Bus Tours: Kids under 5 are Free, 5-16 are $ 2.00, adults are $ 3.00
Pancake Breakfast at the Legion is $ 7.00 per adult, $ 4.00 per kid.
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides are $ 3.00 per person. You can ride all day.
Pancake and Pizza Eating Contests are $ 5.00 per person.
Welcome to the 2020 Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival!
I would like to start off by offering my congratulations to the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival, as they celebrate 25 years in our community.
This event would not be possible without the tireless efforts of the organizing committee and many volunteers. Thank you for all that you do.
As a long-time resident of Sunderland, it has been my pleasure to participate in and watch the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival continue to thrive each year.
The Festival provides visitors with many engaging, family friendly opportunities including: experiencing modern maple syrup production, visits to local farming operations, art shows, bathtub races, lawn tractor pulling, delicious food, vendors and so much more! How wonderful it is to see neighbours, family and friends – old and new, gathering together in support of this amazing community event, creating sweet memories.
On behalf of the Council and residents of the Corporation of the Township of Brock, we invite you to explore the Township of Brock and enjoy your time at the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival.
Township of Brock
Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival – A Sweet Tradition 2020
Welcome to the 2020 Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival. Now in its 25th year, this well-loved event attracts visitors from Toronto, Durham Region and the rest of the Greater Toronto Area – and even beyond! This is a great opportunity to discover the many things that make Sunderland special while celebrating the time-honoured Canadian tradition of making maple syrup.
Our maple syrup farmers are proud to carry on producing the “liquid gold” that has been enjoyed since the 17th and 18th centuries. Back then, sap from maple trees was boiled down in iron and copper kettles. What a difference a century or two makes! Nowadays, modern processing makes the job much more efficient. You can find out just how much processing has changed by taking a tour of Harlaine Maple Products. Hop on a bus and travel to their sugar shack, where you will see a native and pioneer display, as well as the current production methods Paul and Betty Anne Harder use for their sweet creations.
Oh, and those buses will also take visitors to Salem Alpacas farm and a local dairy farm. Bus tickets will be available at Sunderland Public School, where you can take in the annual Arts & Crafts show and sale that regular festival goers look forward to. The school is also a stop for the horse-and-wagon rides that are always such a hit with families. From the school, you can ride to the arena, where pony rides at the park will offer equine fun for the little ones. Right next to the Arena, the Sunderland Historical Museum will be open. Plus, both days, there will be a fine art show and vendors in the Masonic Hall and downstairs in the Town Hall. And this year on Saturday and Sunday, the Festival will feature TWO ZOOS: Zoo-to-You indoors at the Arena, and an Outdoor Petting Zoo on River Street.
Through out the weekend, First Nation Culture Tour will feature a tipi, powwow performances, story telling, drum lessons and a craft table.
On Sunday, the 4-H Ontario’s lawn tractor pull demonstration will take place. If you have never seen one of these tractor pulls, you’re in for a real treat! On both Saturday and Sunday, the Legion will be the site of pancake breakfasts from morning to early afternoon. Shoppers, take note! On both days, River Street will also be lined with vendors selling everything from syrup to toys, hand-crafted items, clothing and other great finds. Plus, Sunderland’s local shops are taking part in sponsoring many of the events.
So, what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar to bring the kids, the grandparents, and even the dog! The people of Sunderland are excited to greet you and create sweet new memories.
Listen to our radio ad on New Country Radio KX96.fm, March 31 – April 3, 2020
Listen to our radio ad on 105.5 Hits FM in Uxbridge, April 1-7, 2019
Saturday March TBD
First Tapping Ceremony
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pinedale Maples – Scott & Lori Baptie
12925 Sideroad 18, Sunderland
Sideroad 18 between Regional Road 13 and Brock Concession Road 4 (just north of Pinedale Church)