Every spring, the members of the New York State Maple Producers Association invite families and friends into their “sugar houses” to experience the world of pure NY maple syrup. Located at approximately 160 farms and museums across New York State, Maple Weekend offers a delicious, fun-filled outing that has a little something for all maple-lovers to taste and experience.

Join area maple farms March 18-19 and 25-26 for sugarhouse tours, samples, activities and much more.

Maple Weekend  is a chance for the public to come to the farm to learn about New York’s maple sugarmaking processes and traditions and to provide a chance to taste pure maple syrup in its many forms – right from the source. This event is organized by and sponsored the New York State Maple Producers Association. They are proudly funded by both our members and the NYS Department of Agriculture.

Visitors to Maple Weekend can:

• Taste a pure and natural food product at its freshest and in its many forms.

• Learn how maple syrup and other maple confections are made.

• Experience the unique family traditions of making maple syrup in New York State.

• Celebrate New York’s first agricultural harvest of the season in a family-friendly environment.

• Meet the producers who annually make New York the second largest maple producing state in the U.S.

• Share in the many ways to cook and bake with maple syrup, maple sap and other maple drinks and products.

• Witness sustainable agriculture at its best.

The following are some of the maple farms around Springville who will be participating in this year’s maple weekends:

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center (Maple Harvest Festival)

1610 Welch Rd, Java Center, NY 14082


Maple Glen Sugar House, 2266 Gowanda Zoar Road, Gowanda, NY 14070-9770, (716) 532-5483 or pl2266@yahoo.com, www.mapleglensyrup.com.

Ploetz’s Maple Syrup, 12955 Dowd Road, Springville, NY 14141,  (716) 597-7945 or hula230@yahoo.com.

Wendel’s Maple & More 12502 Vaughn Street, East Concord, NY 14055, (716) 592-2299 or (716) 954-3016, wendelpoultry@aol.com.

For a complete listing of participating farms, and additional details of what each farm will be offering, visit www.nysmaple.com.