I am super excited to take my little ones to one of this year’s maple syrup festivals! We did go to the Ipperwash festival last year but they were too young to really understand what it was all about so this year will be one of new discoveries. It will be especially fun for my 3 year old especially who, thanks to a certain episode of Curious George, thinks he knows all the what’s what of tree tapping and syrup boiling.
There are 2 festivals happening in the area surrounding Sarnia this weekend:
1) 20th Annual Ipperwash Maple Syrup Festival: Saturday and Sunday Mar. 21/22 & Mar. 27/28, 2015
At Williamson Farms: 7739 Lakeshore Rd., Hwy 21, north of Forest: Hayrides, Maple Syrup Bush Tours, Sugar Shanty Tours, Maple Syrup, Maple Candy Floss and more in the Farm Store and Sugar Shanty.
- Sugar Shanty Tours at Williamson Farms 9am -5pm
Hayrides at Silver Birches Campground 9am -3pm (9537 Army Camp Road) by Williamson Farms
All you can eat pancake breakfast by Forest Kiwanis served March 21 from 9:00am – 2:00pm at the Legacy Centre Thedford, ON. Cost is $8.00 for Adults & $5 for kids.
Call: 519-243-2961 or 226-520-0144 for information.
2) Alvinston Maple Syrup Festival: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
A.W.Campbell Conservation Area only: Visitors can enjoy a walk through the woods and stop by the Sugar Shack to view demonstrations of historical methods of syrup production: First Nations, Pioneer and Modern. Interpreters will be available to answer questions. $2 per vehicle.
The Alvinston Firefighters will be providing the traditional pancake and sausage meals at the Alvinston Community Centre, just a 5 minute drive from the Conservation Area. Meal rates to be determined.
A. W. Campbell Conservation Area is located at 8477 Shiloh Line, 3 km. east of Alvinston off County Rd. 79. For more information, contact the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority at (519) 882-2399.