Mayor David West's Maple Syrup Festival

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

David looks forward to welcoming spring and sweet maple syrup with a free, all ages community festival at Richmond Green Sports Complex

Together with community partners, sponsors, and community, there will be activities for all ages – educational sessions, entertainment, community tables and….. a Pancake Breakfast with real maple syrup.

This is a festival that reflects the passion David shares with generations of his family and their life long relationship with the maple syrup making process.  


  • Enjoy a Free Pancake Breakfast (while supplies last)
  • Interact with over 40 Community Groups and Organizations serving Richmond Hill
  • Celebrate a Canadian springtime tradition with a walk through the “Maple Trail” including:
    • maple syrup making demonstrations,
    • maple tasting station (while supplies last)
    • maple taffy making (while supplies last), and
    • traditional tree tapping demonstration
    • a horse drawn wagon ride (12-3 p.m.)
  • Indigenous Welcome and Official opening ceremony with Grandmother Wheatley
  • Musical entertainment all day
  • “Trees Please” presentations by Professor Pricklethorn

Admission is free but please register:

The Richmond Hill Historical Society is selling local maple syrup  for sale, in various sizes. Cash or debit/credit.

And please bring non-perishable food donations to support our Richmond Hill Food Bank.

Bring your own water bottle to support the City's Single Plastic Reduction policy.

Questions? Contact the Office of the Mayor:,Kate Davey, at [email protected]

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