Thursday , April 6th

Come enjoy, hot delicious made from scratch belmore pancakes, maple syrup, and sausage . All served with country hospitality and a smile.

50th Annual

April 6th and 8th 2017

Come Join us in 2018 April 12th and 14th!

Pictures from Past Belmore Maple Syrup Festivals

Origin of the maple syrup festival

       Belmore is a unique community! This "Hamlet with a Heart", has a population of about 100 people. It sits at the crossroads of four townships, Howick, Turnberry, Culross and Carrick.

       Our first Festival was held in 1968 and this year we will host our 50th Maple Syrup Festival. Our community has continued to be unique and distinct, although not incorporated as a municipality.

       When the existing Community Centre, built in 1951, needed a new roof, it was suggested that a Maple Syrup Festival be held to raise funds. This project was quickly underway and local families tapped roadside maples and hauled the sap to the Sugar Shanty in town. Two evaporators were set up, fueled by wood and managed by local volunteers, 725 gallons of maple syrup was produced.

That year the festival attracted about 1800 people. By the end of the year the new roof was in place. In 1976, our community Centre, like many others in the province, was declared unsafe.

       Immediately after the Festival the community volunteers began to tear down the old centre to prepare the construction site. The 1977 Festival was held in the brand new Belmore Community Centre.

      The tradition of volunteers of all ages and several faiths working together is still apparent today as we continue to enjoy a strong sense of community.

Did you Know?

  • Adults $10.00

  • Children 6 to 11 years old $5.00
  • Children 5 years and under FREE

 Meal prices

  • The festival is run by approximately 300 community volunteers.

  • Approximately 6570 people were served in 2010 during Thursday and Saturday

  • The pancakes mix requires 600kg of flour, 80kg of sugar, 80kg of shortening and baking powder.

  • Approximately 200 dozen eggs and 700 litres of milk are used to mix the batter.

  • One 40 kg bag of flour makes about 15 batches of pancake mix.

  • People attend from all over Ontario but mainly the midwest and southwest.

  • The price for a meal in 1968 was $1.25.

  • The Price for a meal in 2010 was $9.

Saturday, April 8th

  • ​All events are held in the Community Centre with Free admission to the building
  • Outdoor maple syrup demonstration
  • All events are wheelchair accessible
  • Courtesy vans are available

other information

  • Craft Vendor information and inquires contact Deanne at (519) 335-3748 or by email d.dickson@wightman.ca
  • For Bus/ Group Booking Contact Laura Harris at (519) 392 - 6779

  • Senior's Day (but all ages are welcome)
  • Pancakes served from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Craft show
  • Baked Goods
  • Local pork products booth
  • Maple syrup booth
  • Entertainment, local talent
  • step dancing
  • Singing
  • Instrumental acts
  • Vocal Groups

     All are welcome!

  • Pancakes  served from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

  • Craft Show
  • Kid's Room
  • Baked Goods
  • Local pork products booth
  • Maple syrup booth
  • Entertainment, local talent
  • step dancing
  • Singing
  • Instrumental acts
  • Vocal Groups
  • Dance featuring: Your New Neighbors
    • ​Age of Majority
    • 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM​
    • ​Tickets $15.00 each or 2 for $25.00
    • Available at:
      • ​Watsons Home Hardware Gorrie
      • Surroundings in Mildmay
      • The Workshop in Wingham
      • Belmore Feedmill in Belmore
      • Amber Jefffray 519-450-8345

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Belmore Maple Syrup Festival