It’s one of sweetest times of the year in our region.
Westfield Heritage Village’s Maple Syrup Festival takes place every Sunday in March, as well as Wednesday and Thursday of March break.
Peter Lloyd, who manages the modern evaporator, says the first taps usually go into the tree this month.
He says prime time for tapping is when the temperature rises above freezing in the daytime and below zero at night.
Programs and events coordinator Lisa Hunter says Westfield is not only a great place to learn about maple syrup but visitors can explore more than historic buildings.
She says no visit to the festival would be complete without a stop at the Ironwood Hall where the St. George Lions Club will be serving up an all-day, hot pancake breakfast.
The Maple Syrup Festival at Westfield runs Sundays through March – 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 as well as March Break days, Wednesday March 13 and Thursday March 14.
The program runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission Admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors (65+) and $6.50 for Youths ages 6-17. Children 5 and under are admitted free.
Family Rate is $35 (2 Adults and 2 Youth). HCA Membership Pass holders receive free admission for two adults and up to four youths. Parking is free.
Location Westfield Heritage Village is located at 1049 Kirkwall Road in Rockton, Ontario, just off Hwy 8, between Hamilton and Cambridge
(Photo: Matteo Laquintana and his father is Mario Laquintana carrying maple syrup buckets at Westfield.)