Best New England Maple Festivals and Events

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Love pure maple syrup? Here’s a guide to the Best New England Maple Festivals and Events to help add some sweetness to your early spring!

Note: New England weather can be fickle. Always check websites to confirm the date and time before heading out!

Dates have been updated for 2016.

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Best New England Maple Festivals and Events

Connecticut Maple Festival

MAR. 19-20: HEBRON, Hebron Maple Festival. Sugarhouse tours, craft fair and demonstrations, contests, kids’ activities, pancake breakfast, homemade lunch and snack foods, and more, townwide. hebronmaplefest.com, ctmaple.org

Maine Maple Celebration

MAR. 27: STATEWIDE, Maine Maple Sunday. Some 40 farms and sugarhouses participate in this annual celebration. mainemapleproducers.com

Massachusetts Maple Events

MAR. 19-20: STATEWIDE, “Maple Month.” Contact the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association to find out which sugarhouse is hosting the kickoff event this season, with state officials in attendance to tap the ceremonial first tree. 413-628-3912; massmaple.org

MAR. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27: STURBRIDGE, Maple Days. Learn about early New England sugaring every weekend in March at Old Sturbridge Village’s own working “Sugar Camp.” 800-733-1830, 508-347-3362; osv.org

New Hampshire Maple Festivals and Events

MAR. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27; APR 2-3: STATEWIDE, New Hampshire Maple Weekend. More than 60 sugarhouses across the state participate in this open house. Learn how maple syrup is made; plus free samples, horse-drawn rides, sugar on snow, pancake breakfasts, and more. 603-225-3757; nhmapleproducers.com

Rhode Island Sugarhouses

STATEWIDE: A listing of sugarhouses is available at: farmfresh.org/food/food.php?zip=02909&food=69

Vermont Maple Festivals and Events

APR 2-3: STATEWIDE, Vermont Maple Open House Weekend. Celebrate the season and visit sugarhouses throughout the state. Watch maple syrup being made (weather permitting) and sample maple products. vermontmaple.org

APR 30: ST. JOHNSBURY, St. Johnsbury Vermont World Maple Festival. Syrup-making demonstrations, award-winning contests, food, live music, and crafts. 802-274-0201; worldmaplefestival.org

APR. 22-24: ST. ALBANS, Vermont Maple Festival. Celebrate the grand finale of the maple season townwide, with exhibits, cooking demos, a carnival and parade, breakfasts, and dinners. 802-524-5224; vtmaplefestival.org

Best New England Maple Festivals and Events

Pure Vermont maple syrup.

Aimee Seavey

Maple Producers Associations (including lists of local sugarhouses)




New Hampshire

Rhode Island


Is your favorite New England maple event on the list?

  • Never been back east! Would like to go this year! 2016! Please! would like to go to Maine~ Sturbridge and Vermont! Guide me! Where are the festivals? The Autumn celebrations? Best roads to follow? Help! X0!


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