Arts fest a success

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The Haliburton Arts and Craft Festival returned in July in Head Lake Park.

The three-day event was the first outing since its pandemic-induced hiatus.

Laurie Jones, curator-director at Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre, said in a written report to council that about 4,500 people took in the festival.

“Feedback from visitors and participants is that our new layout with fewer vendors and more open space helped contribute to an interesting, artful experience,” she wrote.

Social media for the festival will continue into the fall to build its profile and attract new and returning audiences.

“We had some challenges with the weather, but were able to work through that,” said Councillor John Smith.

James Matthews, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Haliburton County Echo