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Maple Syrup Festival 2019
March 2 @ 11:00 am - March 3 @ 4:00 pm
Essex Region Conservation Authority presents Essex County’s premiere Maple Syrup Festival, newly extended to 2 days this year, at John R. Park Homestead on Sunday, March 2 & 3, 2019.
March marks the start of spring and a sweet-tasting tradition. Join the Essex Region Conservation Authority to celebrate Maple Syrup’s natural and cultural heritage in our community.
During the Maple Syrup Festival guests will make maple taffy in the snow, see syrup being made the pioneer way, and learn the science of maple.
Pure maple products will be available for purchase.
Day 1 of the festival: Lumberjacks Love Maple theme
On Saturday, the Homestead invites all visitors to don their best ‘lumberjack look’ – get out your plaid jackets and fuzzy toques for this first day of Maple Festival! This day will feature all of the old-fashioned favourites, including pioneer maple making demonstrations of blacksmithing, woodcarving, and more!
Also featuring maple themed lunch from a local food truck and live music by Mike Houston and the Woodchoppers! New this year, on the Saturday, the Festival will also feature a Beard and Moustache Competition, a Maple Market, a Mini-Maple Makers’ activity for kids, and more!
Day 2 of the festival: Foodie Themed Activities
On day two of this sweet festival, the Homesteaders invite visitors to again enjoy all of the old-fashioned favourites (listed above), along with some new foodie-themed activities! New activities include: The Backyard Maple Makers’ competition (have your homemade syrup judged by the expert!); Special Guest: Jean Griffin – award winning, local maple producer!
Visit the Maple Market with special maple sweets for sale (maple cotton candy, maple taffy cones, and more. Learn about the science behind maple with informative talks and tastings.
The fun takes place from 11am-4pm each day.
Admission: $6 for adults, $4 for children (3-16), or $20 maximum for the whole family.
Don’t forget to wear your boots!
For more information contact Curator Kris Ives at 519-738-2029 or firstname.lastname@example.org