Dry Stone Canada Festival
September 14 & 15
The lodge on Amherst Island
320 McDonalds Ln, Stella, ON
The 2019 theme highlights island landscapes and dry stone walling craft and tradition. Join the stone festival with international guests, Dry Stone Canada members, local supporters, and wallers of all ages! The festival is free to attend and general public is welcome!
Watch skilled wallers create a bayside seating area at The Lodge, talk to folks on site, and learn more about walling and dry stone craft. Register for a workshop! Stone carving under the pines. Curved wave walls. Stone wall restoration at Poplar Dell nearby. Visit our partner the Neilson Store Museum and Cultural Centre and check out the tall ship docked just across Stella Bay from The Lodge. We have FIVE builds (at least, it’s hard to keep track) and TONNES of stone, food, drink, and space for great people who love to build and learn.
Get all your information at the Welcome! Zone! Amherst Island food and craft vendors will be on hand, along with heritage and community booths, and a children’s/youth waller area! Find some shade at our presentation tent and slideshows of Canadian and International projects. Visit our Dry Stone Interpretation and Learning Centre demonstration inside The Lodge for photos, posters, games, and information on dry stone craft and structures worldwide, and tour the walls of Amherst Island! Directions / Accommodations, and International Guests are posted under the 2019 Festival link in the menu above!
The Back Kitchen, festival partner and local volunteer-run restaurant on the Island, will be open! It’s conveniently located close to the ferry dock, parking, and The Lodge. While you’re here,check out the new wood-fired bread and bake oven workshop we’ll build during the week leading up to the festival.