Once again, the carnival ran for 4 days - this time from August 27th to 30th. It featured Opening Ceremonies at 7pm with a free BBQ of turkey sausages from Elmira Poultry. On Friday, Kids Day had everything from face painting to juggling lessons, and of course, buskers.
New for that year was the introduction of the now familiar Vaudeville Show on Sunday afternoon. This family event highlighted every busker act and proceeds from the hat went to the not-for-profit carnival to help provide funding for the following year.
Comedy classics (silents and shorts) were shown outside The Princess Cinema on Friday and Saturday evening.
Randy Warren was Chairman this year. Familiar busker volunteers, Tracey Johnston-Aldworth and Irene Tyhurst were on the committee.
The busker lineup was comprised of:
Flying Bob Debris, Saskatoon - juggling, wire walking, unicycling, fire eating
The Breithaupt Puppets, Waterloo - puppetry, storytelling
Streetlights, Toronto - juggling, unicycling
Glenn Singer, West Virginia - mime, horse skills
Ron Pearson, Edmonton - magic
Peter Gloss, Boston - magic, comedy
Reverend Chumleigh, Washington State - rope walking, mentalism, comedy
Carl Shenk, Toronto - unicycling, juggling
Tim Eric, Florida - escape artist
Boris Funovich, Boston - juggling, acrobatics, puppetry
Dan Looker, Connecticut - balancing, acrobatics, puppetry
Bill the Juggler, Vancouver - juggling, pie-in-the-face award
Circus Delights, Ottawa - organ grinder
Caught In The Act, Calgary - juggling, comedy, magic
Love 22, Rhode Island - abecedarian (calculate number to words, phrases)
Theatre Sports, Waterloo - comedy, improv>
Paul Haslem, Fordwich ON - music, hammered dulcimer
Jeff Bradley, Toronto - juggling, comedy, vaudeville