21st Annual Ottawa Valley Midsummer Herbfest Festival 2016
Last Sunday in July, Sunday July 31, Rain or Shine
9 am - 5 pm, Waba Cottage and Gardens, White Lake Village
Starting in July 2016, the breathtaking gardens at the Waba Cottage Museum at White Lake will be home to the long-running celebration of healthy living, the Ottawa Valley Midsummer Herbfest.
Herbfest takes place annually on the last Sunday in July, July 31, 2016 from 9 am to 5 pm, rain or shine, at the Waba Museum – 24 Museum Road in White Lake, Ontario, just outside White Lake Village, which is a short drive from Ottawa, Kanata, Arnprior, Renfrew, Mississippi Mills, Almonte and Carp.
Founded by the Ottawa Valley Herb Association in 1994, Herbfest quickly became a must-attend festival for gardeners, nature lovers, environmentalists, artisans, foodies and families.
Hosted at the Ottawa Herb Garden since its inaugural year, Herbfest celebrated its 20th anniversary and final year at the Herb Garden in 2015.
Over the course of the twenty years, visitors to Midsummer Herbfest were treated to a wealth of alternative and healthy living inspiration. From culinary treats to the Chef Cook-Off Challenge, guests were also offered programming rich in demonstrations, educational lectures and garden tours.
Artisans and vendors from Ottawa, the Ottawa Valley and the far reaches of Ontario and Québec showcased their wares in the outdoor market, which boasted herbal products, eco-services and a wide-variety of healthy living goods and foodstuffs.
Rounding out the merriment was live music, dancing fairy performers, face painting, herbal tea sampling, henna tattoos, and yoga in the gardens.
The Township of McNab/Braeside is dedicated to continuing and further developing Herbfest and welcomes you to explore all the Waba Cottage Museum in White Lake has to offer.
The beautiful Waba Cottage garden pictures are here...
THE WHITE LAKE PRESERVATION PROJECTS' goal is, in concert with as many property owners and interested individuals as possible, to collect information on the condition of the lake, to identify areas of vulnerability and to implement stewardship programs, land use planning and policy approaches to protect and improve its condition.
The White Lake Preservation Project is made up of volunteers from all parts of White Lake working together to ensure the long term health of White Lake.
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