Maple Syrup Festival

This week I was a judge (for the 3rd year) at the Maple Syrup Competition. It was harder to do than you would think!

This coming Saturday is the 3rd Annual Big Leaf Maple Festival held at the Forest Discovery Center in Duncan, BC. Details Below:

Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival

Forest Discovery Center

2892 Drinkwater Road

Duncan, BC V9L 6C2


Phone: (250) 715-1113

Saturday February 5, 2011

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Taste maple syrup from Vancouver Island at the Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival!

Visitors are invited to participate in mini-workshops facilitated by experienced maple syrup producers, including tapping demonstrations, presentations, and displays. This year’s event features cooking with local maple syrup and maple food will be available. The festival features a maple syrup competition with judging by celebrity chefs from Vancouver Island. The evaporator will be running all day so visitors can savour the warm maple aroma of sap and see how syrup is made.

Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival Schedule:

Explore the sights and aromas of syrup making


10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Find out more about maple tapping

Tapping Demonstrations:

Every 20 minutes from 10:20 am – 3:20 pm

Approximately 15 minutes long

Maple Syrup Presentations

Approximately 15 minutes long

Taste Local Maple Syrup

10:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Maple Syrup Competition Awards

12:30 pm

Train Rides

10:30 pm – 3:30 pm every half hour

Special Admission Price:

$7 adult/seniors/student/youth

$5 per child (2-12 years)

children under 2 are free

About Bill Jones

Chef, Author and Forager

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