herb of the year


2023 - Ginger
2022 - Violet/Pansy


MidSummer Herbfest is on the grounds of Waba Cottage Museum & Gardens annually on the last Sunday of July (RAIN OR SHINE)

9:00 am-4:00 pm

This celebration of healthy living brings fabulous local artisans, farms and other vendors to the stunning grounds of the historic Waba Cottage Museum and Gardens in White Lake.  Live music, workshops and tours offer visitors from across Ottawa and the Valley a vibrant outdoor festival experience.

In past years, over 2000 people have made Herbfest the event of the summer, and organizers anticipate a similar turnout this year.  Spencer Scharf, Alan Wright and Kevin Harrison will grace the main stage throughout the day.  Visitors can get gorgeous henna tattoos, learn about meditation and breathwork, participate in a circle dance, enjoy the lake on a pontoon boat ride, sample delicious local eats, and cool off with a beverage at the beer tent.

Vendors include produce and meat from local farms, herbs and plants, soaps and self-care products, gifts and hand-crafted items, jewelry and more!

Admission is free, and ample parking is available onsite.

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



For more information please contact:

Township of McNab/Braeside
2473 Russett Dr.
Arnprior, ON K7S 3G8
Janyne Fraser
Recreation Programmer
613-623-5756 X 232


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

how to get to the herb garden ottawa

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

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