Bowmanville knows how to throw a good “Fest”. A big part of their success is because of the people who live there. It is a community that loves its town and supports the activities that happen there. The recent “MapleFest” was a perfect example. They came in droves…young and old, families and couples, friends hanging out and even some four legged ones.
It was a perfect day. The weather was not too hot and not too cold. The sun shone brightly. Mincom Jo, Anna Stinson, her grandson Jack and Chris Cleaver couldn’t resist the call of the maple syrup. Of course, there is only one way to start the day at Maplefest — pancakes & sausages covered in maple syrup.
The anticipation was almost unbearable as they moved through the line and found a table with their mouths watering the whole time.
You can bet that maple syrup was the star of the show and there were plenty of sources.
Pancakes may not be your favourite conduit for the golden nectar. Fear not! There was an abundance of ways to satisfy the craving for all that is maple – Maple Bean & Bacon Soup, Maple Sugar Pie, Maple Sugar Tarts, Maple Donuts, Maple Fudge, Maple Peach Bourbon Pie, Maple Blue Berry Crumble, Maple Walnut Pie, Maple Taffy on Snow, Maple Cinnamon Latte – to name a just few.
If maple syrup isn’t your thing there was plenty of non-maple syrup vendors to make sure no one went hungry. Jamaican, Hawaiian and barbecue food trucks along with chip wagons and Italian sausage makers made sure of it.
Not for the faint of heart, there were some pretty exciting rides for the kiddies.
The Bowmanville Zoo provided camel rides. The camel just grinned when Mincom Jo asked to have a turn.
Janet Lange was on hand to bring face painting to a whole new spectacular level. Her creations were nothing short of magical!
The boys opted for something a little more masculine.
Some folks got a good head start on their (dare I say it?)…Christmas shopping, with all the creative vendors displaying their wares.
After all the eating, riding and shopping, the best way to take a breather is to enjoy some of the music provided. From one end of the main street to the other there were talented musicians serenading you along the way.
As we said, Bowmanville really knows how to enjoy their community. You won’t want to miss their next “Fest”.