Huron County, Ontario – The County of Huron’s Economic Development department, in partnership with local maple syrup producers, are hosting a new Food Festival called Maple Mania this March. Maple Mania celebrates local food, Huron County’s agricultural producers and those who use spring’s sweet syrup in menus and tasty treats.
Maple Mania runs all month long as cafes and bakeries prepare their sweet treats from locally-sourced maple syrup ranging from tarts, tea biscuits, and cookies to French Toast and danishes. Maple lovers can also enjoy apple maple schnapps, a sweet maple BBQ Sauce and delightful candy confections.
Beginning on March 7 and continuing through until the end of the month, ten local restaurants will offer Prix Fixe menu dining experiences featuring spring’s natural sweetener in every course. From appetizers and salad dressings to meats and vegetables, drinks and desserts, maple’s versatility offers a range of textures and presents an infinite variety of tastes.
On March 18 and 19, maple lovers can also enjoy these sweet activities:
- Visit local area sugar bushes
- Enjoy Pancake Breakfasts hosted by local Firefighters in Blyth and Zurich
- Experience candy making, Birds of Prey presentations, Ice Carving demonstrations and military manoeuvres in the bush.
- Take a sugar bush walk with Indigenous Food Historian or experts on trees and forest animals from the local Ausable Bayfield or Maitland Valley Conservation Authorities.
On the evening of March 18 the White Squirrel Golf Course and Restaurant is hosting Maple Meal & Comedy Mayhem, that includes a three-course dinner featuring maple infused dishes along with a comedy show by three stand-up comedians, Cassie Cao, Jarret Campbell and Nour Hadidi, who have all appeared on Just for Laughs. Tickets are $60 +HST and include dinner and the show. Beverages and gratuity are separate.
There’s something for everyone during Maple Mania in Huron County! For full details and information on participating partners visit tasteofhuron.com or like us on Facebook or Instagram @tasteofhuron for up-to-the-minute updates.
The County of Huron thanks Community Futures Huron for their support in the early planning of this event.