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Official NH Maple Sugar Weekend!
Monday, March 17, 2014
Get your pancakes ready! This weekend will be dripping with sweet, glistening, maple-goodness! Saturday & Sunday, March 22nd & 23rd mark the official 2014 NH Maple Sugar Weekend!
Maple sugaring time in New Hampshire starts in mid-February and the sap runs through mid-April. It takes approximately forty gallons of sap to make one gallon of pure maple syrup. Each year, the New Hampshire maple industry produces close to 90,000 gallons of maple syrup. This weekend, you are invited to get out and enjoy not only the weather, but also one of our greatest commodities!
Over 70 sugarhouses and farms statewide are open to you and your family this weekend, offering coffee, donuts, sugar on snow, ice cream, pancakes, maple-boiled hot dogs other maple treats! Many farms are operating animal petting areas and horse-drawn wagon rides!
Check out or 2014 Maple Sugar Page, sponsored by Journey's End Maple Farm, with interactive sugarhouse map to locate Maple Sugar Weekend celebrations in your area! Don't forget to bring home a freshly tapped bottle (or two, or three) of pure NH maple syrup!
Here are some upcoming maple-inspired events in New Hampshire. Visit NH.com/Maple-Sugar to find a Sugar House near you!
Charmingfare Farm's Maple Express
Sat-Sun, March 22-23
March is Maple Month in New Hampshire so come join us on our horse-drawn Maple Express. Charmingfare Farm has created an event for the whole family to experience maple sugaring in New Hampshire on a working farm. Maple Express includes a Horse-Drawn Ride to the authentic sugar shack where you'll meet a professional Sugar Maker; Maple Tree & Tapping; Authentic Sugar Shack tour; Taste Testing; Animal Discovery Barn; Maple Syrup for sale, and more! Space is limited be sure to reserve you seat on the Maple Express today!
Maple Weekend @ Turkey Street Maples
Sat-Sun, March 22-23
Visit us as we boil sap into syrup. Help collect sap. Sample fresh syrup on Bobby Sue's Homemade Ice Cream. Experience the atmosphere of a true dooryard sugar house. White Mountain Cupcakery and Pattiken's Fudge Factory will be joining us with maple inspired cupcakes and fudge.
Nature's Sweet Secret Sugar House Tours
Sat-Sun Through April 5
Bring your family and friends. Tour our Sugarhouse and learn how sap turns into syrup. Sample our maple products. Self guided tours of the sugarbush are welcomed. Great learning opportunity for all age groups.