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.

 2017 Tree Tapping Ceremony

Come help us kick off 2017 Maple Weekend Festivities on March 10th at our annual tree tapping ceremony. This year’s ceremony will be taking place at 12:00 noon at Toad Hill Maple Farm located at 139 Charles Old Road, Thurman, NY 12810. Maple-themed refreshments will be served following the tapping ceremony.


2016 Tree Tapping Ceremony with Maple Queen & Assemblyman Stec

Upper Hudson Maple Queen Jesse Benoit helping 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, NY, 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

Maple Open House Weekends

Take a free tour of area sugarhouses March 18, 19, 25 and 26. Experience first-hand the sights, smells and sounds of maple syrup making. 24 Sugarhouses are participating throughout the six-county region, many serving pancake breakfasts.

Printable list of 2017 Maple Open House Weekend Sugarhouses


In the News

The Saratogian interviewed some of our members for an article titled “Out of their element: Cold, snow delaying start of syrup production” that was released on February 26, 2014.

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Donald Monica Post Star Article 3-7-14


On March 9, 2014, the Post Star featured a handful of our members in an article titled, “Cold slows start of maple season” 

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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.