Ontario Maple Syrup Festivals

 

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Maple syrup festivals and sugar bush tours continue through March and April. Don’t miss the Canadian rite of spring. See the boiling of the maple sap, (sweet water) and the making of the maple syrup after a sugar bush tour in resort destinations north, north east and north west of Toronto GTA. 

 

 

Icon of a red maple leaf Featured Maple Syrup Festivals 

Tap into Maple

Ontario’s Lake Country
March 1 – May 31, 2017
Starting on March 1st and running through to May 31st, the Tap into Maple route was created to support and showcase our local maple syrup, maple products and events. Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering. Come and experience our maple history, taste our local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products. You can even stay awhile, our local accommodators have some sweet maple packages available for you! Bring your family or getaway as a couple, Ontario’s Lake Country has something for everyone.

Make sure to pick-up your Tap into Maple passport at participating locations. Upon purchase or participation at each location you will be rewarded with a maple stamp on your brochure. Collect at least three punches and submit your passport for a chance to win local Maple Products and an overnight stay, value of $500.
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Muskoka Maple Festival & Trail

Muskoka FestivalApril 29, 2017
Self Guided Trail – 2017 TBA
Build Your Own Maple Experience! Step 1. If you are coming from out of town, and need accommodation, choose from one of our Muskoka Maple overnight packages. Step 2. Once you have your Maple headquarters, build your own Maple itinerary with our Signature Maple Experience below.
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Sweetwater Harvest Festival

Wye Marsh, Midland
March 25 & 26, 2017
Escape to a time when maple syrup was made over an open fire, experience our history and explore nature at its best. The festival celebrates the history of maple syrup, and the role it plays in our cultural and natural heritage. Sweetwater is not your average maple syrup festival. Yes there are sugar shack tours, pancakes and taffy tasting, but there is so much more to the weekend long festival. There are birds of prey and reptile/amphibian talks; wilderness survival, cooking and woodcarving demos; and of course chickadee feeding.
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Annual Buckhorn Maplefest

McLean Berry Farm, Buckhorn
March 11-12, 18-19 & 25-26, 2017
At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family. Whether it’s going for a wagon ride, eating pancakes with fresh maple syrup or seeing how the sweet stuff is made, there is something to do for everyone! Kids and kids at heart love tapping their toes and swinging their hips to live music, trying their hand at tapping a maple tree and testing their toffee on snow twirling skills to get a taste of the sweet stuff!

Farm animals and fresh straw offer playtime for some, while others prefer to take a stroll through the sugar bush with a pair of snowshoes. Whatever it is you’re looking for this spring, McLean’s Maplefest is a great way for everyone to shake off a long winter and enjoy the celebration of springs arrival.
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The Art & Syrup of Maple

Yours Outdoors, Haliburton Highlands
March 24, 31, April 7 &14, 2017
The sap is a runnin’. Experience the world of the maple tree and its bounty with this “sweet” three day adventure in the Haliburton Highlands. Discover the art and science of producing maple syrup by participating in traditional and modern day maple syrup operations, exploring a sugar bush on snowshoes, dining on maple cuisine, visiting Moon Shadow Estate Winery to taste their signature maple wine, indulging in a Maple Sugar spa foot treatment, and creating your own maple syrup pitcher and amber coloured glass art in a glassblowing workshop at Artech Studio. You will stay at the Inukshuk Manor B&B where your hosts, Brian and Dorothy Menton produce their own maple syrup. This package also features a house concert.
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Maple Festival at Casino Rama Resort

Casino Rama Resort, Ramara
March 8 – May 30, 2017
Enjoy the taste of maple at Casino Rama Resort. Select restaurants will be featuring many maple-inspired dishes for this sweet season. Participating restaurants include St. Germains, Simcoe Yard House, Cedar Restaurant, Cedar Express & Weirs.
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Flavours of Ontario’s Lake Country

Ontario’s Lake Country
March 31 – April 16, 2017
Enjoy our local flavours with  prix fixe menus. Menus are Canadian themed & celebrate Canada’s 150th!
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Maple Table D’hôte

Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville
March 20 – April 29, 2017
Discover the joys of maple syrup with the maple inspired menu available at Eclipse.
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Maple Syrup All Season Long

Wheeler’s Maple Heritage Museum, Ontario’s Highlands
Open all year long
The Worlds’ most extensive collection of Maple related artifacts. National Hisotric Plaque commemorating Maple Products as a Culturally Significant Heritage Event in Canada.
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Icon of a red maple leaf Featured Maple Getaway Package Offers 

Maple Getaway Package for Two

Casino Rama Resort, Ramara
March 1 – April 28, 2017
Stay with a Tap into Maple Getaway at Casino Rama Resort. Package includes a deluxe king suite, hotel valet parking, Mammoth Maple for 2, $100 Resort Credit per room and $10 Free Play, for members of the Players Passport Club.
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Maple Infused Family Getaway Package

Bayview Wildwood Resort, Severn Bridge
March 1 – April 30, 2017
Enjoy a maple infused family package at Bayview Wildwood Resort. For 110 years, the resort has been part of many family getaways.
The resort offers an abundance of outdoor activities, and cozy indoor amenities. Make more family memories by venturing off the resort and visiting Shaw’s Maple Syrup Sugar Bush, an $18 add on to packages.  Receive pancakes for 2 with maple syrup and choice of drink.  See why families come back to Bayview Wildwood Resort for generations.
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Muskoka Maple Package

March 13 – April 29, 2017 | $115 pp/pn
Stay overnight in a fireplace suite, enjoy breakfast overlooking the lake, then go exploring on the Muskoka Maple Trail.
Our “Muskoka Maple Package” includes one night of accommodation in a fireplace suite, breakfast with local maple syrup, and a jar of our homemade “Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce” to take home. Indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, evening dining and spa services are available. Two children are Free (ages 6-12 years).
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The Magic of Maple

Millcroft Inn & Spa, Caledon
March 9 – April 15, 2017
Enjoy the magic of maple this March and April at Millcroft Inn and Spa. Your getaway includes overnight accommodations plus a gift of a bottle of locally produced maple syrup and two maple flavoured treats.
Discover the world of maple with a guided walking tour of the sugar bush to see the tapped trees and how the sap is collected. Finish the tour with a taffy making demonstration using fresh warm syrup. This 1 hour tour is not to be missed, remember to sign up at the front desk!
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The Art & Syrup of Maple

Yours Outdoors, Haliburton Highlands
March 24, 31, April 7 &14, 2017
The sap is a runnin’. Experience the world of the maple tree and its bounty with this “sweet” three day adventure in the Haliburton Highlands. Discover the art and science of producing maple syrup by participating in traditional and modern day maple syrup operations, exploring a sugar bush on snowshoes, dining on maple cuisine, visiting Moon Shadow Estate Winery to taste their signature maple wine, indulging in a Maple Sugar spa foot treatment, and creating your own maple syrup pitcher and amber coloured glass art in a glassblowing workshop at Artech Studio. You will stay at the Inukshuk Manor B&B where your hosts, Brian and Dorothy Menton produce their own maple syrup. This package also features a house concert.
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Icon of a red maple leaf Maple Festivals & Events

Barrie & Lake Simcoe

Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival
Tiffin Conservation Area, Utopia 
April 8 -9, 2017
Start with a pancake and sausage breakfast, complete with maple syrup made at Tiffin, then explore and enjoy live music, a horse-drawn wagon ride and an animal show, plus lots more. 

Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival 
April 29, 2017
The town of Elmvale transforms into an outdoor mall with streets filled with vendors offering all things maple including syrup, all types of delicious food, books, collectibles and other treasures. Make sure to stop by the Sugar Shack information booth for directions & tickets for the bus to the sugarbush tours, and get a copy of the Festival Directory. Plan a visit to the Community Hall, you can’t miss it, you’ll smell the delicious aroma of pancakes and sausages – our all day pancake breakfast, a must for all visitors. As you chow down on this delicious fare, enjoy the sweet sounds of North of 50 and musical talents from our many special guests.

Bruce & Grey County

Wiarton’s Maple Magic
Wiarton
March 18-19 & 25-26, 2017
Activities include: a selection of Pancakes & Sausage Meals with Regal Point Maple Syrup, Maple Candy Floss & Maple Taffy-on-Snow, Elk Tour, Log Sawing Contest, Willie Bush Walk Hiking Trail, Maple Syrup Production Tour, Mount Haymore (climbing fun for kids big & small), Children’s Playground. Ride to the Regal Point Sugar Bush on Tractor Pulled Wagons. Entrance is by Donation.

Saugeen Bluffs Maple Syrup Festival
Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority
March 25 – 26, 2017 
Come out and enjoy the largest outdoor Maple Syrup Festival in Grey and Bruce Counties!

Purple Valley Maple Syrup Festival
April 15, 2017
Enjoy live musical entertainment, a dance at night, kid’s corner (face painting, games and crafts), turkey shoot, craft fair, bake table, and animal petting zoo. And of course, plenty of locally produced maple syrup served on delicious fresh made pancakes, home made sausage, home cut fries. Free bus rides to the festival from Wiarton on the hour and half hour.

Holstein Maple Syrup Festival
Holstein
April 8 – 9, 2017
Maplefest takes place in a 40 acre working sugar bush. All day Pancake and Sausage Breakfast is served daily. Over 30 great demonstrations and displays including Fergus Highlands Pipe Band, Blacksmith, Taffy Pull, Candle Making, Ice Cream Making, Catapults and lots more!

Haliburton Highlands

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Maple Fest
Haliburton Highlands Museum
March 11-19, 2017
Taste spring at the Haliburton Highlands Museum! Join us as we prepare maple syrup the old-fashioned way using our own maple trees and our 115-year-old syrup kettle. Don’t forget to grab a sample! On Friday, join us for a very special children’s open stage, and on Saturday enjoy live music by talented local musicians! We’ll also have crafts and activities for kids, as well as fun and exciting contests.

Kawarthas

Buckhorn MapleFest
McLean Berry Farm, Buckhorn
March 11-12, 18-19 & 25-26, 2017
At Maplefest, there are a tons of fun activities for the entire family. Whether it’s going for a wagon ride, eating pancakes with fresh maple syrup or seeing how the sweet stuff is made, there is something to do for everyone! Kids and kids at heart love tapping their toes and swinging their hips to live music, trying their hand at tapping a maple tree and testing their toffee on snow twirling skills to get a taste of the sweet stuff! Farm animals and fresh straw offer playtime for some, while others prefer to take a stroll through the sugar bush with a pair of snowshoes. 

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival 
Sunderland
April 1 – 2, 2017
People travel great distances each year to see what riches the little town of Sunderland has to offer. They come to join in the festival fun and to be part of a small town community filled with love, drive and spirit. Everyone enjoys the exciting variety of events taking place during the festival weekend.

Lanark County

Maple Weekend
April 1-2, 2017
Join us at a participating Maple Weekend sugar bush and explore how maple products are produced, from tree to table.

Kingston & Area

Maple Madness
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
March 11-19 & weekends of March 25-26 & April 1-2, 2017
March means maple syrup at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area near Kingston, Ontario. Ride a tractor-drawn wagon to our sugar bush. Learn how maple syrup was made then and now.

Delta Maple Syrup Fest
April 15 – 16, 2017
This is an annual spring event in Delta, held on the third weekend in April, features pancakes with maple syrup served at the Delta Fair Grounds, visits to sugar bushes, and sales of maple products and crafts.

Midland & Area

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Sweetwater Harvest Festival
Wye Marsh, Midland
March 25-26, 2017
Escape to a time when maple syrup was made over an open fire, experience our history and explore nature at its best. The festival celebrates the history of maple syrup, and the role it plays in our cultural and natural heritage. Sweetwater is not your average maple syrup festival.  Yes there are sugar shack tours, pancakes and taffy tasting, but there is so much more to the weekend long festival. There are birds of prey and reptile/amphibian talks; wilderness survival, cooking and woodcarving demos; and of course chickadee feeding.

Muskoka

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Muskoka Maple Trail
Build Your Own Maple Experience! Step 1. If you are coming from out of town, and need accommodation, choose from one of our Muskoka Maple overnight packages. Step 2. Once you have your Maple headquarters, build your own Maple itinerary with our Signature Maple Experience below.

Muskoka Maple Syrup Festival
Huntsville
April 29, 2017
The first annual Muskoka Maple Festival was a tremendous success. Over 3,000 visitors packed the streets of downtown Huntsville to celebrate Canada’s most beloved natural product, maple syrup.

Honey Harbour Maple Fest
March 4, 2017
The Honey Harbour Community Co-op invites you to celebrate the end of Winter and the arrival Spring at Honey Harbour’s Maple Fest in Honey Harbour Park, located at Honey Harbour Road at Blue Water Road.

Northern Ontario

Friends of Killbear Annual Maple Syrup Festival
Killlbear Provincial Park, Nobel
Cancelled for 2017
From sap to syrup, come explore the creation of one of Canada’s favourite treats through interpretive tours of the sugar bush and sugar shack.

Powassan Maple Syrup Festival 
Powassan
April 22, 2017
Events and attractions that will be back at the Festival will include sheep shearing, Scottish heavy events, horse-drawn wagon rides, sugar bush tours, a full-day of musical entertainment, craft and food vendors on Main Street. Festival include cooking with Maple Syrup demonstrations as well as some events specifically for children. We are also very pleased to announce the return of the West Coast Lumberjack Show.

Northumberland County

Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival
Warkworth
March 11 – 12, 2017
Parking available at the village for free and free shuttle buses to the locations for the festival.

Ontario’s Lake Country

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Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market Maple Kick Off
March 4, 2017
Join our Maple Syrup Producers for a tasting of maple sap, before it had been processed into maple syrup! Also, enter a free draw to win a gift basket from all of our Market Vendors, a value of over $200! And, be present for a chance to randomly win $5 Maple Market Bucks that you can spend with at our Market!

Maple Syrup – Then & Now
Orillia Fairground Farmers’ Market
March 25, 2017
Discover Delicious ways to enjoy Maple through foods found at the market during this special maple event.

Family Fun Drop In: March Maple Madness
Orillia Museum of Art & History
March 26, 2017
Families are invited to stop by the museum for a *sweet* Sunday afternoon art activity inspired by Tap Into Maple! 2-3pm.

Hewitt’s Pancake Breakfast
April 8, 2017
Bring the family for a pancake breakfast topped with Hewitt’s Maple Syrup and maple sausages. Kids activities available.

Guided Maple Hike
Grants Woods, Orillia
April 22, 2017
Participate in a guided hike of Grants Woods to learn about local trees and maples.

Maple Cycle
Coldwater Canadiana Museum
May 6-27, 2017
Get on your bike and ride the Coldwater Course! Visit Tap into Maple businesses along the route. Complete your ride at Coldwater Canadiana and enjoy a delicious breakfast topped with local maple syrup!

Orangeville & Calendon

Maple Syrup by Lamplight
Terra Cotta Conservation Area
March 25 & 31, 2017
Learn about maple syrup production, taste real maple syrup and enjoy a maple-inspired treat and a hot beverage by a bonfire. Capture the memorable night at our sugarbush photo booth with props and maple trees as your background. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

Sugar Bush Maple Syrup Festival
Various locations
March 4 –  April 2, 2017
Come out and tap into spring! Enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities…. and of course pancakes and real maple syrup! Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!

Ottawa Valley

Carefor Maple Brunch and Competition
Pembroke
February 26, 2017
Pastry chefs from Ottawa Valley’s best Bakeries, Restaurants, Caterers and Accommodations will be battling against each other to see who makes the “Best Maple Dessert in the Valley!”

Festival of the Maples
Perth 
April 29, 2017
On scenic downtown Gore Street and at other venues in Perth, you’ll discover fantastic shops, vendors offering award-winning maple products, displays, stage entertainment, lots of kids’ activities and more.

Maple Sugar Fest
March 30 – April 4, 2017
Museoparc, Vanier

 

Icon of a red maple leaf  Maple Syrup Sugar Shack Tours

Many of the maple syrup producers in Ontario celebrate the season with sugar shack tours, pancake breakfasts and horse drawn sleigh rides through the sugar bush.

Buckhorn MapleFestMcLean Berry Farm, Buckhorn

Brooklands Farm, Bracebridge in Muskoka

Lalonde’s Maple Bush ToursElmvale

Maple Bluff Farm, Huntsville in Muskoka

Maple Harvest at Fulton’s SugarbushPakenham Ottawa Valley

Mark’s Muskoka Maple, Huntsville in Muskoka

Proulx SugarbushCumberland

Sugarbush Hill Maple FarmHuntsville in Muskoka

Sugarbush Maple Syrup FestivalKortright Conservation Centre

Shaw’s Sugar BushOrillia in Ontario’s Lake Country

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane FarmEdwards, Ottawa Valley

Steamy Kettle Sugar BushBarrie

Sweetwater Maple Syrup Supplies & Sugarbush, Bracebridge in Muskoka

Wheeler’s Maple Syrup Pancake HouseLanark Highlands

Wintergreen Maple Syrup & Pancake BarnHaliburton, Haliburton Highlands | Ontario Highland’s Tourism

 

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