Located at Ah! Arts and Heritage Centre at the top of Main Street, we will be standing by to help you find whatever you are looking for. Maps and brochures will also be available at this location.
Time Change (Don’t Sleep In)
Hooray! The days are getting longer and its time to move the clocks ahead one hour. The time changes to Daylight Savings Time on the Sunday of our festival. That means you’ll need to get up an hour earlier to take it all of the festivities on Sunday!
What to Wear
The beginning of March can be warm and sunny one moment and snowy the next. Dress in layers so you can enjoy the day whatever it brings. Being down in a valley and dominated by tall maples, The Sugar Bush is quite protected from the winds but at this time of year, it’s no place for runners or dress shoes. Remember to dress for a country adventure.
Getting Around At The Festival
Once you are in town, you can walk to all of the events. However, the best and most convenient way to take in the whole festival is to park in the Village of Warkworth and hop on a free shuttle bus, compliments of AMES Lines.
Buses run continually both days, between 8:30 am and 3 pm, going to and from the Sugar Bush. Many people report the 5 mile ride to the sugar bush in a school bus filled with all ages is one of the highlights of their day.
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
Available at the Community Arena and various downtown locations, our free parking areas are designed to give you easy access to events by foot or by shuttle bus. Please Note: Only Handicap Parking is available at the Sugar Bush. Please Park in the village for free and take the free shuttle buses.
How Much Will The Festival Cost Me?
The Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival provides excellent entertainment value for you and your family.
To help you plan your visit to the festival, here is a breakdown of what things cost.
- Parking – Free
- Shuttle Bus Service – Free
- Admission to the Sugar Bush – $4 (Children 12 & under admitted free)
- Pancake Breakfast at the Sugar Bush – $7 (Children 12 & under $3.00)
- Sleigh Rides at the Sugar Bush – $2 (Children under 10 ride free)
- Mini-Golf – Twice for a Toonie Adult or Child
- Axe Throwing – $5 for 5 throws + 1 practice throw
- Pony rides – $5
- Admission to all other events – Free
Washroom facilities are available both in town and at the sugar bush. Below is a list of venues where washrooms are available. Some (but not all) merchants may also have washrooms facilities available for their customers.
- Festival Artisan Show and Sale
- Indoor Mini Golf Course
- At Percy Township Arena near the Free Parking
- Sandy Flat Sugar Bush (Accessible)
In addition to the Craft, Art and Antique Shows outlined on this web site, Warkworth is blessed with many fine stores and eateries. All of these will be geared up to celebrate the Maple Syrup Festival which has become one of the most important events in Warkworth’s busy social calendar.
To learn more about shopping and eating opportunities in Warkworth, visit www.warkworth.ca and find out how you can “Take Home A Piece of Warkworth.”