A.W. Campbell Maple Syrup Festival is just around the corner

Demonstrations and displays all part of showing just how important 'liquid gold' has been over the years

It’s getting to be that time of year—maple syrup time. The A.W. Campbell Maple Syrup Festival will be held on March 19-20 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

Interpretive staff at the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority will be on hand at the festival to demonstrate the importance this liquid gold had in the lives of First Nations people and for pioneers. Visitors can even learn how a tree is tapped.

It takes cold frosty nights and bright sunny days for sap to flow from the trees.  Weather cooperating, visitors may have an opportunity to taste sap straight from the tree.  A few hands-on displays will be available for visitors to experience the pioneer sugar bush lifestyle. After the demonstrations, there are beautiful trails to explore.  Remember to be prepared for the mud.

Admission to the Conservation Area is $2 per car.

The A.W. Campbell Conservation Area is located on Shiloh Line, 3 km. north-east of Alvinston off Nauvoo Rd. (County Rd. 79). For more information, contact the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority at (519) 245?3710.

The Alvinston Firemen’s Association will be holding its traditional pancake and sausage meals at the Alvinston Community Centre.

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