What's Happening With Maple Syrup Festivals In 2021

One of the sweetest things about living in Ontario is being able to experience maple sugaring firsthand at local festivals however this year, due to the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of Maple Syrup Festivals have been cancelled. Some locations are offering in-person or online shopping so you can still get your hands on the sweet stuff!

Here's what's happening with Maple Syrup Festivals in the Greater Toronto Area for 2021...


Black Creek Pioneer Village - Virtual Events

It’s Maple season at the Village and while in-person events aren't happening, you can join BCPV virtually in the Half Way House kitchen to make and enjoy cornmeal griddlecakes also called Flatjacks (that’s right, its flatjack not flapjack and they are delicious with maple syrup) from an 1845 recipe. Check out some sweet artifacts and discover how maple syrup is transformed from tree sap to a sweet treat. More


Bronte Creek's Annual Maple Syrup Festival - Cancelled for 2021

The event has been cancelled for 2021 and hopes to resume in 2022. More


Maple Syrup Festival at Brooks Farms - Cancelled 2021

Brooks Farms has officially announced that their Maple Syrup Festival will be cancelled in 2021. More


Sweet Water Demonstrations at Crawford Lake - Now cancelled for 2021

We reached out to Halton Parks and they indicated that in light of the current restrictions, Maple Town at Mountsberg and Sweet Water Season at Crawford Lake will not be operating. They do however recognize the importance of engaging people with this time honoured spring tradition and are currently consulting with their local Public Health unit to determine how they can do this safely. More details to come if the event goes ahead! More


Maple Syrup Festival at Horton Tree Farms - Cancelled for 2021

The farm has now confirmed the cancellation of the festival for 2021. More


Mapletown at Mountsberg - Now cancelled for 2021

We reached out to Halton Parks and they indicated that in light of the current restrictions, Maple Town at Mountsberg and Sweet Water Season at Crawford Lake will not be operating. They do however recognize the importance of engaging people with this time honoured spring tradition and are currently consulting with their local Public Health unit to determine how they can do this safely. More details to come if the event goes ahead! More


Museums of Mississauga Maple Magic - Virtual Events

More at the Museums: Maple! Sweet seasonal offerings designed with public safety in mind. Museums of Mississauga is presenting a series of virtual events to celebrate Maple Season! Events include: Backyard Sugar Shack, Mississauga’s Maple Sugaring Traditions, Easy Maple Treats, Urban Wildlife in Mississauga, and Mississauga’s Historic Woodlands. Plus get 2 delicious recipes: Maple Ginger Cake with Maple Glaze and Maple Corn Bread. More


NEW! The Magic of Maple Tours at Bradley Museum

Mississauga's Bradly Museum is now offering Maple Tours on weekends from March 20 to April 18. Learn how we get sap from maple trees and turn it into delicious maple syrup. Book a guided tour of the Bradley Museum grounds for you and your family to explore the magic of maple syrup and learn about these facts and more! 40 minute slots from 12:00pm to 4:00pm will be available. Limited to 5 people from the same household! The event is Free. More


Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival - Cancelled for 2021 but products available

While they have cancelled the festival, Purple wood is still tapping their sugar maple trees and producing their wonderful maple syrup. You can purchase maple syrup products online. More


Sugar Bush Tours and Pancakes at Richardson's Farm & Market - Modified

The farm will not be running 'in person' sugar bush tours and pancake brunch like in the past. Instead, they are offering 'backyard maple syrup making packages' along with instructional videos so you can still experience the maple syrup season. They also plan to have a drive-through tour on the 'history of maple syrup' at the farm through the month of March. A 'make-at-home breakfast package' with homemade pancake mix, maple syrup and other goodies to enjoy will also be offered. Check their website for more physically distanced fun! More


Sugar Shack TO - Cancelled for 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions on public events in Toronto, the 2021 Sugar Shack TO, presented by Redpath Sugar is cancelled and will be returning to Sugar Beach in 2022. More


TRCA Maple Syrup Festival - Cancelled for 2021 but online store open

The 2021 Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival has been cancelled to proactively protect visitors, and all who would be in attendance, from the potential risk of contracting COVID-19. This affects the following locations: Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area, Kortright Centre for Conservation, Island Lake Conservation Area, and Terra Cotta Conservation Area. Even though the festival is cancelled, you can still purchase your favourite bottle of Ontario maple syrup, from their online store. More


Sugar Bush Trek at White Meadows Farms - Event will be modified

The farm is currently working towards altering their Sugar Bush to comply with government regulations. March is Maple season, however, when they start will depend on what colour zone the Niagara Region is in. Updates will be posted on their website over the next couple of weeks. Their Maple Sweet Shop is however open for in-store shopping and curbside pickup. They are offering free local delivery in Niagara and they also ship. More


Maple Syrup Festival at Westfield Heritage Village - Cancelled for 2021

Hamilton Conservation Authority will not be providing any maple syrup activities this year at Westfield Heritage Village. Westfield welcomes visitors to explore their trail system and the village. Buildings are not open at this time. More


MapleFest on Willowgrove Farm - Cancelled for 2021

The annual family friendly day on the farm with wagon rides, a pancake lunch, seeing the animals, making maple syrup, and s'mores at a campfire will not be taking place this year. More

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