For the Bus Tours:
- Kids under 5 are Free
- 5-16 are $2.00
- Adults are $3.00
Pancakes are $ 7.00
Horse & wagon are $ 2.00 each can ride all day.
Horse rides start at 10:00
A few spaces are available on an as available basis. Contact the coordinator listed in the form for details.
- Outside Vendor Package 2018
- Fine Art Vendor Application 2018
- Arts and Crafts Vendor Application 2018
- Vendor Directory 2018
Event Forms and Posters
- Bath Tub Entry Form 2018
- Pancake Eating Contest Poster 2018
- Pizza Eating Contest Poster 2018
- Bath Tub Poster 2018
- SMSF Poster 2018
- Bath Tub Races 2018
- Bus Tours 2018
- Fine Art Show/Sale 2018
- Grace Baptist Church – Open House
- Lawn Tractor Pull 2018
- Maple Sugaring at HARLAINE’s 2018
- Mascots 2018
- Pancake Eating Contest 2018
- Pizza Eating Contest 2018
- Saint Andrew’s United Church – Escape Room Mystery
- Vendor Directory 2018
About and Misc
Latest News 2018
Errors in Booklet
There are 2 errors in the booklet that was delivered with the newspaper. Page 5 list Sat Apr 1 and Sunday Apr 2. Those dates were from last year. The same page layout was used this year and the dates were not updated. This years festival is Apr 7-8.
Page 13 lists the pancake eating contest as 12:30 AM. Clearly it should read PM. We do not plan on having the pancake eating contest in the middle of the night. 🙂
just south of the public school, is having a demo day of their Northern Stoker Biomass Heating on Saturday April 7 from 9 am - 2 pm. You can park there, view the demonstrations then stroll up to the festival.
- Brelmar Veterinary Clinic
- Embossing Solutions
- Karen McKenna
- Maureen Borg Homes MaureenBorgHomes.com
- Northern Stoker Biomass Heating
- Roadside Country Diner
- Sunderland Senior Citizens Club
- Sunderland Legion Line Dancers
- Santa Clause Parade Committee
- St. James United Church Women
- Sunderland Legion
- Two Brothers Pizza
- Sunderland Co-op
Our first annual Pizza Eating Contest winners, Quinn (Kids Division) and Chad (Adults Division)! 🍕🥇Great job to all of our participants today! A special thank you goes out to our sponsor, Two Brothers Pizza.
Our Pancake Eating Contest winners, George (Kids Division) and Cole (Adults Division)! All of our participants did great! A big thanks to our sponsor, The Roadside Country Diner!
Thanks to the volunteers and visitors who made the 2018 festival a big success.
Make sure you visit the SUNDERLAND LEGION for our famous ALL DAY PANCAKES
People travel great distances each year to what Sunderland has to offer. They come to join in the festival fun and be part of a small town community filled with love, drive and spirit. Enjoy the exciting variety of events taking place during festival weekend.
Ted English of Country Lane Belgians provided drivers and teams for the horse wagon rides for many years. Thanks, Ted, for helping to make the Festival special. You are missed.
Ken McLean wrote the Maple Syrup Festival song in the second year of the event, and his band played for many years. Thank you, Ken. Your contribution to the Festival is remembered with gratitude.
Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival – A Sweet Tradition
Spring is here and the sap is running! Local maple syrup farmers, vendors, artisans and organizations are gearing up for the 23rd Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival, to be held on April 7th and 8th. On those days, Sunderland will be host to visitors from across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond who will enjoy fun, food and festivities. Of course, the ability to purchase fresh maple syrup from local producers is a main attraction – but wait until you find out what else will be featured!
Well-loved events such as the Bathtub Races, Lawn Tractor Pull, Arts & Crafts Show, Horse & Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo and Fine Art Show will all take place according to the schedule of events. Entertainment this year will include the Sunderland Lions Club Community Theatre Group, Georgina Drum Circle, Legion Line Dancers, Outback Cloggers, Wolfgang Brothers and the Vintage Debris Band.
According to Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival Committee Chair, Paul South, once again this year, fascinating Northern Stoker Biomass Heating demonstrations at Northern Metalworks will be on the schedule. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can find out how new furnaces allow the use of grains, corn, pellets and other wood products for heating. Northern Metalworks is just down the road from Sunderland Public School and has plenty of free parking.
But wait … there’s more! On Saturday, for the first time, the Festival will feature a Pizza-Eating Contest sponsored by and in front of Two Brothers Pizza. And on Sunday, the Festival Committee will once again run the Pancake-Eating contest, as it was so popular last year. That one is sponsored by and will be held in front of The Roadside Country Diner.
Oh, and remember the Outdoor Vendors Market on Main Street/River Street. They always attract crowds during the festival. Purchase your fresh maple syrup there, and if you are fascinated by how syrup is made, you can hop onto a bus at Sunderland Public School for a tour of Paul and Betty Ann Harder’s Harlaine Maple Products’ sugar shack. Bus tickets will also be available at the school for tours of Salem Alpacas. The Sunderland Historical Museum will be open both days, and on Saturday, Grace Baptist Church and St. Andrew’s United Church will be open for a meet-and-greet, rest-your-feet break.
Both Saturday and Sunday will include all-day pancake breakfasts served up by the Legion and Sunderland Freemasons – and along River Street, you’ll find hot dogs, hamburgers and other food available for sale. Plus, there will be activities and exhibits going on in the Arena, so be sure to visit there.
This Festival is fun for the entire family, even the dog! Come experience the community spirit that makes Sunderland such a great place to live and visit.
Listen to our radio ad on New Country Radio KX96.fm
Being played on April 3-6, 2018
Sunderland Maple Festival Handout 2018 map and schedule
Printable SMSF Map for Road Closures 2018
Dear Friends and Visitors:
Welcome to the 2018 Sunderland Maple Syrup Festive!
After a long and brutally cold winter, the signs of spring are a welcome relief. The warmer temperatures through the day have coaxed the gardens back to life and have the sap flowing in the trees again; this is the season of rejuvenation.
The Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival is an Annual Event that entices visitors from surrounding areas to visit our Municipality and to discover all that we have to offer; a fun family outing on a beautiful spring day. A tour of Harder’s Maple Bush to witness firsthand the preparation, the collection, the evaporation and the bottling process is an education and a “must see” for you and your family. An experience your kids will always treasure.
When you have finished there, come see the many vendors, enjoy a wagon ride through town and take in the varied activities. Enjoy an “all day” pancake breakfast at the Sunderland Legion or indulge in the ever popular Peameal on a Bun prepared for you by the Sunderland Lions and be sure to stop into one of our restaurants for a tasty dessert.
Special thanks go out to the many volunteers and the organizing committee for the countless hours throughout the year that go into planning this exciting event.
On behalf of Brock Township Council and residents, we hope you will enjoy your visit with us and like so many others we hope you will make this an annual tradition for you and your family.
John C. Grant,
Mayor of Brock Township