Maple Syrup Festival at the A.W. Campbell Conservation Area:
The A.W. Campbell Maple Syrup Festival will be held on March 17 – 18, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Interpretive staff will be on hand at the Festival to demonstrate the importance this liquid gold had in the lives of our First Nations people and for Pioneers. You can even learn how we tap a tree.
It takes cold frosty nights and bright sunny days for sap to flow from the trees. Weather cooperating, visitors may have an opportunity to taste sap straight from the tree. Hands-on displays will be available for visitors to experience the pioneer sugar bush lifestyle. After the demonstrations, there are beautiful trails to explore. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be held on both days from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Remember to be prepared for the mud.
Admission to the Conservation Area is $5.00 per car.
The A.W. Campbell Conservation Area is located at 8477 Shiloh Line in Brooke-Alvinston. The Conservation Area is 3 km north-east of Alvinston off Nauvoo Road (County Road 79). For more information, contact the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority at 519-245‑3710.
Alvinston Firemen’s Association Pancake Breakfast:
The Alvinston Firemen’s Association will be holding their traditional pancake and sausage meals at the nearby Brooke-Alvinston-Inwood Community Centre Complex (3310 Walnut St, Alvinston, ON) just a 5-minute drive from the A.W. Campbell Conservation Area. Vendors will be set up at the Community Centre on both Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Pricing for the Firemen’s Association meals in 2018 are as follows:
Meal #1: 1 hot dog, 1 beverage, $3.00
Meal #2: 2 pancakes, 2 sausage, 1 beverage, $6.00
Meal #3: 3 pancakes, 3 sausage, 1 beverage, $7.00
Meal #4: 4 pancakes, 1 beverage, $5.00
Hot dog only $2.00
All Beverages $1.00