Maple Open House Weekend March 25th & 26th, 2017

Maple Open House Weekend is a statewide event celebrating sugaring season. Sugar makers throughout Vermont will open the doors of their sugarhouses, inviting visitors in to experience and enjoy this remarkable time of year when pure Vermont maple syrup is made. Whether it’s the sight of steam rising from the sugarhouse, the inviting aroma of boiling sap, or the sweetly divine flavor of syrup as enjoyed in traditional sugar-on-snow, visitors are treated to an experience for the senses!

Sample-Bottles

Samples of each barrel of syrup are taken for grading.

Some example of activities offered at participating sugarhouses include:

  • Tours of sugarhouse and woods
  • Pancake breakfasts
  • Maple candy-making demonstrations
  • Live music
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Sugar-on-snow
  • Sampling of maple syrup
  • Maple donuts, maple cotton candy, maple creemees and other maple goodies to try
  • Maple syrup and maple specialty products to purchase
Evaporator-and-steam

Maple sap boils away in an evaporator, almost ready to be drawn off as finished syrup.

New this year, we have grown the event to include additional Vermont businesses who specialize in their own crafts and support Vermont sugar makers by highlighting uses for maple in their products and on their menus. We invite you to expand your “maple uses” repertoire by visiting our partnering Vermont breweries, distilleries and restaurants.

Have you ever tried a Maple Breakfast Stout, or a Maple Mojito? Would you like to try a slice of Maple Fennel Sausage pizza? With so much going on for the weekend, we have you covered with a variety of lodging options to make the most of your visit. Our partnering inns and B&B’s will also feature maple prominently throughout your stay. Whether you’re looking for a fun family outing, a couple’s get-away, or a girl’s/guy’s weekend experience, there is plenty to see and do!

Come and see for yourself why Maple is the Official Flavor of Vermont!