Every Year at the Festival we have a wonderful array of handcrafted creations and delicious food.
Be sure to stop by and see our Marketplace full of new and returning Artisans!
Our Information and CD tents are in the market as well. You might want to pick up a copy of our souvenir history book, Stewart Park Festival: 25 Years of Music and our commemorative CD produced in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement.
2016 Artisan Market & Food Vendors
|56 Woodworks specializes in live edge wood furniture,
home décor and serving ware. From live edge slab coffee
tables to coat racks and cheese boards to tea light
holders, every piece is handmade and one of a kind.
The wood used is locally sourced and handpicked for its
|A Master Artisan for 35 years and counting, Elizabeth
Madej owns a retail store/studio in Oakville, ON, where
she designs and produces stunning amber and silver
jewellery. Always a favourite at the Festival, Elizabeth will
impress you by her work and may well surprise you at
other items she has incorporated into her display.
Amy Webster (NEW)
|New to the Festival this year, we welcome an artisan
couple who create functional housewares and keepsakes
out of wood and clay. Amy Webster offers ceramic
dinnerware, glassware, planters and other functional
pieces as well as cutting boards, kitchenware and smallbespoke
furniture made of wood sourced in Lanark
|A Festival favourite, the inspiration for the decorative
aspects in Rons work is greatly influenced by the bright
and unusual colour schemes seen around him in nature.
After 35 years of creativity, Ron continues to express
passion of working with leather, combining bold designs
with traditional colours.
Bless Her Little Heart
|Returning this year, Heather Kilgour has been involved
with crafts her whole life, but shes only been working
with fabric for about 20 years. Her hats are original
designs, comfortable, easy to wear and care for. Her
purses are from recycled/re-purposed clothing, taking
something once discarded and giving it new life.
Buck Lake Creations
|After retiring from 25 years in a resort on Charleston Lake,
Lorraine and Terry Twist entered back in to making crafts
which they had done years before. They make blue herons,
egrets, and other birds sculpted from plastics incorporated
with lighting and flowers for landscape or garden use.
They reside on Buck Lake and have a studio for public viewing.
|Anita Cerro enjoys both the artistic and limitless options
open to her when working with sterling silver findings,
pearls and semi-precious stones, combining colour, design
and texture into her designs. Each piece is original to its
organic nature, and Anita designs and strives for pieces
that can be worn on a daily basis. Something to make
every day special!
Clarith Collectables (NEW)
|Clarith Collectables is an antique and collectables store
located in Perth at 17 Wilson St. East in historic Codes
Mill. In addition to antiques and collectables we carry
locally made artisan products such as, Mason Jar Solar
Lights, hand crafted family picture boards, handmade
cards, beeswax candles and local art work.
|Coleman Gemstones carry over 75 kinds of semi-precious
gemstones, all of which are polished and drilled. Each
stone comes with a free cord and is made into a necklace
at the time of purchase; or make it really special by
purchasing a silver chain instead!
Critters and Tales (NEW)
|Critters and Tales is the multimedia intergenerational folk
art duo of Molly and Emmet Forsythe Cameron. Working
separately, they each create works using clay, paper, cloth,
and other tools, with a common goal of creating highly tactile
pieces that invite the viewer to play along.
|Dagmar Sagat specializes in hand made textiles for your
home or cottage. She uses organic recycled or vintage
materials to design one of a kind pieces. Hand printed
materials sewn into unique clothing for men, women and
children or home décor such as pillows, storage baskets,
and wall art.
ESessentials & Co.
|ESessentials specializes in quality hand-made Steampunk and
Victorian inspired accessories including Steampunk jewellery,
Victorian hats and fascinators and featherhead pieces,
choker-collars, garters and gloves. Elaines signature product
the beaded spider appears in necklaces, pins, rings, and bracelets.
Goddess and the Green Man (NEW)
|Catherine Green, Vivian Snyder & Karen Jones are all
Energy Facilitators who put their love & blessings into
all that they create. Vivian Snyders jewellery, light
catchers, and faery houses have brought great joy
to many adults & children. Catherine Green & Karen
Jones create luxurious scrubs, bath bombs, creams &
jewellery which incorporate use of pure essential oils.
Graham Thomas (NEW)
|Another new vendor this year, Graham is a pictorial
painter and observer of his surroundings, be it interior
or exterior, rural or urban landscape. Most paintings
are matted and framed, some not. Paintings, without
their mats and frames, range in size from 8.5x11.5 to
Heart of the Valley (NEW)
|We are pleased to welcome Tim and Sarah Bowen who
use recycled saris to create one-of-a-kind dresses, skirts,
tops and pants. Hemp and jute as well as hemp and
cotton are fashioned into cotton tops, hoodies, sun hats,
satchels, purses and soaps. Visit their booth for a feast of
colour and creativity!
|Returning again to the Festival, John Shea creates
stunning original watercolours and limited edition prints
of the 19th century rural stone architecture of Ontario.
What better way to capture and commemorate the history
of this area!
Kings Creek Garlic Farm (NEW)
|Kings Creek Garlic Farm is in their 17th year in Prospect, Ontario.
Our garlic is chemical free. We have garlic pickles; hot and dill
flavoured. We also have garlic jellies: hot and plain; garlic powder,
garlic chips, pickled scapes, and black garlic. Frozen in November
& December and fresh in season. The difference is in the taste ,
Thank you for supporting local food producers.
Lavender Lane Botanicals (NEW)
|Doing business for 10 years, Connie Malloy handcrafts
over 20 products. Beautiful and affordable gifts featuring
natural fabrics and the finest quality imported French
lavender. All products include professional graphics and
packaging. Connies booth won first runner-up for best booth
at Cobourg Waterfront Festival. Welcome Lavender Lane Botanicals!
Mahalia Glass Art (NEW)
|The works of art behind Mahalia Glass Art are that of
Ottawa artist, Nancy Mirsky. Nancys true love is creating
Venetian style blown glass pieces and using those pieces
to make one of a kind, original jewellery and ornaments.
Glass combined with fine silks, sterling silver and leather
is transformed into exquisite art. When people ask Nancy
what her next inspiration will be, her answer is most
often, where my heart takes me.
Native Dream Creations (NEW)
|The ancestral rhythm of the hand drum is the heartbeat
in the center of Native Dream Creations by Anishinaabe
grandmothers Judi Montgomery and Thelma Peterson.
They utilize natural products such as leather, feathers,
sticks and stones, cotton and suede to create hand-made
ribbon shirts and ribbon dresses, dream catchers, leather
bags and medicine pouches, moose-hide mittens, talking
sticks and talking feathers, drums and rattles. They have
also joined with other Native women as Sisters of the
Drum to produce a double CD of hand-drum music:
Sisters of the Water and Sisters of the Earth, which
features traditional Native music as well
|All Canadian made, wild crafted and organic, the Stewart
Park Festival was this little companys launching pad
and now, thanks to you, is in stores across the Valley
and Canada! Developed and manufactured in the Valley,
Andrea Usworth creates unique skin care products
including sunscreens, serums, lip balms and the ever popular
Bug Off. Brand new this year and in honour of our 25th,
CHAGA based goodies.... Ooo! Chaga Soda!
And Chaga Tincture!
Organic Conception (NEW)
|Living in a compelling world of contrast, texture, and
colour, Leah Hicks keeps driven by always challenging
herself. She attempts to create a multi-dimensional
world through a two dimensional stage. As a result, she
produces depth and emotion in each piece of visual art.
She creates figure art with charcoal and ink as well as
paintings created with acrylic paint and other mixed
SoulSpeak Glass Art
|Rosemary Mason designs original, one-of-a-kind glass
images in stained & textured glass. Her images are set in
recycled windows and frames, and become custom made
frames, cupboards, patio screens, garden gates, tabletops,
Station Bay Pottery
|This Christie Lake potter is returning for a third year at
the Festival and looks forward to offering new pieces that
celebrate music and our heritage. Working primarily with
porcelain, Penny creates both functional and decorative
pieces and offers something for everyone at affordable
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Stones by Luke (NEW)
|Another new addition to the Festival this year is Stones by
Luke. They design and hand craft beautiful garden stones,
using nature to produce their designs such as rhubarb or
hosta leaves. They have had many people use these stones
as candleholders, hot plates or even artistic wall pieces.
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|Margaret Smith helps bring health and wholeness to the
body, mind and soul through 4 alternative modalities:
Reflexology, Quantum Touch, Psych-K, and Law of
Attraction Coaching. Visit Margaret in the Band Shell for a
touch of wellness and symmetry.
The Loft Girls (NEW)
|We are excited this year to welcome The Loft Girls. This Canadian
Fashion Truck features handmade and repurposed clothing designed
by The Loft Girls, Claire and Niki, as well as vintage curated looks!
The girls focus on bringing unique fashion and lifestyle pieces to
women at special events and in rural communities.
Best Fajitas in Town
|Always popular with Stewart Park Festival fans, Dashmir
and his team will be serving up chicken fajita, beef fajita,
gyro on pita, chicken over rice, water, pop, iced tea,
Duffers Chip Wagon
|Traditional favourites galore! Chicken Burgers, hot dogs,
fresh hamburgers, poutine or pogos with a side of fries or
onion chips, cold drinks, coffee, tea, and milk should just
about cover everyones wants. We all deserve a treat once in a while.
Old Fashioned Fudge and Lemonade
|Always a favourite, be sure to stop by to enjoy some
Stingers freshly squeezed lemonade. Also for that sweet
tooth, you must try Lyles Old Fashioned Fudge! Always
|Temples Sugarbush is back again this year to sell locally
made pure maple syrup as well as maple candy, maple
butter, maple sausage, taffy on snow, and the very
popular maple strawberry smoothies. Mmm!
The Brooke Valley School
|Brooke Valley School is an alternative not for profit
co-operative school west of Perth. We work hard to raise
money for our little school with rising operating expenses,
renovations and upgrades, as well as keeping it affordable
for all families to come. We look forward to these opportunities.
The Merry Dairy (NEW)
|The Merry Dairy makes premium ice cream called frozen
custard. The base is made with 5 ingredients: cream, milk,
sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla. The amount of air whipped in is
low making a deliciously dense, creamy product. Their ginger
molasses and chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches are two
regular menu items. They also make all natural fruit pops called
Merry Pops in flavours such as raspberry basil, strawberry and
mango lassi. Look for The Merry Dairy cart and cool down your senses!
The Perth Tea Room (NEW)
|The Perth Tea Room is a newly opened restaurant on Gore Street.
Owners, Melissa and Ryan, have worked in the industry for a number of years.
They specialize in Canadian, Italian, Seafood, & Steaks. They will be serving
pizza and desserts at this years festival. Drop by for a taste of some
of your traditional favourites!
The Sunflower Bake Shop & Coutts Coffee
|Again this year, two of Perths treasures have joined
forces to serve up delicious treats and rich fresh-brewed
coffee. Baked goods to include: cheese sticks, pizza buns,
spanakopita, muffins, croissants, tea biscuits, cakes, squares,
The Table Community Food Centre (NEW)
|The Festival is very pleased to welcome The Table as a
full time vendor this year! Drop by their tent for some
handmade, fresh, delicious Hungry Planet salads and
sandwiches on focaccia. All proceeds will support The
Tables innovative programming surrounding food access,
food skills and social justice.
Tropic Love Concessions (NEW)
|Tropic Love Concessions, or TLC for short, specializes
in supplying a tiki-hut style bar that is guaranteed to
generate a buzz at any event. Their product is coined
drink a fruit in a fruit. Customers may choose from
watermelon, pineapple, or coconut water. All items are
served from the fruit shell blended with ice to produce
a refreshing drink. They also have gourmet ice pops
(100% fruit). Some of the flavours include raspberry
mango + orange, strawberry basil lemonade, and
watermelon lemon + mint.
Habitat for Humanity
|Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa, Perth Chapter
Habitat GOs mission is to mobilize volunteers and
community partners in building affordable housing and
promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the
cycle of poverty. Since 1993, Habitat GO has built 52
homes for hardworking families. In 2015, Habitat GO
expended its territory and formed volunteer Chapters in
Carleton Place and Perth. The Perth Chapter is currently
partnered with the Algonquin College, Perth campus and
will build its first home starting September 2016.
Friends of the Tay Watershed
|Stop by their booth to find out how they monitor water
quality. Buy a great T-shirt and a lottery ticket on their
beautiful 200th anniversary quilt to help support their
youth programs. Perhaps youd also like to join them in
protecting our watershed!
Guatemala Stove Project
|A non-profit organization born in the Perth area, the
Guatemala Stove Project is raising funds here to build
improved cooking stoves for the impoverished Maya
people of the northwest highlands of Guatemala. Please
drop by to learn more about this unique project and to
learn ways in which you may help here in Canada or on
their annual excursion to Guatemala in February.
The Lanark County Grannies
|The Stephen Lewis Foundations Grandmothers to
Grandmothers campaign seeks to build solidarity, raise
awareness, and mobilize support in Canada for Africas
grandmothers and the children in their care. Money raised
goes to grassroots groups in 15 sub-Saharan African
countries that provide grandmothers with much needed
support such as nutritious food, adequate housing and
bedding, school fees and supplies for their grandchildren,
grief counselling, support groups and HIV awareness
The LEAP Manifesto
|We could live in a country where caring for one another
and caring for the planet could be the economys fastest
growing sectors. Many more people could have higher
wage jobs with fewer work hours, leaving us ample time
to enjoy our loved ones and flourish in our communities.
Drop by the LEAP Manifesto tent to learn more about this
YAK Water Bottle Refill Stations
|2016 marks YAKs 20th Anniversary, and they are
celebrating by hosting a year of Caring in the
Community and by reminding everyone that we were all
young once. Stop by one of YAKs two water stations in
Stewart Park. Let them thank you for your support, fill up
your water bottles and help you feel young again!