March 17, 2010
PRINCE WILLIAM (CNB) - The annual sugar bush event will be held at Kings Landing Historical Settlement during the next two weekends, Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, and Saturday and Sunday, March 27-28. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day.
A pancake breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. all four days. This is a fundraising event to support York Sunbury Ground Search and Rescue, and has become a spring tradition at Kings Landing. The cost is $7.75 per adult and $4.75 per child.
Kings Landing has many activities planned each day, including visits to the farm; traditional cooking and life skills in two historic homes; magic shows; horse-drawn wagon rides; and music.
The highlight for many will be the 19th-century sugar bush demonstration in the village, with the sweet taste of maple candy on the snow. Due to its great popularity, this event has been expanded to include two full weekends this year.
Admission fees to village activities are $10 per family, $5 per adult and $2.50 per child. Maple candy on the snow will be sold for $2 per stick.
Kings Landing is a 20-minute drive west of Fredericton at Exit 253 of the Trans-Canada Highway. For more information, call 506-363-4999, or visit the Kings Landing website.
MEDIA CONTACT: Krista Rae, public relations co-ordinator, Kings Landing Historical Settlement, 506-363-4952, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.