23 York Street, Haliburton

(705) 457-2330

Rails End Gallery and arts centre

A public art gallery devoted to bringing art to life in haliburton

Haliburton Art and Craft Festival 2020 dates July 24,25,26

Applications will be available on this site in mid December 2019. There is no fee to apply to this juried art and craft festival. New applicants are always welcome. Questions? Contact Curator Laurie Jones at info@railsendgallery.com or call 705-457-2330.

Ceramics, glass, leather, fashion, visual art, sculpture, fibre art, jewelry, fine woodworking, music, great food, craft beer and more are what make Haliburton Art and Craft the highlight of summer in cottage country in #myhaliburtonhighlands for over fifty-five years. 

Haliburton County's largest outdoor event celebrates all that's great about handcrafted and original designs by Canadian artists and artisans. Entry is open to Canadian makers. This is a juried event. The selection committee evaluates entries based on originality, identity of design, craftsmanship and use of materials. We strive to bring festival-goers a well rounded, eclectic and one of a kind outdoor craft show experience that will appeal to the seasoned collector and the first time buyer alike. Whether you live in cottage country  or visiting for a day, week or more if you value creativity and excellence you will not be disappointed. 


How Artists are selected for the Festival

Haliburton Art and Craft is a juried event. 

A  Call for Entry is issued  in December by Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre..

Entries are received until the deadline (usually mid -February) 

A  Selection Jury is convened to review all applications. 

There is no entry fee to apply.  

2019 Jurors 

Lisa Barry - ceramist, Homestead Pottery

George Farrell - arts writer and musician

Karen Sirianni - fibre artist, lecturer, workshop leader

Laurie Jones  - Rails End Gallery Curator 

Selection Criteria

  • Identity of design 
  • Innovative use of materials 
  • Craftsmanship 

Festival schedule

Always on the fourth weekend of July, Haliburton Art and Craft is a highlight of summer in the Haliburton Highlands. 


$4 good for the whole weekend

children under 12 free 


Friday July 26 noon - 6 pm 

Saturday July 27 9:30 am - 6 pm 

Sunday July 28 9:30 am - 4 pm 


This is a dog-friendly event. Please leash  and pick up after your pet. 


Water bottle Refill Station On Site

Food Vendors

Into The Blue Pizza 

Dila's Kitchen 

Dairy King Soft Ice Cream 

Boshkung Brewing Co. 

Haliburton Highlands Brewery 

Free parking in municipal lot adjacent to Park, at Arena and High School

Accessible indoor washroom at Gallery 

Daily Events


 1 and 3 pm 

Rails End Patio

Organize your Handbag Challenge


11:30  am and 1:30 pm 

The Fountain 

Tai Chi Demo 

1 til 3 pm 

The Bandshell 

Join a Drum Circle with Bazza  

1 and 3 pm 

Organize your Handbag Challenge 


1 and 3 pm 

Organize your Handbag Challenge 

" By far, the best Arts and Crafts Show I have ever seen. So beautiful. Well organized. So many unusual items to see. Purchased a gorgeous photograph; looking forward to hanging it. Will return next year. "

FB review 


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