Weekend Events

The 24th Holstein Maplefest 2018
Join us for a weekend of fun and family entertainment!!
“North American Maple Syrup Council awards to Love’s Sweetness “Best of Show” and “Best of Class”.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH, 9am to 4pm
SUNDAY, APRIL 15TH, 10am to 3pm
IN THE BIG TENT

MIGHTY MIKE SHOW

“Step Right Up!  Witness Mighty Mike  throwing around bowling balls and sledgehammers as if light as a feather ….while wearing a 1920’s style bathing suit.  You’ll be amazed as he drives nails through boards with his hand, bends horseshoes, and tears packs of cards, but try not to laugh at his dance routines.”

Dickie Bird

Action-packed show, complete with the famous “Bubble Machine’, puppet pal, Dough the Wug, sing-a-long and action songs.  Dickie Bird also wows his audience with tricks and illusions from the Magic Box.

Herding Sheep Dogs

Watch the Smart sheep dogs, herd sheep through gates, around fences and into enclosures as directed by our Professional Sheep Dog Handler Viki Kidd.

CRAFT SALE
At the Optimist Centre, Holstein. See 30 crafters offering a variety of articles and goods, located just north of the wagon drop off. Admission is free!!

IN THE BUSH

Free demonstratons, activities and new challenges for the kids this year!

Come and check out  bee keeping, bird feeder building, log sawing and branding, woodcarving, candle making, ice cream and butter making, the Boy Scouts rope bridge, a blacksmith, walk the plant, zip line, tunnel slide, barn yard animals,  sheep shearing, and of course “6 different ways to make maple syrup, from native times to state-of-the art present day processing”. In Arts and Crafts Tent, learn to spin yarn on a drop spindle, needle felt a necklace, wet felt a soap and see demos of hand loom weaving.

IN THE OPTIMIST CENTRE

MAPLEFEST RIB NIGHT
Saturday, April 7TH, 5 to 7 pm
at the Optimist Center, Holstein
Mouth watering varieties of ribs with coleslaw, buns and homemade maple desserts.
Take-out available

SENIORS LUNCHEON AT THE OPTIMIST CENTRE
Thursday, April 12th, 10 to 1 pm

JUNIOR OPTIMIST MAPLEFEST
Thursday, April 12th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Junior Optimist Talent Show
Admission-no charge
Contact Marg Rapp at : 519-665-2137