Annual maple syrup festival returns to Mississauga


Published March 14, 2023 at 9:55 am

An annual maple syrup festival has returned to Mississauga.

The festival, called Maple Magic, is being hosted at the Bradley Museum over the weekends of March Break.

The Bradley Historic House is a saltbox-style farmhouse that was built in 1830 by Lewis and Elizabeth Bradley, who were originally from Savannah, Georgia. The couple, along with their seven children, lived in the house for 20 years.

The black and marigold yellow house, located at 1620 Orr Rd., opened to the public in 1967 and contains classic qualities of that period.

Over the weekends of March Break, the Bradley Museum will offer various maple-themed activities for all ages including an opportunity to experience the process of making maple syrup, indulge in pancakes with real maple syrup and enjoy crafts and games.

During the first weekend of March Break (Mar. 11 and 12) guests had the opportunity to learn about Indigenous maple sugaring traditions from Elder Mark Sault of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, who provided storytelling and traditional Anishinaabe teachings about the maple harvest over an outdoor fire pit.

While that was exclusive to those specific dates, guests will still be able to partake in various fun activities this weekend (Mar. 18 and 19).

This upcoming weekend, guests will have the opportunity to go on an outdoor guided tour of the maple sap line and visit the historic Bradley House where Museum interpreters will re-enact the seasonal activities of the Bradley Family, including making maple taffy from syrup fresh off the fire.

There will also be a puppet show for kids at the Log Cabin, hosted by Crane Creations Theatre Company called The Great Maple Syrup Slurp Up which promises to immerse the entire family.

The festival will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online in advance.

Photo: Event page

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