On select days throughout March the Westfield Heritage Village near Rockton is hosting their Maple Syrup Festival. On March 13th they had about 900 people through, in spite of the cold and snowy weather.
However, when the sun is shining they get closer to 2000, said Rondalyn Brown, manager of the village.
The tours of the village run from 10am-4pm, during which visitors get a chance to taste pure maple syrup and see how it’s made. As well, they can enjoy an old-fashioned horse-drawn wagon ride, eat some wonderful pancakes, visit a sweet general store, and learn about early settlements in Canada.
The village contains over 30 historic buildings, transported to the site. The village is located just west of Rockton, Ontario. The village, aimed to facilitate learning about pioneer life, opened officially in 1964.
It’s a charming collection of buildings and in-costume staff to facilitate a fun way of learning. The village offers a variety of life demonstrations, like the June 23rd American Civil War reenactment.
Check out our photo album from the event:
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