Land Acknowlegement

Welcome to the Gunshot Treaty lands of 1788. It is on these lands and on the shores of the big lake that the Mississauga Anishinabeg met with the Crown to facilitate the opening of the region for settlement. Let us be reminded of the responsibility we all have in making sure that we respect these lands that give us life and sustain our livelihoods.

About the Maple Syrup Festival

The Warkworth Community Service Club, Sandy Flat Sugar Bush, Maple Syrup Festival Committee, and our local merchants invite you to our lovely village to celebrate the running of the sap and all there is to behold in our beautiful community!

Jump on a free shuttle bus to Sandy Flat Sugar Bush, where you can enjoy a pancake breakfast, horse and wagon rides, maple taffy in the snow, and take in live musical entertainment.

Then it’s all about Maplelicious in the village! Take the free shuttle back to meander our beautiful downtown area. Visit shops, boutiques and cafés — all bursting with maple themed items.

This year’s special events in the village include Axe Throwing, Beer Garden by Fogorig Brewery, Mini Putt at St. Paul’s United Church, Artisan Show & Sale, Art Exhibit at the AH! Centre, and much more!

At The Sugar Bush

Entry to the Sugar Bush is $5 per person, children under 2 free. CASH ONLY


Served by, and a fundraiser for, the Warkworth Community Service Club.

Adults: $15 | Children (12 years & Under) $10 –  CASH ONLY

All funds go back into the Warkworth community for healthcare and youth initiatives.

AT Sandy Flat Sugar Bush

AT Sandy Flat Sugar Bush

AT Sandy Flat Sugar Bush

AT Sandy Flat Sugar Bush

AT Sandy Flat Sugar Bush

In The Village


Warkworth is a designated arts community nestled in the rolling hills of Northumberland County, about 90km east of Toronto. Come and experience our annual Maple Syrup Festive as we welcome spring with the running of the sap.

General Information

The beginning of March can be warm and sunny one moment, then snowy and cool the next. Dress in layers so you can enjoy the day — whatever it brings. Be sure to dress for a county adventure — warm, waterproof boots are recommended.

Park in the village of Warkworth, then hop on a free shuttle bus to get to Sandy Flat Sugar bush (buses supplied by Hamilton Bus Lines). Please see our Festival Brochure Map for bus stop locations.

Buses run continually both Saturday and Sunday, between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm going to and from the Sugar Bush from the Village. Bus hosts will share details about our community, the Sugar Bush and answer any questions you may have on the 7km ride to the Sugar Bush.

Only Service Dogs are allowed at the Sugar Bush. This means we can only allow Service Dogs on the buses too.

Please Note: Last Bus to Sugar Bush 3PM

In the village, you can walk to all of the events.

Only Service Dogs are allowed at the Sugar Bush. This means we can only allow Service Dogs on the buses too.

Please Note: Last Bus to Sugar Bush 3PM

Free parking is available at various downtown locations, providing easy access to events and shuttle buses.

Please Note: Only Accessible Parking (with the appropriate sticker) is available at the Sugar Bush. Please park your vehicle in the village and take the free shuttle buses to the Sugar Bush.

The Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival provides excellent and affordable entertainment at for you and your family.

To help plan your visit to the Festival, pricing is as follows:

  • Parking – Free
  • Shuttle Bus Service – Free (donations to help offset costs always welcome)
  • Admission to the Sugar Bush – $5 (Children 2 under admitted free) – CASH ONLY
  • Pancake Breakfast at the Sugar Bush – $15 (Children 12 & under $10.00) – CASH ONLY
  • Sleigh Rides at the Sugar Bush – $3 (All children must be accompanied by an adult”) – CASH ONLY
  • Mini-Golf – $2
  • Axe Throwing – $5
  • Admission to all other events – Free

Washroom facilities are available both in town and at the sugar bush. Please click here to view our brochure map where indoor, outdoor and accessible washrooms are clearly marked.

In addition to the Craft, Art and Antique shows running over the weekend, Warkworth has many fine shops and eateries. All of which will be geared up to celebrate the Maple Syrup Festival — which is one of the most important events in Warkworth’s busy social calendar!

To learn more about shopping and eating opportunities in Warkworth, visit warkworth.ca and find out how you can “Take Home A Piece of Warkworth.”

Festival Map

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