin

Captain Corbin is the funniest, friendliest, most magical pirate you’d ever want to meet! He “sails” all over Canada performing interactive pirate themed magic shows and entertaining children of all ages.

Hour long shows at 2 pm and 4 pm

Garaoke

Date: 15 August, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 15 | Music | Participation
music_garaoke

Karaoke isn’t about singing well it’s about having fun. Got a favorite song? Come share it on the main stage with Garaoke Karaoke.

Puppet Show

Date: 15 August, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 15 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
puppet_show

Do you have MONSTERS UNDER THE BED? We have them too! Meet Daryl, Fernando, Sheldon & Handsy.

The MAN-A-ROO (part man, part kangaroo) is here to show you that these monsters love to party!

With the Man-A-Roo’s fun house and the Monsters under the bed, we will unleash the excitement and have our guests laughing and partying on with our interactive puppet show. There are games, busting a few moves, and we even have some magic from our bumbling in-house puppet magician – Sheldini!!

All this fun right from under the bed…..Who knew?!

Hour long showtimes at 3 pm and 6 pm

Jimmy Cochrane

Date: 15 August, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 15 | Music
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The amazing Jimmy Cochrane and his mixture of rock blues and classic rock.

Super Hero

Date: 15 August, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 15 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
superheroes

Have your child selected by H.A.H.A. (Highly Advanced Heroic Academy) to undergo superhero training through a fun-filled series of games and activities such as an obstacle course, target practice, sack racing and more! And the kids can win prizes!

Complete the training and get an official hero certificate and a photo op with today’s superhero – THE FLASH

Bordertowne Boys

Date: 15 August, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 15 | Music
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Live southern rock.

Pleasing all ages with with music from Johnny Cash to AC/DC including many of our original material.

Singhouse Studios

Date: 16 August, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 16 | Music
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At SING HOUSE STUDIOS, we love music!

We believe in teaching the fundamentals to create a strong foundation, regardless of what type of music you wish to sing or play.

Captain Corbin – magical pirate

Date: 16 August, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 16 | Free | Kids Big Tent
CaptainCorbin

Captain Corbin is the funniest, friendliest, most magical pirate you’d ever want to meet! He “sails” all over Canada performing interactive pirate themed magic shows and entertaining children of all ages.

Hour long shows at 2 pm and 4 pm

Puppet Show

Date: 16 August, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 16 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
puppet_show

Do you have MONSTERS UNDER THE BED? We have them too! Meet Daryl, Fernando, Sheldon & Handsy.

The MAN-A-ROO (part man, part kangaroo) is here to show you that these monsters love to party!

With the Man-A-Roo’s fun house and the Monsters under the bed, we will unleash the excitement and have our guests laughing and partying on with our interactive puppet show. There are games, busting a few moves, and we even have some magic from our bumbling in-house puppet magician – Sheldini!!

All this fun right from under the bed…..Who knew?!

Hour long showtimes at 3 pm and 6 pm

Jimmy Cochrane

Date: 16 August, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 16 | Music
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The amazing Jimmy Cochrane and his mixture of rock blues and classic rock.

Cargo Cult

Date: 16 August, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 17 | Music
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An Ottawa acoustic duo bringing back the best music from the 70s.

Super Hero

Date: 16 August, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 16 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
superheroes

Have your child selected by H.A.H.A. (Highly Advanced Heroic Academy) to undergo superhero training through a fun-filled series of games and activities such as an obstacle course, target practice, sack racing and more! And the kids can win prizes!

Complete the training and get an official hero certificate and a photo op with today’s superhero – CAPTAIN AMERICA

Hour long show at 5 pm

Vinyl Revival

Date: 16 August, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 16 | Music
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Rock & Roll, Pop Rock, Funk, Soul, even a little bit of Country, from the 60’s to the present. Lots of singing, dancing, and having fun! We can’t wait to entertain you all. All of us are veterans of the local music scene, coming together to create Vinyl Revival!

Featuring: Darlene Hall-Barrett/ Vocals, Keith Thoms/ Keys & Vocals, Chris Lecompte/ Drums & Vocals, Brian Carr/ Guitar & Vocals, and Greg Madore/ Bass & Vocals filling out the band.

Doo Doo the clown

Date: 17 August, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 17 | Doo Doo | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Come move and groove with Doo Doo at his amazing Capital Fair Dance Party.  Sing, dance, witness real magic, get a balloon hat and party as only you and Doo Doo can do.  This show is highly recommended for children of all ages.

Hour long shows at: 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm.

 

pop shop kids

Date: 17 August, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 17 | Music
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The Pop Shop Performing Arts Academy of Ottawa is the place to be to for our amazing community!

Hardest working kids in showbiz!

Garaoke

Date: 17 August, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 17 | Music | Participation
music_garaoke

Karaoke isn’t about singing well it’s about having fun. Got a favorite song? Come share it on the main stage with Garaoke Karaoke.

Super Hero

Date: 17 August, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 17 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
superheroes

Have your child selected by H.A.H.A. (Highly Advanced Heroic Academy) to undergo superhero training through a fun-filled series of games and activities such as an obstacle course, target practice, sack racing and more! And the kids can win prizes!

Complete the training and get an official hero certificate and a photo op with today’s superhero – SUPERMAN

Hour long show at 3 pm

Jimmy Cochrane

Date: 17 August, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 17 | Music
music_JimmyCochrane

The amazing Jimmy Cochrane and his mixture of rock blues and classic rock.

Puppet Show

Date: 17 August, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 17 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
puppet_show

Do you have MONSTERS UNDER THE BED? We have them too! Meet Daryl, Fernando, Sheldon & Handsy.

The MAN-A-ROO (part man, part kangaroo) is here to show you that these monsters love to party!

With the Man-A-Roo’s fun house and the Monsters under the bed, we will unleash the excitement and have our guests laughing and partying on with our interactive puppet show. There are games, busting a few moves, and we even have some magic from our bumbling in-house puppet magician – Sheldini!!

All this fun right from under the bed…..Who knew?!

Wolf Irene

Date: 17 August, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 17 | Music
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A classic rock band with a hint of jazz-infused blues. The quintet has been honing their skills for close to 9 years.

Interactive band members who’s love for music is apparent on the stage, will keep the crowd dancing until the music sweats from their pores and they are driven to howl at the moon.

A band you will not soon forget.

Doo Doo the clown

Date: 18 August, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 18 | Doo Doo | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Come move and groove with Doo Doo at his amazing Capital Fair Dance Party.  Sing, dance, witness real magic, get a balloon hat and party as only you and Doo Doo can do.  This show is highly recommended for children of all ages.

Hour long shows at: 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm.

pop shop kids

Date: 18 August, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 18 | Music
music_PopShop

The Pop Shop Performing Arts Academy of Ottawa is the place to be to for our amazing community!

Hardest working kids in showbiz!

Super Hero

Date: 18 August, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 18 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
superheroes

Have your child selected by H.A.H.A. (Highly Advanced Heroic Academy) to undergo superhero training through a fun-filled series of games and activities such as an obstacle course, target practice, sack racing and more! And the kids can win prizes!

Complete the training and get an official hero certificate and a photo op with today’s superhero – THE FLASH

Garaoke

Date: 18 August, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 18 | Music
music_garaoke

Karaoke isn’t about singing well it’s about having fun. Got a favorite song? Come share it on the main stage with Garaoke Karaoke.

Puppet Show

Date: 18 August, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 18 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
puppet_show

Do you have MONSTERS UNDER THE BED? We have them too! Meet Daryl, Fernando, Sheldon & Handsy.

The MAN-A-ROO (part man, part kangaroo) is here to show you that these monsters love to party!

With the Man-A-Roo’s fun house and the Monsters under the bed, we will unleash the excitement and have our guests laughing and partying on with our interactive puppet show. There are games, busting a few moves, and we even have some magic from our bumbling in-house puppet magician – Sheldini!!

All this fun right from under the bed…..Who knew?!

Alanna Sterling

Date: 18 August, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 18 | Music
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Alanna Sterling is a gender-fluid, genre-fluid vocal shapeshifter and multi-instrumental sorcerer. As an advocate for mental illness, her ultimate passion is to create musical movements out of moments of struggle, in hopes to work through life’s adversities and inspire others to overcome their own battles.

Fake McCoys

Date: 18 August, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 18 | Music
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The Fake McCoys bring a relaxed, fun, light rock band trio playing a mix of popular top 40 songs from 50’s to present with a few surprises for good measure.

Doo Doo the clown

Date: 19 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 19 | Doo Doo | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Come move and groove with Doo Doo at his amazing Capital Fair Dance Party.  Sing, dance, witness real magic, get a balloon hat and party as only you and Doo Doo can do.  This show is highly recommended for children of all ages.

Hour long shows at: 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm.

pop shop kids

Date: 19 August, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 19 | Music
music_PopShop

The Pop Shop Performing Arts Academy of Ottawa is the place to be to for our amazing community!

Hardest working kids in showbiz!

Super Hero

Date: 19 August, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 19 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
superheroes

Have your child selected by H.A.H.A. (Highly Advanced Heroic Academy) to undergo superhero training through a fun-filled series of games and activities such as an obstacle course, target practice, sack racing and more! And the kids can win prizes!

Complete the training and get an official hero certificate and a photo op with today’s superhero – SPIDERMAN

Hour long shows at 2 pm and 6 pm

Ottawa Suzuki Strings

Date: 19 August, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 19 | Music
music_OttawaSuzukiStrings

Performances by students from the Ottawa Suzuki Strings music school – Solo and group violin and guitar performances by young musicians of varying levels accompanied by a pianist.

Puppet Show

Date: 19 August, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 19 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
puppet_show

Do you have MONSTERS UNDER THE BED? We have them too! Meet Daryl, Fernando, Sheldon & Handsy.

The MAN-A-ROO (part man, part kangaroo) is here to show you that these monsters love to party!

With the Man-A-Roo’s fun house and the Monsters under the bed, we will unleash the excitement and have our guests laughing and partying on with our interactive puppet show. There are games, busting a few moves, and we even have some magic from our bumbling in-house puppet magician – Sheldini!!

All this fun right from under the bed…..Who knew?!

Capital Chordettes

Date: 19 August, 2022
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 19 | Music
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The Capital Chordettes, an Ottawa women’s a cappella chorus, is a diverse group of women of all ages and walks of life who enjoy great 4-part harmony, lively performances, and wonderful friendships.

One Way Out – Allman Brothers Tribute

Date: 19 August, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 19 | Music
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One Way Out delivers the music of the Allman Brothers to perfection!

This 7 piece band has worked hard to reproduce the sounds and feel of their live shows with their signature guitar solos, their driving drums and percussion, and especially the Greg Allman style vocals.

This ensemble of raw talent will take you back in time!

Highland Games Registration

Date: 20 August, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Gates open for registered competitors of the National Capital Highland Games

Highland Games Competitions

Date: 20 August, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Come cheer on athletes and dancers competing in highland athletics competition and long standing Celtic traditions dating back to 1836!

Highland Games Noontime Show

Date: 20 August, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Massed bands, Highland Dancing showcase, Clan March, Caber toss display and more!

Doo Doo the clown

Date: 20 August, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 20 | Doo Doo | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Come move and groove with Doo Doo at his amazing Capital Fair Dance Party.  Sing, dance, witness real magic, get a balloon hat and party as only you and Doo Doo can do.  This show is highly recommended for children of all ages.

Hour long shows at: 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm.

Ray’s Reptiles

Date: 20 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 20 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Nature’s Ninjas! Explore some of the unique mechanisms of self-defence that have evolved. Why are ferrets so flexible? How do tarantulas protect themselves from predators? Find the answers to these questions and more in this exploration of amazing animal adaptations and instincts. Live animals may include a ferret, tarantula, scorpion, small crocodilian, lizard, and a boa.

Hour long shows at 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm and 7pm.

Jingle Dance

Date: 20 August, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:10 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 20 | Free | Kids Big Tent
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Indigenous dances Amy, Mia and Elli will perform the Jingle Dance

Highland Games Awards

Date: 20 August, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Did your favorite athlete or dancer win? Come find out!

Puppet Show

Date: 20 August, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 20 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Do you have MONSTERS UNDER THE BED? We have them too! Meet Daryl, Fernando, Sheldon & Handsy.

The MAN-A-ROO (part man, part kangaroo) is here to show you that these monsters love to party!

With the Man-A-Roo’s fun house and the Monsters under the bed, we will unleash the excitement and have our guests laughing and partying on with our interactive puppet show. There are games, busting a few moves, and we even have some magic from our bumbling in-house puppet magician – Sheldini!!

All this fun right from under the bed…..Who knew?!

Mudmen

Date: 20 August, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 20 | Highland Games | Music
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Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage.

Super Hero

Date: 20 August, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 20 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Have your child selected by H.A.H.A. (Highly Advanced Heroic Academy) to undergo superhero training through a fun-filled series of games and activities such as an obstacle course, target practice, sack racing and more! And the kids can win prizes!

Complete the training and get an official hero certificate and a photo op with today’s superhero – CAPTAIN AMERICA

Hour long show at 6 pm

Arm Wrestling

Date: 21 August, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: Main Stage
August 21 | Participation | Special Acts
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Come test your arm strength!

  • Men’s classes Right and Left in five weight divisions: 0-154, 176, 198, 220, open
  • Women’s classes Right and Left in three weight divisions: 0-135, 136, open
  • Grand Master 50+ years Right and left division
  • Five Kids Classes Right and Left depending on entries
  • Registration starts @11am Competition starts at noon with kids and then adults following.
  • $20.00 to compete in each class. Free for kids.
  • Note: If you wear Smilingrick shirt at the event you can get $5.00 off on your first entry.

Doo Doo the clown

Date: 21 August, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 21 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Come move and groove with Doo Doo at his amazing Capital Fair Dance Party.  Sing, dance, witness real magic, get a balloon hat and party as only you and Doo Doo can do.  This show is highly recommended for children of all ages.

Hour long shows at: 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm.

Princess Day

Date: 21 August, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Kids Big Tent
August 21 | Free | Kids Big Tent | Participation
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Come visit the Snow Princess in your favorite princess costume and listen to her singing and storytelling magical show.

Hour long shows at 1 pm and 3 pm

Please note our opening hours change throughout the fair. Click on the dates below to view daily schedule of events.

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Friday Aug. 12 1pm 11 pm
Saturday Aug. 13 11 am 11 pm
Sunday Aug. 14 11 am 11 pm
Monday Aug. 15 1pm 11 pm
Tuesday Aug. 16 1pm 11 pm
Wednesday Aug. 17 1pm 11 pm
Thursday Aug. 18 1pm 11 pm
Friday Aug. 19 1pm 11 pm
Saturday Aug. 20 11 am 11 pm
Sunday Aug. 21 11 am 8 pm
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