Sunday, 29 April 2012

Festival of the Maples, Perth, Ontario, 2012

Despite it being a bad year for syrup, it was a wonderful festival. Last year was warmer, but still sunny!
Big crowds. Sunny, if cold, day.
Friends of Murphy's Point Park had a great display. Lots of interested children.

The beaver pelt is the most amazing. Turtle shell, mink skull, snake skin, and snapping turtle skull.

Alida, a newer park interpreter, is fabulous with young kids and her artifacts.

Linda, a high school math teacher, excels at working with the young kids!

Face painting, volunteer firefighters, police equipment, Sparky,  sheep shearing, antique cars, young people having fun (not needing rescue), pony rideclowns making balloon animals, dancing to the music of the Nepean Panharmonic Steel Band.

Despite it being a bad year for syrup and sap, the place was packed. Gore street is shut down and we have visitors galore. You may well ask: I hoisted my camera over my head and hoped for the best!


Photos: including the kid's rides, EMS crews, our volunteer firefighters (BBDE).


Paula said...

It was a great day, chilly but wonderful just the same. You captured some great pictures.

Olga said...

It looks like a fun time for the family. I am nearing the end of last year's syrup and dread finding out what it will cost this year. Whatever, it is worth getting the real thing.

lyzzydee said...

Hi Jenn,
In my brain I have you living in the wild and never considered that you would be in a town area!! How pathetic is that??? Looks like a great day out. The rain is still raining and we have a hose pipe ban as we are officially in the grips of a drought!!!

Red said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. They really set this up for kids.

Kay L. Davies said...

Looks like a good time was had by all, Jenn.

Kathy said...

It looks like a big crowd for this festival. I'd say that was success!