HURON COUNTY – Get ready to have some fun completing your Christmas shopping this year, with Celebrate the Season with Huron Waves Auction, set to open online on Monday, Nov. 16.

Personal visits by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Your own spring golf tournament for eight, including dinners and the bus transportation. Collections of holiday music CDs. Samsonite luggage. Paintings and framed photographs. Cooking classes and fine dining. They are all up for auction to the highest bidder, in support of Huron Waves Music Festival.

“There are more than 100 items with a distinctively local flavour, all graciously donated by individuals who have readily offered support to Huron Waves despite the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Cass Bayley, who is chair of the fund-raising committee.

Every Monday from Nov. 16 to Dec. 7, a new lot of new products, services and experiences will be listed on-line, with bidding open until that Saturday. The auction closes on Saturday, Dec. 12.

“We have so many wonderful fund-raising ideas that tie together music, food and companionship, but we’ve had to put them on hold for now. This auction is a safe way for everyone to have fun, be entertained, and raise funds so that we can bring international artists to our area,” she said.

Bidders are encouraged to register for the auction now, at, and be poised to start bidding on Nov. 16. Safely gather family in your bubble every Saturday afternoon to see who submitted the highest bid.

All funds support Huron Waves Music Festival, which will showcase the best of Canadian and visiting international artists at an annual springtime music festival in our region that includes Grand Bend, Exeter and other communities.

Its 2020 Festival was originally scheduled for the first two weekends of May, but emergency measures initiated to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic have twice delayed the festival.