Sweetwater Harvest Festivalsweetwater harvest festival

March 23rd & 24th, 2019 10am to 4pm last admission 3pm

Celebrate a uniquely Canadian tradition in a distinctively Canadian landscape.

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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 - get yours at the event!

Activities include:

  • 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
  • Meet the Creature & their Keeper

Tasting Maple TaffyChickadee FeedingVendor SculptureHorse Drawn Carriage






Maple Taffy GirlsHawk

Maple Syrup Demo





2018 maple market vendors


Northern Kettle Corn - Poppin’ up fresh kettle corn in a variety of flavours.
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.
Lorie Ganta - Handcrafted jewelry and crocheted items
Chacha Churros - Serving a selection of Latin food - churros, empanadas & sandwiches. 

If you are interested in being a vendor for Sweetwater Harvest Festival, 2019 please stay tuned for the application or contact ksamways(at)wyemarsh.com to be added to our propsect list. 


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

Canadian Heritage

Tourism Simcoe



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