Something sweet coming to McCreary for fourth annual Maple Syrup Festival


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The 2016 Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival celebrates its fourth anniversary by launching a festival website. We are proud of this investment in the future of the festival and thank Manitoba Tourism for supporting this project. 

The Festival celebrates the local producers, the culture and the land that dominates this region with a fun day of events geared to all ages that promote participation and active learning about maple syrup production. This year’s festival starts early, if you enter a team in the Maple Syrup Trivia night on Friday. The majority of events continue on Saturday, April 9.

At the Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival, you can sample “Yummy Stuff” Maple Taffy on snow, enjoy a maple glazed donut and roast your own bannock at the sugar bush. Stomp your feet to the local musicians, Presidents Choice and Frontier Fiddlers, at the beautiful McCreary Golf club located at the base of RMNP. Ride in a horse drawn wagon to a working sugar bush and meet maple syrup producers from our area. The producers can show you how to tap a tree, explain the evaporator and tell their personal stories of what brought them into the world of Manitoba Maple Syrup. Join a Parks Canada interpreter for an educational walk in the park. Your pass includes a fun treasure hunt, face painting and a small animal display.  Spend some time at the Maple Syrup Market and stay for the performances and workshops provided by Christina the Crazy Hooper and Walking Wolf Dancers and Singers.  

The Festival is based out of McCreary Community Centre and McCreary Golf and Country Club in McCreary, MB on PTH. 5 north of Neepawa and south of Dauphin. 

Festival events begin on Friday, April 8 with the Maple Syrup Team Trivia Game and opens at 8 am Saturday with the pancake breakfast at Agassiz Park Lodge and Linda’s Diner and registration at the community centre. Activities continue all day until the end of the evening with a stunning performance by Walking Wolf Dancers starting at 7 pm. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to