This year we welcome a new batch of incredible local talent and events to our live stage throughout the festival. Join us for a day of eclectic music and celebration of all things maple.

Check out the full schedule below and make sure you don’t miss anything!

Main Stage Entertainment 2023

(Herriott at Gore Street)


10:00amMatt Dickson – This popular local musician and multi-instrumentalist performs a wide range of pop, rock and more.

11:00amLanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association Awards – Local syrup producers awarded for their ‘Lanark County Gold’ maple products.

11:30amCR5 Bluegrass Band – A contemporary 5-piece bluegrass band voted ‘Most Promising Group’ at Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards (CCBA).

12:30pmMaplefest ‘Wood Cookie’ Challenge – The wood chips fly in the Team ‘Cross-Cut Saw’ and ‘Sap Tapping’ Competitions with Fiddlers Fern & Willow Marwood accompanying the competitions. Registration Form and Waiver: Click Here (PDF).

1:30pm‘Crooked Creek’ Bluegrass Band – Jono Townsend, Tim Loten, Daphnee Vandal and the boys are pickin’ & grinnin’!

2:30pm – doubleBack – Shawn McCullough, Roch Lafleur, Mark Lemieux, Wade Foster, Corey Sullivan.


Plus…In the Tay Basin

11:00 – 2:00pm – Three2Go Band – Mike Irvin, Iqbal Umar & Barry Armstrong will be entertaining visitors in the Festival’s Play Park.


On the Streets and Roaming the Festival

King of Swingers – This travelling 4-piece good-time band starts a show wherever they stop!