Festival of the Maples

maple taffySave the Date!  Saturday, April 26, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

38TH Annual Festival of the Maples in Downtown Perth!

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.

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.

  The funds raised from the festival help keep the festival going as well as other chamber activities.

Join us in downtown Perth and celebrate  the Festival of the Maples! With over 160 vendors, children’s activities and live entertainment you are sure to have a wonderful time. While here, stop in at the local stores and experience all that Perth has to offer.

Maplefest Play Park - Siloki

NEW this year is an updated Children’s area - Maplefest Play Park. Siloki  Centre is ready to show you a great time.

AS WELL be sure to consider taking a FREE shuttle bus from Algonquin College to the Festival. Park your car at the college, hop on the bus supplied by Stock Transportation – Perth Division and arrive at the Festival. Easy as that. See map below for location of Algonquin College on Craig Street, Perth. The shuttle bus will be running all day between 9 am – 4pm. The shuttle will drop you off at Gore Street and Craig Street where Your Festival Experience awaits.

Maple Fest flyer back

Maple Fest flyer front

To print the flyer click here:     Maple Festival Flyer2014

 

Main Stage Entertainment Schedule

Vendor Registration Information

Vendors: Please ensure that the Vendor Letter, Vendor Application as well as your proof of insurance are signed and returned to the Chamber Office together for quicker processing.

Click below for Vendor Letter and Application Form

Vendor Letter 2014

Vendor Application Form 2014

Testimonial

“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.”

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The Perth and District Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the 2014 Festival of the Maples Committee, businesses, organizations and individuals whose participation makes the event a success!

THANK YOU TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSORS

Mike Fair Chevrolet.Buick.GMC.Cadillac Ltd.
Camp Otterdale
Scotiabank
Hinton Dodge Chrysler
Lake 88.1 FM
Roger’s Media JACKFM CKBY
RBC Dominion Securities – Jim Noble
Cogeco Cable Canada LP
The Perth Courier

 THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSORS

3M
Carolina Retirement Suites
Crain & Schooley Insurance, Division of Johnson Inc.
OMYA Canada Inc.
Canadian Tire Associate Store
Town and Country Chrysler
BMO Nesbitt Burns – The Graham Dixon Group
Stock Transportation Perth Division
Finnegan Insurance Brokers Ltd./Aviva Insurance Company
Jade Transportation
Lanark Home Builders Association

THANK YOU TO OUR SILVER SPONSORS

Canadian Automotive Association – North & East Ontario
Crains’ Construction Limited
Perth & District Portable Toilet Rentals
Sheri Mahon-Fournier Coldwell-Banker Realty
Old Fashioned Fudge Inc.
Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn and Spa

THANK YOU TO OUR BRONZE SPONSORS

Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony
Brown Shoe Company of Canada Limited
Tackaberry Sand & Stone Limited

THANK YOU TO OUR CHILDREN’S PALACE SPONSORS

Barnabe’s Your Independent Grocer
HealthyBooks Bookkeeping Services
TD Canada Trust
DLC The Mortgage Source – Dorothy Linden

MAPLEFEST PLAYPARK SPONSORS:

Tim Hortons
TayCare Children’s Centre

Barker Willson Professional Corporation

THANK YOU TO OUR SAFETY SQUARE PARTICIPANTS

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND THOSE WHO DONATE 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

2014  FESTIVAL COMMITTEE
Kirsten Coughler, Jack Wright, Tressa Oliver, Brian Perkin, Mike Alberty, Marguerite Roberts,  Pete Echlin, Jennifer Perkin, 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.

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

 

FREE Parking and shuttles available at Algonquin College, Perth Campus (pink pin on map)

College is located at 7 Craig Street, Perth, Ontario. Thank you to Algonquin College for the free parking and volunteer support.



View Downtown Perth in a larger map

 

If you are interested in participating as a vendor please contact the Chamber office at 613-267-3200 or 1-888-319-3204 or email at welcome@perthchamber.com

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

PLATINUM- $800 + GST ($904)
• Premium radio advertising on local and Ottawa Radio Stations
• Two Booth Spaces
• Logo in all print advertising prior to the event as well as in Thank you ads
• Logo on Entertainment Flyer for distribution prior to the event
• 2×3 sign on the entertainment stage (provided by your organization)
• Stage mentions throughout the day
• Special recognition as a Major Sponsor during any additional appearances
by Festival Committee Members
• Logo in Perth & District Chamber of Commerce monthly newsletter for March and April

GOLD-$500 + HST ($565)
• Logo in all print advertising prior to the event as well as in Thank you ads
• Logo on Entertainment Flyer for distribution prior to event
• 2×3 sign on the entertainment stage (provided by your organization)
• Stage mentions throughout the day
• Special recognition as a Major Sponsor during any additional appearances by Festival Committee
• Logo in Perth & District Chamber of Commerce monthly newsletter for March and April

SILVER-$300 + HST ($339)
• Logo in all print advertising prior to the event as well as in Thank you ads
• Logo on Entertainment Flyer for distribution prior to event
• 2×3 sign on the entertainment stage (provided by your organization)
• Name in Perth & District Chamber of Commerce monthly newsletter for March and April

BRONZE-$200 + HST ($226)
• Name appearing on “Patron” Sign at Entertainment Stage
• Name included in “Thank You” ads in local papers
• Name appearing in Perth & District Chamber of Commerce newsletter for March and April

CHILDREN’S PALACE-$300 + HST ($339)
The Children’s Palace will provide visitors with children, an opportunity to participate in crafts, games, and entertainment. The Palace will be supervised. The sponsorship is limited to 4 and includes the following:

• Logo on all print advertising and Thank you ads
• Logo on Entertainment Flyer for Distribution prior to event.
• Name in Perth & District Chamber of Commerce newsletter for March and April
• Logo on Banner at the “Children’s Palace”.

For all levels of sponsorship, your organization will be acknowledged on the Chamber’s Maplefest webpage
for the remainder of the year.
We look forward to working with you on this wonderful event!

Festival Coordinator – Jennifer Perkin, 613-267-3200

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