Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival 2020

The 2020 Recipe – Mini German Pancakes

Watch the batter rise in the oven. Get the recipe card at the Sunderland Fall Fair, Sept 10,11.

Mark your calendar, the 2020 SMSF Valentine Dance will be Saturday Feb 15, 2020 at the Legion. Entertainment by Cash on the Barrel. Details to follow.

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival 2019

The photos from the 2019 festival are posted now.

Highlights of the 2019 festival including horse drawn wagon, bath tub race, busker Kobbler Jay, garden tractor pull, pizza and pancake eating contests and ending in a panoramic sweep of the street vendors.


I want to send a huge thank you to everyone involved in the tremendous success that was this years festival. Your hard work and dedication, along with some great weather, made for a terrific weekend.

Ted Smith, President Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival Committee

25th Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival – April 4-5, 2020

Prices (Cash)

  • 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 $ 2.00 per person. You can ride all day.
  • Pancake and Pizza Eating Contests are $ 5.00 per person.

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the 2019 Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival!

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, 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.

This event would not be possible without the tireless efforts of the organizing committee and many volunteers. Thank you for all that you do.

On behalf of the Council and residents of the Corporation of the Township of Brook, we invite you to explore the Township of Brock and enjoy your time at the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival.


Debbie Bath-Hadden
Township of Brock


Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival – A Sweet Tradition 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival. Now in its 24th 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 you can take in the farm tractor display, Zoo-to-You animals, and 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 Legion and downstairs in the Town Hall.

On Saturday, you can attend a Stoker Biomass Heating demonstration at Northern Metalworks, just up the road from the school. Did you know that the new furnaces allow the use of grains, corn, pellets and other wood products for heating? Find out how. Also on Saturday, the festival offers bathtub races and a pizza-eating contest! If you get tired on Saturday, Grace Baptist Church and St. Andrew’s United Church will be open for a meet-and-greet so you can rest your feet, have a coffee and a chat before you continue your Festival adventure.

On Sunday, the 4-H Ontario’s lawn tractor pull demonstration is a must-see, and a pancake-eating contest will take place. Speaking of pancakes, 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, April 1-5, 2019

Listen to our radio ad on 105.5 Hits FM in Uxbridge, April 1-7, 2019

Maps 2019

Event Map and Guide

This map is handed out with the schedule printed out on the back at the festival. Click on the map to see this year’s guide.

Sunderland Maple Festival Guide 2019

Road Closures

Printable SMSF Map for Road closures 2020


GO BUS 81 South to Sunderland on Saturday and Sunday, April 4 & 5

  • Leaves Beaverton 8:57 am or 12:27 pm Simcoe St. @ Mara Rd.
  • Leaves Cannington 9:11 am or 12:41 pm Cameron St. W. @ Ann St.
  • Arrives Sunderland at 9:23 am and 12:53 pm Albert St. S. @ Jones St.

GO BUS 81 North to Beaverton on Saturday and Sunday, April 4 & 5

  • Leaves Sunderland 3:46 pm Albert St. S. @ River St.
  • Arrives Cannington at 3:59 pm and Beaverton at 4:16 pm

Detailed Schedule at

GO BUS 81 North from Whitby Go to Sunderland on Saturday and Sunday, April 4 & 5

  • Leaves Whitby Go Station 11:11 am
  • Leaves Port Perry 11:51 am Curt St @ Water St.
  • Leaves Greenbank 12:04 pm 7&12 @ Cragg Rd.
  • Arrives Sunderland at 12:16 pm Albert St. S. @ Jones St.

GO BUS 81 South to Whitby Go Station on Saturday and Sunday, April 4 & 5

  • Leaves Sunderland 3:53 pm Albert St. @ River St.
  • Arrives Greenbank at 4:05 pm and Port Perry at 4:22 pm
  • Arrives Whitby Go at 5:02 pm

Sunderland Map

Local Accommodations

  • Port Perry Bed & Breakfast Association
  • Lavender Cottage Bed and Breakfast, Sunderland
  • Grant House Bed & Breakfast, Beaverton
    705-426-1296 Toll Free Number, 1-800-361-7847
  • The Haven Bed and Breakfast, Beaverton
  • Simcoe Solstice B&B, Beaverton
  • Cobblestones, Pefferlaw
  • Heritage House, Myrtle Starion
  • A Suite Place, Port Perry

Vendor Directory 2019

Outdoor Vendors – River Street

  • Heavenly Dreams Ice Cream Inc.
  • J.R. Watkins Inc.
  • Curtis Robinson Creative Woodworking
  • Invisible Fence Brand of Central Ontario and Durham Region
  • Pinedale Maples
  • Handley Acres Custom Creations
  • P.J.’s Meats
  • Sunderland Firefighters’ Association
  • Happy’s Games & Treats – “Fun Zone”
  • Ben’s Kettle Corn
  • Scentsy
  • Autumn’s Bounty
  • Canadian Armed Forces

For information contact David Weir

  • Say Cheese
  • Get Baked
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Hans Enterprise
  • RAJ Sweet and Treat
  • Pefferlaw Creek Farms
  • Harlaine Maple Products
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Oak Ridges Finest
  • The Joy of Harvest
  • Discount Candies
  • Copperpot Nuts
  • Terry Power
  • Yura sisa arts & crafts
  • Equine Mounted Games Canada

Fine Art Vendors – Town Hall

  • Neil Mcleod – Woodworker
    Handcrafted wooden salad bowls, plant stands, bird feeders, kid’s wagon, lazy Susan, lighthouse
  • Paul South – Hand Built Canoe
    100% Hand Crafted 16’ Cedar Strip Canoe, Walnut Decks & Cherry Gunwales, Hand Caned Cherry Seat Frames
  • James Lukow – Your Dreams in Wood –
    Artisan crafted décor, custom furniture, original photo prints
  • Tall Boy Roasters – Rick Bosman – small batch, ethically sourced –
    single origin coffees from around the world
  • Community Care Durham – Home Support –
    Provide assistance to Seniors with many services such as Frozen Meals, Transportation, Foot Care Clinics, Luncheon Out, Friendly Visiting, Home Help

Fine Art Vendors – Legion Downstairs

  • Della Cavanagh – Pottery & Ceramic Art
    Wheel thrown and hand built porcelain
  • Rae Macdonald – Original Watercolours Of Landscapes
  • Merry Mac’s Antiques And Collectibles –
    Assorted Framed Art By Various Artists, Eskimo Carvings, Quebec Wood Carvings, Live Edge Tables
  • Karen Neu Wideman – acrylic paintings
  • DobbinBots – Elaine Yatulis Dobbin – – Metal Assemblage Art
  • Jane Hall’s Original – oil paintings
  • The Robert McAffee Gallery – Robert McAffee – – Original Paintings
  • Thru the Looking Glass – Joan & Claudio Vettese – Home & Garden Décor
  • Ian Ball, Painter – Ball Studio, Oakwood – Capturing in watercolour the always changing light in nature and Ontario’s rural heritage
  • Barbara Corbin – All Washed Up Creations – Original Art using recycled dryer sheets & acrylics

In the appreciation of local Fine Art the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival is  proud to have many of our community artists and artisans displaying, sharing and selling their beautiful and fascinating works of art downstairs in the Legion building (right below the Pancake Breakfast), and over on the main floor of the Town Hall at street level you will find the woodworkers. Browse the work of mixed media and textile artists, painters, jewelers, sculptors, potters, photographer and woodworkers. Chat with the artists and learn about their workshops and techniques. If you are interested in being part of this Fine Art show  please contact Donna Beattie, 705-879-6744,

Arts & Craft Show/Vendors – Sunderland Public School

  • CIBC – Bus Tours Ticketery
  • Sunderland P.S. Students Volunteers Program
  • Forget-Me-Not Alpacas
  • Durham Honey
  • Uxbridge Sugar FX Candy
  • Brenda Thyne
  • Campbell Art Prints
  • Lady Cat Stitches
  • Manilla CC Hall Board
  • Gridley’s Aromatherapy
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Debs Designs

  • Mary’s Country Kitchen
  • It Takes Two
  • 3D Create
  • Essential Oil Fundamental
  • Durham College & Culinary Program
  • Lady Bug Treasures
  • Little Grey Farmhouse
  • Stained Glass By Leslee
  • Thirty One Gifts
  • Doterra Essential Oils (Sat only)
  • Origami Owl
  • Sharon’s Pantry
  • Seasons Change
  • Metal Kinectic Mobiles & More
  • The Blue Leopard
  • Other Life Lessons
  • Reta Stickwood Art Jewellery
  • Art De Claude- Wood Turned Products
  • Spiraea Herbs Clinic (Sat only)
  • Belts That Last

  • Brent Crafts
  • The Healing Hand
  • Pampered Chef
  • Cutting Edge Greeting Cards
  • Lavender Hills
  • Alicia Moore Designs
  • My Little Gems
  • Branview Kreations
  • Love In Everystitch

The Arts & Craft Show is fully booked.
For information contact CAM Friedmann

This year’s Arts & Craft show located in the Sunderland Public School has an exciting line-up of vendors, including both repeat and new vendors. Our featured artisans offer everything from art-on-glass and candles to jewellery and pottery to Tole art and woodworking crafts. The list seems endless!

Come and talk with these exciting vendors and enjoy their handiwork.

Vendor Forms