The first signs of spring are beginning to appear as the birds return, the Lanark maple trees begin to run their sap and the Maple Run Studio Tour participants are geared up for its 13th season. It’s been a long cold winter and it’s time to shake off the winter doldrums and take a scenic drive on Saturday, March 21st or Sunday the 22nd(10-5pm). Come and indulge on sweet maple products at Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush. Then continue your drive to meet local craftspeople and fine artists on this popular self guided studio tour which takes place in and around Pakenham, the picturesque village with North American’s only surviving 5 span stone bridge and longest continually running General Store.
The Maple Run Tour includes Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush and 8 tour stops. At the various venues there will be glass blowing, paintings in oil/mixed media/ acrylic and water colour, up cycled painted pots, fine wood working, photography, jewellery, pottery in various forms, miniature quilting, leather work, woven garments and many more unique one of a kind arts and crafts to be discovered. You are sure to find artwork and crafts for yourself, home, garden or for gifts. Come enjoy seeing artists working in their studios and watch the glassblowing demonstrations held all weekend long. And visit the cluster groups in various locations in and around the historic village of Pakenham.
No need to pack a lunch there are four designated stops along the way where scrumptious meals and sweet treats are served. Also, make sure you pick up a tour passport at your first stop to have it stamped at each tour stop so you will be eligible for one of 3 artist gift baskets to be won. If you have your passport stamped from all eight tour locations, your name is entered twice for an extra chance to win!
Brochures with maps and detailed tour destination descriptions can be picked up at Fulton’s Sugar Bush, any tour stop along the way (look for the green maple leaf sign), Pakenham General Store, visit www.mapleruntour.ca. Visit us on Facebook for artist updates and photos, please give share and a like to promote our rite of spring event!