Bigger and Better, was the promise following the overwhelming success and massive attendance at the first ever, local Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night held last year at the OAS Event Centre. The organizers are thrilled to be hosting the second year of this British tradition of family fun, food, bonfire and fireworks. The Orangeville Fairgrounds is the place to be on Saturday NOVEMBER 4 from 4 till 8.
The event celebrates the capture and execution of Guy Fawkes in Britain in the 1600’s for trying to assassinate King James I and blow up the Houses of Parliament. On the very night of the foiled Gunpowder Plot – November 5, 1605 – bonfires were set alight all over Britain to celebrate the safety of the King. Since that time the event is commemorated every year with fireworks and burning effigies of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire.
A great night for everyone – adults and kids alike. Activities start at 4pm with:
- mini Guy making
- a scavenger hunt
- storytelling by the Dufferin Storytellers
- local musical entertainment by Graham Maycock
- and the big bonfire at dusk
- when it’s really dark, about 7:30pm, DW Fireworks will give us the greatest, not to be missed, fireworks display ever.
We are bringing back The Feisty Jack and he is expanding the food offerings and stations, we have added Wellington Brewery serving local beer and partnered with the Hockley Valley Resort to accommodate overnight Guy followers. Get your tickets now for this unique, only in Headwaters event. We expect a sell out.
More information and ticket purchases available online at guyfawkes.ca.
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