2018 Race Day Activities

Dog Sled Race Events & Activities

There’s lots happening on race day for mushers and visitors alike.  Below is a list of some of the events that are scheduled for the weekend of the Kearney Dog Sled Races.

 Events and Activities


Food & Beverages

 Kearney Trailside Cookhouse

Breakfast, lunch and dinner available at the Kearney Community Centre, 8 Main St, for both Saturday and Sunday of Race Weekend, provided by Kearney Trailside Cookhouse. Both buffet or individual meals available, including take-out, snacks, hot & cold beverages and vegan options, with breakfast starting at 6AM, and staying open for dinner until 7PM on Saturday. Dinner on Sunday is our Awards Banquet, where Lasagna will be served starting at 4PM. Everyone is welcome!Buffet Prices: $11 for adults, $8 for children 6-12, children under 6 eat free

A portion of profits for the weekend from the Community Centre Kitchen will be donated to support the Kearney Dog Sled Committee.

H White Memorial Legion

Come in and check out the full service restaurant The Grumpy Veteran, located inside the Kearney Legion at 58 Park St. Home cooked meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, at legion prices with a large dining room.  No Membership or affiliation required to enjoy the restaurant or LLBO licenced pub.  Large groups welcome and child friendly.

Live Music

Again this year Saturday’s musical entertainment will be supplied by Ol’ Stampy aka Jeff Stamp from 1-3 p.m.  You can check out their music at:

Making a return visit, on Sunday, listen to the sounds of Tobin Spring from 1-3PM.

Community Centre

Market Place Vendors

In the Gymnasium at the Community Centre, our Market Place showcases local vendors and also includes Kearney Dog Sled Races Souvenirs.

Register to be a Market Place Vendor

  • 3 Generation Crafters, Kearney –  Hats, mitts, mug cozies
  • Jasmine’s Reflexology
  • Steeped Tea
  • Nerds (Northern Ontario Premiere Technology Service Firm)
  • Amanita Leather
  • Peter Ricker – Fur products, jewelry

Rusty the Clown & Melissa Sohm Face Painting

Always great fun, our friend Rusty the Clown and Face painter Melissa will be back to entertain the kids (or kids at heart!)

Silent Auction

Come and check out our fantastic silent auction.  Great items available, donated by a wide variety of sponsors, our auction runs both Saturday and Sunday during Race weekend.  Please pick up items won before the Closing Ceremonies, Sunday evening.

Outdoor Activities

Winter Games

Stop by our Children’s Activities Area across the street from the Kearney Post Office. We are planning some fun, outdoor winter activities, or the children can warm up with a cup of hot chocolate.

Supervised Children’s Activities available Saturday 11am – 2pm & Sunday 12pm – 2pm

Jake Rhodes from JR Carving will be completing a chain saw carving demonstration near the community centre at Base Camp Outfitters on Main St

Cancelled due to Rescheduled Dates

  • The Dog Sled Rides with Sugar Dog Adventure Company were unable to be rescheduled to the new dates, the vendor was completed booked for the season
  • The Powassan Scouts were also unable to make the new dates to complete their Yurt building demonstration
  • We apologize for the inconvenience, these two activities were both highly anticipated by our spectators


Events & Activities Map