Maple Sugar Moon Festival

March 25, 2017 - March 25, 2017

Maple Sugar Moon Festival

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. As the snow melts and the voices of the crows are heard ringing out over the tree tops, the sap begins to rise and our thoughts turn to the sweet anticipation of Maple Syrup. Each year, the Anishinabe people looked forward, with much anticipation, to the harvest and enjoyment of one of Mother Nature's greatest treats - maple sugar. To the Anishinabe, this treat was called Ziinzibaakwad (cee cee baw kwad). The First Nations people shared this knowledge with the early European settlers who quickly learned to appreciate this seasonal gift as well.

Come on out to Grey Roots and rejoice at this traditional rite of spring. Learn its history from the early days of our Aboriginal people to our first European setters and beyond. There are a variety of indoor and outdoor activities which include:

  • Horse-drawn wagon rides provided by Dual Acres
  • Fresh Cedar tea, a sweet treat and traditional maple syrup teachings from M’Wikwedong 
  • Sweet and sticky snow taffy offered by DeJong Acres 
  • Purchase maple syrup from some local maple syrup producers (yum!)
  • Test your cooking skills over an open fire as you make a piece of your own bannock to enjoy at the Log Cabin 
  • Wonder into the Log House for a nibble of something sweet drizzled with maple syrup 
  • Stop in at the Farm House and enjoy a warm cup of apple cider prepared with maple syrup 
  • A mix of fiddlers and musicians from throughout Grey and Bruce will be performing in the School House all day – stay awhile and enjoy the sweet music.

And after all of that, if you are still hungry for more maple syrup, stop at the Kiwanis Kitchen food truck for a wonderful snack of fresh pancakes loaded with delicious maple syrup! (Sold separately. CASH ONLY.)

Regular admission rates apply. This event is free for Grey Roots members!

For reciprocal memberships (Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, Waterloo Regional Museum, Simcoe County Museum and Archives, Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol), regular admission rates apply for this special event.

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