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maplefest 560As part of the inaugural Maplefest on Saturday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Port Elgin BIA is hosting a photo scavenger hunt. To participate in the ‘mapley’ fun, find 12 maple leaves hidden in 12 different businesses in downtown Port Elgin.

Once each leaf has been located, take a selfie with it and post the photo to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #portelginmaplefest.

When 12 pictures have been posted participants will be entered into a grand prize draw including gift cards, store merchandise, and much more; all donated from the Port Elgin BIA group.

The prize pack includes donations from a growing list of contributors, including the following merchants:

Elgin Jewellers

Maple Shores Health Centre




Lions Club

RMT Lounge

Mill Creek

Bicyclette Rouge

Saugeen Curry House

Garage Sandwich Shop

Rabbit Dash

Cathy’s Flowers ’N Treasures

Great Huron Tattoo and Piercings

Becker Shoes

Claimed Vintage

The Wismer House

Maplefest is free to attend and is happening in downtown Port Elgin on Saturday, March 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The inaugural festival includes a pancake breakfast, vendors, maple treats, carriage rides, crafts, a petting zoo, battle axe throwing, pioneer demonstrations, and dog sled rides.