Maple Sunday (Weekend) 2018

As part of the Vermont Maple Open House weekend the Bennington County Sugarmakers will be hosting our annual “Maple Sunday (Weekend)” on March 24-25, 2018. Saphouses will be open to the public offering tours, activities, and free samples of syrup. The sugarmakers are found in ten towns throughout the county so there’s bound to be one or two close to your place.

So put on your boots and spend the day enjoying Vermont during this unique season. Visit one or all of the participating sugarhouses as they partake in the springtime ritual of transforming sap into maple syrup.

Participating Sugarmakers:

Armstrong Farm
Keith Armstrong
614 US 7, Bennington, VT 05201
Hours:  11:00 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday
Activities: refreshments, trivia contest and a door prize
Directions: on US 7 3 ½ miles south of
 VT 9 & US 7 intersection.
**Accessibility** ¼ mile walk form parking.

Ball Brook Maple
Dave Dence Family & Friends
914 Niles School Road
Pownal, VT 05261

Hours: 9AM to 5PM
Activities: Bring/fill your own container for maple syrup on tap. Sap house and sugarbush tours throughout the day. Kids scavenger hunt and coloring books. Maple candy, maple cream, and syrup samples. Popcorn. For Sale: Maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream.

Danny and Joanne Birch
617 East Main Street
Readsboro, VT 05350

Hours: 10 AM - 3 PM Saturday. March 24 only
Activities: Tour of our sugarhouse; new wood-fired Vortex arch w/ Revolution front pan and Max-combo flue pan.
Directions: From center of Readsboro drive uphill by the Readsboro Inn; second house past the cemetery on left. Park by the wood pile.

Dutton's Farm Stand
RT. 11 & 30
Manchester Center, VT 05255
Hours : 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM  Saturday and Sunday
Directions;  on 11 & 30 East of Manchester Center
Web Site
Products: Maple Syrup and all kinds of great stuff!

Glastenview Maple Farm
Bill & Susan Freeman

571 Glastenview Drive
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Hours: 10AM to 4PM
Activities: Saphouse tours of our wood-fired evaporator, candy making, maple snacks, and syrup to sample and purchase.
Directions: Rt 7A to Paulins in S.Shaftsbury, take Daniels Road to first right, Glastenview Drive, go 0.6 mi., last house on left.

Kobik Family
Maple Hill Maple
207 Maple Hill Road
Shaftsbury, VT  05262

Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday and Sunday
Activities: Maple treats, sap house tour.
Directions: RT. 7A , to Old Depot Road, ( 0.3 miles North of Chocolate Barn.), Old Depot Road, 0.6 miles to Maple Hill Road, Right fork uphill 0.2 miles, driveway on left at top of hill.

Mance’s Tree Farm
217 Holiday Drive
Shaftsbury, VT  05262
802-688-3506 or 802-733-4045

Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday
Activities: Sugar on snow (Sunday only), sap house tours, syrup samples and syrup sales.
Reverse Osmosis demonstrations.
Directions: North on 7A from Bennington to South Shaftsbury
Left onto Cleveland Ave at cemetery, next left onto Holliday Drive, we are all the way at end of road.

Merck Forest & Farmland Center
3270 Route 315
Rupert, VT  05768

Web Site
Hours: Visitor Center open 9AM to 4PM. Pancake Breakfast 10AM to 2PM Saturday and Sunday.
Activities: Wagon rides, tapping demonstrations, children's scavenger hunt, and more. Pancake breakfast includes Merck Forest sausage and maple syrup, eggs, coffee, juice, and hot chocolate. Adults $10, children 4-12 $5, under 4 free.
Accessibility: 1/4 mile walk or wagon ride to the Sap House.
Directions: 12 miles north of Manchester on Route 30. Left at intersection of Route 30 and 315, north of Dorset. Approximately 3.5 miles to Merck access road. Look for the sign on the left at the top of the mountain.

Mountain Valley Maple Farm
Michael Lourie and Family
1498 St. Hwy 153
West Rupert, VT  05776
Hours: 10 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday
Activities:  See syrup being made, free samples
Syrup & candy for sale.
Directions: ¼ mile north of Sherman’s’ store on RT 153

The Wing Farm
McEnaney Family
599 Town Line Road
Bennington, VT 05201
Web Site

Hours: Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. 10 AM - 4 PM
Directions: Rt 7A south from blinkng light in Shaftsbury approx 1 1/4 miles to Town Line Road on left. Continue 1/2 mile. Please park in driveway and walk out to the sugarhouse.

XR Maple Farm
Hawley Family Sugar Shack
29 Sugar Shack Lane
Arlington, VT 05250
Web Site

Hours: Both Saturday and Sunday 10AM to 4PM
Activities: Free: sugarhouse tours, silver dollar pancakes, syrup samples and store samples of many maple products, VT jams, cheese, and apple butter.
For Sale: Maple glazed and cider donuts, maple frosted sugar cookies, and all grades of maple syrup.

Directions: 1 mile north of Arlington on Historic Rt 7A.