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maple tappingHub Staff

The Port Elgin BIA’s inaugural Maplefest is just days away with a touch of Miner’s Maple Syrup from Kemble, Ontario promising to help the pancakes go down during the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast.

The festival is free to attend and will be held on Saturday, March 24 in downtown Port Elgin from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with local dignitaries including Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson and Saugeen Shores Mayor Mike Smith lending a hand to flip the hotcakes alongside other volunteers.

Invitations have been extended to Port Elgin Farmers’ Market vendors who specialize in the sticky stuff with Miner’s Maple Syrup onsite selling their product as well Stoners Maple Syrup with their maple taffy.

Clean snow is expected to be brought in to help create a crowd favourite and maple festival stable, maple floss, and the Port Elgin Kin Club will be providing maple flavoured cotton candy.

There will be activities for the whole family to enjoy including carriage rides and a petting zoo with plenty of cute animals; as well as a scavenger hunt, said Coordinator Laura McInnes said.

“CanCarve will be at Maplefest and creating neat things out of wood and the Bowling Alley Owen Sound will be bringing their axes so people can pay to do Battle Axe Throwing,” she added.

There will also be pioneer demonstrations, dog sled rides and crafts at the Port Elgin Library.

The Port Elgin BIA is still looking for volunteers to lend a hand for the event. Anyone interested is asked to contact portelginbia@gmail.com.