Sweetwater Harvest Festival

Sweetwater Harvest Festival

March 23rd & 24th, 2019 

We had a wonderful weekend - thank you to everyone who joined us for sunhine, syrup, and smiles.

See you next year!

Celebrate a uniquely Canadian tradition in a distinctively Canadian landscape.

Escape to a time when maple syrup was made over an open fire, experience our history and explore nature at its best. The festival celebrates the history of maple syrup, and the role it plays in our cultural and natural heritage.

Sweetwater is not your average maple syrup festival.

Beyond the sugar shack tours, pancakes and taffy tasting, there is so much more to the weekend long festival including birds of prey demonstrations, live music from local artists, kids games & activities, woodcarving demos; and of course chickadee feeding!


  • Adults: $10.00
  • Children aged 4-17: $5.00
  • 1 Pancake Breakfast: $5.00
  • Members are FREE with membership card.

Please note that Sweetwater Harvest Festival is a cash only event.

Thank you to all those who purchased tickets in our pre-festival online sale. Please bring your PayPal confirmation. 


So much to see, taste, and do indoors and out!

Click here to download our event brochure for activity details, a map, and info about the festival.

  • All Day Pancake & Sausage Breakfast ($5)
  • Maple Taffy Tasting
  • Local Food and Artisan Vendors
  • Kids Games & Animal Tattoos
  • Chainsaw Wood Carving Demo
  • Sugar Shack Tours
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Chickadee Feeding
  • Live Music from talented local performers
  • Meet the Creature & their Keeper - featuring Birds of Prey and Reptiles

For more detailed information and our FAQ's such as parking, admission, what to wear, and pets please visit our Sweetwater Harvest Frequently Asked Questions page.  

2019 Maple Market 

Visit our market of local artisans, environmental groups, and entrepreneurs!

Wood n' Stuff --- Bonnie Bee Honey --- Tay Township Public Library

Tornado Potatoe Canada --- Northern Kettle Corn --- Say Cheese

Wye Marsh Woodcarvers Association --- Wye Marsh Wildflower Gardeners

Parks Canada: Georgian Bay Islands National Park & Beausoleil Island 

Moose Hide Campgain --- MWORDS Photography 

Face Painting by L.A. Face Factory & Body Art


For groups wishing to attend the Sweetwater Harvest Festival please contact our Education Coordinator at education(at)wyemarsh.com.  Groups rates apply for groups with over 20 participants, and must be paid in advance. 705-526-7809.

Throughout the spring Wye Marsh offers a Sweetwater Harvest Program available to school and community groups.

Sweetwater Harvest Program
A truly Canadian experience, this seasonally limited program gives participants a firsthand look at maple syrup collection and production throughout the ages. Participants will have an opportunity to visit an active modern day sugar shack, bake bannock over an open fire, and listen to a First Nations legend of how maple syrup came to be, as well as engage their taste buds with a sweet and sugary drop of pure Canadian maple syrup.

For more information please contact our Education Coordinator at education(at)wyemarsh.com.

Thank-you to our Sponsors & Supporters 2019

Canadian Heritage