Maple Syrup Festivals
Maple Syrup Festivals
Not every area has a maple syrup festival. After all maple syrup is only produced in
- Canada (70 percent of the world’s maple syrup is produced in
- United States - And here only in states that have cold winters, like Vermont (which is the largest American producer, about 6 percent of the world’s supply) and New
Hampshire, NY, Michigan, etc.
Maple syrup trees (Sugar Maples) need freeze-thaw cycles of freezing nights and warm days to produce heavy flows of
That said, there are:
- Maple syrup festivals in areas where maple syrup is produced (these are identified on each state's pages, since they are usually held on the
- Pancake festivals (in which maple syrup is, of course, a prominent participant) see the Easter Egg Hunt website for these, as they usually
coincide with Easter activities. and
- Maple sugaring festivals: tours and special days held at farms (sugarworks) where the sugar maple trees are grown and the syrup is
produced.(See below; we will include these below as we find them)
But, quite a few states in the middle ground do, so take a look below!
For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!
Sweet Wind Farm -
follows organic practices, , Maple Syrup from
trees on the farm, prepicked produce, restrooms
Road, Rte. 179, East Hartland, CT 06027. Phone: 860-653-2038.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Follow route 20
west from Granby Center into Hartland. Take a left onto route
179, farm is down 1 1/2 miles on right. Take route 219 from
Barkhamsted onto rte. 179, farm is on just past town line on
left. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in July, August,
September, October, November, December. Open: call for hours.
Our Sugarhouse was built in 2005, we began making maple syrup
here in 2006. Previously, The Case family made syrup for over 30
years at "Arlow's Sugar Shack" in Granby, CT. Sweet Wind Farm's
new sugarhouse has modern equipment to produce quality maple
syrup and other maple products such as sugar candy, lollipops,
jelly, and cream. We offer educational tours and classes to
groups , or you may visit during our "Open House" times when we
are boiling for a free visit. Maple syrup is sold in all size
containers from 3 oz. jugs to gallons, and we sell wholesale to
those who buy in quantity. Maple products are sold year 'round
at our farm. Visit us during our Maple Festival held annually on
the second Saturday in March..
Annual Maple Festival
Every March on a Saturday 10 - 4
On the second Saturday of every
March Sweet Wind Farm hosts a Maple Festival. Free Admission and fun for all ages. Held rain or shine. We will serve pancakes with our own maple
syrup, be giving tours and demonstrations and have live music. From 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Dress for the weather! Seating indoors is limited and
available as people come and go. Pay cashier first to obtain food tickets and pick up order at the kitchen when ready. Maple products for sale
to take home. Cash is king but credit cards accepted. Ongoing tours given throughout the day, no time slot appointments needed this year. Tree
tapping demonstrations outside given as weather permits, dress accordingly. Music with Jack and His Guitar.
CT Maple Weekend
March on a Saturday 10-4 March Sunday 12 noon-4
This will the the 3rd annual CT Maple Weekend! Join us along with our maple sugar houses in
the state of CT who will be showing off to the general public, that YES you can make maple syrup that rivals any other right here in the state
of CT. Pancakes and more served on SATURDAY ONLY. Live music, tours, demonstrations, maple products for sale. Sunday from 12 noon-4 will be a
bit more low key but we will welcome visitors for tours and maple products for sale.
Open House Boiling
Anytime we are working in
the sugarhouse boiling sap in the evaporator, customers are welcome to come watch the process and have a tour. Free admission. Usually times are
posted on our Facebook page so check there. Sapping season is usually from mid-February to the first week of April, but it could be anything
thereabouts! These dates are spontaneous because the sap run dictates when we boil.
- Highland County Maple Festival - usually mid-March
Take a step back in time to Highland County, “Virginia’s Sweet Spot.” Travel scenic back roads and majestic mountain
byways to the annual Highland County Maple Festival. Since 1959, visitors have been drawn to Highland County to tour real maple sugar camps for
a cultural and culinary adventure! In 1999, The Library of Congress designated The Highland County Maple Festival a “Local Legacy.” In 2014, the
Governor of Virginia signed a bill into law designating the festival as the “official maple festival of Virginia.” Each year, tens of thousands
of visitors are drawn to this unspoiled, rural region of Virginia to celebrate the “opening” of the trees and observe the process of maple
syrup-making. Sugar camp tours provide a unique and educational experience that portrays a rapidly vanishing way of American life. In 2020,
there will be a new sugar camp open, bringing the total to 9 open sugar camps with unique techniques and stories for you to explore. In addition
to pancake dinners, doughnuts and entertainment, over 100 high-quality juried vendors take part in the festival each year. We’re glad to have
you share the experience!
Hours: Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sundays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for the majority of the festival, including the
Arts & Crafts/Food Vendors. Get an early start, beginning at 7:00 am for all-you-can eat pancake and buckwheat meals at certain areas on
Saturdays and Sundays, or stay later on Saturdays for a 7:00 pm show!
GPS Addresses: The festival is a COUNTY-WIDE event, with each rural
town having something unique to explore. Two main areas of interest are Monterey at “165 W. Main Street, Monterey” OR McDowell as “Mansion House
Road, McDowell”. Held annually during the second and third weekends in March. For over 60 years, visitors have been drawn to Highland County to
tour real maple sugar camps