Cobourg Rotary Club
Arts & Crafts Show and Sale

Welcome from the President of the Rotary Club of Cobourg

2016-2017 Rotary Club of Cobourg President, Elaine McDermott

The theme of Rotary International's 2016-2017 President John Germ is "Rotary Serving Humanity". The Rotary Club of Cobourg has a proud 95 year history of doing just that.


Since its inception in 1921, the members of our Club have dedicated themselves to the service of others both locally and globally. Indeed serving others is in our nature.


Since the onset of the "End Polio" campaign in 1985, our Club has been a leading financial contributor toward the goal of eradicating polio worldwide.



Rotary Arts & Crafts Show and Sale2017 Rotary Arts & Crafts exhibitor list


Each year the Rotary Arts and Crafts Show grows and grows. This year rain or shine, assembled under four huge colourful marquee tents, situated along the north wall of Cobourg's Heritage Harbour, will be the largest display yet of juried, high quality arts and crafts.

Each November the Rotary Arts and Crafts show invites interested artisans to apply for exhibit space in the show and requires each applicant to submit photographs of their work to be juried.

The jury committee looks for originality and quality of workmanship and requires the item being submitted to be unique to the crafter. Mass produced or manufactured goods, items made from kits, and commercial goods are not accepted for exhibit and sale. This is done in an effort to ensure that the reputation of the Rotary Arts and Crafts show is maintained, and that the show attracts artisans whose work is unique and of high quality.

The Arts and Crafts Show includes painters, sculptors, weavers, custom jewellery designers, potters, ceramists, woodcarvers, photographers, metal and stained glass artists, clothing designers and folk artists. They represent the best in their medium, and have met the high standards set out for participation in the Rotary Arts and Crafts Show. We invite you to spend a relaxing day visiting the craft exhibits and perhaps discover the perfect piece to complete your home, your wardrobe, or your gift shopping list. We are proud of our artisans and crafters and know you will enjoy your visit with us.


Festival history...


From its modest start in the summer of 1967, Canada's Centennial year, Cobourg's Waterfront Festival has...


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Festival parking...


Can't find a parking space? Take a ride on the Festival Shuttle Bus from Donegan Park to the waterfront...


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Pay it forward...


The Cobourg Waterfront Festival is the major fundraiser for the Rotary Club and Lions Club...


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An event like this doesn't "just happen". Our partners and sponsors play a major role...


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Cobourg Waterfront Festival Partners 2017

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