Join us on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for Honey Harbour's first ever Maple Fest!
There will be a fish fry, 50/50 draw and of course lots of amazing maple products for sale made by local producers of Canada's most famous condiment.
About Maple Fest in Honey Harbour
The cruelly cold temperatures experienced on the Ontario Family Day long weekend for the past two years have forced the Honey Harbour Community Co-op to seek a more comfortable day to hold Winter Fest. Asking volunteers to work outside for six hours without relief in temperatures reaching -50 wind-chilled Fahrenheit degrees was no longer acceptable.
Saturday, March 4th has been chosen as the new date (historical temperature average is 32 degrees Fahrenheit, 0 degrees Celsius), and to go with the new date, a new name - Maple Fest!
The multi-million dollar maple syrup industry is growing quickly in the area and we even have residents in Honey Harbour who are tapping their Maple trees in March and bottling the liquid gold. Maple syrup festivals run from late February through may in surrounding communities (loot to the web for “Maple Syrup Festivals in Ontario”) and have become a beneficial tourist attraction for local resorts.
The Co-op will retain the “Georgian Shore Lunch” tradition, with the Fish Fry and baked beans being featured, adding maple syrup to the mix and soliciting local producers to offer their maple products for sale.
The raffle and 50/50 draw will be held to raise funds in support of the Co-op’s community activities. It is hoped that, with the help of local producers, a demonstration of the process of making maple syrup can be assembled and samples offered for tasting.
To be located in Honey Harbour Park at Honey Harbour Road and Blue Water Road, Maple Fest will take place on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
We hope to see you there!