You won't want to miss all of the incredible acts performing throughout the day!
Don't forget to tip the buskers!
We are proud to be a part of this young entertainer’s journey into show business. After Skye Fillion won ourKemptville’s Got Talent showcase last year, he’s worked hard to perfect his act, incorporating some unicycle tricks, and performing for crowds at Saunders Farm. Skye will be returning to Kemptville Buskerfest this year as part of our professional busker lineup! You won’t want to miss this talented fire juggler bring the heat!
Where circus meets the great outdoors! Paz and Molly of Equilibrium Circus present Campfire Circus, joiningforces to deliver an electrifying two-person show full of energetic acrobatic feats and high-level circus skills. You’ll be amazed by what these two can do together, combining their individual strengths and skills to make a super circus act! From juggling and gymnastics to comedy and fire, there’s a little something for everyone in this interactive back-country adventure.
Founded by Olympian Heather McManus and the crazy comedy and acrobatic antics of her partner Sean, Spring Action trampoline show is a family, fun-filled show of high-flying acrobatics and hilarious physical comedy backed byupbeat music. This dynamic duo has been delivering energy to festivals across Canada for over 20 years, and they are thrilled to be bringing the fun to Kemptville Buskerfest 2023!
Recently added juggling a chainsaw to his show / repertoire. If he is not sleeping, he is probably juggling. Based in Ottawa, Yoshi has been performing for the past ten years. He trained professionally, and taught at the Verdun Circus School in Montreal. His passion for juggling has drawn him to perform across Canada, the United States, Dubai, India, and the Dominican Republic for theCirque du Soleil project CREACTIVE. He has appeared several times on national Television, winning the grandprize on YTV's Zoink'd. Yoshi is bilingual and able to perform in both English and French.
Big tricks, even bigger laughs. This one-man interactive stunt comedy show serves up a delightful entertainment experience. Hilarious, action-packed, and physically mesmerizing, WackyChad’s charm, funny jokes and wild antics will leave you roaring with laughter and applause. Having performed in 26 different countries so far, WackyChad’s talents got him on America’s Got Talent, The Gong Show, and ESPN2 for PogoPalooza, the world championship pogo competition!! Be sure to catch his extreme pogo stick show at Kemptville Buskerfest 2023!
This circus-style group of aerial artists performed at Kemptville Buskerfest in 2022 and certainly wowed the crowd with their display of talent, flexibility, strength, and showmanship! Their playful approach to choreography incorporates the elegance of aerial dance with the excitement of dynamic twists and falls. Watch them flip and fly at great heights from their hoops, silks, and trapeze apparatuses! This year, you can look forward to seeing Aerial Antics introduce a new element to their show: aerial circus comedy!
Kevin Smith has been a professional magician for nearly a decade, now performing over 200 shows per year! His passion for magic shines in every performance, sparking curiosity, awe, and laughter among his audiences. Mr. Smith’s interactive magic show includes a combination of mind-blowing tricks, mentalism, audience participation, music, comedy, and mesmerizing illusions. Kevin will be returning by popular demand to Kemptville Buskerfest in 2023 and is sure to remain a crowd favourite!
Have you ever seen the Star Wars Millennium Falcon made out of balloons? If you can dream it, Brad the Balloon Guy can do it! This balloon artist with a friendly, east-coaster attitude brings a decade of stage experience, amazing skills, and a great sense of humor to his shows. Incorporating the audience, Brad accommodates special requests on the spot. There’s nothing he can’t build with his balloons! Brad was a big hit with the kids at Kemptville Buskerfest in 2022 and is returning this year to make more crazy characters, creatures, and other creations!
Part of the charm in hosting a local event is showcasing the local people! We are excited to share our local talent with attendees and residents alike - local performances can be found along Prescott St, the Community Showcase Stage, and at Rotary Park. Throughout the day there will be performances demonstrating skilled saxophone skills, vocalists, bagpipes, dance, acrobatics and more!
Canadian Freelance Saxophonist, with over 30 Years of Experience playing the Alto Saxophone
Trio featuring the fine fiddling of Glenna Hunter and Shawn Yakimovich, with Doug Hendry providing the chording underneath.
Rowan is the king of the bagpipe, opening the event for us! At 13 Rowan competed in Scotland at the World Pipe Band Championships.
Singer/Songwriter and Kemptville Local. You can find performing from Westport to NG!
With a guitar in hand Heather knows how to bring you into the music. Performing locally for over 15 years.
Jillian is Singer/Songwriter with a gritty pop sound who has traveled across North America on tour!
Muay Thai Boxing champion and instructor bringing kid friendly workshops to buskerfest!
The team from Kemptville Infinity a local gym and cheerleading studio is bringing the circus to you! Learn with certified instructors or watch the show!