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First Annual Maple Festival, April 1-3 from 11-4pm


Thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday and Saturday. It was a fabulous success.

Beginning on Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3, join us for a Valley wide maple celebration. 
At Hartshorn Farm and Maple Sugar House. 

54 Quarry Road, Waitsfield. Off Route 100.
From: 11-4 pm each day
UPDATE: Sunday's weather looks cold and icky, so plan to come Friday and Saturday

  • On our tours, you will learn about how maple syrup originated and what the steps are from tapping trees to the finished product-syrup. Find out what all of those machines in the sugar house do. Compare the taste of sap to syrup.

All kinds of maple goodies will be available for purchase: 

  • maple candy and cream
  • maple milk shakes
  • maple cotton candy
  • maple drizzled ice cream
  • maple creamies
  • maple beer and cocktail samples (Lawson's and Mad River Distillers)
  • maple pizza made by American Flatbread in our oven
  • maple breads/muffins from our pizza oven
  • Tonewood Maple products with Dori Ross
  • Homemade  maple Switchel

Special Events-

  1. Katie Webster, author of the new book, Maple, will join us on Saturday from noon-3 for a book signing and tasting of one of her recipes.
  2. Oxen pulled carriage rides around the farm with Kayleigh Hamel

Participating Valley Businesses On the Farm:

American Flatbread- maple sausage pizza from our flatbread oven
Mad River Distillers- tastings of maple cocktails
Lawson's Finest- tastings of maple nipple ale
Tonewood Maple Products for sale
Kayleigh's Oxen carriage rides at the farm

Participating Valley Businesses OFF the farm

Mad River Massage-maple scrub for only $10 extra added to any service
Three Mountain Cafe- maple shakes, scones, drinks and products for sale.
Peanut and Mouse Store- 20% off woodland themed animals and Vermont Love t-shirts
Mad River Barn- 15% discount for room rates for Maple Festival weekend (pswd is Maple)
Village Grocery- maple coffee and creamies
Big Picture Theater- Free maple donut when you bring in your own coffee mug
Mehuron's Supermarket
Big Ridge Tavern & Grille at the Bridges- Maple Festival discounts on the Flying French Men local grassfed beef burger, Que Rico cheese quesodilla with maple syrup, maple lemonade, and sugar on snow (if there is edible snow somewhere.)
The Hyde Away Restaurant- 10% off 3 maple dishes (Chicken plate, wings, bread pudding)
West Hill House B&B-25% off your stay of two or more nights during the festival, and a complimentary glass bottle of pure maple syrup.
The Collection and Whipple Tree Design- 20% off anything that says "Vermont".
Irasville Country Store-special on Turkey Maple Melt Sandwiches
American Flatbread- maple brulee desserts, and maple sausage pizza

Until then, you can come in and watch us boil sap into syrup. Have a taste and purchase your own bottle of warm syrup. Just look for the steam at the roof and our banner announcing that we are open.