The Maine Maple Sunday Weekend has been postponed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Maine Maple Producers Association released the following statement on their website:
“As COVID-19 continues to spread and based on the recommendations from the CDC and local government officials, the Maine Maple Producers Association has announced that all Maine Maple Sunday Weekend® events should be postponed.
This was a very difficult decision and will significantly impact all members across the state, but as an association, we feel this is the right thing to do for public health. We plan to host Maine Maple Sunday Weekend® when the timing is right. In the meantime, we encourage you to support your local maple producers in other ways during the maple season. You can find updates on a future event date and a member directory with phone numbers and websites to order products from your local Maine maple producers at mainemapleproducers.com”.
Place: Participating Maple Producers Across the State
In Maine, the fourth Sunday of every March is Maple Sunday. This enduring Maine tradition is a sweet way to welcome Spring back to the northeast. Maine is the third largest syrup producer in the country, and Somerset County is the largest maple syrup producing county in the US. On March 24th, Sugarhouses all across the state will open their doors to visitors eager for a behind-the-scenes look at all things maple syrup.
What Can You Expect from Maple Sunday?
Maple Sunday offers a variety of activities that are equal parts educational and delicious. It provides an opportunity for your family to play outside, with interactive tours of sap lines and farmyards to explore. It is also a fun way to support your local maple syrup producer. Above all else though, it is an excuse to eat as much pure maple syrup as you want!
Some of the things you can expect from Maple Sunday are:
- Syrup Samples
- Sugarbush Tours
- Pancake Breakfasts
- Farm Animals
- Sap Boiling Demonstrations
Each Sugarhouse offers their own special twist on the syrupy holiday, so make sure to visit them online before you head out.
Finding a Sugarhouse
To make finding the right sugarhouse easy, the Maine Maple Producers Association has put together a nifty map of all participating sugarhouses. This map includes details on the syrup producers, as well as local restaurants and lodging, in case you want to make it a weekend trip.