On April 10, 1965, Elmira celebrated its first Maple Syrup Festival. It was a warm and inviting day and all roads led to Elmira; the ladies were ready at their camp stoves and electric griddles, ready to serve pancakes and maple syrup to a crowd of hopefully 2,500. To everyone’s great surprise, 10,000 people made their way to Elmira that first year to savour the sweet taste of spring! And so, the Festival grew… and grew… and grew.
Elmira’s Maple Syrup Festival is considered a true sign of spring; visitors are drawn by spring fever and a nostalgia for a rural way of life. Come join the fun—there is something for everyone young and old. Harold will be serving pancakes, pouring syrup and out and about – come join him in Elmira!