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, demonstrations, kids activities, 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. You won't want to miss out on this old fashioned New England cultural experience. Mark your calendars now for next year's event. FREE admission.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Will be posted just prior to the event here on this page as well as our Facebook page. Please check back with us the week before.
14th Annual Maple Festival
Saturday, March 14th, 2020
10 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.
**NOTE** This festival for 2019 has already occurred. If you missed it please come to one of our remaining OPEN HOUSE days on Saturdays in March, possible into April. Updates posted on our Facebook page. Tentative 2019 dates are March 16th, 23rd, 30th, and April 6th.
Open House Boiling Days
Tentative remaining 2019 dates are March 16th, 23rd, 30th, and April 6th.
On any 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. Since we cannot predict the weather and sap flow, please visit our Facebook page for up to date notifications about our Open House times, which will be posted there just prior.
NEXT DATE FOR AN OPEN HOUSE IS SATURDAY MARCH 30TH FROM 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
Sugar Candy Making Demonstration at 1:00 p.m. Come see how pure maple sugar candy is made!
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) .
Sweet Wind Farm | 339 South Road East Hartland CT 06027 US | +1.8606532038