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Baked Goodies & Sweets
For the Muskoka Maple Trail, you have to try their maple pecan apple strudel, a homemade pastry with an apple and maple pecan filling, topped with their famous puff pastry and coated in maple frosting. You can also pick up their delicious maple pecan square which starts with their famous butter cookie recipe base, a gooey maple pecan filling and topped with milk chocolate drizzle. Stop in Tuesday – Saturday to try these decadent treats.
Maple Brews & Cocktails
Sawdust City Brewing Company has injected some sweetness into their tasting board this season. Visit Sawdust City Brewing Company and sample their limited release beer Eagle’s Tear. Brewed with pure Muskoka water, this Maple Coffee Sour Red Ale is available in The Sawdust City Saloon and for purchase in the Brewery’s retail store. When the sap flows, the Brewery features a variety of maple beer as well as butter tarts, and their own Dark Maple Syrup blend available for purchase. Request a booking for a brewery tour, offered 12pm to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Retail Beer Store Hours: 9am – 11pm
Saloon Hours: 11am – 11pm
The Oar & Paddle has long been known for their innovative cocktails, and will be featuring two must-try cocktails on their during the Muskoka Maple Trail.
- Maple Bacon Caesar, if you love Caesars then this is a must-try
- Maple Bourbon Manhattan, a sweet twist on one of the classics!
This family favourite restaurant in downtown Gravenhurst will be serving a Muskoka maple breakfast special featuring their fluffy buttermilk pancakes smothered in local Muskoka maple syrup. Pancake breakfasts are the quintessential way to start your day during the spring maple harvest so stop in for breakfast
Maple Inspired Cuisine
Old Mill Family Restaurant is celebrating the spring harvest with their fresh and delicious Spring Salad served with a beautiful Muskoka Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette. Stop in for lunch or dinner to try this delicious and fresh course.
The Oar & Paddle will be serving up their famous chicken wings with their own in-house sauce recipe ‘Smokey BBQ Maple Bacon’. It is the perfect blend of smokiness and sweet, and might soon become your favourite wing sauce!
Follow the Maple Trail to experience Muskoka’s signature maple syrup and enjoy an overnight stay at the Residence Inn Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf! Explore the Muskoka Maple Trail and try unique experiences such as sugar bush tours and sleigh rides, or taste the delicious maple-inspired menus and maple-flavoured beer!
- Suite accommodation (with complimentary upgrade based on availability)
- Complimentary full hot daily breakfast buffet for two that includes waffles and local maple syrup
- A bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival
- Maple candies upon arrival
After a fun-filled day of exploring, enjoy stunning views of Lake Muskoka from the comfort of your suite, or unwind in our indoor pool and whirlpool. Book your maple adventure this minute!
Hot off the press we now have copies of the 2017 Muskoka Tourism Guide ready for distribution. Simply stop by the Chamber offices and pick up your copies today.
We expect the Gravenhurst directory, map and guide to be ready for distribution by the end of April. We’ll let you know when it’s ready for pick up.
~Aim at Targeting Your Exact Audience~
Dockside Festival of the Arts offers a unique and targeted marketing opportunity that your business may be searching for. Dockside Festival targets seasonal residents, cottagers and their visitors with a household income of $125,000+. Dockside customers are proven return and dedicated festival goers who have been coming for years, making it a family tradition. These customers are the perfect target for any business who aims to reach seasonal residents, cottagers, their visitors etc. many with a higher than average household income. These are the people building or buying cottages, who need contractors, designers, architects, building supplies, year-round landscaping, require second home services such as cottage watch, cleaning, catering etc. and are those who have at least one boat, and need docking/storage services etc.
Dockside Attendees value and invest in art, gourmet food and home decor with a distinct Muskoka feel. Dockside is more than an arts and crafts show, Dockside Festival offers guests an opportunity to enjoy art, LIVE music, craft beer and culinary specialties, while providing unique interactive activities for guests from artisan tutorials and demonstrations, to helicopter rides and attractions.
If your business falls into any of these categories, then this is the perfect marketing strategy for your company.
If you are a contractor, home designer, architect, building materials supplier, renovation specialist, landscaper, marina owner, real estate agent or broker, financial adviser, insurance broker, lawyer, home decor/specialty retail outlet, boat/activity rental facility, tree removal service etc.
then you’ll want to take advantage of this advertising opportunity, because you can promote your brand to the exact audience you’ve been wanting to reach.
‘CREATIVE CRAFT’ TITLE SPONSORSHIP
As a title sponsor your business will be recognized on ALL pieces of marketing material, meaning your logo will be seen EVERYWHERE! More specifically…
- Co-exclusive radio spots for all Dockside Festival advertisements, including LIVE on the morning show, contests, promotions, etc. on two local mainstream radio stations
- Large, front and center logo on print & promotional material, including Cottage Country Hideaways Magazine, Muskoka Arts & Crafts Program, posters, rack cards, road signs, flags etc.
- Business recognition in ALL social media relating to Dockside Festival of the Arts, including Facebook, Twitter, Google Ad Words etc.
- Free booth and prime location/event exposure, including signage throughout park
- Business recognition in all press releases – 2-3 to be completed
- Full page sponsor bio in Festival Program and www.docksidefestival.com
- Logo in all email blasts relating to Dockside Festival
- Front and center logo on Dockside Festival Program
- Exclusive right to say “Dockside Festival of the Arts – Sponsored by … – Priceless