Maple trees are truly a hero in the tree world. They provide shade in the hot weather, beautiful leaves in the fall, and when winter seems like it’ll never end, they can be tapped for their sap. The sap is boiled down to produce maple syrup, and then it’s pancake time! Who would think something so delicious can come out of the trunk of a tree?
Learn about the process and taste the results with maple syrup events around town, including tours to see the tapped trees in action, pancake breakfasts with fresh syrup, and more.
Maple Sugaring at Homestead Park
Learn about how maple trees are used to produce maple syrup on February 16. Take a short walk to a maple tree to see how trees are tapped to collect sap. Then see the process of boiling the sap to make syrup. Program is free!
Maple Sugar Season at Stratford
Maple Syrup Time at Gallant Farm
Head to Gallant Farms in Delaware to learn how maple sap is extracted from trees and cooked down into syrup on Saturday, February 23, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Drop-in program is free; stop by anytime.
Maple Syrup Days at Dawes Arboretum
Learn the history and process of maple sugaring as you meander down the paved trail toward The Arboretum’s Log Cabin. Inside, docents greet you with a warm fire and a taste of syrup as you learn how the evaporator works. Tours are February 23-24 at noon, 1 pm and 2 pm. Admission is free.
Maple Time at Slate Run Farm
Sample this sweet treat and learn about making maple syrup the 1880s way at Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm. A short hike to the sugarbush leaves the farm at 1 and 2 pm. Sap collecting and boiling is dependent on the weather but all other activities will take place. Call 614.833.1880 to see if the sap is flowing. Possible dates include February 23-24 and March 2-3. Check Facebook page for updates.
Maple Syrup Tour at Shepherd’s Corner
Take a Maple Syrup Tour on Saturday, March 2, 2019 or Thursday, March 7, 2019. Learn all about maple syrup from the tree to your pancakes. You’ll tour the woods, see the boil, and sample of fresh maple syrup. The fee is $6 per person. Registration always fills up!
Camp Lazarus Maple Fest
Boy Scouts of America sponsor the Camp Lazarus Maple Fest on Saturday March 2nd & 9th, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Festival Admission is $10 at the gate, or $15 for the pre-registration package, which includes an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Feast or Hot Dog Lunch and one official commemorative 2019 Maple Fest patch (offer ends Sunday, February 24th).
Visit the Adams Mullins Sugar Shack to learn how we make our maple syrup and meet our syrup makers. Camp Lazarus Hand-Crafted Maple Syrup available for purchase at the Camp Store while supplies last. The $5 Pancake Feast will be served in the dining hall all day with pancakes, maple syrup, sausage links and drinks! Hot dogs and chips are available in the afternoon. Meals not included with regular festival admission. Free activities include the pioneer areas where you can learn pioneer games, watch a blacksmith make nails, try your hand at branding and rope making, other skills. Other food and activities are available for a small fee. See details about registration, parking, and more on the festival page.
Maple Madness Festival
Experience the Camp Ken-Jockety Maple Syrup operation with Girl Scouts of America on Saturdays, March 2 and 9, 2019. Go on a hike in our maple grove, split some wood, visit the sugarhouse, and enjoy some warm pancakes (optional, for $5-$7). There is something for kids of all ages, and maple syrup will be on sale. Tickets will be $6 in advance and $8 at the door.
Maple Tapping Festival at Charles Alley Nature Park
Head to Lancaster for the Maple Tapping Festival on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 8 am – noon. See how the trees are tapped, maple is produced, and enjoy the Pancake Breakfast from 8 am – 11 am. The festival is free, and the pancake breakfast is $5 per plate.
Charles Alley Nature Park, 2805 Old Logan Road, Lancaster, OH 43130.
Maple Chef Jr. LIVE with Girl Scouts of America
For the first time ever we are holding the Maple Chef, Jr. Competition as its own event on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 6-8 pm. Learn about our maple syrup program through crafts and games and try out the delicious treats competitors have cooked up for you! Stay and watch as our celebrity judges taste their creations. Buy tickets $4 in advance or $6 at the door
North Broadway United Methodist Church (Franklin Co.)
Malabar Farms Maple Syrup Festival
Visit Malabar Farms in Lucas, Ohio, about an hour from Columbus, to enjoy the Maple Syrup Festival on March 2, 3, 9, 10, 2019 from noon – 4pm. Experience sugar camp with live historical demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, food and maple products for sale. Admission is FREE!
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