Old-Tyme Maple Syrup Festival 2012
It’s that happy sappy time of year again when we can all enjoy that sweet, delicious Maple Syrup that Ontario is famous for. If you've never seen how one of Ontario's number one exports is made, it's time you come out and spend an afternoon at one of the Maple Syrup Festivals across Bruce County!
One of the largest and first of the season is the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority’s “Old-Tyme Maple Syrup Festival” at the Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Authority. Additionally, families should make sure to check school calendars as some local schools will have day trips to give your kids an sugar shack experience. Trust me, your kids will love it.
Spring Maple Syrup Festivals across Bruce County
March 24th - 25th, 2012
Old-Tyme Maple Syrup Festival at the Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area north of Paisley, ON.
April 7rd, 2012
Purple Valley Maple Syrup Festival runs out of the Purple Valley Community Centre on Satruday and it is some great old fashion family fun.
Apr 12 & 14th, 2012
45th Annual Belmore Maple Syrup Festival runs Thurs and Sat, it is such a busy festival that the staff take a day off in between to rest up for another full day of spring fun, pancakes, sausage, and festival fun.
Fact: A maple tree 40-100 years old will yield 36-52 litres of sap over a six week period? It takes 40 litres of sap to produce 1 litre of Maple Syrup."
The Old-Tyme Maple Syrup Festival is a local tradition going back 40 years. Wandering through the woods you'll see the sap lines and all things to do with producing Maple Syrup. In addition you will see many other interesting historical activities focusing on the life of the early pioneers abound. Sheep shearing, rope making, Bruce County Trappers and Crappers, Dr. Quimby's Medicine show, Black Powder exhibits, and the MNR display are just some of the interesting booths at this wonderful family event. There is music and entertainment by The Red Rascal Band, Westernaires Band and an open Fiddle Jam, pancakes galore, maple taffy, horse drawn wagon rides and free apple cider. Snakes, Lizards and Tortoises, OH MY! This year there is also a new World of Reptiles exhibit which is new to the Old-Tyme Maple Syrup Festival. Come and find out if you are really afraid of these creatures.
You can park right at Saugeen Bluffs or if park in the town of Paisley and take one of the free buses to the Festival. Parking at Paisley is just south of town on Bruce Rd 3. Click here for a brochure of the event and map of the area! While your there, make sure to pick up some information on why Saugeen Valley Conservation has some great summertime destinations!
For more information on the other Maple Syrup Festivals, simple click their links above. Step back in time and make it a sweet new family tradition!