Festival allows families to learn about maple syrup

February 9, 2019 by  

The Maple Syrup Festival is taking place next month in nearby Rockton at Westfield Heritage Village.

Westfield Heritage Village is a recreation of a mid-19th-century village. Employees dress in period costume and show the public what life was like during those days. There are 30 historic buildings on site that will be open for tours during the festival.

The festival promises lots of family-friendly activities. There will be a pancake breakfast served by the St. George Lions for a reasonable price, tours of the sugarbush and rides on a wagon pulled by an antique tractor. Guests can also visit the sugar shack to learn the modern and traditional ways of making maple syrup, play historic games and take unique photographs. In addition, the gift shop will be open and will be selling unique gifts and maple syrup products.

This sure-to-be-popular festival will likely attract visitors from nearby communities such as Hamilton. To help spread the word, local print shops often provide marketing products such as flyers.
The festival will take place every Sunday of March as well as March 13 to 14 for March Break and Good Friday which is April 19 this year.

The Maple Syrup Festival will be held at Westfield Heritage Village. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6.50 for children between the ages of 6 and 17; a family pass is $32. To learn more, call 519-621-8851.