It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Westfield Heritage Village Maple Syrup Festival.
Located just outside Rockton, Westfield Village officially opened to public in 1963. It is one of the most interesting historical destinations around, taking you back in time to Canada’s pioneering days.
The village consists of a collection of over 35 historical buildings, saved from being demolished and carefully restored. Moved to the 320 acre site, the buildings are equipped with costumed interpreters to help paint a picture of what life used to be like.
D'Aubigny Inn (built around 1820) once welcomed travellers near the outskirts of Brantford
A row of parapets
This Drug Store's stained glass window, which is a mortar and pestle, was made for the first drug store in St. George
Wagon rides around the village
Inside The General Store where you can purchase sweets
TH&B Locomotive 103
Mountsberg Church - Built in 1854 by Charles Mount in Mountsberg. The space is available for weddings.
Cathcart School #24 - Built in 1845 and from Brant County. The bell was originally used to call people to Methodist camp meetings in Troy.
There’s so much to see. You can shop at an old confectionary and visit a bookbinder, a blacksmith, an old Episcopal church, a hardware store, and so many other pioneer business. You can even take a wagon ride around the grounds on a vintage tractor. There’s games for kids, wood cutting, and plenty of photo opportunities at every corner.
A character actor describes to onlookers how maple syrup used to be made
The Sugar Shack trail
The Sugar Shack offers a unique glimpse at how maple syrup is made.
In keeping with Maple Syrup Festival, there are demonstrations on how maple syrup was made in early and mid-19th century. A brief walk through the woods leads to the Sugar Shack where you can see maple syrup being made in modern evaporators. You even get a sample.
The best part? The pancake breakfast brought to you by the St. George Lions Club. Located inside the Ironwood building just across from the Gift Shop, the buffet offers fresh and delicious breakfast staples at reasonable prices. The perfect way to start, or end your visit.
Westfield Village’s Maple Syrup Festival Event Dates are March 11, 14, 15, 18, 25, and 30th.