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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July 2013 – August 2016

Jul
17
Wed
2013
The Bradford Fair @ Connecticut Valley Fair Grounds
Jul 17 – 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!

Aug
23
Fri
2013
The Champlain Valley Fair @ Champlain Valley Expo
Aug 23 – 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.

Aug
29
Thu
2013
The Vermont State Fair @ Vermont State Fairgrounds
Aug 29 – 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
12
Thu
2013
2013 Vermont Maple at The Big E @ The Eastern States Expo
Sep 12 – 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
27
Mon
2014
Vermont Farm Show 2014 @ The Champlain Valley Expo
Jan 27 – 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!

Mar
26
Thu
2015
Mayo’s Taste of Maple @ Fresh Tracks Farm
Mar 27 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Kick-off Maple Open House Weekend in style!

Fri., March 27, 5:30 – 8:00 pm Fresh Tracks Farm in Montpelier will host “Mayo’s Taste of Maple”. Attendees will sample sweet and savory maple items and help decide the “People’s Choice” winner! This maple food tasting, chef contest and auction will benefit Mayo Healthcare’s van fund. Tickets are $25 and include a glass of wine, tasting, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction (gift certificates, maple items, original art, ski passes, etc.) Only 75 tickets will be sold, purchase at: www.brownpapertickets.com

Mar
27
Fri
2015
Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits’- Maple Sugar Festival @ Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits
Mar 28 @ 5:00 am – Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday, March 28th and 29th

10am-5pm 

Boyden Valley Sugar on SnowCambridge, Vermont – Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits is hosting their annual Maple Sugar Festival during Maple Open House Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, March 28th and 29th, 2015, to celebrate the sugaring season.

The Boyden family has been making Vermont maple syrup for five generations in the picturesque Lamoille River valley using a traditional wood-fired evaporator with sap collected from over 300 acres of maple trees located on the family’s farm.  The sugar house is conveniently located behind the winery for easy access to anyone that is interested in viewing the sugaring process.

Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits crafts over 20 different wines, ciders, and spirits including two unique wines and a cream liqueur using their estate maple syrup.  The Annual Maple Sugar Festival is an ideal time to visit the winery to sample these local Vermont delicacies and learn about one of Vermont’s oldest and most loved traditions – Maple Sugaring!

Locals and visitors of all ages are encouraged to stop by Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits from 10am-5pm during the Maple Sugar Festival weekend to enjoy the activities and experience all things maple including:

  • Free Sugar on Snow!
  • Free Demonstrations of Maple Sugaring with a traditional wood-fired evaporator
  • Free Maple Syrup Sample Tastings
  • Free Winery Tours at 11:30am and 1:00pm (tours suitable for all ages)
  • Free Tastings of Vermont Maple Reserve, Gold Leaf wine, and Vermont Ice Maple Crème liqueur
  • Free Maple Cocktail Tasting and Recipe
  • Free Parking and No Admission fee
  • Donuts with maple cream will be available at the Sugar House while they last!
  • Specialty Wine & Food Tastings featuring Cabot Cheeses, My Little Cupcakes, & Brown Family Farm maple candies will be available in the winery
  • Pleasant Valley Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides will be available weather & ground conditions permitting

For questions or more information on the Maple Sugar Festival contact Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits at 802-644-8151 or info@boydenvalley.com.  Follow Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits on Facebook or Twitter.

Jan
22
Fri
2016
Vermont Maple Conference – Hyde Park @ Lamoille Union High School
Jan 23 @ 2:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Sponsored by UVM Extension and the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association.
  • CLICK HERE to register!
  • Conference Registration available below.  For a more detailed list of presentations, please see the December 2015 UVM Maple Mainline.
  • Exhibitor Registration available soon.
Jan
29
Fri
2016
Vermont Maple Conference – Bellows Falls @ Bellows Falls Union High School
Jan 30 @ 2:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Sponsored by UVM Extension and the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association.
  • CLICK HERE to register!
  • Conference Registration available below.  For a more detailed list of presentations, please see the December 2015 UVM Maple Mainline.
  • Exhibitor Registration available soon.
Apr
1
Fri
2016
Open House Weekend 2016 @ Open House Weekend
Apr 1 – Apr 3 all-day


Visit Vermont sugarhouses and restaurants across the state and watch as maple syrup is being made. Join our family tradition and be a part of all the fun!

Maple Open House Weekend offers visitors an opportunity to see a variety of sugarhouses throughout Vermont in operation during sugaring season. This is the most exciting time of year for our sugarmakers and they are thrilled to open their doors and educate everyone on all things maple. Have you ever wondered how the sap from the trees gets to the sugarhouse and becomes the maple syrup you love? Do you know why maple is more nutrient dense than alternative sweeteners? Do you love maple and want to know how to incorporate it in more of your favorite recipes? Here is your opportunity to have all your questions answered by genuine Vermont sugarmakers. We encourage visitors to see as many sugarhouses as you can plan on your visit. They each offer a unique experience. Some of the planned activities for the weekend include:

  • Live fiddle music
  • Tours of the woods and sugarhouse
  • Horse-drawn wagon rides
  • Maple cocktail tasting
  • Samples of specialty products
  • Wood-fired Maple Pizza
  • Pancake and waffle breakfasts
  • Maple cream frosted donuts, maple cotton candy and sugar-on-snow
  • Lunch featuring maple recipes
  • Maple syrup samples
  • Candy-making demonstrations
  • Museum collection of antique sugaring items
  • And plenty of Maple products to purchase

Check out the individual participating sugarhouses to see a complete list of activities and directions to plan your route!

 

Aug
15
Mon
2016
Be Heard, Be Found Digital Marketing Workshops @ Best Western Plus Waterbury Stowe
Aug 16 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Vermont Maker Sugar Makers’ Association in conjunction with the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Presents:

Be Heard, Be Found Digital Marketing Workshops

This afternoon of consisting of two digital marketing workshops will help you build a game plan of next steps no matter your starting point. Speakers Kim Dixon and Patrick Ripley will cover everything from website building, social media, paid online marketing and tracking, marketing strategies, blogging, email marketing, videos, and everything in between.

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Aug
22
Mon
2016
Be Heard, Be Found Digital Marketing Workshops @ Big Jay Tavern
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Vermont Maker Sugar Makers’ Association in conjunction with the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Presents:

Be Heard, Be Found Digital Marketing Workshops

This afternoon of consisting of two digital marketing workshops will help you build a game plan of next steps no matter your starting point. Speakers Kim Dixon and Patrick Ripley will cover everything from website building, social media, paid online marketing and tracking, marketing strategies, blogging, email marketing, videos, and everything in between.

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Aug
28
Sun
2016
Be Heard, Be Found Digital Marketing Workshops in Chester @ Newsbank Conference Center
Aug 29 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Vermont Maker Sugar Makers’ Association in conjunction with the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Presents:

Be Heard, Be Found Digital Marketing Workshops

This afternoon of consisting of two digital marketing workshops will help you build a game plan of next steps no matter your starting point. Speakers Kim Dixon and Patrick Ripley will cover everything from website building, social media, paid online marketing and tracking, marketing strategies, blogging, email marketing, videos, and everything in between.

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