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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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!

Mar
8
Sat
2014
Pancake Breakfast at Solar Sweet Maple Farm @ Solar Sweet Maple Farm
Mar 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us at the Sugarhouse on March 8th from 8am-11am for pancake breakfast! Come enjoy yummy pancakes, coffee and juice, solar sweet maple products and the company of your fellow neighbors. Enter to win a beautiful Solar Sweet Maple Farm gift basket filled with goodies!

  • $8 Adults
  • $5 Children 12 & under
  • Children 2 and under EAT FREE

Bring your family, gather round the table and enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast with us!

Solar Sweet Maple Farm

Mar
15
Sat
2014
Dakin Farm Pancake Breakfast & Sugar-on-Snow Party @ Dakin Farm
Mar 15 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Dakin-Farm-Splash-4-Brian-SJoin us for our annually delicious, topped with fun Pancake Breakfasts and Sugar on Snow Parties!

It wouldn’t be Spring at Dakin Farm without Sugar on Snow! Join us once again: March 15-16 and March 22-23.

  • Get a taste of this year’s newest crop of pure Vermont maple syrup over spring snow or ice cream.
  • Stop in to our annual Pancake Breakfasts for some mouthwatering buttermilk pancakes, bacon and sausage.
  • Savor a sausage hoagie cooked in sap or a bowl of our very own maple chili for lunch.
  • Observe boiling sap the traditional way. (Ferrisburgh Only)
  • Purchase New Crop Syrup to take home.
  • Taste FREE samples of Maple Syrup, ham, bacon & more.
  • 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast
    Adults $7.95 (plus tax)
    Kids $4.95 (plus tax)
  • Noon – 4:00 p.m. - Live Music with Bob Degree and the Bluegrass Storm, Free Samples
Dakin Farm South Burlington Maple Syrup Tasting @ Dakin Farm South Burlington Branch
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for our annually delicious, topped with fun Sugar on Snow Parties!

It wouldn’t be Spring at Dakin Farm without Sugar on Snow! Join us once again: March 15-16 and March 22-23.

  • Get a taste of this year’s newest crop of pure Vermont maple syrup over spring snow or ice cream.
  • Savor a sausage hoagie cooked in sap or a bowl of our very own maple chili for lunch.
  • Purchase New Crop Syrup to take home.
  • Taste FREE samples of Maple Syrup, ham, bacon & more.

South Burlington Schedule (Get Directions)

  • Noon – 4:00 p.m. - Free Samples & Activities.
Mar
16
Sun
2014
Dakin Farm Pancake Breakfast & Sugar-on-Snow Party @ Dakin Farm
Mar 16 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Dakin-Farm-Splash-4-Brian-SJoin us for our annually delicious, topped with fun Pancake Breakfasts and Sugar on Snow Parties!

It wouldn’t be Spring at Dakin Farm without Sugar on Snow! Join us once again: March 15-16 and March 22-23.

  • Get a taste of this year’s newest crop of pure Vermont maple syrup over spring snow or ice cream.
  • Stop in to our annual Pancake Breakfasts for some mouthwatering buttermilk pancakes, bacon and sausage.
  • Savor a sausage hoagie cooked in sap or a bowl of our very own maple chili for lunch.
  • Observe boiling sap the traditional way. (Ferrisburgh Only)
  • Purchase New Crop Syrup to take home.
  • Taste FREE samples of Maple Syrup, ham, bacon & more.
  • 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast
    Adults $7.95 (plus tax)
    Kids $4.95 (plus tax)
  • Noon – 4:00 p.m. - Live Music with Bob Degree and the Bluegrass Storm, Free Samples
Dakin Farm South Burlington Maple Syrup Tasting @ Dakin Farm South Burlington Branch
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for our annually delicious, topped with fun Sugar on Snow Parties!

It wouldn’t be Spring at Dakin Farm without Sugar on Snow! Join us once again: March 15-16 and March 22-23.

  • Get a taste of this year’s newest crop of pure Vermont maple syrup over spring snow or ice cream.
  • Savor a sausage hoagie cooked in sap or a bowl of our very own maple chili for lunch.
  • Purchase New Crop Syrup to take home.
  • Taste FREE samples of Maple Syrup, ham, bacon & more.

South Burlington Schedule (Get Directions)

  • Noon – 4:00 p.m. - Free Samples & Activities.
26th Annual Maple Festival of the Middletown Springs Historical Society @ Middletown Springs Green
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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The Middletown Springs Historical Society will be holding its 26th Annual Maple Festival on the Green and indoors on Sunday, March 16 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 Sugar Makers’ 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 2014 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.  A silent auction will feature Maple Sap Buckets decorated by local school students, as well as handwork from local artists and craftspersons, merchant donations and services. Student artists from local schools and Green Mountain College have decorated antique buckets with images reflecting the maple sugar season.

A raffle with over 50 prizes including $75.00 and $50.00 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 235-1811 or David Wright at 235-2376.

Mar
22
Sat
2014
Maple Madness at Woodstock, VT
Mar 22 – Mar 23 all-day

Sugar on Snow and Maple Butter Popcorn on the Green, Maple Tastings at Suicide Six, a Scavenger Hunt, Sap Bucket Auctions, Epic Bike ride to Sugar Houses and more! sponsored by the Chamber, The Woodstock Inn & Resort and Lake Sunapee Bank! For a complete list of activities  visit http://www.woodstockvt.com/

Open House Weekend 2014 @ Open House Weekend
Mar 22 – Mar 23 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!

Click on the map below (the button in the top right corner expands the map to full screen) to locate a sugarhouse and get more details.

 

 

 

 
Dakin Farm Pancake Breakfast & Sugar-on-Snow Party @ Dakin Farm
Mar 22 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Dakin-Farm-Splash-4-Brian-SJoin us for our annually delicious, topped with fun Pancake Breakfasts and Sugar on Snow Parties!

It wouldn’t be Spring at Dakin Farm without Sugar on Snow! Join us once again: March 15-16 and March 22-23.

  • Get a taste of this year’s newest crop of pure Vermont maple syrup over spring snow or ice cream.
  • Stop in to our annual Pancake Breakfasts for some mouthwatering buttermilk pancakes, bacon and sausage.
  • Savor a sausage hoagie cooked in sap or a bowl of our very own maple chili for lunch.
  • Observe boiling sap the traditional way. (Ferrisburgh Only)
  • Purchase New Crop Syrup to take home.
  • Taste FREE samples of Maple Syrup, ham, bacon & more.
  • 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast
    Adults $7.95 (plus tax)
    Kids $4.95 (plus tax)
  • Noon – 4:00 p.m. - Live Music with Bob Degree and the Bluegrass Storm, Free Samples
Lunenburg Maple Festival @ Lunenburg Maple Festival
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

lunenburg_picCelebration of Lunenburg’s maple sugaring heritage!

Interactive displays of the sugaring process, tree tapping, maple photo and quilt square contests, meals, syrup sales. Six sugarhouse tours demontrating full spectrum of operations.

Directions: Festival hub located at Lunenburg Primary School, 49 Bobbin Mill Road, off Route #2 in the center of Lunenburg.

For more information, visit our website at  www.topofthecommon.org.

Pancake Breakfast @ 2nd Congregational Church
Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Pancake breakfast at the 2nd Congregational Church in Jeffersonville, VT from 9am to 2pm.

$10 Adults, $6 for children under 12 and free for children under 3.  For more information, contact Jennie Demore at 802-644-5357.

Maple Celebration at Palmer Lane Maple @ Palmer Lane Maple
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us at Palmer Lane Maple for the sweetest event around.  It is spring in VT, and that means it’s sugarin’ time!  We’ll have lots of traditional items, and some very unique ones too!  Bring non-perishable food items for the Underhill/Jericho food shelf and receive a FREE small cotton candy!Palmer Lane Maple

  • Live music for the kids with Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate (Sat. 10:30-12:30)
  • Face Painting
  • FREE coloring pages
  • Hands-on tapping station
  • Get a FREE maple tree cookie, while supplies last!

We’ll have lots of FREE samples, including the “new” grades of syrup to sample.  If you LOVE that maple flavor, you gotta try some Very Dark, Strong maple syrup!

Food items we’ll have for purchase include:

  • Sugar-on-snow, with pickles of course
  • Two kinds of donuts
  • Hot dogs cooked in maple syrup
  • Cotton Candy
  • Real Maple Creemees (soft-serve)
  • Chocolate covered maple candy
  • Maple lemonade
  • Cheesecake with maple crème caramel sauce
  • We’ll be making maple cashews on-site!
  • And much, much more!

Come see all the amazing things you can do with maple!  We have Bourbon flavored maple syrup, maple lip balm, and even maple soap!

Information: 802.899.8199
www.palmerlanemaple.com

Dakin Farm South Burlington Maple Syrup Tasting @ Dakin Farm South Burlington Branch
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for our annually delicious, topped with fun Sugar on Snow Parties!

It wouldn’t be Spring at Dakin Farm without Sugar on Snow! Join us once again: March 15-16 and March 22-23.

  • Get a taste of this year’s newest crop of pure Vermont maple syrup over spring snow or ice cream.
  • Savor a sausage hoagie cooked in sap or a bowl of our very own maple chili for lunch.
  • Purchase New Crop Syrup to take home.
  • Taste FREE samples of Maple Syrup, ham, bacon & more.

South Burlington Schedule (Get Directions)

  • Noon – 4:00 p.m. - Free Samples & Activities.
Mar
23
Sun
2014
Dakin Farm Pancake Breakfast & Sugar-on-Snow Party @ Dakin Farm
Mar 23 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Dakin-Farm-Splash-4-Brian-SJoin us for our annually delicious, topped with fun Pancake Breakfasts and Sugar on Snow Parties!

It wouldn’t be Spring at Dakin Farm without Sugar on Snow! Join us once again: March 15-16 and March 22-23.

  • Get a taste of this year’s newest crop of pure Vermont maple syrup over spring snow or ice cream.
  • Stop in to our annual Pancake Breakfasts for some mouthwatering buttermilk pancakes, bacon and sausage.
  • Savor a sausage hoagie cooked in sap or a bowl of our very own maple chili for lunch.
  • Observe boiling sap the traditional way. (Ferrisburgh Only)
  • Purchase New Crop Syrup to take home.
  • Taste FREE samples of Maple Syrup, ham, bacon & more.
  • 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast
    Adults $7.95 (plus tax)
    Kids $4.95 (plus tax)
  • Noon – 4:00 p.m. - Live Music with Banjo Dan and Willy, Free Samples
Maple Celebration at Palmer Lane Maple @ Palmer Lane Maple
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us at Palmer Lane Maple for the sweetest event around.  It is spring in VT, and that means it’s sugarin’ time!  We’ll have lots of traditional items, and some very unique ones too!  Bring non-perishable food items for the Underhill/Jericho food shelf and receive a FREE small cotton candy!Palmer Lane Maple

  • Live music for the kids with Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate (Sat. 10:30-12:30)
  • Face Painting
  • FREE coloring pages
  • Hands-on tapping station
  • Get a FREE maple tree cookie, while supplies last!

We’ll have lots of FREE samples, including the “new” grades of syrup to sample.  If you LOVE that maple flavor, you gotta try some Very Dark, Strong maple syrup!

Food items we’ll have for purchase include:

  • Sugar-on-snow, with pickles of course
  • Two kinds of donuts
  • Hot dogs cooked in maple syrup
  • Cotton Candy
  • Real Maple Creemees (soft-serve)
  • Chocolate covered maple candy
  • Maple lemonade
  • Cheesecake with maple crème caramel sauce
  • We’ll be making maple cashews on-site!
  • And much, much more!

Come see all the amazing things you can do with maple!  We have Bourbon flavored maple syrup, maple lip balm, and even maple soap!

Information: 802.899.8199
www.palmerlanemaple.com

Dakin Farm South Burlington Maple Syrup Tasting @ Dakin Farm South Burlington Branch
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for our annually delicious, topped with fun Sugar on Snow Parties!

It wouldn’t be Spring at Dakin Farm without Sugar on Snow! Join us once again: March 15-16 and March 22-23.

  • Get a taste of this year’s newest crop of pure Vermont maple syrup over spring snow or ice cream.
  • Savor a sausage hoagie cooked in sap or a bowl of our very own maple chili for lunch.
  • Purchase New Crop Syrup to take home.
  • Taste FREE samples of Maple Syrup, ham, bacon & more.

South Burlington Schedule (Get Directions)

  • Noon – 4:00 p.m. - Free Samples & Activities.
Apr
25
Fri
2014
48th Annual Vermont Maple Festival @ St. Albans, VT
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

MapleFestival_webJoin us the for 48th Annual Vermont Maple Festival on April 25-27, 2014. During the Maple Festival, visitors flock from throughout the United States, as well as other countries, to downtown St. Albans for maple treats, maple learning, and maple fun at the end of The Maple Season in Vermont.

Much of the event is without cost and handicapped accessible. Attractions include the Exhibit Hall, Main Street Entertainment Stage, Crafts, Specialty Foods, Youth Talent Show, Antique Show and Sale, and Fiddlers’ Variety Show, Carnival, Sugarhouse Tours, Pancake Breakfasts, a Sap Run Road Race, Cooking Demonstrations and Contests, Face Painting for the children, Giant Parade, Maple Creemees, Maple Sugar-on-Snow, Maple Cotton Candy, and much more. Find the fun at vermontmaplefestival.org.