Events

Join us in Vermont year round as we celebrate and share the joy of Vermont Maple with friends, family and visitors at one of our many Maple fairs, festivals and events.

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March 2013 – January 2014

Mar
17
Sun
2013
25th Annual Middletown Springs Maple Festival @ 25th Middletown Springs Maple Festival
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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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.

Mar
23
Sat
2013
Poultney Maple Fest 2013
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm

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!

Whitingham Maple Festival
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm

March 23 & 24 – The 15th Annual Whitingham Maple FestivalWhitingham maple fest poster 2013

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.

For more information, please visit the official Whitingham Maple Festival website or call 802-368-2658 or email at info@whitinghammaplefest.com

Mar
24
Sun
2013
Milton Historical Society’s Annual Sugar-on-Snow Party – March 24! @ The Milton Grange
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On March 24th, the Milton Historical Society will be holding its annual Sugar-on-Snow party at the Milton Grange from 1-4pm.  Please join us at one of the best community events of the season! In addition to the sugar-on-snow, enjoy other maple treats, kids activities and live music with the Arrowhead Ramblers.

Apr
27
Sat
2013
8th Annual Ole Tyme Sugarhouse Dinner
Apr 27 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

It only happens once a year and only here in Wells, Vermont.

If you’ve never tried this unique all Maple Feast, you should consider it! It takes place here in Wells, Vermont at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall located on Main Street. (VT RT 30, 8 miles south of Poultney) This feast takes place, Saturday, April 27th. Serving is from 4:30 until 7:00 P.M.

  • Full salad bar of over 20 items with five of Sue’s distinct Maple dressings.
  • Hard boiled eggs in Maple sap
  • Maple glazed ham and mashed potatoes with Maple mustard, Maple pepper or Maple vinegar
  • Maple baked beans
  • Maple brown bread

Beverages include Maple coffee, Maple tea, juice or milk.

Are you still hungry? OK, there is vanilla or butter pecan ice cream with Maple Syrup. Don’t forget the Maple cookies.

Price – Adults: $12.00 each.  Children 10 and under: $6.00 each.  Age Four and under: Free.

If you are coming from away, you may wish to make a reservation – 802-325-3203. To respond via e-mail – maryannfe@comcast.net Event presented by The Wells United Methodist Church

Jul
18
Thu
2013
The Bradford Fair @ Connecticut Valley Fair Grounds
Jul 18 – Jul 21 all-day

GATES OPEN AT 7:30AM, MIDWAY OPENS AT NOON

$15.00 per Day

Admission includes Daily Scheduled events and UNLIMITED Dreamland Amusements rides all day. *Children under 36″ are FREE

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. Camping available!

Jul
25
Thu
2013
2013 Maplerama @ Jay Peak Resort
Jul 25 – Jul 27 all-day

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Event to be held at  Jay Peak Resort. For more information, please see the June 2013 Maple Mainline newsletter from UVM Extension.

Hosted by the Orleans County Maple Producers.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 25 at Jay Peak Resort, Jay, VT
3:00 – 9:00 PM Registration
4:00 – 9:00 PM Trade Show Open

Friday, July 26 at Jay Peak Resort, Jay, VT
6:30 – 8:30 AM Registration
6:30 – 7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tours
4:00 – 7:00 PM Social Hour/Trade Show Open
7:00 PM Banquet

Saturday, July 27 at Orleans County Fairgrounds, Barton, VT
7:00 – 8:30 AM Registration
7:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Tours
12:30 PM Chicken Barbeque

Aug
24
Sat
2013
The Champlain Valley Fair @ Champlain Valley Expo
Aug 24 – Sep 2 all-day

CVFairLogo13_FCDSWhiteProgThe 2013 Champlain Valley Fair – the 10 Best Days of Summer!

Founded in 1922, the Champlain Valley Fair is a true county fair, celebrating the rich agricultural heritage of the Champlain Valley, plus concerts, carnival rides, and more.

Be sure to stop by the Sugar House at the Champlain Valley Fair and taste the signature flavor of Vermont…pure maple syrup!

For more information, please visit champlainvalleyfair.org and get regular updates on Facebook.

22nd Annual North Country Moose Festival @ Canaan Community Park
Aug 24 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

22nd North Country Moose FestivalThe 22nd Annual North Country Moose Festival –  The Moose County Fair on Saturday, August 24 in Canaan, VT.

Maple Syrup Competition and Tasting from 10am to 2pm with the winners announced at 3pm.  Syrup entries are being accepted from 8am to 10am.

Fair includes auto show, dog show, horse-and-wagon history tours, moose stew cook-off, moose-calling contest, and moose burger BBQ!  For more information, visit northcountrychamber.org or the Moose Festival Facebook page.

Aug
30
Fri
2013
The Vermont State Fair @ Vermont State Fairgrounds
Aug 30 – Sep 8 all-day

The Vermont State Fair – since 1846!  Quality family fun for 168 years.

The Vermont State Fair is a true county fair, celebrating the rich agricultural heritage of Vermont plus concerts, carnival rides, and more.

Be sure to stop by the Sugar House and sample the signature flavor of Vermont…pure Maple Syrup!

For more information, please visit vermontstatefair.net and get regular updates on Facebook.

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Sep
13
Fri
2013
2013 Vermont Maple at The Big E @ The Eastern States Expo
Sep 13 – Sep 29 all-day

Come visit our booth in the Vermont Building located on the Avenue of States to purchase Vermont Maple Syrup, Maple Cotton Candy, Maple Confections and more!

Visit this link to see what else is happening at the Big E.

Jan
11
Sat
2014
2014 Addison County Maple Seminar @ Middlebury Union High School
Jan 11 @ 7:00 am – 4:15 pm

Registration begins at 7:30 am • Sessions begin at 9:15 am
Complimentary morning coffee, tea and maple cream doughnuts will be served


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Early registration fee by December 27:

$35 per person (includes hearty lunch) or $20 per person (no lunch)

After December 27 and at the door:
$45 per person (includes hearty lunch) or $30 per person (no lunch)

For more information, call Barb Rainville at 802-453-5797.  Send payment to ACMSA, 598 Browns Road, Lincoln, VT 05443

Jan
18
Sat
2014
Vermont Maple Conference – Bellows Falls @ Bellows Falls Union High School
Jan 18 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Jan
25
Sat
2014
Vermont Maple Conference – Hyde Park @ Lamoille Union High School
Jan 25 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Jan
28
Tue
2014
Vermont Farm Show 2014 @ The Champlain Valley Expo
Jan 28 – Jan 30 all-day

The Vermont Farm Show grew out of the Old Vermont Dairymen’s Association and Maple Sugar Makers’ Association meeting which had been held for numerous years. In 1930 these meetings were held at the Memorial Auditorium which was only a few years old at the time. In 1932 Orlando Martin asked the Director of the Department of Agriculture if there was any possible way to put an educational exhibit and product competition in the basement of the Auditorium. That first exhibit was a huge success and so began the Vermont Farm Show.

During its first 80 years, the Show has undergone many changes which reflect the diversity of Vermont agriculture. The addition of exhibitors in the outdoor ice rink in 1984 was only one of many physical challenges as the Show grew larger and more diverse.  Another significant change occurred in 2012 when we moved the location from Barre to the Champlain Valley Exposition grounds in Essex Junction.

Visit www.vtfarmshow.com for more information!