First Annual Mad River Maple Festival - April 1-3 @11-4pm

First Annual Maple Festival, April 1-3 from 11-4pm

Beginning on Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3, join us for a Valley wide maple celebration. 

At Hartshorn Farm and Maple Sugar house. 54 Quarry Road, Waitsfield. Off Route 100.

On the tours, you will learn about how maple syrup originated and what the steps are from tapping trees to the finished product-syrup. Find out what all of those machines in the sugar house do. Compare the taste of sap to syrup.

All kinds of maple goodies will be available for purchase: 

  • maple candy and cream
  • maple milk shakes
  • maple cotton candy
  • maple drizzled ice cream
  • maple creamies
  • maple beer and cocktail samples (Lawson's and Mad River Distillers)
  • maple pizza made by American Flatbread in our oven
  • maple breads/muffins from our pizza oven
  • Tonewood Maple products and cheese pairings with Dori Ross
  • home made maple soap
  • get a maple scrub massage from Mad River massage

Special Events-

  1. author, Katie Webster, of the new cookbook, Maple, will join us on Saturday from noon-3 for a book signing and tasting of one of her recipes.
  2. Oxen pulled carriage rides around the farm with Kayleigh Hamel

Participating Valley Businesses besides Hartshorn Farm:

American Flatbread at the farm
Mad River Distillers at the farm
Lawson's Finest at the farm
Mad River Massage
Tonewood Maple at the farm

Kayleigh's Oxen rides at the farm
Three Mountain Cafe-
maple shakes, scones, drinks and products for sale.
Peanut and Mouse Store- 20% off woodland themed animals and Vermont Love t-shirts
Mad River Barn- 15% discount for room rates for Maple Festival weekend (pswd is Maple)

Until then, you can come in and watch us boil sap into syrup. Have a taste and purchase your own bottle of warm syrup. Just look for the steam at the roof and our banner announcing that we are open. 

Dori Ross


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