COME JOIN US for the 5th Friends of Pippy Park Maple Syrup Festival at North Bank Lodge! This annual event put on by the Friends of Pippy Park is free of charge, as are all of our maple syrup workshops.
Nothing says “Spring is coming” more than the sweet hobby of making your own maple syrup. Maple syruping has become a hot hobby in Newfoundland over the past few years. Due to the surging popularity of tapping maple trees, Friends of Pippy Park has upped our game once again for maple season this year. In addition to 13 workshops aimed at the general public and youth groups/school classes, we have also just bought an evaporator!
Come join us on April 14th at Pippy Park, where you can see the trees we’ve tapped, taste some delicious Pippy Park maple syrup, and meet Maple the maple syrup goat and her young kids.
We will have complimentary hot chocolate on offer thanks to the generosity of Tim Horton’s (bring your own mug if possible, please), and visitors can tour the tapped trees and get a short on-site tutorial about tapping their own maple trees. We will explain the process of making your own syrup, and have freshly made Pippy Park Maple Syrup available for free tastings. You’ll also be able to check out our shiny new maple evaporator and hear all about our plans to expand further next year!
If you’re already an enthusiastic participant of maple syrup season, there’s even more of a reason to come out. You’ll get to connect with our ever-growing community of DIY maple makers, and discuss how this season’s harvest turned out for you. We’ll swap tips and stories, and the festival will wrap up with an informal ‘tasting competition’ where maple makers can enter their syrup to compare and contrast against others. There might even be a prize or two – the rumour is a bottle of local NL honey and a bottle of delicious honey mead will be available as prizes for lucky entrants.
So again that’s APRIL 14th from 1230-330pm at North Bank Lodge (just off Nagle’s Place). Extra off site parking will be available at the Confederation Building – attendance routinely numbers in the hundreds. Can’t wait to see you all there!!
Apr 14, 2019 - 12:30
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