Maple Syrup Festival

  

2014 Schedule of Events

 

 

 

In late winter, here in our mountains surrounding Pickens, when nights are freezing and days begin to warm, it's maple sugaring time!

 

Next, we collect and transport the sap to a sugar house where it is boiled down in large evaporating pans making the thick, golden syrup. It takes about 45 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. The hot syrup is then filtered and packed into storage jugs.

West Virginia has a long history of sugar making. The Indians made syrup first. They threw hot rocks into hollowed-out logs that were filled with sap. The early settler quickly learned to make the sweet stuff and use it as their main source of sugar. Today, maple syrup and sugar are widely used in cooking, baking, and as topping.

Join us for a full weekend of activities celebrating this tradition each year on the third full weekend in March! The 2014 festival takes place March 15 & 16.

 

 

 

 

Events include:

 

 

 


 Maple Syrup Camp will be open


Pancake Feed


Craft Sale and Demonstrations


Artists at Work

WV Music


Children's Activities Playground

Quilt Show and Sale


Woodcarving Demonstration


Book Signings


Art and Photo Show


Turkey Calling Contest


Woodchopping Exhibition


Entertainment


Ham & Bean Buffet Dinner


Square Dance


Basket Weaving


West Virginia Wineries

 

Souvenir Maple Syrup


 


 

 

The Pickens Depot and Roberts-Cunningham Museum are also open throughout the weekend.

 

For more information contact:

304 924-5363

304 924-5509

304 473-8969 after 6pm

304 924-6513 fax

PO Box 94

Pickens, WV 26230

 

For syrup or sugar camp information;

304 924-5404 or 1 877 986-2753

www.treewater.com

Blue Rock Farm Studio bluerockstudio@hotmail.com