It's almost maple syrup season, and as Canadians, that's a pretty big deal. This iconic sticky treat is a staple in homes across the country, and this season, you can indulge in maple syrup at tons of sweet festivals. Get your friends together and adventure to some of these delectable events that will have you feeling patriotic all day long. Ontario's maple syrup events are the most Canadian thing to do this spring.

There are so many mapley events taking place across the province, and you don't want to miss out on the sweetness.

You can ride in horse-drawn wagons, try maple-inspired foods, make your own syrup, and eat stacks of fluffy pancakes at these festivals.

Sugar Shack TO is an event dedicated to everything maple, and it's taking place at Sugar Beach this year. 

You can explore glassy ice sculptures and bite into all sorts of insane sweet creations. 

These festivals will have you feeling as patriotic as tennis star Vasek Pospisil, who was recently seen chugging maple syrup from the bottle mid-match.

If you want to indulge in even more Canadian delicacies, you can visit this butter tart shop in Toronto for some gooey treats.

Pull on your plaid, grab some Tim's for the road, and head out to some of these sweet festivals this spring.

Steamy Kettle Sugar Bush

Price: TBA

When: April 4 - 5, 2020

Address: 1573 Horseshoe Valley Rd. W., Craighurst, ON

Why You Need To Go: Tour the sugar bush on this maple farm that has been running since 1913. You can also take wagon rides and watch the process of making all sorts of products from maple syrup to maple butter.


Muskoka Maple Festival

Price: $5 per adult

When: April 25, 2020

Address: Huntsville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Indulge in delicious activities like the pancake breakfast, beer garden, and maple-inspired foods. 


Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival

Price: Prices vary depending on the activity

When: April 25, 2020

Address: Elmvale, ON

Why You Need To Go: From pancake eating contests to sugar bush tours, this is one festival you don't want to miss.


Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

Price: Prices vary depending on the activity

When: April 4, 2020

Address: Elmira, ON

Why You Need To Go: Visit the world's largest one-day maple syrup festival and take part in train rides, an appetizing outdoor mall, and a pancake flipping contest. 


Sweetwater Harvest Festival

Price: $10 per adult

When: March 28 - 29, 2020

Address: 16160 Highway 12 E., Midland, ON

Why You Need To Go: Complete with a maple market, chickadee feeding, and woodcarving demos, this is one sweet festival you'll want to visit.


Westfield Maple Syrup Festival

Price: $12 per adult

When: Various dates from March 1 - 29, 2020

Address: 1049 Kirkwall Rd., Rockton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Travel back in time at this festival hosted in a historic village. You can learn about old fashioned maple syrup making methods and enjoy a dreamy pancake breakfast.


Proulx Farm Maple Fest

Price: $5.76 per adult

When: February 23 - April 13, 2020

Address: 1865 O'Toole Rd., Cumberland, ON

Why You Need To Go: Ride through the sugar bush in a horse-drawn wagon and enjoy treats like maple pie and maple cotton candy.


Buckhorn Maple Fest

Price: $8 per person

When: 2191 16th Ln., Lakefield, ON

Address: March weekends

Why You Need To Go: Snowshoe through the sugar bush and visit adorable farm animals at this sweet celebration. 


Maple In The County

Price: Prices vary depending on the activity 

When: March 28 - 29, 2020

Address: Prince Edward County, ON

Why You Need To Go: The event is brimming with fun and has everything from taffy in the snow and s'mores to lumberjack shows and wineries. 


Maple Slurp

Price: $25 per person

When: March and April

Address: 1984 Essonville Ln., Wilberforce, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take a special tour of Esson Creek, where you'll get to snowshoe through the sugar bush and even taste birch syrup.


Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival

Price: $5.75 + per day

When: March 14 - April 12, 2020

Address: Various locations

Why You Need To Go: Hop on a wagon ride and enjoy fluffy pancakes at this sugary festival.

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Maple Mayhem

Price: $5 + per person

When: April 10 - April 12, 2020

Address: 1074 Cranberry Rd., Bala, ON

Why You Need To Go: Muskoka's magical cranberry farm is hosting a maple festival featuring cranberry pancakes, a scavenger hunt, and more.


Bronte Creek Maple Syrup Festival

Price: $18 per vehicle

When: March weekends + March break

Address: 1219 Burloak Dr., Oakville, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll be swept back to 1899 at this festival, where costumed interpreters will tour you around the sugar bush. You can enjoy wagon rides, pancakes, and more.


Maple Madness

Price: $15 per vehicle

When: March weekends + March break

Address: 1641 Perth Rd., Glenburnie, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: Learn about old fashioned maple syrup making and indulge in treats at the drool-worthy bake sale.


Sugar Shack TO

Price: Free admission

When: March 14-15, 2020

Address: Sugar Beach, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Celebrate all things maple at this sugary festival filled with insane treats, ice sculptures, and more.


Maple Syrup By Lamplight

Price: $12.83 per adult

When: Throughout March

Address: Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Dr., Woodbridge, ON

Why You Need To Go: Wander through a sugar bush at twilight while flickering lamps light the way. You'll also get to enjoy a fireside treat.


Maple Moon

Price: $15 per person

When: March 17, 2020

Address: 915 Essex Cty Rd.50, Essex, ON

Why You Need To Go: Celebrate the maple season at an old fashioned sugaring off party! Collect sap with pioneers and boil it by moonlight, dance the night away in a barn, make taffy in the snow, and more.


The Sweetest Smell On Earth

Price: $90

When: Various dates

Address: 131 River Rd., Dunnville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Collect, boil, and bottle your own maple syrup to take home, and enjoy a maple-inspired dinner with live music afterwards.


Pefferlaw Creek Maple Festival 

Price: $8 per person

When: March 14 - April 5, 2020

Address: 12300 Concession Rd. 6, Uxbridge, ON

Why You Need To Go: Indulge in gooey taffy and tour the sugar bush at this maple farm.


Sugarin' Off

Price: Free

When: March - April 2020

Address: 1001 Highland Ln., McDonalds Corners, ON

Why You Need To Go: Explore this sweet sugar bush and pancake house featuring a petting zoo, museums, and taffy at Wheeler's Maple.


Vanier’s Sugar Festival

Price: Various prices

When: March 30 - April 5, 2020

Address: 300 des Pères-Blancs Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Taste maple inspired soups in a cooking competition, sip boozy beverages, meet sled dogs, and more.


 

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