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2019 Maple Syrup Festival

March 2 @ 11:00 am - March 3 @ 4:00 pm

$6

2019 Maple Syrup Festival Kicks Off the Sweet Taste of Spring

Popular Festival expanded to cover two days

The John R. Park Homestead’s sweet slate of spring events kicks off on Saturday, March 2 with the region’s premier 2019 Maple Syrup Festival, happening from 11am to 4pm. Due to popular demand, the event has been expanded to cover the entire weekend, with two full days of programming planned for both March 2, and March 3.

For the first time, the festival will have unique themes each day. On Saturday, Festival-goers are encouraged to don their best ‘lumberjack look’ complete with plaid jackets and fuzzy toques, as well as participate in the beard and moustache competition. Day 1 also includes pioneer maple making, woodcarving and blacksmithing demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, taffy making in the snow, and more! Mike Houston and the Woodchoppers will be on-hand offering up some toe-tapping fiddle music, a perfect way to work up an appetite for a maple themed lunch, served up by the popular food truck “Butchers on the Block”.

Sunday will feature all of the old-fashioned favourites, plus some brand new activities, including The Backyard Maple Maker’s competition. Visitors will have the chance to have their homemade syrup judged by expert, award winning maple producer Jean Giffin. Guests can also browse the Maple Market, which will have plenty of sweets for sale, as well as learn about the science behind maple.

“The taste of maple is just the start at this event,” says Kris Ives, the Homestead’s Curator. “Our demonstrators will give our visitors unique insight into nineteenth century living, told through the long history of maple making in our region.”

The Maple Syrup Festival is a pay-at-the-door event. Admission is $4 per child, $6 per adult, and a $20 family maximum (2 adults, 3 children).

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Details

Start:
March 2 @ 11:00 am
End:
March 3 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
$6
Event Category:
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Website:
www.essexregionconservation.ca/maple

Organizer

Essex Region Conservation Authority
Phone:
519-776-5209
Email:
admin@erca.org
Website:
www.ERCA.org/events

Venue

John R. Park Homestead
915 Essex County Road 50
Essex, Ontario Canada
Website:
www.ERCA.org/maple

Dates and times of events are subject change. Please contact organizers to confirm details.

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