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


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

Blue Rock Farm Studio