August 14-18, 2019

August 14-18, 2019

Festival Info


To get to the Historic Logging Museum, follow directions to Haliburton Forest as described here. The Logging Museum is located right inside the Base Camp area.

Directions to the Bone Lake Amphitheatre are available on the Bone Lake description page.


experiencehaliburton-LOGO-smThe Haliburton Highlands area is blessed with a multitude of outstanding accommodation options including a limited number of rustic camp sites or comfortable efficiency units on site at Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve. In addition, camping, bed & breakfasts, lodges and so on are all within a half hour drive of Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve. You can phone the Haliburton County Tourism Office (1-800-461-7677), visit their website #MyHaliburtonHighlands

Trail to Bone LakePerformance/Opening Times

Evening performances begin at 8.00 p.m. ‘doors’ open at 7.00 pm.
Afternoon performances begin at 1.00 p.m. with doors open at 12.30.


Parking is available. We strongly recommend arriving at least ½ an hour early to all Bone Lake shows to allow plenty of time to park, walk to the amphitheatre, and get seated.

What To Wear

Bone Lake AmphitheatreAudience members for the sunset concerts at Bone Lake are advised to dress warmly, as temperatures can fall after sunset. This will include long pants and layering including a warm jacket and rainwear. Due to the undulating, unevenness of the Canadian Shield at Bone Lake, close toed, sensible footwear is highly recommended.

In certain weather conditions (heavy rain or wind), concerts planned for Bone Lake may be held indoors at the Logging Museum at the Base Camp of Haliburton Forest. Such a change will be announced on this website, and through road signs on the way to Haliburton Forest.

Cameras, Audio and Videotaping

Audio and/or videotaping of artist performances are NOT allowed at the Forest Festival. This policy is due to copyright laws and is in place to help protect the artist’s material. Small digital / disposable cameras, without detachable or additional lenses will be permitted. However, professional cameras are not allowed.

Onsite Services

Food and Refreshments:
A limited selection of food, beverages and snacks are available at the Bone Lake site. The licensed Cookhouse Restaurant at the Haliburton Forest Base Camp offers a full all day menu.

Lost & Found

All found items will be taken to the Haliburton Forest office at Base Camp

Bone Lake WashroomWashrooms:

There are outhouse style washrooms at the Bone Lake Amphitheatre. Base Camp at Haliburton Forest, the location for indoor concerts in the Logging Museum, has indoor washrooms.

Disability Access

The Forest Festival has limited accessibility for guests with disabilities. The Historic Logging Museum has room for wheelchair seating and accessible restrooms. The Bone Lake Amphitheatre has wheelchair seating and a limited shuttle service available for those with mobility issues. The restrooms however are not accessible.


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