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Festival de l’érable – Kelowna MapleFest is Back Today at Stuart Park

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Festival de l’érable – Kelowna MapleFest is Back Today at Stuart Park
Maple taffy (tire d'érable), and of course poutine are some of the tasty treats you'll find at the MapleFest.
Maple taffy (tire d'érable), and of course poutine are some of the tasty treats you'll find at the MapleFest.

The Kelowna MapleFest is back at Stuart Park today at 10am to 4pm with a full program of entertainment. MapleFest is more than just a festival featuring traditional Québécois food. During the outdoor family day people can enjoy performances by local singers, dancers, musicians, artisans, theatrical character performers and more. There are a wide variety of artists and types of music to entertain your family – the festival has something for every taste and age.

Come and treat your taste buds with traditional sugar shack food, such as pea soup, sugar pie and, of course, the famous maple taffy on snow. In addition there will be poutine, crepes, maple cotton candy, and maple sugar tarts.

Enter the fantasy world of all the funny characters and let the jugglers, giants and dancers entertain you. Children will be amazed (or scared) by clowns, sculpted balloons and face painting. Everyone will enjoy the workshops and shows on the main outdoor stage presented for free – make musical and artistic discoveries, or cheer on your favourite artists.

On Sunday May 5th at the Laurel Packinghouse starting at 10am, indulge yourself at the traditional “maple sugar shack” brunch. The Old Time Fiddlers will add a touch of folk entertainment to make sure the ambiance is set and fun for the entire family. The brunch menu includes ham, hash browns, beans, scrambled eggs, bacon, maple tarts, pancakes, pea soup, coffee and orange juice. General admission is $15 and Children (7 yrs old and under) are $7. Tickets can be purchased in the link below.


The culinary experience Festin also returns to the Kelowna MapleFest, a convivial food-infused evening event full of surprises at Bouchons Bistro on Sunset featuring Chef Stéphane Facon.

Menu

Appetizers:
– Tapenade on toast
– Salmon gravlax
– Wine tasting – Pétales d’Osoyoos

Dinner – 3 course meal:
– Fish steak, mushrooms puree, hazelnut powder, cuttlefish ink tile
– Spinach stuffed pork, maple glazed apple, gratin dauphinois
– Maple creme caramel

Ticket prices begin at $55.00. Purchase tickets here.

The festivities are all hosted by the Centre culturel francophone de l’Okanagan.

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