Maple Syrup Festivals in Northeast Ohio

Maple Syrup Events in Northeast Ohio

If you’ve never been to a Maple Syrup Festival, you should consider going this year. Many parks and farms in Northeast Ohio provide a chance for people to come learn about the process of turning sap into maple syrup. You’ll learn about tapping trees, how the sap is collected, and how the sap is boiled down and turned into maple syrup.

Many of the events include historical demonstrations with costumed interpreters. It really is a unique, fun and educational event the entire family would enjoy. With such a variety of dates, times and locations to choose from, you should be able to find one that fits your schedule.

If you know of any Maple Syrup Events that aren’t listed, please submit the details and I’ll get it added.

NOTE: Many of the locations below are part of the annual Ohio Maple Maddness Driving Tour sponsored by the Ohio Maple Producers Association. For details on each of the locations download the brochure here.

Ashtabula County Maple Syrup Events

Bissell Maple Farm Maple Sugaring Tour
The Maple Madness Driving Tour stop at Bissell Maple Farm offers free pancakes, horse-drawn wagon tours of the maple farm and entertainment. {Find Out More}
When: March 7, 14 & 21 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 3741 Higley Road, Rock Creek, OH 44084
Cost: FREE

Camp Whitewood Maple Sugaring Tour
4-H Camp Whitewood’s sugar house is a part of the Maple Madness Driving Tour. When you make Camp Whitewood one of your tour stops, you can enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast, a tantalizing “Taste of Whitewood” maple recipe competition, tour our sugar house, purchase our 100% pure maple syrup and take a wagon ride to our sugarbush. Sugar House Tours start at 10am (last wagon ride leaves at 4pm). {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 21, 2015 from 9am to 4:30pm
Where: 7983 S. Wiswell Road, Windsor, OH 44099
Cost: FREE

Rock Creek Maple Sugaring Tour
In its fifth year, this three family sugaring operation has 2,000 taps, modern sugarhouse with reverse osmosis and state of the art evaporator. Maple products for sale all year. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 21, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 8242 Fenton Road, Orwell, OH 44076
Cost: FREE

 

Columbiana County Maple Syrup Events

Bartholow Sugarhouse
Bartholow Sugarhouse is a great hobby operation where the producer rents woods to tap and make maple syrup. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 26755 North Shore Drive, Beloit, OH 44609
Cost: FREE

Greenisen Sugarhouse
Watch an educational slide show on maple sugaring and Haflinger horses, see antique farm equipment, and learn how a hobby greenhouse operates. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 1904 Depot Road, Salem, OH 44460
Cost: FREE

 

Cuyahoga County Maple Syrup Events

History of Maple Sugaring at Rocky River Reservation
The History of Maple Sugaring hikes will lead to the Sugarhouse, where guests can watch sap being boiled into delicious 100 percent pure maple syrup. Guided public hikes leave the Sugarhouse every 20 minutes (last hike leaves at 3:40 p.m.). {Find Out More}
When: March 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 11am to 4pm
Where: Rocky River Nature Center (Maple Grove Picnic Area), 24000 Valley Parkway, North Olmsted, OH 44070
Cost: FREE

Green Gate Farm
Located in an old barn, this stop offers an example of a backyard operation with demonstrations. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 2015 from 11am to 4pm
Where: 9195 Highland Drive, Brecksville, OH 44141
Cost: FREE

Maple Sugaring Pancake Breakfast at Rocky River Reservation
Each year, trees are tapped at Maple Grove Picnic Area to make maple syrup. This age – old tradition will be honored with a pancake breakfast at Rocky River Nature Center and a hike along the sugarbush trail to follow. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 9am to 11:30am
Where: Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Parkway, North Olmsted, OH 44070
Cost: $25 per person

 

Geauga County Maple Syrup Events

Tree Tapping Ceremony at Burton Log Cabin
The Tree Tapping Ceremony officially starts the Maple Syrup Season. Bucket, lid and a spile to tap a maple tree in the Burton Village green will be provided, and you will have the opportunity to put your name on that tree for the 2015 maple season. Free refreshments and demos. Family fun! This is an outside event, so please dress appropriately. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 10am to 4pm
Where: 14590 East Park Street, Burton, OH 44021
Phone: (440) 834-4204
Cost: FREE

Maple 101 Workshop at the Swine Creek Reservation
Beginners and experienced producers wishing to hone sugaring skills will learn everything they need to know including tree biology and identification, why sap flows, tapping, collecting methods, sugar bush management, producing the finished product, canning and packaging. {Find Out More}
When: February 28, 2015 from 9am to 12pm
Where: Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield, OH 44062
Cost: FREE

Pancake Town USA at Burton Village
Since 1950, mountains of fresh pancakes covered with pure maple syrup and all the fixings have been served up by Burton civic organizations. {Find Out More}
When: Serving every Sunday in March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2015 from 9am to 2pm
Where: 14510 N. Cheshire Street, Burton, OH 44021

Burton Sugar Camp – Log Cabin
For over seven decades, the Burton Chamber of Commerce has operated this working sugarhouse with maple sales funds used locally. {Find Out More}
When: Open all year from 10am to 4:30pm
Where: Burton Village Square, 14590 E. Park Street, Burton, OH 44021

Grossman Brothers Maple Products Open House
Boiling if sap is available (weather dependent), and selling syrup and maple sugar during open house weekends. {Find Out More}
When: Open every weekend in March from 10am to 5pm
Where: 12147 Claridon Troy Road, Chardon, OH 44024
Cost: FREE

Tappin’ Sunday at the Geauga County Maple Festival Sugarhouse
Tappin Sunday a ceremonial Tapping of the Maple Trees on Chardon Square. This will be your first chance to buy the first maple stirs of the season. The official “tapper” will tap the tree with a commemorative bucket handed painted by local artist Bob Kolcum. {Find Out More}
When: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 1pm
Where: Historic Chardon Square, Short Court Street, Chardon, OH 44024
Phone: (440) 286-3007
Cost: FREE Admission

Maple Hill Farm, Daniel Byler Family
Sap is collected with horse drawn wagon from 1000 taps on buckets and tubing. {Find Out More}
When: March 8 & 15, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 15658 Burton-Windsor Road, Middlefield Township, OH 44062
Cost: FREE

Maple Stirs at the Geauga County Maple Festival Sugarhouse
Experience the classic Maple Stir. You get a small bowl with hot maple syrup in it and a stirring stick. Take the stick and stir piously and watch as the syrup become a creamy maple candy. {Find Out More}
When: March 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2015 from 12pm to 4 pm
Where: Geauga County Maple Festival Sugarhouse on Chardon Square
Phone: 440-286-3007
Cost: $1 per stir

Timbertots: Maple Sugar Time! at the Swine Creek Reservation
(Ages 3-5 w/adult) Discover how maple syrup is made with a fun hands-on exploration. {Find Out More}
When: March 14, 2015 from 2pm to 3pm
Where: Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield, OH 44062
Cost: FREE

Camp Whitewood
AYCE Pancake Breakfast (Fee applies; 9am to 3pm). 3rd Annual Maple Taste Of Whitewood (10am to 3pm): Sample a variety of foods and desserts made with 100% pure maple syrup (free). Maple Sugaring Tour and Hayride (10am to 4pm): Learn how maple syrup is made, from tree to bottle. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 21, 2015 from 10am to 4pm
Where: 7983 S. Wiswell Road, Windsor, OH 44099
Cost: FREE

Sugar Valley Maple, James Miller Family Tour
Tour the sugarbush set in the woods. Purchase syrup in gallons, half-gallons, quarts, pints & half-pints. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 21, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 15771 Chipmunk Lane, Middlefield Township, OH 44062
Cost: FREE

K-C Maple Syrup Tour
First Place winner 2010 Geauga County Maple Festival syrup competition. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 16350 Hart Road, Montville, OH 44064
Cost: FREE

Pleasant Valley View Farm
Experience an excellent backyard operation with buckets and tubing with easy access to sugarhouse. Maple syrup will be for sale in a variety of glass containers and plastic jugs. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 8810 Madison Road, Montville, OH 44064
Cost: FREE

Salo Maple Products Tour
Visit during Open House weekend and see all the newer equipment with Reverse Osmosis and steamway, and more than 720 taps mostly on tubing. Offering maple coated nuts, maple candy, and maple soft serve ice cream. Samples of all product will be available. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 2015 from 9am to 4pm
Where: 16434 Leggett Road, Montville, OH 44064
Cost: FREE

Ma & Pa’s Maple Sugarin’ Weekends
Gather Sap with the horses at 1pm and 3pm, weekends. Experience how maple syrup is made the old fashion way, and also learn about new advances in syrup-making today. Bring the sap back to the sugar house and enjoy samples of this sweet treat. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015, 10am to 5pm
Where: 15161 Main Market Rd (Rt 422), Burton, OH 44021
Phone: 440-548-5521
Cost: FREE

Maple Hill Farm, Daniel Byler Family Tour {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 15658 Burton Windsor Road, Middlefield Township, OH 44062
Cost: FREE

Messenger Century Farm Tour
Enjoy samples, historic pictures, and farm stories. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 17098 Messenger Road, Auburn, OH 44021
Cost: FREE

Richards Sugarhouse Maple Tour
Your are encouraged to come in and taste the finest flavor of spring and be amazed at what can be made with maple. MAPLE, It’s not just for breakfast! Maple candy making demonstrations at 10am and 2pm. The maple gift shoppe has samples, samples and more samples Saturday. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 545 Water Street, Chardon, OH 44024
Cost: FREE

Sugarbush Creek Farm Tour
Take a wagon ride to picturesque sugarhouse. Experience historic demonstrations and guided tour of maple operation. Relax around fire and enjoy samples in timber framed tasting lodge. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015; Saturday: 10am to 5pm, Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
Where: 13034 Madison Road (Rt. 528), Middlefield Township, Ohio 44062
Cost: FREE

Maple Madness Tour at the Swine Creek Reservation
This year we will be collecting sap in our sugarbush with a horse-drawn sap sled. {Find Out More}
When: March 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield, OH 44062
Cost: FREE

Sap’s-A-Risin’ at the Geauga Park District Swine Creek Reservation
Help gather sap with the sugar bush with the help of a horse-drawn sap sled, enjoy historical interactions with costumed interpreters, see sap boiling in the sugar house, have a taste of maple syrup, then warm up with live music and maple treats in the lodge. {Find Out More}
When: March 15 & 22, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm
Where: Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield, OH 44062
Cost: FREE

Timbertots: Maple Sugar Time! at the Swine Creek Reservation
(Ages 3-5 w/adult) Discover how maple syrup is made with a fun hands-on exploration. {Find Out More}
When: March 17, 2015 from 10am to 11am & 1pm to 2pm
Where: Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield, OH 44062
Cost: FREE

The 86th Annual Geauga Maple Festival
This is a celebration of the year’s maple season and the place where maple syrup producers showcase their best syrup. The festival will take place on Historic Chardon Square. {Find Out More}
When: April 23-26, 2015
Where: Historic Chardon Square, Short Court Street, Chardon, OH 44024
Phone: (440) 286-3007
Cost: FREE Admission. Wristbands and individual ticket sales are available every day.

 

Lake County Maple Syrup Events

Maple Sugaring Weekends at Lake Metro Parks Farmpark
Visitors take a wagon ride to the Woodland Center to witness the entire maple process as sap is collected, boiled, and turned into maple syrup and other products. Discover how trees are tapped and see the network of tubing that connects the 1,000 taps that provide sap for the Farmpark’s maple syrup production. Sample maple syrup & candy, make a maple craft, help gather sap and learn how to make maple syrup in your own backyard. {Find Out More}
When: Weekends, February 28, March 1, 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015; 9 am to 5 pm (Pancakes served 9am to 4pm)
Where: 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH 44094
Cost: Farmpark admission charged. Pancake Breakfast: $4/child (age 2-11), $7/person (ages 12+)

Cross Brothers Maple
Maple syrup samples and maple products for sale. A short walk is required to get to the sugarhouse. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 1330 North County Line Road, Madison, OH 44057
Cost: FREE

Maple Sugaring Drop-by at North Chagrin Nature Center
Stop in the nature center anytime this afternoon to learn about this truly American tradition. A naturalist will be on hand with the tools of the trade and fresh sap to sample if conditions are right. Trees will be tapped nearby. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, March 15, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm
Where: North Chagrin Nature Center, 3037 SOM Center Road, Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Cost: FREE

 

Lorain County Maple Syrup Events

FREE Maple Sugaring Weekends at the Carlisle Reservation
Learn about Maple Sugaring with lectures, hikes and a visit to the Sugar Shack. Choo rides available. {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, March 1, 7-8 & 14-15, 2015 from 11:30am to 3:30pm
Where: 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, OH 44050
Cost: FREE

Homeschool Maple Sugaring at Carlisle Reservation {Find Out More}
When: Monday, March 2, 2015 from 2pm to 3pm
Where: 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, OH 44050
Cost: FREE

Knoble Brothers Farms Sugarhouse
Explore a four-generation operation with displays of antique taps, buckets and boiling pans. Free samples and maple syrup for sale. {Find Out More}
When: March 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 9950 Gifford Road, Amherst, OH 44001
Cost: FREE

 

Mahoning County Maple Syrup Events

FREE Misty Maple Sugarhouse Tour {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 10644 Middletown Road, Salem, OH 44460
Cost: FREE

Maple Syrup Festival & Rotary Pancake Breakfast
Join in the annual Maple Syrup Festival with old fashioned mapling demonstrations, wagon rides, displays and more. Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast made by the Boardman Rotary Club in the Lariccia Family Community Center {Find Out More}
When: March 21 & 22, 28 & 29, 2015 from 8am to 2pm
Where: Lariccia Family Community Center, Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Rd., Boardman, OH 44512
Cost: $6 per person, Children 6 and under are FREE

 

Medina County Maple Syrup Events

Fulton Farm Maple Syrup Tour 
Tours will be approximately 90 minutes in duration and will be conducted every 45 minutes in groups of 25. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: Buffalo Creek Retreat, 8708 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville, OH 44273
Phone: Call 330-722-9364 to register for your preferred choice of tour time.
Cost: FREE

Maple Valley Farm Tour
Weather permitting, hay ride to woods or tour dairy barn and see calves and cows on a working farm. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 8701 Hubbard Valley Road, Guilford Township, OH 44273
Cost: FREE

 

Portage County Maple Syrup Events

FREE Cash Farms Pure Maple Syrup Tour
Pancake breakfast all day (fee applies). Purchase pure maple syrup, candies, popcorn and coated nuts, and enjoy free samples. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 9am to 5pm
Where: 7057 Virginia Road, Atwater, OH 44021
Cost: FREE

 

Richland County Maple Syrup Events

FREE Maple Syrup Festival at Malabar Farm State Park
The festival includes demonstrations of sugaring techniques from the early days, when Ohio was home to Native Americans, through present day. A self-guided tour of the sugar camp and sugarhouse will reveal the evolution of sugaring equipment and how maple sap is transformed into maple syrup. A peek inside the summer bell house, behind the Pugh Log Cabin, will take you back to Ohio’s past. Kids and adults will also enjoy the horse-drawn wagon rides to the sugar camp provided by the Central Ohio Draft Horse Association. Free samples of maple syrup will be available at the sugar house. Pure Ohio maple syrup, homemade Maple Walnut Fudge, Maple Cotton Candy, Maple Popcorn, and other maple products will be on sale during the event, and in the Malabar Farm Gift Shop throughout the season. Live musical entertainment will be provided along with light refreshments and snacks during the festival in the Pugh Log Cabin located near the event. {Find Out More}
When: March 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm
Where: 4050 Bromfield Road, Lucas, OH 44840
Cost: FREE (donations to horse group appreciated)

We visited the Maple Sugar Festival at Malabar Farm State Park before.  Read about and see pictures from our trip.

FREE Dolce’s Sugar Shac
Displays, samples, horse-drawn wagon ride to sugarhouse, tapping demonstrations each hour, breakfast and hot dog roasting, shop at the Sugar Store for maple products, maple candy, maple coated popcorn and more. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 2550 Crider Road, Mansfield, OH 44901

 

Summit County Maple Syrup Events

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast at Hale Farm & Village
Enjoy a pancake breakfast compliments of Bob Evans Restaurants, and then head out into the Sugaring Camp to learn about tree tapping, the maple sugar process and experience oxen demonstrations. View period arts and crafts such as glassblowing, blacksmithing, pottery and spinning and weaving. Hale Farm is a 90-acre outdoor living history museum. For over 125 years, four generations of Hales lived on the farm and produced maple syrup. Tour the village and see basket weaving, blacksmithing, glassblowing, spinning, weaving and more. Maple products and Hale-made items are available in store. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 4pm (Breakfast served: 10am – 3pm; Hale Farm closes at 4pm)
Where: Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, OH 44210
Cost: Admission for adults is $15 (includes breakfast), $10 for children age 3-12, $5 for Members and breakfast only $5. (Reservations not necessary.)

We visited the Maple Sugar Festival at Hale Farm before. Read about and see pictures from our trip.

 

Trumbull County Maple Syrup Events

Hopewell Sugarhouse Tour
Hopewell is a mental health facility where residents help collect sap for traditional sugaring operation. There will be wagon rides to sugarhouse, maple syrup to sample and purchase, and an opportunity to shop in the unique Farm & Craft Market. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 21, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Where: 9488 RT 534, Mesopotamia, OH 44439
Cost: FREE

Sutton Sugarhouse Tour
Visit this 50-year family sugaring operation in Kinsman Village with 5,000 taps. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 4pm
Where: 6200 Goff Court, Kinsman, OH 44428
Cost: FREE

Two Trees Syrup Tour
A new sugarhouse that is part of a family operated business using all natural and USA made products for sale. Samples on ice cream. {Find Out More}
When: March 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2015 from 10am to 4pm
Where: 8488 State Street, Kinsman, OH 44428
Cost: FREE

 

Tuscarawas County Maple Syrup Festivals

Maple Days Fundraiser at Camp Tuscazor 
All are welcome to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast featuring old-fashioned maple syrup. Includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, applesauce, orange drink, and maple syrup samples. Plus, learn how maple syrup is produced at camp! {Find Out More}
When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 8am to 3pm & Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 8am to 1pm
Where: 6066 Boy Scout Road NE, Dover, OH 44622
Cost: $6/adult, and $3/children (age 10 & under)

 

Planning your trip to a Maple Syrup Festival

  • Make sure to dress for the weather, as you’ll be outside for at least a portion of the event.
  • Wear shoes or boots that you don’t mind getting dirty, as the trails may be muddy. You may even want to bring an extra pair of clean socks and shoes for the drive home.
  • Bring cash in case they don’t accept credit cards. You’ll likely want to purchase some maple sugar treats to take home.
  • Don’t forget your camera, as there should be plenty of photo opportunities.

See our reviews and pictures from The Maple Syrup Festival at Hale Farm and Malabar Farm State Park Maple Syrup Festival.

Have you ever been to a Maple Syrup Festival? What did you enjoy most?

 

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