Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival

Come out and experience a Canadian spring in our sugarbush!  Sap collected from over 800 Sugar Maple Trees is boiled on site into delicious maple syrup.  Visit our modern evaporator and enjoy fireside demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, games, activities, and of course, pancakes with real maple syrup.  Don't forget to stop by our Heritage Store to purchase some maple treats to take home!

2020 Public Festival Days & Hours


Friday: March 13

Weekends: March 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, April 4-5

Spring Break: March 18-20 (W-F)

Hours: 9:30-Noon OR Noon - 2:30

General Admissions

Advanced/Online Purchase: $6.00* 

At the Door Purchase: $7.00*

*plus HST, children 2 and under are free.  To avoid disappointment, purchase your tickets will in advance as there are limited at the door ticket sales.

Daily Activities

Maple Syrup Demonstrations

Children's Activities

Scavenger hunt

Self-guided hikes through the sugarbush

Warming Station - Cedar Tea

Aunt Penny's Cabin (Pioneer History)

Wagon Rides ($) *

Maple Taffy (Weekends Only) ($) *

All Day Pancake Breakfast ($)**

Heritage Store ($)***

*$2 per person/serving.  Cash only (no ATM on site).

**Accepted payment includes mastercard, visa debit, and cash.  Gluten free pancakes (contains milk and eggs) and diabetic syrup are available upon request.  

***Accepted payment includes mastercard, visa debit, and cash.  Please bring your own bags.  Open all Festival days as well as 9:30-3:00 on March 10-12, 24-27, 31, April 1-3, 7-9. 

Sugar Bush Lantern Walk


Enjoy apple dumpling served real maple syrup, then head out with a lantern to explore our sugarbush by candlelight.  The history of this liquid gold will be told by firelight along the way, and you will have a chance to taste test different grades of maple syrup.

April 5, 2020,  7-9 PM

Tickets must be purchased in advance: $6/ person*

*plus HST, children 2 and under are free


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