WEATHERUPDATE 9 AM MARCH 1: We got about an inch of snow overnight, the main roads are clear. The back roads are snow covered but are slushy. If you are comfortable driving in the snow, you should have no issues getting here. One of our staff members got here in a car without 4 wheel drive and didn't have any trouble. We expect light rain the rest of the day so the back roads may be clear in a couple of hours.
Several people have mentioned that GPS took them down Walker Road yesterday, which is VERY icy. If you are on New Philadelphia Road and GPS tells you to turn onto Franklin School Road, DO NOT TURN. Keep going straight. When the road curves sharply to the left, stay straight, this will put you on Garrison Hollow Rd. The farm is on the left, about a mile after you stay straight on Garrison Hollow.
Drive safe and we hope to see you at the farm today!!
Due to expected bad weather in the morning (Sunday March 1st), we will be opening the kitchen at 11am so that our staff can get to the farm safely. We will be opening the store at 9am. Weather permitting, we will have the game area open, however the straw maze will not be set up. We expect to have quite a few vendors here tomorrow as well. Check back for updates tomorrow morning, we will post about our road conditions ASAP.
We also want to thank everyone who attended today! It was a great crowd for a cold day, we appreciate everyone who attended and hope you enjoyed your day here at the farm!!
FEBRUARY 28 & MARCH 1 & MARCH 7 & 8, 2015
MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL
February 28 & March 1 and March 7 & 8, 2015, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. EST
ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FROM 2014 AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN 2015
To fully enjoy the festival, dress warmly and wear sturdy boots!!! ACTIVITIES MAY CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER OR CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL
PANCAKES SUPREME or WAFFLE BOAT SUPREME
Served with your choice of strawberries, blueberries, or apples, chocolate chips, ice cream, whipped cream, and MAPLE SYRUP.
$3.50 for Child's plate (12 and under)
Children 5 and under are free (Breakfast ONLY)
CHICKEN, PORK CHOP OR PULLED PORK DINNER
½ maple BBQ chicken, 2 pork chops or pulled pork sandwich
served with a side of coleslaw, maple baked beans, roll, drink & dessert
$11.00 Chicken Dinner
$10.00 Pork Chop Dinner $9.00 Pulled Pork Dinner
Served Noon to 5:00 P.M or until we run out - Carry-out available.
At the SUGAR STORE
FRESH PURE MAPLE SYRUP, maple candy, maple cream, maple cotton candy and maple coated nuts. We also have t-shirts, mugs and much more!
Maple Cookies & Candy
Pure Maple Syrup
Maple Sugar and Dry Rub
Sugarbush tours every hour from 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Self-guided tour of sugarhouse with operating evaporator Indian & Pioneer syrup making demonstrations, 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Tractor drawn wagon rides
Crosscut sawing Mini museum of maple related antiques
Outdoor Craft Vendor area
Children’s game area and activity center
Old fashioned merry go round & Jacob's Ladder (small charge)
Pet the llamas
Music – traditional fiddle, gospel, dulcimer, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Worship service – Sundays 8:00 A.M. – everyone welcome
Delicious maple home-baked goods and craft vendors, kettle corn, decorative wood furniture, wood toys, natural soap, pottery, candles, and so much more. Check back in early February 2015 for a complete list of vendors attending the 2015 Maple Syrup Festival
We will have toe tappin' live country and bluegrass musicians all day, both weekends. Check back in early February 2015 for a complete list of musicians.
Boiling sap the Native American way
Boiling sap the pioneer way
Boiling sap the modern way
Check out the FESTIVAL PHOTOS and MORE FESTIVAL PHOTOS page on this site for more pictures of festival activities