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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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.

Apr
26
Sat
2014
Strolling of the Heifers Maple ‘n’ Mud Fest @ River Garden
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Strolling of the Heifers Maple 'n' Mud Fest @ River Garden | Brattleboro | Vermont | United States

Come celebrate the changing seasons with Maple Producers and Regional Farmers! This is a community event, free and open to the public at the Stroll’s new home – the River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro.

  • The grades of maple syrup are being renamed to provide the general public with a little more clarity on what each grade is best suited. The new names are based on their color so come SEE, and then taste the differences thanks to Hidden Springs Maple!
  • Bascom Family Farms will be providing a rich history of maple sugaring in the area with artifacts from the late 1890′s and early 1900′s.
  • Then talk to your modern maple producers like Robb Family Farm or Harlow’s Sugar House to get a feel for how things have changed!
  • Your Brattleboro CO-OP will be demonstrating how to use maple as an everyday ingredient in your pantry.
  • Check out locally made products that use maple as a sweetener:Coddle & Cosset Truffles, True North Granola, O So Fine Gluten Free. Wash it all down with a pickle from Randy atMountain Mowing Farm!
  • What kind of a Maple Fest would be complete without pancakes?Green Mountain Flour will be on hand to make that a reality!
  • Don’t have a big sweet tooth? Varee’s Thai Kitchen can cook up your Saturday lunch while listening to local musicians Bada Raga – Classical Indian Music with a Vermont Twist! Later in the day we will be joined by Franz Robert and Friends playing experimental jazz!
  • Stop by the table of Brattleboro Time Trade – we know you have been thinking about it, now is a great time to get those questions answered
  • Over 21? Whistle Pig Whiskey, a Vermont local spirits producer will be showcasing their products – enjoy responsibly :)
  • Jen Swanson of Studio Main will be offering great Mothers Day items including soaps, lotions, and “mud” masks! Be sure to show the women in your life how much you love them with a thoughtful gift!
Jul
24
Thu
2014
2014 Vermont Maplerama @ Franklin County Field Days
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm

The 2014 Vermont Maplerama will be held in Franklin County Vermont on July 24-26 at the Franklin County Field days.
It will be a full weekend! 14 tours have been scheduled, great food – cookouts and entertainment!  For more information please visit the Official 2014 Maplerama site.

Schedule

Thursday – July 24 at Franklin County Field Days – Highgate VT
3:00-8:00 PM Registration
5:00-7:00 PM Appetizers – Bar Open
4:00-8:00 PM Trade Show

Friday – July 25 at Franklin County Field Days – Highgate, VT
6:30-8:00 AM Registration Trade show
6:30-7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM – 4:45 PM Tours
5:00 – 6:00 PM Social Hour Trade Show
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner Followed by Awards and Entertainment

Saturday – July 26 at Franklin County Field Days – Highgate, VT
6:30-8:00 AM Registration Trade show
6:30-7:30 AM Breakfast
8:00-1:00 Tours
1:00 – Chicken Barbeque

65 Camper sites will be available at the Field days with water hook ups. Econo Lodge has set aside some rooms until May 1st 2014. The LaQuinta is a hotel located close also. There are some great B&B in the county also.

Registration form available here – Registration Form

For more detailed information on the scheduled tours, the maple syrup contest, and more, please visit the Official 2014 Maplerama site.