Gear, Gab and Grub

The Happy Camper and the author of the Complete Guide to Winter Camping, Kevin Callan and Algonquin Outfitters would like to show you a few things about winter gear – snowshoes, hot and cold camping, tent types and set-ups, stoves, gear and much more.  Drop by for some colourful chat with Camper Callan.

We will also be featuring food, of course . Come and try some trailside cooking and campfire cuisine.

Date: Sunday, February 9

Time:   Open house 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location:  Glebe Park at Haliburton Highlands Museum, 66 Museum Rd


The Haliburton Highlands and area is blessed with extraordinary craftsmen and women who are full of personality and knowledge. Over the course of the Festival weekend we invite you to drop in before, after or instead of a snowshoe walk to see one or more of these remarkable folks. They are keen to share their experiences with you through story and demonstrations.

Traditional Snowshoe Construction – Rick Nash

Rick Nash is an extraordinary craftsman and builder of birch bark canoes,  paddles, toboggans, bark baskets, quill boxes baskets and …. snowshoes!  Drop into his workshop to witness the construction of traditional wooden snowshoes (and canoes).  If you have a question, Rick has an answer!

Date: Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9

Time:   10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location:  19844 Highway 35 Algonquin Highlands. 14 km south of Dorset and 36 km north of Minden

Snowshoe Show and Tell – Craig MacDonald

Winter travel expert, Craig Macdonald invites you to drop by his home to take in his       personal collection of heritage snowshoes – over 50 pairs! If you have babiche      snowshoes bring them along to get some advice from Craig regarding care and          repair. Also, you will have a chance to see and learn about wilderness travel sleds and related winter camping gear including many tents and trail stoves.

Date: Saturday, February 8

Time:   Open house 1:00 to 4:00 PM; presentation 1:30 – 3:00 PM.

Location:  1001 Sale Rd. Dwight. 17 km north of Dorset


“Water” Rails End Gallery Annual Salon Exhibition

Opening reception 3 til 5 pm – Vote for your favourite from over 50 original works by Haliburton County Artists.

Date: Saturday, February 8

Start time:  3:00 pm

Duration:   2 hours

Location:   Rails End Gallery

Tickets:   By donation


Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Lemon Bucket Orkestra is a guerilla-punk-balkan-folk-brass band massive like no other. Tracing their genesis back to the streets of Toronto, the original quartet of busking troubadours quickly amassed a battalion of like-minded musical souls and the full-blown, dozen plus strong Orkestra was born. The multi award winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by the Canadian and international media alike and over the past 8 years they have performed on streets and stages around the world, leaving a trail of new friends and dedicated fans.

Date: Saturday February 8

Duration: 6-7 dance workshop (free but must preregister); 8 pm-11 concert/dance party

Location:  Haliburton Legion 719 Mountain St., Haliburton ON

Ticket: On-line, in store $30 or at door $35 https://m.bpt.me/event/4450056


Jeff Moulton Live

Jeff is a familiar face in the Haliburton. He is a versatile talented performer who loves classic rock.  You won’t be disappointed. Be sure to catch dinner at the Dominion.

Date: Saturday, February 8

Start time:  7:30

Duration:    3 hours

Location:   Dominion Hotel

Tickets:    no cover charge

Open Stage – Feat. Nick Russell

The Haliburton County Folk Society invites you to come to play or listen. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the talents of local and guest performers. Nick Russell will be the host and featured performer.

Date: Saturday, February 8

Start time:  8:00 pm

Duration:   2 hours

Location:   Haliburton Highlands Museum, 66 Museum Rd

Admission by donation

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