Sweetwater Harvest Festivalsweetwater harvest festival

March 17 & 18, 2018 10am to 4pm last admission 3pm

Celebrate a uniquely Canadian tradition in a distinctively Canadian landscape.

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Online tickets sale - coming soon!

Tickets for the 27th Annual Sweetwater Harvest Festival will be available for purchase online (at a 10% discount) or onsite at the gate.  If you purchase your tickets online prior to the event you will enjoy less wait time at the gate upon arrival!

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.  

Yes there are sugar shack tours, pancakes and taffy tasting, but there is so much more to the weekend long festival.  There are birds of prey talks, kids games & activities, woodcarving demos; and of course chickadee feeding.

  • Tickets: $10
  • Family (2 adults, 2children) $30
  • Members & Children under 3 free
  • All Day Pancake Breakfast $5 (10am-3:30pm)

Cash only please.

For more detailed information check out our Sweetwater Festival FAQ's (pdf).

2018 Sweetwater Harvest Festival Program Book - coming soon!

Activities include:

  • All Day Pancake & Sausage Breakfast ($5)
  • Maple Taffy Tasting
  • Local Food and Artisan Vendors
  • Kids Games & Face painting
  • Chainsaw Wood Carving Demo
  • Sugar Shack Tours
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Chickadee Feeding
  • Woodcarver's Open House
  • Live Music
  • Meet the Creature & their Keeper

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Maple Taffy GirlsHawk

Maple Syrup Demo





2017 maple market vendors

2018 vendor list - coming soon!

Northern Kettle Corn - Poppin’ up fresh kettle corn in a variety of flavours.
Beaver Tails - Beaver tails, beaver bites, poutine, smoothies, coffee and hot chocolate.
Wood N’ Stuff - Handmade bird houses, bird feeders and bat boxes.
Tornado Potato Canada - Spiral cut & deep fried potatoes on bamboo skewers. 15 f lavours.
Pat the Wood Carver - Chainsaw wood carvings of wildlife.
The Strudel Lady - Fresh baked apple, cherry and wild blueberry strudels.
El Tambache - Animal themed winter wear, crafts and silver jewellery.
Moon River Apothecary - all natural skincare & cosmetics
Mr. Bamboo Plus - Canadian made bamboo pillows, sheets & socks.
Mamere Buttertarts - Delicious variety of buttertarts, carrot cake & banana loaf.
Avani Creations - natural Henna tattoos, handmade upcycled totes, aprons & leather goods.
If you are interested in being a vendor for Sweetwater Harvest Festival, 2018 please fill out the Sweetwater Vendor Application (pdf) and return it to Kaitlyn Samways at ksamways(at)wyemarsh.com


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. 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

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Tourism Simcoe



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