Maple Fests

Shearer Hill Farm Maple Festival

Shearer Hill Farm, Wilmington

March–early April

If you haven’t experienced maple sugaring first hand, you can do so at Shearer Hill Farm. For most of March and into April, you can join the crew to experiencing maple sugaring in the farm’s private sugarhouse. You’ll be able to help gather sap, stoke the fire in the sugarhouse evaporator, and watch as Farmer Bill boils delicious maple syrup. Also included: a rustic atmosphere, with wine and cheese or hot cocoa.

Whitingham Maple Festival

Various locations around Whitingham

March 17–18

The Maple Festival celebrates an important aspect of Whitingham’s economic and cultural heritage. Eight of our 18 Whitingham sugar makers have graciously opened the doors of their sugar houses and given their time so that residents, visitors, and guests will gain a better understanding and appreciation for the art and science of maple syrup and sugar making and the historical importance of “sugaring” to our town. Whitingham is known as the birthplace of Brigham Young and there are two monuments in town noting Young’s achievements. The town is in Southern Vermont, some 25 miles north of Greenfield, Mass. and between Bennington and Brattleboro.

Vermont Maple Open House Weekend

Various locations throughout Vermont

March 24–25

Visit Vermont sugarhouses and restaurants across the state and watch maple syrup being made. Join our family tradition and be a part of all the fun! Each sugarhouse offers guests a unique experience. Some hold pancake breakfasts; others offer wagon or sleigh rides. At some sugarhouses you can ski or snowshoe through the woods. Others offer a chance to taste authentic sugar on snow. Check back for updates.

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