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Sweetwater Harvest Festival

with the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

Join the Friends of Wye Marsh and Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons for an awesome maple syrup experience next spring. The Sweetwater Harvest Festival is the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre’s biggest fundraiser of the year – and ONE ticket gets you access to TWO fantastic sites.

Join us March 23 & 24, 2024

We’re busy planning Ontario’s sweetest maple syrup event! Keep checking this webpage, and the Wye Marsh’s website, for updates.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the 2023 edition of the Sweetwater Harvest Festival a success. We look forward to another great celebration of spring!

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Our events feature handmade, one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts and artisan made products, as well as gourmet food products, tasty treats and baking. Food trucks are also welcome!

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Thanks to our 2023 sponsors!

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16164 Highway 12 East, Midland, ON, L4R 4K8

Parking Info

There is ample parking for visitors including those with RVs and buses. Please park in the parking lot provided and make your way to the admissions entrance. We also have bike racks available for cyclists coming from the Tay Trail.

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Please contact us at hhp@ontario.ca or (705) 526-7838 if you have any questions.

Ontario’s first European Community, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons was the headquarters for the French Jesuit Mission to the Huron-Wendat people. In 1639, the Jesuits, along with French lay workers, began construction of a fenced community that included barracks, a church, workshops, residences, and a sheltered area for Indigenous visitors. This community was abandoned and burned down in 1649.

After extensive archaeological and historical research, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons is now recreated on its original site, where the mission’s compelling story is brought to life with costumed historical interpreters, demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Located near Midland, on the Wye River, this world-renowned reconstruction offers visitors a unique opportunity to see the earliest Canadian pioneer life through self-guided visits, group tours, interactive education programs, and special events. Complete your experience by exploring our interpretive museum and themed gift shop.

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