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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Mar
24
Fri
2017
Maple Open House Weekend @ Vermont
Mar 24 – Mar 26 all-day

For a complete listing of participating sugarhouses, the weekend’s activities and detailed information to plan your visit, follow this link: vermontmaple.org/openhouse

Whitingham Maple Festival @ Whitingham, VT
Mar 24 – Mar 26 all-day

The Maple Festival celebrates an important aspect of Whitingham’s economic and cultural heritage. Seven of the eighteen Whitingham sugar makers will graciously open the doors of their sugar houses and give 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 their town. The town also hosts a craft fair and horse drawn sleigh rides on Saturday  and Sunday,  pancake breakfasts and luncheons both days, and a sugar-on-snow supper Saturday evening. The town is located in southern Vermont , between Bennington and Brattleboro, VT,  25 miles north of Greenfield, Massachusetts. There are a number of Bed & Breakfasts and small inns in and around town.  Whitingham is the birthplace of Brigham Young and there are two monuments in town noting Young’s achievements.

Lunenberg’s 12th Maple Festival
Mar 25 @ 3:00 am – 11:00 am

Annual celebration of Lunenburg’s maple sugaring heritage! Everything maple – pancake breakfast, photographic and interactive displays, tree tapping demonstrations, 6 sugarhouses to visit, contests and antique sugaring equipment. Visit the event website at: www.topofthecommon/org/17.html.

Apr
27
Thu
2017
Vermont Maple Festival 2017
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day
May
19
Fri
2017
VMSMA Annual Meeting @ The Richmond Monitor Barn
May 20 @ 4:30 am – 8:30 am

The 2017 VMSMA Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 20th at the West Monitor Barn in Richmond, VT. The historic barn along Route 2, and visible from I-89 along with its twin, the East Monitor Barn, was renovated in the late 1990s and is now managed by the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.

We’re hoping that the 2017 annual meeting will offer the chance for discussion about the focus and future of VMSMA as well as an opportunity to learn more about the ways in which VMSMA works with partner organizations in Vermont and beyond.

  • Steve Voigt, former CEO of King Arthur Flour, will talk about modern marketing strategies for real food. The lessons learned as King Arthur Flour grew among a marketplace with major brands like Pillsbury and Gold Medal and competition from store-brand varieties are applicable to Vermont Maple as we envision strategies for promoting our products.
  • We will also feature a panel of presenters from the many groups we partner with regularly: the Proctor Maple Research Center, UVM Extension, Audubon Vermont’s Bird-Friendly Maple Habitat program, and the International Maple Syrup Institute. These presenters all bring a unique perspective on the forces that affect our industry and their role in working with producers.
  • To follow, we will have a discussion on future activities of VMSMA.

We want your feedback and input, so please consider attending the 2017 VMSMA Annual Meeting!

Aug
2
Wed
2017
Vermont Maplerama, Hosted by Lamoille County Maple Sugar Makers’ Association @ VFW, Hyde Park, VT
Aug 2 – Aug 5 all-day