Goderich Salt and Harvest Festival

~ August 30 to September 1, 2024 ~

Since Goderich is home to, Compass Minerals’ Goderich Salt Mine, the largest underground salt mine in the world, the Salt and Harvest Festival has been a priority for Goderich Town Council and staff. The inaugural event ran September 15-17, 2023, in partnership with Royal Lepage Heartland Realty. Festival events included a salted market, salt activities, above ground salt experience, Goderich Salt Mine virtual reality, Salty Basin Beer Garden, Salt Walk, Taste of Huron salted menus, Hop On – Hop Off bus tours, food trucks, Farmers’ Market, Flea Market, car show, petting zoo, wagon rides, family photo booth, inflatables, and two evening concerts. In November 2023, this event was also awarded the Community Impact Award at the Huron Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Success Awards.

The winner is Goderich Salt and Harvest Festival

The 2024 Event is adding a new partnership and events! “We are excited to announce that the Goderich Salt and Harvest Festival will be partnering with the West Coast Blues Festival, and running this years events from August 30 – September 1, 2024!  The West Coast Blues Festival has been a successful festival in Goderich for 18 years and has generously offered to share the weekend and build the opportunities to expand the whole festival in 2024”, says Jenna Ujiye, Tourism and Community Development Manager. 

Inside the mine

We (West Coast Blues) have seen many changes over the years and see the partnership with the Town of Goderich and Royal LePage as a great way to move our festival into the future.  Partnerships create an opportunity for pooling resources, expertise, time, and networks which is integral to the sustainability and continuation of all festivals and events, and we are bringing back the Downtown Shuffle!” says John Harrison of West Coast Blues.

The Goderich Salt and Harvest Festival is generously sponsored by Compass Minerals who owns and operates the Goderich Salt Mine and Evaporator Plant. Their participation in the event has been a great collaboration and will continue in 2024. Make sure to save the date for the 2024 event – August 30 – September 1, 2024.

Overlooking the Goderich Harbour at the Goderich Salt and Harvest Festival

About Goderich

Nestled along the scenic shores of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada, lies the charming town of Goderich, a hidden gem for travelers seeking a blend of natural beauty, rich history, and small-town charm. Known as the “Prettiest Town in Canada,” Goderich boasts a picturesque harbor, stunning sunsets, and a vibrant downtown core filled with heritage buildings and quaint shops.

Goderich’s tourism scene offers something for everyone, from outdoor enthusiasts to history buffs and art lovers. Adventure seekers can explore the nearby Maitland Trail, which winds through lush forests and along the breathtaking coastline, offering hiking and birdwatching opportunities aplenty. The town’s marina provides the perfect launchpad for boating, sailing, and fishing excursions on Lake Huron.

History comes alive in Goderich through its well-preserved architecture and cultural sites. Visitors can take a stroll through the town’s historic square, home to the majestic Huron County Courthouse and the octagonal Goderich Gaol, a former jail turned museum. Art aficionados will delight in the vibrant arts scene, with galleries showcasing local talent and regular cultural events throughout the year.

For those seeking relaxation, Goderich’s sandy beaches offer a serene retreat, ideal for sunbathing, picnicking, or simply taking in the tranquil waters of Lake Huron. And as the day draws to a close, there’s no better way to unwind than by catching a stunning sunset over the lake, painting the sky with hues of orange and pink.

Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, cultural exploration, or simply a peaceful getaway, Goderich welcomes visitors with open arms, inviting them to experience the beauty and charm of this hidden gem on Lake Huron’s shores.

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