Maple Festival

In accordance with the CDC’s most recent recommendations to cancel all events of 50 or more people for the next 8 weeks, we have made the decision to cancel Maple Festival.  Due to the seasonal nature of it, we will not be rescheduling for 2020.

April 4 - 5, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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The annual Maple Festival is a celebration of a heritage unique to our region. Sugar maple trees are a natural resource found only in the Great Lakes area and Asbury Woods proudly partakes in this tradition each year by tapping trees, collecting and boiling sap into pure maple syrup. The capstone of the tour is a visit to our working Sugar Shack where each year Asbury Woods produces maple syrup from sap collected from trees on our property. The Maple Festival is a chance to pass on those traditions to visitors with tours, demonstrations and living history activities while fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for how nature has a practical application and impact on our lives. Visitors enjoy a pancake breakfast topped with nothing other than 100% pure maple syrup.

Maple Festival Tickets

Asbury Woods Maple Festival tickets are available at the door. Admission is $5 per person for Asbury Woods supporting donors and $7 per person for general admission. Children three years and younger are free.

Maple Festival Program Details

  • Historical Maple Tour: Guided 45-minute tour featuring maple syrup production from Native American times to the present. Tours run every 15 minutes from 11:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
  • Maple Highlight Tour: Guided 15-minute maple tour that is fun for all ages. Tours are scheduled for 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Pancake samples with real maple syrup
  • Discovery Zone at Asbury Woods: Where kids explore the science and art behind maple production
  • Explore maple sap being boiled in the sugar shack
  • Live animal shows at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. both days
  • Forums scheduled each day
    • Saturday at 1:00 p.m.: Cooking with Maple with Laura Dengler, owner of How Sweet It Is
    • Sunday at 1:00 p.m.: Pure Maple Syrup and Nutrition, with Laura Dengler, owner of How Sweet It Is

    Maple Festival Sponsors