A Taste of Maple

It’s that time of year again! Spring is super sweet in Headwaters.

A Taste of Maple 2018 takes place from Thursday, March 8 – Saturday, April 7, 2018.


Dufferin County Museum & Archives

Check out their booth in the Outdoor Education Centre at the Island Lake Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival.


Ecology Retreat Centre

Sweeten up your skills with a vegetarian cooking class on March 18th. Learn how to cook delicious dishes featuring, you guessed it, maple!



Roasted maple glaze pork rack and maple cinnamon brioche buns..  need we say more?


Far Shot Recreation

Hit the special maple target (with knives, axes, bows) you’ll be entered for a chance to win a maple gift basket.



Stop by and enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich, made with layers of Pine River’s Maple Cheddar.


Gourmandissimo Catering + Fine Food Shop

Have you ever tried Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam, or Maple Apple Scones? Now is the time.


Heatherlea Farm Shoppe

Like song and dance, this sweet and savoury combo is a crowd-pleaser!


Hockley Valley Resort

Get a taste of Headwaters maple syrup in the mouth-watering Maple Crème Brulée.


Inglewood Antique Market

From vintage sap buckets to maple antiques, you don’t want to miss out on these items adorned with the symbol of sap season.


Island Lake Conservation Area

Tap into spring and enjoy activities that include giant games, taffy tasting, wagon rides, maple syrup demonstrations, face painting, axe throwing and archery, and of course real maple syrup and pancakes at the Sugarbush Maple Syrup FestivalOr cozy up on April 7 for a tour, guided by lamplight, through the story of the maple sugarbush.


Kitchen to the Table

Celebrate a taste of maple with this collectible cast iron skillet!


Landman Gardens and Bakery

Sweetening things up and book a seat in the Blackhouse for a five course farm to table menu featuring delicious, local maple syrup.


Lavender Blue

Savour the maple flavours (at both locations) from scones, salad and maple cinnamon granola. Yes please!


Marlene Madole – Visual Artist

Inspired by the maple tree, Marlene Madole will lead you in creating your own ‘tree portrait’ painting in watercolour.


Millcroft Inn and Spa

Make it a maple getaway complete with a bottle of locally produced maple syrup, maple treats, a sugarbush walking tour and taffy making demonstration, plus a host of maple themed cocktails, menu items and spa treatments during Taste of Maple.


Orangeville Farmers’ Market

Visit Orangeville Farmers’ Market in the heart of Downtown Orangeville during Taste of Maple for something special in celebration of the sweet seasonal syrup.


Peartree Bed & Breakfast

Wake up and smell the maple. Enjoy a fresh, local, homemade, maple inspired breakfast during your stay.


Red Hen Gallery

During Taste of Maple, feast your eyes on maple inspired pieces featured at the gallery.


Rock Garden Farms

Opening March 23rd for the season, Rock Garden Farms is featuring all sorts of maple syrup candies as well as Wicked Shortbread maple cookies.


Rosemont General Store & Kitchen

Celebrate the maple harvest by stopping in for a classic pancake breakfast. While you’re there, check out all the goodies and gifts in the country store including the illustrative children’s book, Tapping for Sap!



Make it a maple wing night with Soulyve’s Jumbo Maple Jerk Chicken Wings and a Maple Apple Pie cocktail.


Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

Maple takes over the menu at Spirit Tree during Taste of Maple with Winter Bliss Cider and wood-fired maple bacon pizza house. Or treat yourself to a house baked maple butter tart!


Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Enjoy syrup-making demonstrations, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, taffy tasting and of course a plate of fresh pancakes with real maple syrup. Enjoy a full lineup of performers, including old favourites and new additions like a blacksmith and a dog show. Special family-fun activities on weekends and March Break!


Theatre Orangeville

Watch & Win! Enter for your chance to win a bottle of local headwaters maple syrup.


The Globe

Enjoy a Taste of Maple with a maple inspired prix fixe menu using fresh, local and sustainable fare.


Wicked Shortbread

Join us and enjoy our signature Maple Sugar Shortbread, Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake, Maple Butter Macarons, Maple Cream Shortbread, and Maple Shortbread Truffles, all made with authentic Headwaters maple syrup.


Woodfield Farm

Fresh for Taste of Maple: our popular maple baked beans, maple carrot ginger soup, maple granola (made with locally sourced oats) and be sure to stop in each week for a freshly baked maple treat.


Read about past events in these stories:

Spring Brings Sweet Local Flavours to A Taste of Maple

A Taste of Maple in Orangeville – Scrumptious Eats on Broadway, Barley Vine Rail Co. & The Optimist Club Maple Syrup Festival

Visitors to the region had a chance to take part in a Maple Syrup Festival, enjoy delicious maple cowboy breakfasts, enroll in maple cooking classes, be inspired by maple themed art or even create their own at a painting class! All this plus the delicious Tastes of Maple on offer via special desserts, savouries, prix fixe meals and more to tempt the taste buds.