2016 - Pepper
2015 - Artemisia
2014 - Tarragon
2013 - Elder
2012 - Rose
2011 - Horseradish
2010 - Dill


Taste of the Valley Herbfest
Sunday July 29th, 2018
9 am – 4 pm (rain or shine)
Free admission

Waba Cottage Museum & Gardens @ the waterfront
24 Museum Road, White Lake ON, K0A 3L0,+White+Lake,+ON,+Canada&hl=en&sll=45.461575,-76.095085&sspn=0.157725,0.307274&oq=waba+cottage&t=h&hq=Waba+Cottage+Museum+and+Gardens,+White+Lake,+ON,+Canada&z=15

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The Township of McNab/Braeside is pleased to announce that we have formed a partnership with the County of Renfrew and now will be proud presenters of Taste of the Valley/Herbfest on July 29, 2018 from 9am till 4pm. The event was originally held in Almonte for approximately 20 years but for the last several years it has been held at the picturesque Waba Cottage Museum on the shores of White Lake in McNab/Braeside. The Taste of the Valley series has been successful for a number of years and held in various locations throughout the Ottawa Valley. The Taste of the Valley/Herbfest at White Lake will be the first one on the calendar in 2018 and focus is on local goods and services in this one of a kind showcase for healthy living. We’re pleased to have Enbridge Inc. join us a sponsor.

There will be great food and beverages to sample, expert health-related seminars to listen in on, interesting articles available for purchase, herbs and produce to check out, kids’ attractions, interactive displays, pontoon boat tours of the Lake, interpretive talks about the Museum’s unique artifacts, and advice for gardeners along with garden tours throughout the grounds. The best part of this day is that admission is free, but there will be an option available to make a charitable donation to the Museum to help offset costs of the event. The event is traditionally held the last Sunday in July, which is usually has the nicest weather out of all the other 364 days of the calendar year. What’s not to like? We hope to see you at the Waba Cottage Museum’s “Taste of the Valley/Herbfest” on July 29, 2018. Tell them Herb sent you!


Updated information will be available at:


Phone Geoff at: 613-623-5756-226

The Township of McNab/Braeside Website:
The Township of McNab/Braeside Facebook Page


Events, Presentations and Workshops throughout the day:

Composting & Mulching

Tomato Talks

Garlic Braiding

Vegan Talk and Taste

Herb Walk ‘n Talk

Garden Tours

Museum Talks

Pontoon Boat Cruises

Make and Take
-a bird feeder
-a herb cone

Nordic Pole Walking

Kid’s Zen Zone with
-Make ‘n Play
-Giant Games
-Story Time
-Relax & Read

Rock Wall Climb

Schoolhouse talks:
-‘Nature is Speaking to You!!’
-Can U be silent for 18 minutes.
-Listen and learn!!

Bertrand’s Big Bear Carving

Beer & Wine Tent

-Youth Yoga
-Intro to Crystals & Chakras
-Meditation/ Sound Bath

Thank you McNab/Braeside Firefighters

Thank you Milliken’s Landscaping Garden Centre

Chef Cook-off

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The participants battle for culinary supremacy at Herbfest.

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Find out how to get your tickets here or call 613-623-5756 ext.232

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

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