Spring is about to kick into full-swing and we couldn’t be more excited. As such, we’re pointing you in the direction of the annual Maple Syrup Fest 2019.
The festival takes place at Mississauga’s Terra Cotta Conservation, which is located in the far north of Mississauga, on Old Derry Road. If you’ve never been to the Conservation, it’s a beautiful wooded park that offers bird-watching, hikes, forest bathing, educational programs, and ice-skating and cross-country skiing in winter.
The Maple Syrup Fest is an event where you can get live demonstrations of how to tap trees for maple, entertainment, family-friendly activities, taffy-tasting, and a fresh plate of pancakes. But let’s hear about it from the organisers:
This guided sugarbush tour will take visitors on a trip through time with the story of maple syrup production. Enjoy a full lineup of performers, including Four Paws Flying dog show and The Tradition: Traditional Metis and folk music! Don’t forget to take some maple products back home with you, available for purchase in our Visitor’s Welcome Centre.
While the event is guaranteed to be a tasty affair with both taffy and maple, it’s also promising to be a fairly educational one; “Guests will learn about how a tree makes sap and when the Indigenous People discovered maple syrup. Our sugarbush story continues with tales of the pioneers that produced maple syrup and how the process has evolved today. Finish the tour with a glimpse into the future. How is the changing climate impacting this special resource?”
The event begins at 9:30 AM on Saturday April 6th, and ends around 5 PM. There is parking available around the conservation. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and kids, and children under 4 are admitted for free!
The Terra Conservation is located at 1255 Old Derry Road, Mississauga. For a day of exploring the splendour of nature while exploring the majestic taste of maple syrup and lots more, be sure to come to the Conservation on April 6th for Maple Syrup Fest 2019!