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

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

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

57th Annual Haliburton Art and Festival July 24, 25, 26

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 . 

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. 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES  The 2020 application period is now closed. 


How Artists are selected for the Festival

Haliburton Art and Craft is a juried event. We curate an eclectic open air shopping experience where original Craft and Art are embraced and valued. 


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 in March.  We invite new jurors from the Arts community to this committee each year. 

There is no entry fee to apply.  

Selection Criteria

  • Identity of design 
  • Innovative use of materials 
  • Craftsmanship 
  • Overall impression

Where and when

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


Head Lake Park 

23 York Street 

Haliburton K0M1S0 


$4 good for the whole weekend

children under 12 free 


Friday July 24 noon - 6 pm 

Saturday July 25 9:30 am - 6 pm 

Sunday July 26 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

Craft Brewers -

Boshkung Brewing Co. 

Haliburton Highlands Brewery 

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

Accessible indoor washroom at Gallery 

Social media and tags

Instagram @haliburtonartandcraft 






#myhaliburtonhighlands #comewander #haliburtonartandcraft #railsendgallery 

#craft #craftyear2020 #citizensofcraft

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