Kings Landing Corporation
CANCELLED / Kings Landing to hold 37th annual sugar bush12 March 2020
EDITOR'S NOTE: This event has been cancelled.
PRINCE WILLIAM (GNB) – The second weekend of Kings Landing’s annual sugar bush will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 14 and 15.
A pancake breakfast will be served both days from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in support of Luxor Shriners’ mission to help kids. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, coffee, tea, and juice and is $11 for adults and $8 for children at the door.
“The sugar bush breakfast is a new venture for us,” said Rob McCormack, a volunteer with Shriners. “Hopefully it’s going to turn into an excellent fundraiser and be a fun way for us to support families with the costs and stresses associated with medical procedures that children undergo.”
Kings Landing has activities planned for the weekend, as it had for the previous weekend, including horse and wagon rides, traditional fare and children’s activities at the King’s Head Inn, and open-hearth cooking at the Lint House. The highlight for many will be the 19th century sugaring demonstration with the sweet taste of maple candy on the snow.
Kings Landing has also worked with Scouts Canada to showcase traditional and modern encampments and with the University of New Brunswick’s Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre to showcase an exhibit featuring priceless artefacts from Wabanaki heritage.
“Sugar bush weekends are a sweet reminder that spring is just around the corner, and a great opportunity to get outside, soak up the sun while going on a wagon ride or waiting for maple taffy on snow,” said Mary Baruth, CEO of the corporation. “Experiencing the history and traditions surrounding sugaring off at Kings Landing is a memorable experience for everyone.”
Admission fees to the site activities are $16 per family, $8 per adult and $4 per child. Those who purchase a season pass before or during sugar bush, will enjoy free admission to it. Maple candy on the snow will be sold for $2 per stick.