HerbFest Program

There is something for everyone at HerbFest! Keep checking back as we add new and exciting elements to this fun-filled day.


10:00 am - 11:00 am - Laurie Telgan

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Lana Chenier

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm - Renfrew Highland Pipes & Drums

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Spencer Scharf

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Kyle Felhaver Band


School House

9:00 am - 12:00pm: Watercolour Workshop with Marlene Schaly

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Hand Sewing Demonstration with Laurie Telgan


Alexander Staye Building

David Overholt, scientist and White Lake cottager

“The White Lake Science and Information Booth will have information on invasive plants and animals.”

JP Thonney - international research diver

"Our underwater investigations of White Lake have revealed some intriguing historical artifacts about past life on the lake. You are invited to come visit our display of these interesting items as well as the kinds of diving equipment used to do our aquatic surveys"

Church Building

Conrad Gregoire, research scientist and White Lake cottager

"Conrad Grégoire is a retired research scientist and cottager on White Lake. His talk will reveal the origins of the name of the lake and recent changes in water quality".

Jim Austin, museum curator

"Whether good or bad, the 200th anniversary of Archibald McNab's arrival is nigh. Jim Austin is another artifact at Waba Cottage Museum. He will share folksy insights on our own 'King Midas in Reverse''.

Eleanor Spooner, museum summer student

White Lake's whale is much closer in time than you think.

Children and adults alike will appreciate Eleanor's fascinating yet overlooked tail (pun intended) of catastrophic events that led the whale to our door.


10:00 am - 11:00 am - BIAK EarlyON in the Circle Garden

Crafts, tattoos, face painting, and more! 


Take a leisurely tour of White Lake on a beautiful pontoon boat from White Lake Marina.  Boat rides are free of charge. Sign up on site.