Thank you for joining us for all the family-fun activities and tasting events as we celebrated the maple harvest this spring.
Maple Mania Festival Weekend - March 18/19, 2023
Saturday, March 18
8:00am – 11:00am
Firefighters Pancake Breakfast at Blyth Memorial Community Hall, prepared by Blyth Fire Department with locally-sourced foods.
10:00am – 3:00pm.
Sugar Bush Demonstrations, Tours and Special Guests:
- Mike Henry, Indigenous Food Historian from Kettle and Stony Point First Nation at a Schilbe Family Maple
10am – Noon (4 sessions on the 1/2 hour) Goderich Library
Maple Cookie Decorating for Kids with the Cookie Rainbow
10:30am / 12 Noon / 1:30pm
Village Toy Castle, Brucefield
Build Your Playmobil Story
10:30 am / 12 Noon / 1:30pm
11:00am – Bayfield Library
2:00pm – Goderich Library
For the Love of Reptiles
11:00am – Huron County Museum
3:00pm – Exeter Library
Birds of Prey presentations
11:00am – Noon
at Souse’s Sugarbush
A Family-Fun Forest Walk & Talk: Jayne Thompson, Communications and GIS-IT Coordinator from Maitland Valley Conservation Authority will led participants through the bush as she shared information on what makes a sugar bush special and early signs of spring (what were the trees, the plants, the birds and the insects doing right then?).
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Maple Mania at Bad Apple Brewing Company. Live music with Ashley Dawn; maple goodies from White Squirrel Bakery and a special beer feature: This Is My Day Job IPA made from Reverse Osmosis maple water from Bayfield Maple. No registration required.
1:30pm – 3pm. Event was cancelled due to forecasted high winds making it unsafe to go into the bush.
Education Coordinator, Denise Iszczuk, of Ausable Bayfield Conservation will be onsite from 1:30-3pm to take visitors on a family friendly walk through the sugar bush to look for and learn about forest animals, maple trees and the importance of trees for the healthy watershed.
Seven local bakers competed. Guest comedians Cassie Cao and Nour Hadidi, with Warden Glen McNeil, chose the 2023 Maple Mania Best Baker. The audience sampled sweet maple treats too.
3 comedians entertained guests who gather for a maple-infused three course dining experience prepared by the White Squirrel Restaurant in St Joseph Shores.
Sunday, March 19
10:30 am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm
Birds of Prey presentations at
Blyth Creek Maple Farm – cancelled due to inclement water
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Maple Mania at Square Brew
Music by Happy Jack. West Street Willy’s will be onsite with a maple tasting. No registration required.
*please check this schedule regularly to confirm time and place of activities.