March 1-31

Maple Mania Sweets and Treats

Bakeries and cafes offer maple scones, cookies, danishes, latte’s, squares, bbq sauce, schnapps and so much more … 

March 7 – 31

Maple Mania Menus 

Nine participating restaurants offer lunch and dinner specials showcasing the versatility of maple syrup.

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?).

10:00 – 11:00 – Hensall Library
12:30 – 2 – Exeter Library
Taffy on Ice with Iceculture Inc and
The Broken Ice Company (No registration required)

12Noon to 2:00pm
Live Music with Phil Main and maple treats @ Coastal Coffee – No registration required.

1:00pm
Candy Making with Suzanne Robinson

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.

3:00pm
The Great Maple Mania Bake Off

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.

6:00pm
Maple Meal & Comedy Mayhem

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

8:00am – Noon
Firefighter’s Pancake Breakfast, Zurich Community Centre, prepared by Bluewater Fire Department

10:30 am12:30pm, 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.

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