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Delta Maple Syrup Festival 2016

1212The Old Stone Mill NHS will be open for tours from 9 am to 3 pm during Delta’s Maple Syrup Festival. A used Book Sale will take place in the Old Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday, light refreshments will be available. Milling and blacksmithing demonstrations will take place on Saturday, starting at 1 pm. Many other activities taking place in Delta.

Established in 1967, the Delta Maple Syrup Festival was the first maple celebration to be established in the area. In planning for Canada’s Centennial, a small group of dedicated volunteers met regularly in the Council Chambers at the Old Town Hall. As President of the group, Harold Russell worked tirelessly as he contacted every farmer, arranged for sugar shack visits and tours, promoted sugaring off demonstrations and jack wax parties.

In the beginning, the Festival was a three day event held in March which included feeding pancakes and syrup to busloads of students on school trips. In order to keep up with the crowds, meals were served on both floors of the Old Town Hall.

Visitors were able to tour local sugar bushes along with watching maple syrup being bottled and maple candy being made in the Confederated Foods Syrup Plant building.

Over the years, the Festival continued through the efforts of many local residents and Service Clubs
before becoming a project for the Directors of the Delta Agricultural Society. And now, the tradition continues 49 years later!

 

Date :
April 16th and 17th, 2016 | 9 a.m to 3 p.m

Please contact Heather Halladay
Phone: 613-928-2949
Or The Delta Fair Office at 613-928-2800
E-mail : deltafair@ripnet.com

Or visit the www.deltafair.com

CHRISTMAS AT THE MILL

Saturday, December 5, 12, & 19 – CHRISTMAS AT THE MILL – the mill will be lit up with festive candles as part of Delta’s Celebrating the Season. We’ll be open from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Lower Beverley Lake Park will be lit with over 80,000 lights. For full details click on brochure (PDF file) or see: www.beverleylakepark.com/christmas.html.

Christmas Lights in the Mill: Each Christmas season the Delta Mill Society installs large lighted candles and wreaths in the Mill windows and people come from many miles around to see this beautiful seasonal display. As one local business person wrote to the Society “the Mill’s windows glow like small jewels on cold winter nights”. This display is now paired with Delta’s Celebrating the Season with thousands of lights in Lower Beverley Lake Park.

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