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Alliston Potato Festival Parade

Start time 7:00 pm Friday at Banting High School on Victoria Street, turn on Ontario Street and then ends up at the Alliston Memorial Arena on Nelson Street

MIDWAY CTR

Midway Amusement Centre

Friday, August 10 , 6:00 pm to Sunday, August 12, 2018
Alliston Fairgrounds (Beech St. and Church St.)

TEXAS POKER

Texas Hold 'em Tournament

ALLISTON MEMORIAL ARENA - NELSON ST

Date: Friday, August 10th, 2018
Registration: 6:30 pm
Start: 7:00 pm
Buy-In: $40.00

  1. Initial buy-in paid back to the players in prize money
    $40.00 = 2000 tournament chips
    Optional re-buys will be available for the first 3 levels at $20.00 = 2000 tournament chips to any player that loses their chips in the first three rounds
    3. Two Optional add-ons
    - $20.00 for 2000 chips
    - $40.00 for 5000 chips

Shuttle

FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018
Fairgrounds (Beech and Church St) – Wellington and Church St – Wellington and Paris St
Royal Canadian Legion (Dufferin St.)
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (running every 30 minutes)

Lloyd Kennedy

St John's Church Pancake Breakfast

Location: Church Parking Lot - Victoria Street

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018. 7:00 am, to 11:00 am.

ZORBA BALLS

Saturday, August 11, 2018.  10:00 am-5:00 pm

Alliston vodka distillery bus tour

VODKA DISTILLERY BUS TOUR

Saturday August 11th from 10:45am to 3:45pm.

Catch the Bus tours to the Vodka Distillery which will run hourly from 25 Albert St West, Alliston (the old Alliston Union School)/  Beattie's Distillers encourages you to come see our Award Winning World Class Vodka!

Get your Party Potato on!

ULTIMUTTS

Ultimutts

Saturday, August 11, 2018. 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm

The Ultimutts is a unique show that features non-stop jaw dropping tricks! Rescued dogs demonstrate 50+ amazing stunts including; tightrope walking, skateboarding, scooter riding, basketball slam dunk , handstands, jump rope and more! The unique tricks have landed these 4 legged stars celebrity status and worldwide attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfilgJVorGs

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Alliston Gymnastics

Saturday, August 11, 2018. 11:30am

The Alliston Gymnastics Club will be performing on the Trampoline and doing Tumbling exercises.

 

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Creature Quest – appearing at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 11th at 3:00 pm.

Meeting Animals Is ...... An Adventure!
Interacting with live animals is amazing and educational!

Our diverse selection of animals includes cool snakes, soft bunnies, exotic frogs and funny birds. Educational and interactive, Creature Quest presentations are great for everyone.

Come see the performance, meet the animals and get your picture taken.

Visit the website at www.creaturequest.ca

Motorcycle Stunt Show

Motorcycle Stunt Show

Saturday August 11, 2018,  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tupper Street (between Paris St. and Church St.)

Something new is added this year to our festival! Don’t miss this great presentation of skill and showmanship. A performance you will be sure to love. See you at the show!

Alliston BIA

Downtown Rurban Events

Saturday, August 11th 10 am – 5 pm

http://www.allistonbia.com/potatofest-new/

Lazer Tag

Lazer tag

Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Location: Fairgrounds
www.elephantthoughts.com

ZOOGUTS

ZOO GUTS : One of a kind, Awesome Step inside a 18 foot tall polar bear and touch its organs. Zoo Guts’ giant inflatable animals command centre stage at any event.  Come explore this opportunity.  www.elephantthoughts.com

Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Location: Fairgrounds

 

Cutest Baby Show

Cutest Baby Show

Location: Fairgrounds (corner Beech St and Church St)
Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time: 10:30 am
Entry Fee: $5.00 per child (at the information booth on the fairgrounds).
Registration is all weekend long up to Sunday at 9:45am.

Included at this year's Baby Show will be judging for the "Best Theme Costume" among all the entries.  Some of the costumes we have seen over the years have been unbelievable, so we wanted to acknowledge the effort of the parents.

From the chosen babies from each category we will be selecting a Prince and Princess for the year.

So let's see those costumes.

PAINTCAR

Paint a Car

Early’s Auto Parts donates a car for painting
Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Fairgrounds

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The Magical Duda

Date: Sunday, August 11, 2018
Place: Fairgrounds
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

For more details visit www.magicalduda.com

Dog Show

K9 Dog Sport Performance Team

Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Location: Fairgrounds
Time: 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

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MACMURCHY SCHOOL of HIGHLAND DANCE Performing Sunday, August 12th at 2:00 pm
at the Fairgrounds 

MacMurchy School of Highland Dance was original formed by dance instructor/director Mary Cicci around 1994 AS the Cicci School of Highland Dance in the basement of her George Street home. It grew to become New Tecumseth's largest Highland Dance school offering recreational and competitive highland dance classes for ages 4 and up. Year after year students were able to proudly perform at various local and community events. Sometimes even with pipe bands or pipers. Members of the studio have even performed with York Region Police Pipes and Drums in events like the 2008 York Region Police Military Tattoo, a benefit for the Special Olympics. Around 2002 Maggie MacMurchy came on board as an instructor and partner and has been the Director of the School since 2010. For upcoming class information please call (705) 435-1403 or visit our studio Facebook by clicking here.

Potato Peeling Contest

Date: Sunday, August 12th, 2018
Place: Fairgrounds
Time: 2:30 pm

Beer Gardens Entertainment

DJ Nixter

DJ NIXTER & FRIENDS 2018

FRIDAY - ASTAR THE ROBOT

SATURDAY AFTERNOON - NICKELBACH

SATURDAY EVENING- FLUX 440

SATURDAY NIGHT - BAD TO THE BONE

SUNDAY AFTERNOON - BEETON BOOMERS

DJ Nixter is proud to bring his mixed mash mix back for another year to The 2018 Alliston Potato Festival, and bringing along his friends to entertain…including local Alliston act Astar the Robot, who played last year and were such a hit, that this year they have the entire Friday night to whip up the crowd as only they know how….

Saturday brings a rockin’ mix with more of DJ Nixter’s friends taking to the stage, including for the first time Nickelbach, Canada’s premiere tribute to iconic Canadian band Nickelback, and coming on stage in the early evening is Flux 440, and their classic rock originals and covers, and headlining the evening the only sanctioned George Thorogood tribute band in the land, Bad to the Bone who haven’t entertained our audience since 2011….

And Sunday afternoon, the Beeton Boomers grace our stage again, having played last year and many years prior. They are a perennial favourite who bring a wide variety of song selections that make lazying on a Sunday afternoon in the beer garden a great pastime for our Potato Festival guests…

 

CONCERT IN THE PARK

 

Date: Sunday August 12, 2018

Place:  Riverdale Bandshell

 

On Stage:  “The Beeton Creek Rising”