Maple Syrup Festival
2015 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 2015 festival takes place March 21 & 22.
(note.... the festival always falls on the third Saturday in March)
The following items can be purchased at Hull's store here in Pickens. These are the same items that are used for the pancake dinner during the Maple Syrup Festival): Pancake Mix $5.00 (5lb bag), Buckwheat Mix $5.75 (5lb bag) $3.75 (2 lb bag), & Frozen raw sausage patties $19.00 (for 6lb box).
For more information contact:
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
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