Vermont Maple Open House Weekend
Various locations throughout Vermont
April 2-3: Visit sugarhouses and restaurants across Vermont and see how maple syrup is made. Join our family tradition and take part in 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 closer to the date for updated information and a complete listing of participating sugarhouses.
Whitingham Maple Festival
Various locations around Whitingham
April 2-3: Whitingham Maple Festival celebrates an important aspect of the town’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, the birthplace of Brigham Young, boasts two monuments noting Young’s achievements. The town is located in southern Vermont, approximately 25 miles north of Greenfield, Mass., and between Bennington and Brattleboro.
Shearer Hill Farm Maple Festival
Shearer Hill Farm, Wilmington
April 2-3: Whitingham Maple Festival takes place every year just a few miles from Shearer Hill Farm. This self-guided tour allows visitors to tour several sugarhouses throughout our area. Meet the sugarers, see how they run their sugaring operations, and sample their syrup hot from the boiler. And let us tell you, nothing tastes better than freshly boiled Vermont maple syrup! The sugarhouses you’ll visit are old and new, so you’ll see a wonderful cross-section of maple sugaring techniques and traditions.