Chair, Randy Warren, and his volunteer committee pulled out all the stops to celebrate the carnivals 5th anniversary. The Opening Ceremonies included a free turkey sausage BBQ and free birthday cake. Miss K-W, Melissa Maguier, was on hand as were members of the upcoming 1994 Waterloo Firefighters Calendar. The Waterloo Warriors Band provided music while cheerleaders from high schools across the Twin Cities (Kitchener-Waterloo) performed cheers and precision movement.
Randy Warren noted "Over the past 4 years, the Waterloo Busker Carnival has grown into a first rate, nationally-recognized carnival". In fact, a 1992 Chatelaine Magazine mentioned the carnival as one of the reasons that Waterloo was one of the 10 Best Places to live in Canada.
The carnival took place from August 26 - August 29, 1993. An outdoor music concert and various busking acts were featured outside The Huether Hotel on Friday from 6pm to 1am. Fundraising for the carnival continued on Sunday with highlights from every busker in The Vaudeville Show.
The 5th Anniversary lineup of buskers included:
Madame Buskerfly, Toronto - worlds tallest free standing ballerina, comedy
Raol S.W. Danger, Winnipeg - juggling, balancing, escape, stilt walking, fire eating
Hotcha Chmarzinski, Toronto - comedy, magic, circus skills
Jason Billows, Ottawa - comedy, fire act, improv
Lee Ross, Massachusetts - mime
Lula the Clown, Washington - juggling, stilt walking, balloon sculpting, unicycling
Jeff Hill, Toronto - magic
Paul Haslem, Fordwich ON - music, hammered dulcimer
Jonathan Dark, California - cups and saucers feats
Virgo the Eccentric, Ottawa - magic, escape
Jacquelyn Brown, London- harpist
Rex Boyd, Kansas - juggling, comedy, dancing
Streetlights, Toronto - juggling, unicycling
Robert King, Massachusetts - storyteller
Bill the Juggler, Vancouver - juggling
Fred Anderson, California - comedy, juggling, magic, escape
Greg Tarlin, Toronto - juggling, unicycling