Open House Boiling Days
Every Saturday in March and on any other day we are boiling sap, we open our sugarhouse to the public and invite visitors to come in and watch us make syrup. You can observe sap boiling in the evaporator, smell the steam, view the whole process in action, and even have a taste sample of the finished liquid gold. Free admission.
Classes and Tours for Groups
Sweet Wind Farm offers the perfect field trip for your group of any type and of all ages. Pre-K through High School, Homeschoolers, Scouts, Cooking Clubs, Senior Clubs: whatever your group is we can accommodate it with a tailor fit class for you. This class will be approximately 1 1/2 hours long, and will include a narrated slideshow with a hands-on class, a tour of the sugarhouse and equipment,an outdoor tour of our farm's maple trees, (and possibly seeing the sap dripping!),and will end with taste samples. A storybook is read for the younger ages too. The class will be geared towards the ages of those attending, anyone from 3-99! Sap boiling during your visit is not guaranteed, as it depends on the weather and sap flow at the time of your visit. All classes for groups must be scheduled in advance by calling Susan at (860) 653-2038 or emailing us.
FEE: $5.00 per student. Minimum of $50 for a class to be scheduled. Family cap at $20 as a courtesy for larger families, but group must still meet the minimum. Under age 3 is free. If your group does not meet the minimum of $50, you may consider paying a group rate of $50 to hold a class. Class is held rain or shine, since most of it is indoors. Be prepared with proper footwear (boots are recommended), warm coats, and umbrella if needed, for the outdoor portion of the tour. We can accommodate up to 25 people at a time. Handicapped accessible on lower floor.
This class can be scheduled for anytime of the year, but for the full experience it is recommended you try and come during sugaring season, (which is typically February and March, maybe into the first two weeks of April) .
Our festival is always held on the 2nd Saturday in March.
Live demonstrations of sap boiling, syrup drawing off, and tree tapping. There will be live music, pancakes, classes, tours, sugar-on-snow eat, cooking demo, and more. Join us for a fun filled day out with the family! Typically sugaring season is during the month of March so this is always held on the second Saturday in March every year. Mark your calendars now, you won't want to miss out on this old fashioned New England cultural experience. Our next festival will be our 13th on March 9, 2019. FREE admission.
NOTES ***Please check back with us a week before the event for a detailed schedule of events and updated information for the day.** If there is a snowstorm we may consider rescheduling, if there is rain it is still ON because most activities are indoors. Please dress for the weather, wear boots for the outdoor portion of events. Bring umbrellas if it's raining. Park well off of the street please. We ask that you leave your pets at home thank you. There is NO smoking allowed anywhere on the farm please and thank you. Admission is free but bring cash for purchases, credit cards are accepted for purchases of $20 or more. We wish for this to be a pleasant and fun filled day for everyone who attends!
13th Annual Maple Festival
Saturday, March 9th, 2019
10 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.
Sweet Wind Farm | 339 South Road East Hartland CT 06027 US | +1.8606532038