Mr. Vic Lemieux spearheaded the first festival with the hopes it would bring people out and celebrate after a long winter. His vision of a spring celebration has continued with the festival celebrating its 38th year this April.
On scenic downtown Gore Street and at other venues in Perth, you’ll discover fantastic shops, vendors offering award-winning maple products, displays, stage entertainment, lots of kids’ activities and more.
This annual event is hosted by the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce and touts the fact Lanark County is the maple syrup capital of Ontario. The funds raised from the festival help keep the festival going as well as other chamber initiatives.
“My wife and I have been attending the Festival of the Maples for several years. We attend many festivals in various towns across Ontario each year, but we always make sure to make time to come to Perth each year for the Festival of the Maples. It is, in our experience, the best small town festival in Ontario.”
Mark your calendars for the 2014 Festival of the Maples
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Festival and Vendor information coming in January…….
The Perth and District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the 2013 Festival of the Maples Committee, businesses, organizations and individuals whose participation made the event a success!
THANK YOU TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSORS
Cogeco Cable Canada LP, Hinton Dodge Chrysler, Jim Noble RBC Dominion Securities, Lake 88.1, Mike Fair Chevrolet. Buick. GMC. Cadillac Ltd., Perth KIA, Rogers Media Jack FM/Y101, Scotiabank, The Perth Courier,
THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSORS
3M Canada Inc., Canadian Tire Perth, Carolina Court Retirement Home Limited Partnership, Crain and Schooley Insurance a division of Johnson Inc., Finnegan Insurance Brokers Ltd / Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, Jade Transportation, Lanark Leeds Homebuilders Association
THANK YOU TO OUR SILVER SPONSORS
CAA – North and East Ontario, Crains’ Construction Limited, Lyle’s Old Fashioned Fudge Inc., Perth and District Portable Toilet Rentals, Sheri Mahon Fournier Sales Rep. – Coldwell Banker Settlement Realty
THANK YOU TO OUR BRONZE SPONSORS
Brown Shoe Company of Canada Ltd., Kenneth W. Smith Professional Corporation, Kingsway Arms @ Carleton Place Manor, Perth-Upon-Tay Royal Canadian Legion Br. 244, Tackaberry Sand & Stone Ltd, Wills Transfer Ltd.
THANK YOU TO OUR CHILDREN’S PALACE SPONSORS
Barnabe’s Your Independent Grocer, Dorothy Linden DLC The Mortgage Source
THANK YOU TO OUR SAFETY SQUARE PARTICIPANTS
Assaulted Women, BBD&E Rescue 1, Hydro One, OPP, Perth Fire Unit 13, Red Cross, St. Johns Ambulance
Thank you to Siloki.com Laser Tag for supplying the Laser Tag Game
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND THOSE WHO DONATED TIME, TALENT AND PRODUCT
A Very Warm Thank You
to all of our wonderful volunteers for their energy and support, making the Festival of the Maples a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone in the community. On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Festival Committee and our over 350 local business members we greatly appreciate your donation of time and effort to make the Festival a fun day. We hope to see you all again next year!
THANK YOU TO THE MAPLE SYRUP COMPETITION TROPHY SPONSORS & JUDGES
The Perth Courier, OMYA Canada, Springdale Farm, CDL Lanark,
and Hal Botham Memorial Trophy.
Judges: Doug & Wenda Wheeler, Rebecca Wissler, Elite Engraving and St. Andrew’s Church
Dorothy Linden, Kirsten Coughler, Jack Wright, Tressa Oliver, Brian Perkin, Mike Alberty, Marguerite Roberts, Jo Bali, Dave Blair, Pete Echlin, Chamber staff members Carol Quattrocchi and Pauline Fitchett
Thank you to all residents who had to make special arrangements for parking and access to their homes for the day.
A special Thank You to the OPP, the OPP Auxiliary, Algonquin College Police Foundations Students and to the Town of Perth for their assistance, Max Keeping, the Girl Guides, Tim Horton’s, Van Horne Manor and Ryan Communications
Thanks to the Downtown Merchants, Vendors and the Entertainers!
Thank you to all off of the Maple Syrup Producers competing in the Annual Competition
If we should have missed someone please accept our apology and our appreciation for your support and contribution!
Festival of the Maples Committee
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If you are interested in participating as a vendor please see Letter of Instruction and Application below: