On March 26, 2015

It’s Maple Madness in Woodstock

Courtesy of VermontVacation.com

Maple trees are tapped and collecting sap to be boiled into Mother Nature’s sweetest treat — maple syrup.

March 28-29 — WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to hosts a fun event to cure late winter doldrums! Maple Madness, held the weekend of March 28-29 in Woodstock, will be a celebration of all things maple—from sugar house tours to sugar on snow; a maple Taste-Around at Suicide Six to a maple leaf scavenger hunt; a maple muddy bike ride to an artistic sap bucket auction. There will be tons of fun activities for everyone!

Scavenger Hunt: Find the maple leaf! Local businesses will be given a decorated maple leaf to hide somewhere in their store, office or reception area. Scavenger hunters will be given a card with the names of participating businesses listed, and will need to go from business to business to get their card stamped in each place. The person or team with the greatest number of stamps is entered to win a basket full of maple goodies. The scavenger hunt runs March 21-29.

Sap Buckets: Local artist-painted sap buckets will be displayed in businesses around town.  If you’re interested in buying one, drop your bid in the bucket. The winning bids will be announced by email on Monday, March 30.

Sugar House Tour: Visit vermontmaple.org for a current list of open sugar houses.

Enjoy sugar on snow on the Village Green from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, while watching a maple tree tapping demonstration, and enjoying other delights such as fresh Woodstock roasted coffee, sour pickles, maple butter pop corn and raised donuts with maple cream. This event is free and open to the public.

Head to Suicide 6 from 6-8:30 p.m. on Saturday the for a Maple Gala Taste-Around and Live Auction. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Chamber Office or Woodstock Gallery or at the door. Guests will be mingling, listening to the sounds of Samirah and Bob Merrill, and strolling from table to table to taste what all of our great local restaurants have to offer. This is an opportunity to beat the mud season blues and strut your stuff. Auctioneer Nom Frates Jr., will be seeking bids on buckets painted by local and regional artists as well as several to benefit Zacks Place.

Also on Saturday, Woodstock Elementary School will be hosting a pancake breakfast with fresh maple syrup from 8 – 10 a.m. featuring all local products, to benefit Woodstock Elementary School.

For more info, visit woodstockvt.com.

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