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 July 26,27,28 2019

You're invited!

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 attendees a well rounded, eclectic and one of a kind shopping experience that will appeal to the seasoned collector and the first time buyer alike. 

Haliburton Art and Craft is the highlight of summer in the Haliburton Highlands. 

2019 artists and artisans


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 14 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

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

Accessible indoor washroom at Gallery 

Please check back in for the daily schedule for buskers, artist demonstrations, talks, Tai Chi demo, Drum Circle times. 

What people are saying...

" Enjoyable experiences colour my world. " 

FB review 

" 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 


Blast from the Past...

2019 Supporters