The Capital Fair
August 18th to 27th, 2017
Ottawa's Best Buffet Live Horse Racing
Special Needs Day
Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Hydro Ottawa, in partnership with World's Finest Shows midway and the Capital (formerly Gloucester) Fair, has provided children and adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities to a private day at the Fair for over 14 years.  Hydro Ottawa's generosity and legion of volunteers make it possible for children who would otherwise not be able to attend a fair, to hopefully have one of their best days of the year.


The Special Needs Day will be the Thursday before the Fair opens.  It will host up to 1,500 guests to a fun and FREE morning of speed appropriate midway rides, a BBQ hotdog lunch with ice cream, a Karaoke party, live entertainment and of course, the petting zoo.


Guests will arrive before 9:00am.  Hydro Ottawa volunteers will assign lunch schedules and hand stamps so everyone can go directly to the rides.


In the midway, volunteers form World’s Finest Midway and Hydro Ottawa gently help guests on and off the rides.  The petting zoo and Karaoke party are open in the Kids area where lunch is provided in the Hydro Ottawa lunch tent.  Doo Doo the Clown and Maria Hawkins entertain the guests.  The Hydro Ottawa Food Preparation Team serves a BBQ all-beef hotdog lunch, courtesy of Schneider's Canada followed by a Chapman's vanilla ice cream dessert, sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of Eastern Ontario.


If you are noticing a theme here… yes!  Please be sure to thank all our wonderful volunteers and sponsors for their commitment and dedication to making this great day happen!


After a wonderful day at the Fair, everyone is typically exhausted and on their way by 1:00pm.


And then planning starts, to do it all again, next year.



Please try again next year.

Special thanks to all our sponsors!

Kiwanis Clubs of Orleans
Rideau & Bytown

The Gloucester Agricultural Society


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