March Maple Events

Saturday, March 7 to Friday, March 20

Event Website

March marks the start of spring and a sweet-tasting tradition. Join Essex Region Conservation as we celebrate Maple Syrup’s natural and cultural heritage in our community. We have a number of events on tap.

Maple Syrup Festival

Saturday March 7 – Sunday March 8, 2020
11 am – 4 pm
Wear your boots to Essex County’s premier Maple Syrup Festival at the John R. Park Homestead. Make maple taffy in the snow, and see syrup being made the pioneer way. Enjoy demonstrations, hands-on activities and more! Click here for more event information.

Maple March Break for Families

Tuesday March 17 and Friday March 20, 2020
1:30 pm 4 pm
$6/adult, $4/child (ages 3-16), $20 family maximum

Tour the site with interpreters guiding you along the way. Learn the history of this sweet springtime treat as you help to make and taste maple sugar. Arrive early, dress warmly, and be sure to wear boots!

Help carry the sap using pails and a wooden yoke. Try your hand at the brace and bit drill. See the trees tapped and the sap evaporating. See website for program details. Click here for more event information.

Maple Moon

Tuesday March 17, 2020
7 pm – 8:30 pm
Registration required

Continue celebrating the maple season by participating in an old fashioned sugaring off party! Help the pioneers collect sap and boil it down by moonlight. Make taffy on the snow, join in the barn dance, linger for maple legends, and taste some sweet maple treats. Click here for more event information.

Venue: John R. Park Homestead

915 Essex Cty Rd 50
Essex, ON N0R 1G0 Canada