Sun shines down on Art and Craft Festival 0
The 49th annual Arts and Crafts Festival took over Head Lake Park from July 27 to 29 as more than 6,000 visitors made their way through the event to check out art made from all over the province and country. ANGELICA BLENICH/HALIBURTON COUNTY ECHO/QMI AGENCY
Good weather was just one of the things present at the 49th annual Art and Craft Festival held in Head Lake Park from July 27 to 29.
More than 6,000 people were drawn to the event to peruse the items on display by vendors both local and from throughout Ontario.
Those who visited were impressed with the quality of goods available at the show and the overall smoothness of the event.
The scorching temperatures drew many people to a refreshment table set-up near the Rails End Gallery, where gallery volunteers busied themselves making homemade lemonade.
“On Saturday alone we went through about 300 lemons,” said volunteer Brian Rutherford, who estimated that by the end of the weekend close to 700 lemons were used in total.
With next year marking the 50th anniversary of the Art and Craft Festival as well as the Haliburton Highlands Guild of Fine Arts (which now operates as the Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre), event organizers have already got big plans in the works for 2013, said Vicki Sisson, board director for the gallery.