Bookapalooza! Calling all vendors of reading and writing related goods and services


Bookapalooza is a tradeshow event to attract local Readers and Writers from Haliburton County, as well as from Muskoka, Durham Region, Bancroft, and other nearby areas. It is a family event for all ages. It is an event to represent the community of which we are so proud.

Sponsored by Haliburton Reads & Writes and The Arts Council Haliburton Highlands in partnership with the Haliburton Lions Club, Haliburton County Public Library, and Hike Haliburton, it is funded in-part by the Haliburton County Development Corporation.

Bookapalooza will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2002, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We believe there are many readers and writers amongst the individuals and families who will participate in Hike Haliburton scheduled for that same weekend.

Some of the planned events of the day are local author readings, a workshop in turning family history into a novel, a performance by Rural Rogues, and others still in the works.

We anticipate exhibitors will include publishers, other industry pros, authors, songwriters and vendors of gifts and products generally related to reading and writing.

Table rental for the day is $20 for a full table and $10 for a half table.  Please see the attached application form for more details.

Arts in the Haliburton Highlands

Arts Council ~ Haliburton Highlands

The Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands has commissioned a video to showcase the Haliburton Highlands as a dynamic and culturally rich community that continues to thrive. Scott Walling, project coordinator, explains that the video features the diversity and depth of arts, culture and heritage in the Highlands; showcasing the depth of our arts community through short interviews and work from a wide variety of local artists, including visual artists, performing artists and literary artists.

Camexicanus and Upside Brown were commissioned by the Arts Council to produce this video.

The project was made possible with funding from the Haliburton County Development Corporation and the County of Haliburton.



“The 6-Minute Escape: Transformations”

picture from Dec. e-blast


6-Minute Escape

Are you an artist with a message that fits the theme of “Transformation”?

The Arts Council Haliburton Highlands is looking for contributors to its 6-Minute Escape series celebrating the arts on video.

The first episode of “The 6-Minute Escape” premiered on October 3, 2020 to rave reviews. It featured well-known Canadian authors, alongside local authors, recounting stories related to the theme of “Beyond the Borders of Home”.

Launched as a program to promote the arts in Haliburton County, to make connections within and beyond our community, and, initially, to serve as a source of meaningful entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arts Council intends to make this a regular event. It is also a fundraising event with contributions via GoFundMe to help support the work of the Arts Council.

The Arts Council hopes that the second episode will feature artists from a broad spectrum of artistic genres including, but not limited to, visual art, dance, music, theatre, and literary.

Please submit a proposal to the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands (ACHH) for a chance to have your 6-minute video become a part of the second episode of “The 6-Minute Escape: Transformations” premiering in mid-April.

The initial submission should include a sample video of at least a 1-minute excerpt of the planned final piece.

To learn more about the submission process and requirements please visit . Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2021 with successful candidates being notified by February 15th and the final video due on March 15, 2021