2021 - Parsley
2020 - Rubus
2019 - Anise
2018 - Hops
2017 - Coriander
2016 - Pepper


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MidSummer Herbfest went VIRTUAL in 2021 and 2020, see below:


HERBFEST 2021MidSummer Herbfest is going VIRTUAL again in 2021. We will be holding a weeklong virtual event from Sunday, July 25th-August 1st.

Watch our website: for our event link on July 25th.

Even though we are virtual this year, we still will be celebrating healthy living.

We will be showcasing International herb of the year, parsley. Along with many things that you can do with parsley, including cooking, dehydrating and more.  

We will also be featuring:

  • Music sets from Ottawa Valley artists, Vicki Brittle and Khloe B Music
  • Online Vendors
  • Videos
  • Kids Crafts
  • Raffle Prizes


For more information please contact:
Township of McNab/Braeside
2473 Russett Dr.
Arnprior, ON K7S 3G8
Janyne Fraser
Virtual Programmer
613-623-5756 X 232

Vendor registration:

Vendor Registration is being done online through this registration link:

Our hope is to get our vendors back onto the grounds at Waba Cottage Museum & Gardens for Herbfest 2022. This year there is a LOW fee of $20 to be an Online Vendor. The bonus is you get that fee credited towards your vendor fee for the in-person Herbfest in 2022.




In no particular order, we love summer, taking care of our earth and herbs. From day to day, we use herbs for remedies, savoury food garnishes and spiritual purposes.

The museum is currently closed to the public.

Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens has a collection of five historic museum buildings nestled in 8 acres of lovely gardens on the scenic shore of White Lake. An ancient Scottish Clan Chief ruled the roost here with an iron fist. Laird Archibald McNab brought over settlers and subjugated them to medieval feudal terms for almost 20 years.

Our vintage buildings have their stories. The stone house echoes Archibald’s reign of error. The log church, schoolhouse, dairy barn and display building offer unique insights into the daily lives of our early residents.

In the 1970s, whale bones were discovered within 2 kilometres of our location. Today, these are important clues in a 2019 breaking news story that spans 12,000 years. New theories about comet strikes, melting ice caps, inland polar oceans, continental wildfires, mass extinctions of man, mammoths and other large mammals are attributed to this ‘bad day’.

Chef Cook-off

culinary cookoff at herbfest

The participants battle for culinary supremacy at Herbfest.

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Free Admission

free admission

Admission is free with donations appreciated.

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Program Guide

activity guide for herbfest

There are a wide variety of activities to get involved in. Enjoy.

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How to Get There

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Held at the Waba Cottage Museum in White Lake, Ontario.

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