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March Maple Events
Saturday, March 2 to Friday, March 15
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. Don’t forget to visit our bilingual ‘Science of Maple’ exhibit, during your visit!
Maple March Break for Families
Tuesday March 12th & Friday March 15th
$6/adult, $4/child (ages 3-16), $20 family maximum
Arrive early, dress warmly and wear boots. Families tour the site with a costumed guide and discover the sweet process of maple syrup and sugar making in the pioneer method. 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. Learn the history of this sweet springtime treat as you help to make and taste maple sugar.
Maple Dinner at Oxley Estate Winery
Saturday March 30th
6 – 8pm
Join us at Oxley Estate Winery for a maple-themed dinner on Sunday March 30th. Reception begins at 6:00pm, dinner service at 6:30pm. Proceeds from this event go towards the Essex Region Conservation Foundation for cultural heritage to protect and restore the John R. Park Homestead. Enjoy four delectable courses with a taste of maple at every step. Homestead interpreters will be on hand to teach about maple history in the region.
Reservations required. Call 519-738-3264 to reserve your table. View the complete menu here.
Venue: John R. Park Homestead
915 Essex Cty Rd 50
Essex, ON N0R 1G0 Canada