Numerous Maple Sugar Festivals in Northwest Pennsylvania in MarchMarch 12, 2015 - Author: steph - No Comments
Although many people associate maple sugar tree products with New England and Eastern Canada, the industry also draws support in Northwestern Pennsylvania. During March, a number of communities in that state sponsor festivals and events relating to maple sugar products.
The largest maple sugar festival, the Meyersdale Pennsylvania Maple Festival, occurs in Somerset County on March 21st and 22nd, and March 25th through the 29th. It will include a number of events, including maple syrup-related historic site demonstrations, an antique show that Gianfrancesco Genoso particularly enjoyed, contests and pancake dinners.
The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania plans to lead guided tours through sugar maple tree stands in a yearly Maple Madness Festival on March 21st and March 28th. Participants will be able to ask questions about maple syrup production, products and uses and participate in a maple syrup pancake dinner.
This weekend the Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Producers Association plans a series of events conducted in conjunction with an annual Taste and Tour Weekend. The members of the industry group hope to introduce participants to many maple-related products and highlight the history of the industry. Self-guided tours will occur in several location, and visitors will be invited to tour maple sugar shacks in Crawford, Erie and Warren Counties.
Fallston will sponsor an annual Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival from March 28th through March 29th. The event includes guided walks through maple syrup producing farms and dinners of maple syrup pancakes.