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Guide to Maple Weekend Events to Check Out With the Family

City Guide, Event, Family Friendly, Things to Do

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on March 2, 2022
Photo courtesy of Maple Weekend
Photo courtesy of Maple Weekend

Maple Weekend happens annually across New York State across two weekends (2022 dates: March 19-20 and March 26-27) and is a chance for the public to visit farms to learn about New York’s maple sugarmaking processes and traditions. Plus, it provides a chance to taste pure maple syrup in its many forms – right from the source.

This multi-weekend event takes place at several farm locations throughout the Western New York area and far beyond in rain, snow, or shine.

Maple Weekend at Genesee Country Village & Museum

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What to Expect:

Maple weekend includes tasting the pure and natural food product at its freshest and in its many forms, learning how maple syrup and other maple confections are made, experiencing unique family traditions of making maple syrup, celebrating New York’s first agricultural harvest of the season, and meeting the producers.

Did you know that New York is the second largest maple producing state in the U.S. annually? A Maple Weekend visit, which is extremely family friendly we might add, also involves learning about the many ways to cook and bake with maple syrup, maple sap and other maple drinks and products.

Tours and product samples are offered at most sites free of charge (museums are the exception), and on-site pancake breakfasts, where available, incur a per-plate cost and prices vary by location. You can find producers offering a pancake breakfast here!

Pro tip: Many locations will be muddy, so make sure to dress in layers and wear closed-toe or insulated footwear.

For more info on Maple Weekend and a full list of farms open for visitors, check out mapleweekend.com.

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/emily/" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.

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