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Best New England Maple Festivals & Events

Love pure maple syrup? Our guide to the Best New England Maple Festivals and Events is sure to add some sweetness to your early spring.

By Eileen Terrill

Mar 11 2020



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Please note that events throughout New England have been modified or canceled in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. Please travel responsibly, and check with event organizers before making travel plans.
Celebrate the sweetness of maple by attending one of our picks for the best New England maple festivals and events.
Best New England Maple Festivals & Events
Best New England Maple Festivals & Events
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Best New England Maple Festivals & Events

Statewide Maple Festivals

Massachusetts Maple Weekend March 20-21, 2021

The main event of the state’s “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.

New Hampshire Maple Month March

Traditionally, more than 60 sugarhouses across the state participate in an annual weekend open house where visitors can learn how maple syrup is made; plus free samples, horse-drawn rides, sugar on snow, pancake breakfasts, and more. For 2021, the weekend event has been canceled, and the state will instead celebrate “Maple Month” in March, but many sugarhouses are still choosing one weekend for big maple fun.

Vermont Maple Open House WeekendCanceled for 2021

Celebrate the season and visit sugarhouses throughout the state. Watch maple syrup being made (weather permitting) and sample maple products. The event is canceled for 2021, but many Vermont sugarhouses will still be celebrating individually.

Maine Maple Sunday Weekend March 27-28, 2021

Some 40 farms and sugarhouses participate in this annual celebration.

More Maple Festivals

Hebron Maple Festival | Hebron, CT Canceled for 2021

Sugarhouse tours, craft fair, and demonstrations, contests, kids’ activities, pancake breakfast, homemade lunch and snack foods, and more, townwide.

Vermont Maple Festival | St. Albans, VT Virtual for 2021 April 24-26, 2020

Celebrate the grand finale of the maple season townwide, with exhibits, cooking demos, a carnival and parade, breakfasts, and dinners.

New England Maple Producers Associations

Includes lists of local sugarhouses.Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont  vermontmaple.orgRemember! New England weather can be fickle. Always check websites to confirm the date and time before heading out. Is your favorite New England maple event on the list? This post was first published in 2013 and has been updated.