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 29th, 2023

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!

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.
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.

Sugar Bush Nature Walk
The naturalists from the Tiny Marsh biodiversity group are happy to be part of the festival! Join us on a 40-minute walk through the sugar bush at a time when we are welcoming back many well-loved migrants and enjoying the flowering of our spring ephemerals.

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.


Main Stage: Featured Artist

The Mugs Band

Local Roots run deep for The Mugs band – We asked Steve McGinnis, lead singer of The Mugs band, for his thoughts on playing at this year’s festival and he said, “it’s such a pleasure returning to my hometown of Elmvale to take part in this long-standing tradition. The McGinnis family settled here in 1855 and have always been involved in the community so I’m honoured to carry on that heritage by taking the stage once again with my band, The Mugs”.

Classic rock is alive and well when The Mugs hit the stage. This energetic band is guaranteed to get the crowd on their feet and yelling for more! you’re looking for a first-rate band to rock your next event, come check out The Mugs on the main stage at this year’s festival.

Featuring Carl Rabinowitz on bass, Steve Hanmore on guitar, Steve Chreptak on drums and Steve McGinnis on vocals, these guys are all about classic rock dance hits from the 60s to the 90s with fine three-part harmonies. If you love The Beatles, Tragically Hip, Tom Petty, Dire Straits, Eagles, The Police and Rolling Stones then you’ll love The Mugs as well!

Be sure to like their facebook page to keep track of upcoming shows in your town.

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