Welcome to the Second Annual Severn Winterfest

January 24th to 26th, 2020

at ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Road (Directions)

2020 Festival Hours

Friday, January 24th, 2020 @ 5pm – 9pm
Saturday, January 25th, 2020: 8am – 5pm (Dance @ 8:00pm)
Sunday, January 26th,2020: 9am – 4pm

The Severn Winterfest is a family-friendly event that will give Severn and the surrounding area fun activities to do with friends and family in the winter season.  Severn Winterfest will be an annual event happening each year at ODAS Park.  We have a very dedicated team who works tirelessly to bring some winter favourites, as well as some new fun and creative events. Enjoy a pancake breakfast and lunch vendors on site, offering the complete family winter festival experience.

Food Vendors

Saturday from 8am – 3pm

Severn Winterfest Events

Bring the whole family for all ages fun activities!

The Annual Polar Bear Dip

Sunday, January 26th at 1:00 PM

The Polar Bear Dip is the signature event at the Winterfest. Running on Sunday, January 26th at 1:00pm we have people of all ages jumping in the freezing cold water of Lake ODAS, at ODAS Park.

Funds raised this year will be donated to the Orillia Youth Centre and to the Marchmont Community baseball diamond.

Be there early to get a prime viewing spot, and if you’re planning to JUMP be sure to bring your pledge form with all donations by 11:30am the same day to register.

Participants should be at the registration table near the main entrance to the Roller Skating Place to sign-in and hand in registration information and funds raised no later than 11:30am on Sunday.

$50.00 minimum pledge is required to participate. Jump order is assigned by staff.

No age restriction – all ages welcome! Our youngest jumper in 2019 was just six years old!

Bling Face Painting and Magician

Saturday and Sunday 11:00am – 1:00pm

Ted Williams Wood Carving & Indigenous Storytelling

Time TBA. Visit his Facebook Page

Vintage Snowmobile Show

“Show & Shine” Saturday, January 25
10am -3pm

The Ice Bar

Serving Beer, Spirits, and Coolers
(19+ Only)

Roller Skating

Indoor roller rink

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

Speaking of Wildlife:

Saturday at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm

Fire Guy Show

Checkout what he does at https://fireguyshow.com/

Pancake Breakfast:

Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26
8:00am – 11:30am

Demolition Derby

Saturday, January 25
1:00pm ODAS Park

Hosted by Edge Motorsports
Pre-registration is required
Contact Edge Motorsports to Register.


Giant Snow Slide

Igloo Village

The recipient of this years fundraising from the POLAR BEAR DIP
goes to Orillia Youth Centre and the Marchmont Community Park.   

Frosty Nights Dance

With the Rob Watts Band and The Handy DJ

Doors are open 8:00pm on Saturday, January 25th with last call at 1:00am.
Please be advised this is a 19+ event.

  • Tickets for The Dance will be $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door
  • Tickets are available for purchase at ODAS Office.


Would you like to be a volunteer at the Severn Winterfest?

This is a great way to get high school community service hours, volunteer hours for your resume, or to simply give back to your community and get involved!


  1. How to Register: Call ODAS Park at 705-325-0353 OR send an email to info@severnwinterfest.com
  2.  Volunteer Age Limit: 16 years and older (I.D. may be required, please bring with you).

Have a Question? Want to Volunteer?

Contact Number for ODAS Park: 705-325-0353

Thank you to our amazing Sponsors!

We couldn’t do it without you.


Boston Pizza

Heated Self Storage

The Bike Stop

Orillia, Coldwater, and Oro-Medonte Lions


Bass Lake Home Improvments


Ace Fuels

KICX 106

Orillia Today

Washago Timbermart

Muskoka Wrench

Byers Equipment

Use #SevernWinterfest on social media to share your experiences and the fun photos you take!

January 24, 25 & 26 2020