Did you know that Canada produces 71% of the world's pure maple syrup? There are currently 8,600 maple syrup businesses in Canada, and in 2016, Canadian producers exported 45 million kg of maple products, with a value of $381 million! Now that’s a lot of syrup!!
This proud Canadian tradition is being hounoured once again as the Paris Lions Club hosts their annual Maple Syrup Festival in downtown Paris, on Saturday April 14, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This signature event has grown exponentially in the years since it started in 2012, and has turned into a spring tradition for many that draws thousands of visitors from all over Southwestern Ontario.
The event will take place on the main street of Paris between William and Mechanic Street. There will be no vehicle traffic during this closure, so feel free to bring your young children. A wonderful variety of local businesses will be showcasing and selling their many maple syrup products, crafts, merchandise, and delicious food. This is the place to stock up on your annual supply of delicious, pure maple syrup!
In addition to the vendors, Paris has a picturesque downtown with fantastic shopping and dining experiences just steps from the Grand River.
There will be lots of family friendly activities and entertainment, as well as food service including pancakes with maple syrup, sausage, and hot or cold beverages. Be sure to check out the crowd-drawing wood carving demonstration, and delectable maple candy making demonstration! Entertainment is yet to be determined, so check back again soon for updates! Parking will be available off Broadway Street, along Mechanic, Broadway, and West River Streets in designated areas.
The Paris Lions Club is a volunteer not-for-profit service club. Money raised goes right back into the Paris community to support local projects including the continued improvements to Paris Lions Park.
For more information, click here to open the Paris Lions website. See you for Syrup on Saturday April 14th in downtown Paris!
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