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Maple Festival

Maple Festival

March 2 & 3, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tickets: $6 per person, Children 3 and under are free
Pre-registration is preferred, but tickets can be purchased at the event.

The annual Maple Festival is a celebration of a heritage unique to our region. Sugar maple trees are a natural resource found only in our region of the world, and Asbury Woods proudly partakes in this tradition each year by tapping trees then collecting and boiling sap into pure maple syrup!

Learn more about this fascinating use of one of nature’s sweetest renewable resources with an interactive and informative tour and demonstrations. The highlight is a stop in Asbury Woods working sugar shack where the magic of sap to syrup happens!

Enjoy samples from local vendors showcasing all kinds of maple products, and browse our gift shop full of hand-crafted pieces by local artists.

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Program details:

  • Maple Walking Tour: Take a short walk to our sugar bush with an introduction to maple syrup history, its uniqueness to the area, and a brief explanation of the sugaring process. Tours every half hour from 10 am to 3 pm.

  • Interactive Stations: Visit stations placed throughout the Nature Center at your own pace; identify a maple tree, see the evaporation process in action, and learn about photosynthesis.

  • Sugar Shack: Stop in the sugar shack and see the boiling process in action while delighting in the sweet smell of the sap.

  • Kids Activities: Enjoy face painting, try your hand at our maple bean bag toss, and explore our toy evaporator!

  • Maple Talk: Both days will include a morning talk at 11 am with Laura Dengler, owner of How Sweet It Is, going over “Cooking with Maple.”

  • Vendor Stations: Browse local hand-made items and taste samples from maple vendors, How Sweet It Is, and Casbohm Maple and Honey, along with the Asbury Woods Squeaky Frog gift shop.

 

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors

Anderson Renewal WEB v2
ECGRA WEB
Jthomas WEB