Sweetwater Harvest Festival FAQ

March 28 & 29 2020 from 10am to 4pm, last admission 3pm

When is the Wye Marsh Sweetwater Harvest Festival?

 March 28 & 29 2020, 10am – 4pm.  Last admission and ticket sold for a pancake meal is at 3:00pm.

Where are you located?

Our address is 16160 Hwy 12 E, Midland. We are located across from the Martyr’s Shrine and share a driveway with Ste. Marie Among the Hurons.

How much is it?

A Sweetwater Harvest Festival day pass costs; cash only:

  • Non-member  $10.00
  • Member FREE (membership card required for validation)
  • Family pass (4 people) $30.00
  • Children under 3 are free
  • All prices include tax
  • Purchase online to save 10% and to avoid long line-ups!  Visit wyemarsh.com/sweetwater to purchase.

A pancake meal may be purchased for an additional $5.00 each, and includes 3 pancakes, 3 sausages + coffee, tea & juice.  There will also be a variety of local vendors on site that will be selling their goods such as maple syrup & candies, popcorn, baked goods, art, unique clothing, wood carvings, crafts etc. Cash only please; debit/credit/ATM is not available.

How much time will we need to DO the festival?

Three to four hours is needed to see and do everything at the festival.  Your day pass will allow you to enjoy the trails which connect the Sweetwater Activities (approximately 5km) as well as the variety of activities that can be found both inside our interpretive centre and outside along the trails. Here is a sample of the many activities that can keep you busy:

  • Sweetwater Harvest Activities Loop (5km of interpretive trails)
  • Kids Zone (crafts, face painting)
  • Bannock Roasting
  • Sugar Shack Demonstrations
  • Live Animals (birds of prey and reptiles)
  • Maple Taffy Tasting
  • Live Music
  • Vendors (craft & food)
  • Horse & Wagon rides
  • Wooden Medallion Necklaces
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Trumpeter Swan Viewing

Where do I park?

There will be plenty of parking at the Ste. Marie Among the Hurons’ parking lot, with whom we share a driveway,   so you can’t miss it! There will be a regular shuttle service (horse & wagon or mini van) to transport you to and from the parking lot, or you may simply opt to take the 5-7 minute walk to the Festival from the parking lot. Please note that there is no parking on-site.  If you have an accessibility sticker on your vehicle and cannot ride the shuttle, you can park in designated areas on site.  

How should I dress?

Maple syrup harvesting season can be unpredictable!  Most of the fun to be had is outdoors so be sure to dress warm from head to toe. Proper foot wear is imperative as we have experienced everything from puddles and mud to snow and ice along our trails during this season!

Are dogs allowed?

Please keep your pets at home. Sweetwater Harvest Festival can become crowded at times so for the comfort of your pet it is best to leave them in the comforts of your home. Dogs are not allowed in the Birds of Prey Area or Pancake Hall.

Is the Festival stroller or wheelchair friendly?

Wheeled transportation can be challenging throughout this season as our trails can be covered with mud, snow and/or ice. Our centre, including the washroom facilities, is wheelchair accessible however strollers and wagons are NOT permitted in Pancake Hall.

I have a coupon, can I use it

Please look carefully at your coupon for any exemptions, such as ‘festivals’.

Are there group rates available for tour operators?

Please contact our reservations department at education@wyemarsh.com or call 705-526-7809 x220 to make arrangements.