25th Annual Middletown Springs Maple Festival
Historical Society Maple Festival Blends Old and New!
The Middletown Springs Historical Society will be holding its 25th Annual Maple Festival on the Green and indoors on Sunday, March 17 from 1-4 pm. The event will feature Fred Bradley’s demonstration of early maple sugarmaking in a cast iron kettle over an open fire.
Bill Clark, Past President of the Vermont Maple Sugarmakers Association, one of the oldest Vermont maple organizations, dating back to 1893, will give a talk on the evolution of sugaring technique using examples from the Historical Society collection. Delicious maple desserts created by Society members, maple products and crafts, and new 2013 syrup will be available for sale. Old fashioned sugar on snow and maple cotton candy are always favorites. Videos about Vermont maple sugaring will be shown continuously. Maple sap buckets decorated by local school students will be sold in a silent auction which will also feature crafts, merchant donations and services. A raffle with over 50 prizes including $75 and $50 in cash, maple gift baskets, maple syrup and maple products, craft items, and gift certificates from local businesses will go on continuously during the festival. Acoustic music and kids’ activities enliven the FREE afternoon event!
For more information about the Maple Festival call Robert Gould at 802-235-1811 or David Wright at 802-235-2376.