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04/13/2023 03:50PM ● By KAREN CASSIDY
The 56th Annual Vermont Maple Festival is a uniquely Vermont festival celebrating the end of maple syrup production for the year. Held in St Albans, VT on the last weekend of April every year, this 3-day festival is a celebration of all things maple syrup! Named one of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce’s Top 10 Time-Honored Events, this festival is a must.

This year the festival is taking place on April 28–30 and thousands of visitors will
be in attendance to enjoy a packed calendar of events all weekend long. There will be
a parade, daily craft shows, an antique show, live music & entertainment events, sugarhouse tours, syrup tastings, a pancake breakfast, several specialty food shows, maple
cooking demonstrations, a maple buffet dinner and more.

There will also be an 8.5 mile Sap Run, a Youth Talent Show, a Fiddler’s Variety Show, jugglers, a dog performance, and the crowning of the festivals’ Maple King and Maple Queen.

The Maple Festival has several contests going on throughout the weekend including a maple cooking contest, a Vermont maple product contest, their Sappy Art Show, a photography contest, The Maple Ambassador contest, a festival window display contest and a maple syrup contest.

 Another highlight is the Maple Beverage Tasting at 14th Star Brewing on Saturday April 29th from 3pm-5pm. For $10, adults over 21 years of age can sample maple craft beer, wine, cider, spirits and more from more than 12 local breweries, wineries, distilleries and meaderies. A portion of each ticket goes to support the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association and the Vermont Maple Festival.


For the kids, there will be face painting, balloon art, carnival rides, and a kids scavenger hunt. And everyone will enjoy Vermont maple delicacies such as maple cotton candy, maple creemees and maple cream donuts available from our local vendors. Don't forget to stop by the Vermont Maple store for all things maple!

For more information, details and a full schedule of events, visit

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