For all vendors in the arena, you can set up on Friday April 26th from 4pm-8pm, and again Saturday April 27th at 6:30am. You can use the front entrance or the ones the side of the building.

All outside vendors are welcome to start set up at 6:30 am on Saturday the 27th, After you have unloaded please park to the rear of the arena. There are to be no vehicles in the parking lot, with the exception of food trucks.

There will volunteers on site to help you locate your spot.

The Sugar Shack

Located inside the Elmvale Arena gates, the Sugar Shack available to answer any question you may have about the festival.


The streets will be clearly marked by the Township. Parking guides will help you find a spot for the day.

Lalonde's Sugar Bush

We would like to give a big thank you to all the people who have helped in making this annual event such a success over the years.
Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival

A Volunteer Led Community Fundraising Event. Returning, Saturday, April 27th, 2024

The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival is a fundraising day which supports needs within the community. All proceeds from this one day event are turned back to our schools, children’s music programs, library support, arena and community hall projects, girl guides and scouts, as well as helping many other projects where other financial sources are not available. Many volunteers and many, many hours of planning and behind the scenes effort have gone into preparing for this day. For over 5 decades, committees have sat and wondered what they could do to make the next Maple Syrup Festival better than the year before.

For many ex-Elmvalites and Georgian Bay Cottagers, the Festival Day develops into a HOME-COMING WEEKEND. What a great time to visit with friends and families as well as have a fun day at the Festival!

A message from the EMSF committee

The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival Committee is thrilled to welcome you to our 56th festival. There were some changes made last year that some found hard to adjust to at first, but which appear to have been a huge success.

We hope you will find something for all the family to enjoy, starting with our pancake house, where you can fuel up for the day ahead and tap your feet to the music. Be sure to pick up a festival guide, which will show you everything we have to offer. Our committee members and volunteers are easily identifiable in our orange vests, so feel free to approach us with your questions.

Browse over 200 vendor booths and warm up in the arena, with refreshments on the upper level. Take the school bus out to Lalonde’s Sugarbush for a tour of his operation. Don’t miss our exciting log-sawing and pancake-eating contests on our main stage, along with a variety of entertainment.

None of this would be possible without the dedication of our numerous volunteers. We can’t thank them enough.

Festival Information
The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival is a fundraising event whose proceeds support projects which contribute to the physical, intellectual, cultural, emotional or spiritual well-being of our community.
Unique Arts & Crafts

Unique Arts & Crafts

A wonderful selection of unique items.
Log Sawing Competition

Log Sawing Competition

A detailed layout of our event.
Pancake Eating Contest

Pancake Eating Contest

A detailed layout of our event.
Street Vendors & Food

Street Vendors & Food

A detailed layout of our event.

Please note that there are no longer any spaces available inside the arena, and limited spots outside. 

Also – a reminder that selling any edible food products requires a permit from the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit. THIS APPLIES TO ALL FOOD PRODUCTS, WHETHER MADE ON THE SPOT OR PRE-PACKAGED.

Our Community

Volunteers & Sponsors

We thank all our volunteer helpers for their efforts in putting this day together for you. It is this selfless group who make the Festival possible; the planning committee who meet every month for 10 months; the men, women and children who tirelessly participate each year on Festival Day; the local businesses and organizations who donate so much, such as parking space, flowers, prizes etc.

Sincere thanks to our Sponsors and Partners whose financial support contributes to the success of our great Festival. We hope you enjoy yourself and come back to visit Elmvale and the beautiful country life we offer here.


Take Hwy 400 north to Barrie- Bayfield Street.
Continue north on Bayfield out of Barrie
Bayfield is now County Road #27 (formerly Highway 27)
Continue on #27 for 20 km. ( You’ll cross the Horseshoe Valley Rd.)
At the road to Wasaga Beach (County Rd.#92/Queen St.)
You have arrived in Elmvale


Local Schools & Churches have agreed to allow parking on their property.

Springwater Township will be enforcing no parking along the west side of Amelia Street, the south side of Stone Street, and the north side of William Street.

The streets will be clearly marked by the Township as tow-away zones and this will be strictly enforced on Festival day. Special event parking lots throughout the village will be well marked. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to approach one of our volunteers.

Parking guides will help you find a spot for the day.

Local Tours:

Lalonde’s Sugarbush Tour
Be sure to take a trip to our local sugar bush to see first hand how maple syrup is made. This year’s bus transportation to Lalonde’s Sugar Bush has been arranged. The bus for the free tour will load beside the arena.


Look out for the sign and hop on the bus!

Proud Vendors

Don’t miss our new vendor locations

From bird feeders to rock jewelry, hand-forged ironwork to handmade bath products, mouth-watering edible treats to handmade clothing, you are sure to find something to catch your eye or whet your appetite.

Oh! and did we mention syrup?

Many of our local producers, who have been coming for years, along with some new ones, will be bringing a variety of maple products for your enjoyment.

Make sure to take in all this day has to offer.

The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival

We feel very proud for our great achievements.
Helping Our Community Throughout the Year!

The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival contributes to projects which support

the physical, intellectual, cultural, emotional or spiritual well-being of our community.


Supported Groups