About the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
Visit Elmira for a day full of good food and fun!
On April 10, 1965, Elmira celebrated the very first Maple Syrup Festival.
We have been supporting the local community every year since, and would love if you would join us!
Upcoming Elmira Maple Syrup Festival Dates:
Saturday, April 6th, 2024
Saturday, April 5th, 2025
Saturday, April 4th, 2026
Each and every year of the festival is a year you will want to attend. The festival is fun for visitors of all ages. So, what can you expect to see and do here?
To start off the day, you can enjoy one of the wagon rides to the mall area from our various parking lots. Then make sure to eat your fill of pancakes and sausages with the famous maple syrup on top. You can try other types of food too, including many other ways of enjoying maple syrup. You’ll be amazed at all the options there are. To see a full list of all events and attractions, see our festival guide.
Family Fun Area
For the younger crowd (and young at heart), make sure to say “Hi!” to Flapjack, the festival mascot, and visit our petting zoo open from 9 am – 3 pm. There will also be tractors on display to explore! You’ll find the Family Fun Area in the parking lots behind the Kitchen Kuttings Store and in the downtown horse barn.
In terms of events, there’s standard festival fare, live music and entertainment at the bandstand in Gore Park, in the Family Fun Area, and at the Woolwich Memorial Complex, as well as the sugar bush tours, and so much more.
Woolwich Memorial Complex
If you make your way to the Woolwich Memorial Complex you can watch our Pancake Flipping Contest, an event that is sure to show off some pancake-flipping skills and provide some laughs! There will be various musical entertainers and performers (Kobbler Jay and Onion Honey), an inflatable area for the kids to enjoy, as well as several food trucks to indulge your taste buds!
You can even try out your sawing skills. Find a partner and compete in sawing a log. You even get to keep your branded piece. You can also check out the sugar bush tours to see where the maple syrup is harvested and prepared.
The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival features three primary vendor areas: the Outdoor Vendor Mall, which has well over 100 vendors and is one of the most popular attractions; the Toy Show and Sale, which features around 40 vendors focused on toys and related collections; and the Craft and Collectibles Show, which features both modern crafts and historical collections.
There’s also a range of activities that highlight Elmira and the Township of Woolwich’s more rural settings.
There truly is something for everyone and we can’t wait to have you join us at the festival!