MAPLE MANIA ON ONTARIO’S WEST COAST

Welcome to Huron County’s ultimate sweet experience!

Indulge in a weekend dedicated to celebrating all things maple syrup. Embark on a journey to discover the art of making maple syrup as you visit local sugar shacks, each offering a unique and fascinating look at this sweet tradition.

Treat yourself to delightful sweet treats, pancake breakfasts, local food offerings, and enjoy family-friendly entertainment throughout your adventure.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of maple syrup!

THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH TO SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH

MAPLE MANIA KICK OFF AT EDDINGTON’S OF EXETER

Join us for the kickoff to Maple Mania at Eddington’s of Exeter! From March 7th to 9th, savor the deliciousness of a Maple Smoked Pork Belly Gourmet Pizza with maple chipotle sauce, maple braised leeks, maple cured garlic, and aged cheddar cheese. Pair it with one of their feature maple cocktails. Don’t miss this opportunity to indulge in the unique and mouthwatering flavors of Maple Mania!

*Reservations are recommended. Please check for hours of operation to avoid disappointment.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH TO SUNDAY, MARCH 17TH

 

MAPLE THEMED MENUS

 

During Maple Mania, enjoy maple-themed menus at eight participating farm-to-table restaurants across the County.
Each location will feature unique in-house menu options through a dining program. Menus will be available from March 7th  through March 10th.

*Reservations are recommended. Please check for hours of operation to avoid disappointment.

Participating locations include:

1851 Bayfield Landing 

– Maple Old Fashioned 

– Bistro Salad with Maple Vinaigrette 

*All items featuring Bayfield Maple Syrup

Bayfield Brewing Co.

Black Dog Village Pub & Bistro

Prix Fixe Menu available which includes:

Starter

– Warm Pretzel & Sausage or Fried Brussels Sprouts

Main 

– Smoked Pork Chop or Fried Perogies

Dessert

– Eton Mess

2nd Streetlight Estate Winery

Cowbell Brewing Co.

– Beef Tourtière with Maple Glaze

– Maple Crème Brûlée with Dark Maple Syrup

Dark Horse Estate Winery – Danu Cellars

– Maple rotating Chef’s selection feature

Hessenland

Hessenland Inn & Schatz Winery

– 3-course Prix Fixe – also available individually. 

– House-smoked Atlantic Salmon with Maple Bacon Onion Jam

– Tamarind & Maple Glazed Cedar Villa Brisket

– Banana and Maple Bread Pudding

Oakwood

Oakwood Resort

Part II Bistro

Part II Bistro

– Maple Bacon Chicken and Waffles

– Maple Old Fashioned

The Blyth Inn

– Maple BBQ Pulled Pork 

– Metzger’s Pork Tenderloin 

– Homemade Maple Butter Tart made by Wilhelmina Bakery

*All items featuring Hanna’s Maple Syrup products

Meal

The Little Inn of Bayfield

– Maple rotating Chef’s selection feature

West Street Willy’s Eatery

– Maple Pizza featuring maple sriracha candied bacon, caramelized onions, apple, mixed cheese, and smoked gouda, with a garlic base on a handmade crust 

– Maple Madrus Cocktail 

– Maple Iced Coffee 

*All items featuring Robinson’s Maple Products Maple Syrup 

White Squirrel Golf

White Squirrel Golf Club & Restaurant

– Maiden’s Blush Maple-inspired Cocktail

– Maple BBQ Wings

– Maple Monte Cristo

– Maple Brussels Sprouts

– Maple Cheesecake

*All items featuring Blyth Creek Maple Farm Maple Syrup 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH LIST OF EVENTS

 PANCAKE BREAKFASTS

 

Enjoy delicious pancake breakfasts on Sunday, March 10th during Maple Mania at the following locations:

 

  • Auburn Community Hall
    • 44 Hardwood Line, Auburn, ON N0M 1E0

This event is hosted by the Auburn & District Lions Club

Maple syrup provided by Robinson’s Maple Products.

Find out more about this event HERE.

  • Bad Apple Brewing Company
    • 73463 Bluewater Hwy, Zurich, ON N0M 2T0

Maple syrup provided by Bayfield Maple.

Find out more about this event HERE.

SUGAR BUSH TOURS

 

Experience the art of maple syrup making by enjoying sugar bush tours across Huron County.

 

Participating Locations Include:

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Amalgamation Acres – Legacy Maple

Enjoy an open house including informal tours, samples, visit the farm shoppe.

Bayfield Maple

Enjoy informal tours and taffy on snow at 2, 3, 4 & 5 p.m.

East Street Cider

Blyth Creek Maple

40% off tours using promo code maplemania. Enjoy maple food products, the maple shop, and baby animals to visit with.

Bayfield Brewing CO

Coastal Coffee

Enjoy on-site maple syrup making (weather permitting) and check out their maple-themed baked goodies and coffee drinks.

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Freedom Syrup

Enjoy informal tours and maple syrup for sale.

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Robinson’s Maple Products

Enjoy tours, fresh syrup samples and don’t forget to check out their lineup of maple products. 

Schilbe Family Maple Syrup

Enjoy interactive tours and learn about the history of maple syrup along with how it’s made today.

THE GREAT MAPLE MANIA BAKE OFF AND MAPLE MARKET

 

Location: Huron County Museum

 

11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: *NEW THIS YEAR – Maple Market
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: The Great Canadian Maple Bake Off 

FAMILY FUN PROGRAMMING

There are a lot of family-friendly activities happening throughout Maple Mania. The following events are FREE activities but please register to avoid disappointment.

The Canadian Raptor Conservancy will be performing live, Free-Flight Demonstrations at Maple Mania again this year! 🦅🦉
Demonstrations will include birds that are trained for free flight, as each different bird is unique in its own appearance and flight styles. As each bird is flying, the handler/interpreter will give an educational commentary about each one. Each demonstration includes 5 different raptors from around the world, including at least 3 free-flying birds. Join us for two demonstrations on Saturday, March 9th!

▶️Wingham Library at 11:00 a.m. – SOLD OUT

▶️Seaforth Library at 2:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT

This is a FREE activity but please register to avoid disappointment.

Charlene from the Cookie Rainbow is baking up some fun! 🍪🌈
Kids are invited to decorate their own sweet treat during Maple Mania. The Cookie Rainbow’s sweet maple leaves are delicious and addicting, buttery and not too sweet; the perfect canvas for sprinkles of fun.
This event happens on Saturday, March 9th at the Blyth and Clinton Branches of Huron County Library.
There will be two sessions available at each location including:

Blyth Library
▶️10:00 a.m.
▶️10:30 a.m.

Clinton Library
▶️1:00 p.m.
▶️1:30 p.m.

This is a FREE activity but please register to avoid disappointment.

This isn’t your Grandpa’s style of magic show. It’s like a magic show but with balloons!
Filled with illusions, balloon gags, and comedy. You will burst with excitement! Pun intended.
This show is happening at the Huron County Museum on Saturday, March 9th at 11:00 a.m.
An action-packed show of whimsy and balloons where the kids help to bring the show to life. Get ready for loads of fun and laughter!
This is a FREE activity but please register to avoid disappointment.