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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival to be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 7:00pm in the Sunderland Legion.

All are welcome.

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival 2022 Outdoor Festival

April 2-3, 2022

Well, it took three tries, but our 25th Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival finally happened – and what a huge success it was! A big THANK-YOU to the organizing committee, sponsors, volunteers, vendors and visitors.

You made the day fabulously fun and memorable. We can’t wait until next year.

The maple trees will bud soon, ending maple syrup production as the sap goes bitter.

Until next year, ENJOY MAPLE SYRUP!  April 1-2, 2023

Took some great pictures at the Festival?
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Comments

Photo credit: Stepan Sirko-Galouchenk from Kyiv, Ukraine
Nancy Dickson
First time there and had a great day! See you next year!
Lynn Campbell
Thanks to all for a fantastic weekend of family fun!
VickiWrites
This years festival was such a huge success. Thank you to all the volunteers.
Kylie Lynn
The festival was great It was amazing to see such a big turn out
Tina Grogan
It was great fun!!
Mike Jubb
Thank you all very much it was an amazing weekend and I think everybody needed this!
Lori Baptie
Thanks to all the hard work put into organizing this event. Wonderful turn out!!!
Anneli Pretorius
Thank you for a great fair. It was our first one and we really enjoyed it!
Susan Koskinen
It was amazing this year! Best ever!
Rebecca Taylor
Wanted to come and comment a note of congratulations and thanks to the organizers! What a wonderful weekend. Great to see people out, supporting Brock and local businesses and such good weather. A job well done!
Paula Galloway
Best one yet! Thank you to all the organizers!
Mike Harder
Big thanks to all the volunteers and organizers that are behinds the scenes, we know you’re there. Record breaking 25th year!!
Robert Ashton
Thank you volunteers for organizing a great event!!
Susan Woolhead Aldridge
Thank you I believe we all needed this fun weekend
Elizabeth Burley
Thank you all for an awesome weekend!
Daphne Simpson
Cardinal Soaps was a first time vendor. Absolutely overwhelmed by the support. Hoping to be allowed back next year.
Tracy Perry
Great job thank you to all involved!
Paul @ Harlaine Maple
Our customers are still passing positive comments on the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival. Huge success, one of the best venues that ever hit Sunderland.

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Where can I get local maple syrup?

Where can I get local maple syrup? I usually buy at the festival.

Here are six of our local producers that have supported the festival for many years.

Harlaine Maple Products – Paul and Michael Harder


1015 Brock Conc Rd 1
Sunderland
Text or call
(705) 328-8159 for Paul
(705) 328-8043 for Mike
harlainefarms@gmail.com
HarlaineMaple.ca

2021 marks the 25th year that Harlaine Maple Products has welcomed visitors to its sugar shack as part of the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival. Hundreds of people have visited their farm on Concession 1 south of Sunderland to see how an old-fashioned product is made using the latest in modern technology.

Harlaine Maple Products are being sold at Sunderland Co-op year around.

Pinedale Maples – Scott & Lori Baptie


12925 Sideroad 18
Sunderland
705-344-6685
pinedalemaples@gmail.com

Both the 2019 and 2020 First Tapping Ceremonies were at Pinedale Maples.

Pinedale Maples also has its syrup for sale at the Home Hardware in Sunderland.


Pefferlaw Creek Farms – John, Tony & Ben Tomory
12300 Concession Rd 6
Uxbridge
905-904-1547
orders@pcfarms.ca
www.pcfarms.ca
Ashton Maple Products – Robert Ashton

125 Medd Rd
Port Perry
905-852-2388
robashton4h@gmail.com

Autumn’s Bounty

C22545 Lloyd Sideroad (10.37 mi)
Cannington, Ontario L0E 1E0
(705) 761-2322

We have a little self serve store area in our front porch at our farm where we have Maple Syrup, Honey and other farm items (eggs, pork, cheese) for sale year round.

About – Press Release

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival – A Sweet Tradition 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival! Now in its 25th year (after a two-year pandemic-caused gap), this well-loved event attracts visitors from Toronto, Durham Region and the rest of the Greater Toronto Area – and even beyond! The festival offers a great opportunity to discover the many things that make Sunderland special, while celebrating the time-honoured Canadian tradition of making maple syrup.

Note that this year, the festival will take place mostly outdoors!

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 ProductsHop 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 Harder and his family use for their sweet creations.

Oh, and those buses can also take visitors on a historic tour. Bus tickets will be available at Sunderland Public School. 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. Right next to the Arena, the Sunderland Historical Museum has their Historical Quiz available.

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!

On Sunday, the 4-H Ontario’s lawn tractor pull demonstration will take place as well as another pizza eating contest. 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.

And 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.