Ontario Maple Syrup Festivals

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The ultimate list of maple syrup festivals, events and activities up north in Ontario! Check out these sweet festivals, events and activities. These are Maple Syrup Festivals near and far north from Toronto, depending how long you want to drive. It’s all do-able!

 

Icon of a red maple leaf Featured Maple Syrup Festivals 

Tap into Maple

Ontario’s Lake Country
March 1 – April 30, 2019
Starting on March 1st and running through to April 30th, 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 27, 2019
Self Guided Trail – March 8 – April 26, 2019
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 23 & 24, 2019
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 16-17, 23-24 & 30-31 2019
At Maplefest, there are a ton 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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Maple Slurp

Yours Outdoors, Haliburton Highlands
Selected dates through March & April, 2019
The sap is a runnin’. Join us for a tour and tasting at Esson Creek, an exciting new maple syrup operation. Meet owners Mark and Sandra Bramham, they have a few stories to tell. You will walk on snowshoes ( conditions permitting) through their sugar bush to see how it is managed for maple syrup production. You will also discover the terroir of maple syrup.by tasting syrup from a variety producers and locations. We will even give you a taste of birch syrup!

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Maple Mayhem

Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery, Bala
April 19-21, 2019
Rain or shine, we’re spending three days celebrating maple harvest!

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Icon of a red maple leaf Featured Maple Getaway Package Offers 

Tap into Maple Getaway for 2

Casino Rama Resort, Orillia
March 1 – April 31, 2019
Stay with the Tap Into Maple Getaway Package for Two. Hotel package includes: Deluxe King Suite in our Luxury Hotel, Complimentary Hotel Valet Parking for one vehicle, $50 Resort Credit – can be used for dining or spa services, non transferable, Mammoth Maple Breakfast for 2 in Weirs ($40 value) & $10 in Free Slot Play Per Person (Players Passport Club members only, membership is FREE!

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The Magic of Maple

Millcroft Inn & Spa, Caledon
March 8 – April 13, 2019
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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Icon of a red maple leaf Maple Festivals & Events

Across Ontario

Maple Weekend
April 6-7, 2019
Join us at a participating sugarbushes and explore how maple products are produced, from tree to table. A list of participating Maple Weekend maple syrup producers is available on the Maple Weekend website, along with further details about specials and activities for visitors. Activities range from pancake breakfasts to sugar bush trail adventures, sugar making demonstrations, taffy on snow, horse-drawn sleigh-rides and more! 

Barrie & Lake Simcoe

Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival
Tiffin Conservation Area, Utopia 
April 6-7, 2019
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 27, 2019
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, collectables 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.

Pefferlaw Creek Farms Maple Syrup Festival
March 30-31, 2019
PCFarms is hosting our first maple syrup festival at the farm on April 7-8, 2018. Come visit us and share in the excitement of the maple production season. We will have wagon rides through the farm, taffy for our guests, activities for young and old, and tours of the maple operation. You will get the authentic sugaring experience and get to see a fully operational maple syrup farm in action and watch as we make our pure organic maple syrup right in front of you!

Bruce & Grey County

Wiarton’s Maple Magic
Wiarton
March 23-24 & 30-31, 2019
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.

Holstein Maple Syrup Festival
Holstein
April 13-14, 2019
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 9-17, 2019
A Haliburton spring tradition returns! Learn all about how early settlers would have made their own maple syrup over an open fire and taste the sweet results! Also, join us for great family drop-in programming throughout the week.

Maple Syrup Season
Wintergreen Maple Products & Pancake Barn
March 16 – 
Nothing is more Canadian than the majestic Sugar Maple Tree: inspiration for our national flag, painter of our glorious autumn landscape, source of excellent hardwood and producer of the sweet sap from which Maple Syrup is made.  From birch bark containers to log troughs, to wooden buckets and iron kettles, to plastic pipelines and oil-fired and reverse osmosis systems, Maple Syrup remains as it always has been; our first taste of springtime in Ontario…our sweet heritage.

Kawarthas

Buckhorn MapleFest
McLean Berry Farm, Buckhorn
March 16-17, 23-24 & 30-31 2019
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 6-7, 2019
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

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Maple Syrup Harvest Season
Wheeler’s Maple Heritage Museum, McDonalds Corner
See how Maple Syrup is made at the sugar bush. Self guided tours, nature trails, heritage displays, pancake meals, and maple syrup available for sale.

Kingston & Area

Maple Madness
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
March 9-17 & 23-24 & 30-31, 2019
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 20-21, 2019
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 23-24, 2019
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
March 8 – April 26, 2019
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 27, 2019
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.

Northern Ontario

Powassan Maple Syrup Festival 
Powassan
April 27, 2019
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 9-10, 2019
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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Tap into Maple
March 1 – April 30, 2019
Starting on March 1st and running through to April 30th, 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! 

Maple-ooza & Easter
Orillia Fairground Farmers’ Market
April 13, 2019
A TWIN SPIN this weekend! We’re celebrating the sweetness of maple syrup and the traditions of Easter!
Enjoy a hot breakfast, brunch or lunch! Partake in our fun scavenger hunt! Listen to live musical entertainment! Put your name in to win a gift basket full of our vendors’ goodies! Kids can enjoy an Easter craft and some complimentary treats! 

A Very Hewitt’s Easter Egg Hunt
April 19-20, 2019
Join us for our 2nd annual Easter Event at Hewitts Farm Market, Bakery & Fun Farm! This wonderful family event invites families to come enjoy our farm, farm animals and farm fun at our first event of the year!
Friday April 19th & Saturday April 20th from 11am to 3pm

Sweet March Break Fun
March 9-15, 2019
Shaw’s Sugar Bush
Experience the production of maple syrup, enjoy horse and wagon rides through sugar bush and taffy on the show.

Orangeville & Calendon

Taste of Maple
Headwater
March 7 – April 6, 2019
Discover and taste the magic of Headwaters’ maple syrup in a variety of products. With 25 participating locations, there is sure to be something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth this maple season. Enjoy family fun activities at the Maple Syrup Festival, learn how to cook a delicious maple inspired meal, paint your very own maple tree masterpiece, or make it a date night with maple infused prix fixe meals.

Sugar Bush Maple Syrup Festival
Various locations
March 9 –  April 7, 2019
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

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Carefor Maple Brunch and Competition
Pembroke
March 3, 2019
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 27, 2019
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.

Pakenham Maple Run Tour
April 6-7, 2019
Experience great art, crafts, a working maple syrup bush and local history. Take a tour at one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark.

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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