Maple Syrup Events In The Upper Hudson Region

Find maple syrup events including fairs, festivals, pancake breakfasts, sugar house open houses, tours, and more. Fun and educational events provide information about maple sugaring in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley region.

2021 Spring Maple Weekends

Spring into Maple season in the Upper Hudson region! Visit local verified maple producers on Maple Weekends March 20-21 and 27-28. Experience the region’s fresh maple and learn how New York’s delicious maple products are made. Click here to find out who is participating!

2020 Fall Maple Tour

2020 Fall Maple Tour was held October 9-18.

2020 Spring Maple Tapping

The 2020 Spring Maple season was a little quieter than usual, but the maple still flowed and Commissioner Ball joined the members of the Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association for the first tapping of the year at Battle Hill Maple in Fort Ann. The group was honored to have Senator Betty Little in attendance too.

 

Maple Queen Lauryn Schneible, Senator Betty Little, Commissioner Richard Ball, Janet Oliver, and Greg LaPan at the maple tapping at Battle Hill Maple on Friday March 13, 2020.

 Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association

2019 New York State Maple Tour

The 2019 New York State Maple Tour was held July 12-14. It was hosted by the Western NY Maple Producers Association and was centered at the Grange Building of the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY.

  • Friday afternoon and evening – registration, trade show, and social
  • Saturday – visit sugarhouses in Erie County ranging from 1,000 to 7,000+ taps
  • Sunday – visit sugarhouses in Wyoming County ranging from 2,000 to 20,000+ taps

Find out more about the locations we visited by clicking here.

2019 Maple Open House Weekends

Take a free tour of area sugarhouses March 23, 24, 30, and 31. Experience first-hand the sights, smells, and sounds of maple syrup making. 29 Sugarhouses participated throughout the six-county region, with many serving pancake breakfasts.

 
 Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association

2018 New York State Maple Tour

The 2018 New York State Maple Tour was held July 15-17. It was hosted by the
Upper Hudson Maple Producers Association and centered in Saratoga Springs. The tour
opened with a reception, registration, and trade show on Sunday afternoon July 15. On
Monday and Tuesday July 16 and 17, the tour featured visits to a variety of maple
operations, both larger and smaller.

2018 Maple Open House Weekends

Take a free tour of area sugarhouses March 17, 18, 24, and 25. Experience first-hand the sights, smells, and sounds of maple syrup making. 24 Sugarhouses participated throughout the six-county region, with many serving pancake breakfasts.

 
 

 2017 Tree Tapping Ceremony

We kicked off 2017 Maple Weekend Festivities on March 10th at our annual tree tapping ceremony. The event took place at Toad Hill Maple Farm in Thurman. Maple-themed refreshments were served following the tapping ceremony.

2016 Tree Tapping Ceremony with Maple Queen & Assemblyman Stec

Upper Hudson Maple Queen Jesse Benoit helped Assemblyman Dan Stec (R-Queensbury) get ready to hang a sap bucket on a tapped sugar maple tree at Grottoli’s Maple in Middle Granville on March 18 during the Upper Hudson Maple Producers’ 2016 Maple Season kick-off event. Mike Grottoli (right) and his family welcomed about 30 guests to their farm for the annual tapping ceremony. Other dignitaries included Jackie Moody-Czub, Deputy Commissioner NYS Dept. of Ag & Markets, Matt Scolin, District Director office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, and members of the Washington County Board of Supervisors.

Stec and queen tapping

Photo by MJ Packer

In the News

2020 – October 8 – Morning Ag Clips: Upper Hudson Fall Maple Tour starts this week!

2020 – October 1 – Morning Ag Clips: Sugar Oak Farms opens its doors for Fall Maple Tour

2020 – September 29 – Morning Ag Clips: Sugarhouses in lower Adirondack area open doors for Fall Maple Tour

2020 – March 15 – Morning Ag Clips: Commissioner Ball, Senator Little tap maple tree in Fort Ann

2020 – March 8 – Morning Ag Clips: Wild Hill Maple opens its doors for Maple Weekend

2020 – March 3- Morning Ag Clips: Ioka Valley Farms opens its doors this Maple Weekend

2019 – March 23 – Leader-Herald: Maple Open House weekend starts today, goes next week

2019 – March 28 – Saratogian: Maple season still going strong

2019 – March 23 – PostStar: Behind the scenes, maple style

2019 – March 15 – Saratogian: Warm-up sparks late-starting maple season

2018 – June 12 – Morning Ag Clips: Registration deadline nears for NYS Maple Tour

2018 – April 2 – Leader-Herald: Maple season extending a little from cooler weather

2018 – March 18 – Morning Ag Clips:

Maple program continues to grow in Greenwich

2018 – March 18 -Leader-Herald: It’s maple season

2018 – March 17 – PostStar: Season for the sweet stuff

2018 – March 7 – PostStar: Tree Tapping Ceremony at Maple Acres

2018 – February 20 – PostStar: Mapleland Farms receives state certification

2017 – March 19 – Leader-Herald: Maple weekend off to a good start

2017 – March 10 – Leader-Herald: Local sugarmakers will be part of Maple Open House Weekends

2017 – March 18 – PostStar: Sugar houses open for Maple Weekend

2017 – February 21 – PostStar: Maple syrup season underway

2016 – February 23 – Leader-Herald: Maple producers to host open house weekends

2015 – March 29 – Leader-Herald: Maple syrup season

2015 – March 5 – Leader-Herald: State official to get taste of area during Maple Weekend

2014 – March 9 – PostStar: Cold slows start of maple season

2014 – February 26 – Saratogian: Out of their element: Cold, snow delaying start of syrup production

   

 

 

Fairs and Festivals

Throughout the summer and fall, visit one of the area’s great county fairs, apple orchards, farmers markets or harvest festivals. Meet producers, taste pure maple syrup, and buy locally-made maple products.