Heritage Maple Syrup Festival returns to Rockton

February 11, 2018 by  

The annual Maple Syrup Festival, held at Westfield Heritage Village, returns next month to delight residents from the greater Hamilton area.

A point of pride for Canadians and a tasty tradition, the annual Maple Syrup Festival celebrates the history of maple syrup craftsmanship, and the perks of a colder climate. During the festival, families are invited to tour the village and discover how maple syrup is harvested from the tree and ends up on the breakfast table.

Visitors to Westfield Heritage Village can immerse themselves in the 35 historical buildings, complete with costumed volunteers leading guests in themed crafts and activities. The village includes a schoolhouse and a railway station, but is made complete by the General Store offering sweet treats.

Several brochures are available to assist visitors. These include the ‘Westfield Heritage Village Main Brochure’ and the ‘Westfield Self-guided Walking Tour’ brochure. Thanks to the scenic setting created by the village’s 500 acres of forested land, a special ‘Westfield Wedding Package’ brochure is also available.

There are several special Maple Syrup Festival dates in March, including:

– March 4, 11, 18 and 25 (all of which are Sundays)
– Special March Break dates on Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15
– Good Friday celebration on March 30

The village will be open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The cost of admission is $11 per person. For an additional fee, families can enjoy a pancake breakfast with fresh maple syrup. The Westfield Heritage Village is located at 1049 Kirkwall Road in Rockton.