The next Huron Harp Fest will take place October 13-15, 2023.
Where is Goderich?
The Huron Harp Fest is located on the shores of Lake Huron, in beautiful Goderich, Ontario. Often called the “prettiest town in Canada,” Goderich is located roughly 225km west of Toronto.
Where does the festival take place?
Workshops take place at Goderich District Collegiate Institute, 260 South St., Goderich. The school is a fully-accessible one-level building. The evening concerts will be at Lakeshore United Church, 56 North St, Goderich.
Where can I stay?
Goderich boasts many hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts to meet all your accommodation needs. Please contact Tourism Goderich for more information. The site also has information about restaurants and local attractions.
Can I rent a harp?
Harpsicles are available for rent at the festival. Please book when you register. Other harps are available for rent from The Harp Nest. Please contact them directly.
Will there be secure storage for my harp at the school?
Yes, there will be a supervised harp corral where you can leave your
well-labelled harp (and music stand) during the festival. You can drop
it off Friday evening so you don’t have to lug it to your B&B or hotel
room. (Time to be confirmed.) All harps must be removed by 1 pm Sunday.
Will there be a chance to just play my harp with other people?
There will be opportunities for playing with others in a casual way during the weekend.
Friday 4:45-6:00 pm – Registration Area/Lobby
Saturday 4:45-6:00 pm – Location TBA
Harp jams are a time when you and your harp can join others in a community music experience. Jams will be led by an experienced harpist. It doesn’t matter if you are new to the harp, or an accomplished musician, you will be able to join in at your comfort level. A shortlist of music will be posted nearer to the date.