Diverse products and services at the Home and Cottage Show

By Jenn Watt

Published May 31 2016

The Haliburton Home and Cottage Show is just the right size with just the right mix of vendors to make for a pleasant afternoon out says home show manager Rick Ashall.
“It really is the diversity that comes through” he says of the three-day offering now in its 38th year in Haliburton Village.
Running from Friday June 3 to Sunday June 5 the show includes more than 150 exhibitors in both the A.J. LaRue Arena and the Haliburton Curling Club.

Food and entertainment is planned alongside the booths including everything from wakeboards and canoes to cool new technology.
The emphasis of course is on goods and services you can use to better your home or cottage such as docks building supplies and local contractors.
“Most shows don’t have outside exhibits” Ashall notes but in Haliburton you will find boats outdoor furnaces and a bunkie outside. There is also plenty of free parking close to the venue.
Admission is $3 for adults and children get in for free.

“It is predominantly service and product organizations from the county” he says. “If you’re looking for advice it’s all in one place.”
Unlike some larger shows Ashall says the Haliburton Home and Cottage Show can be viewed in a couple of hours making it a comfortable trip out. There are also several boutique vendors with smaller spaces offering unique products.
For more information go to www.haliburtonhomeandcottageshow.com or contact Ashall at clubcurling@bellnet.ca.