ALVINSTON – Several hundred people braved the cold weekend weather to see the return of the maple syrup festival at the AW Campbell Conservation Area for the first time in three years.
The festival, canceled in recent years due to the pandemic, featured a demonstration and activity site, guided hikes, St. Clair Region Conservation Authority information booths, and horse-drawn wagon rides.
And of course maple syrup was for sale.
A spokesperson said about 150 people showed up Saturday despite fairly cold conditions, but they were hoping for a larger crowd Sunday with slightly warmer weather in store. In past years, when the weather co-operates, more than 1,000 people have come through.