On March 11, 2015

Middletown Springs festival kicks off maple season

VermontVacation.com/Stephen Goodhue

Fresh maple syrup, canned and bottled, sits ready to be enjoyed by sugar lovers.

Sunday, March 15 at 1 p.m. — MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS — The Middletown Springs Historical Society’s 27th annual Maple Festival will be presented on Sunday, March 15 from 1 – 4 p.m. – snow, rain or shine.

The event features an outdoor demonstration of old-fashioned sugar-making in an iron kettle over an open fire. Inside, an exhibit of antique tools, utensils, containers, art, photos and ephemera from the museum collection illustrate how maple sugaring has been done in Vermont from the early days to the present.

Delicious maple desserts created by Society members, maple products and crafts, and new 2015 maple syrup will be available for sale. Old fashioned sugar on snow and maple cotton candy are always favorites. A video about Vermont maple sugaring will also be shown.

A raffle and silent auction will run continuously during the festival with over 50 prizes, including $75 and $50 in cash, maple gift baskets, maple syrup and maple products, craft items, and other donated items and gift certificates from local businesses.

Acoustic music and kids’ activities enliven the free afternoon event. The Middletown Springs Historical society is located on Park Avenue. For more info, call 802-235-2376.

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