Sink your teeth into something sweet this spring and discover Vermont’s ‘sugaring’ season. As the top producer of maple syrup in the United States, Vermont produced nearly 2 million gallons of maple syrup from over 1,500 sugarhouses state-wide in 2016. Visitors to Vermont can experience maple season through a variety of events across the season, including Maple Open House Weekend and the Vermont Maple Festival in St Albans.
Maple Open House Weekend, held 25 – 26 March 2017, is a state-wide event allowing visitors to tour Vermont’s sugarhouses. Events across the weekend will include guided tours, pancake breakfasts, maple candy demonstrations, live music, sleigh-rides and sweet treat sampling; from syrup to sugar-on-snow to maple creemees. New for 2017 – the Maple Open House weekend extends it invite to Vermont’s breweries, distilleries and restaurants, allowing visitors to sample local crafts and delicacies such as Maple Breakfast Stout, Maple Fennel Sausage Pizza’s or even a Maple Mojito. The Maple Open House weekend will also be partnering with a variety of local bed and breakfasts and inns to ensure guests make the most of their visit. Local partners will feature maple-based products prominently throughout the season.
Vermont Maple Festival, held 28 – 30 April 2017, is the pinnacle event of this year’s sugaring season. Vermont’s Maple Festival will allow visitors to sample the best of the state’s maple syrup and products. Festivities will include a craft and speciality food show, pancake breakfasts and beer tasting. Attractions will include a fiddler’s variety show and antiques fair. Last year this popular event set a record attracting nearly 40,000 people over the course of three days.
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