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Saturday, April 11, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHAM’s famous Easter Eggstravaganza kicks off with a return visit from The Illusionist: Lucas Wilson - Canada’s only 4 time Guinness World Record holding illusionist! Following the show, children (12 and under) have a chance to win great prizes and hunt for over 5000 chocolate eggs (weather permitting). This event has been generously sponsored by the Waterford Chamber of Commerce.

Doors open at 10:30a.m. on a first come, first served basis. Admission is $5/adult, $3 for children 12 years and under.

The outdoor egg hunt starts at 11:30 a.m. Please don't forget to bring your own basket!

Sunday, May 3, 2020
Begins at 2:00 p.m.

The Norfolk County Agricultural Hall of Fame was launched by the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum in 2014. It aims to honour the achievements, results, benefits, and innovations accrued to agriculture and rural development on a local and/or broader basis as a result of the nominee’s volunteer and paid activities.

Join us as we formally recognize the 2020 recipients and unveil the new exhibit highlighting their outstanding accomplishments.

NOTE: Nominations for 2020 Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees are now closed. The selection committee will be meeting soon to choose recipients.

To see our Agricultural Hall of Fame virtual exhibit highlighting past inductees, visit the link below and click on a photograph.

Agricultural Hall of Fame - Past Inductees

Monday, November 16th, 2020
5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.

On Monday, November 16th, the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum will join several local businesses on Alice Street, Main Street, and St. James Street in hosting a variety of artisan vendors and crafters selling unique or handmade gift items.

The annual Waterford Christmas Stop & Shop Night is an evening event geared at bringing the community together to kick off the holiday shopping season and encourage Norfolk County residents to BUY LOCAL!

So get a jump on your holiday gift list (or perhaps even your own wish list!) by visiting the museum's Bowlby Bros. & Co.  gift shop. We carry home and garden products, unique seasonal items, and books on local history. We also have a selection of vintage inspired and novelty toys that make excellent stocking stuffers for all those good boys and girls who have made it onto Santa's "Nice" list.

Light refreshments will be served.

Vendor Information

Interested in becoming a vendor?

Vendor registration opens TUESDAY, AUGUST 4th at 10:00 a.m.

There is a $20 fee per vendor to be paid in advance. This fee is to off-set the cost of advertising and light refreshments at the event. Please note that you will not be considered registered for this event unless the vendor fee is paid (we accept payment using cash, cheque, or debit ONLY).

Please bring your Vendor Application Form (linked below) with you when you visit the museum to pay your Vendor Fee.

[2020 Vendor Application Form coming soon!]

Are you a vendor selling or sampling food items?

Vendors selling food items will need to fill out a Special Event Food Provider Application from the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (found on their website) and submit it to Catherine at the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum no later than 45 days prior to the event.

Norfolk County Junior Makers

Did you know that WHAM introduced a Junior Maker to our Stop & Shop event last year?

Lexi did such an amazing job that we decided to host two (2) Junior Makers again this year! Better still, Kerrys St James Street Eatery has kindly agreed to host a third!

So, if you are a young entrepreneur between the ages of 11-18 and make some type of handmade goods (knitting, crafts, jewelry, soaps, Christmas ornaments, art, etc.) we'd love to have you at WHAM or Kerry's for this awesome community event.

Please note: The vendor registration fee will be waived for our young entrepreneurs.

To apply for a spot, please email (or have a parent email) Catherine at catherine.caughell@norfolkcounty.ca with your contact information (including the name of your budding business!), the type of items that you sell, and a few photos to show off samples of your fantastic handmade goods.

The application deadline is September 30th.

November 19-22, 2020


It has been 25 years since the first Lantern Tour lamp was lit in Waterford. For 15 seasons costumed actors brought history to life and you were part of it. It is Christmas Eve in the Village of Waterford and the year is 1900. The snow is falling, bells ring in the distance while families gather to mark an evening of celebration. You are there, in the homes, a silent witness to the lives that unfold. A simpler and gentler time. Now the flame glows once more...

Lantern Tour November 2020.

Check back often as further details are coming soon!

All proceeds from Lantern Tour 2020 support the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum and the forthcoming Waterford Skateboard Park, which will be located next to the Museum on Nichol Street.