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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.
Maple Fest Weekend in Poultney, VT includes a pancake breakfast at the Main Street Methodist Church, a 5K Run at Poultney High School, a craft fair, horse and wagon rides, sugar house tours and more. For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit www.poultneyvt.com/maple-fest-2013/.
Come join them for the annual celebration of Vermont’s first seasonal crop, delicious maple syrup. Maple Fest is one of the largest events in Poultney and the Poultney Chamber of Commerce has organized many interesting things to see and do. Through and around Poultney sugar houses will be opening their doors for touring and starting at 10:00am to 2:00pm stores on Main Street will be open with featured sales!
The Maple Festival celebrates an important aspect of Whitingham’s economic and cultural heritage. Several of our eighteen Whitingham sugar makers have graciously opened the doors of their sugar houses and given their time so that residents, visitors and guests alike will gain a better understanding and appreciation for “the art and science” of maple syrup and sugar making and the historical importance of “sugaring” in our town.
Whitingham is the birthplace of Brigham Young and there are two monuments in town noting Young’s achievements. The town is located in southern Vermont about 25 miles north of Greenfield, Massachusetts, and between Bennington and Brattleboro, Vermont. There are a number of Bed and Breakfasts and small inns in and around town. In addition that weekend, the town hosts a Craft Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Pancake breakfasts/luncheons on both Saturday and Sunday and a sugar on snow supper on Saturday evening.