Maple Days - Extended!

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Maple Days - Extended!

Time: March 21, 2019 at 9:30am to March 31, 2019 at 4pm
Location: Old Sturbridge Village
Street: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
City/Town: Sturbridge
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Phone: 800-733-1830
Event Type: demonstration, maple, march, osv
Organized By: Michael Arnum
Latest Activity: Mar 21, 2019

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Event Description

Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village

March 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and extended to 30-31.

Conditions are perfect, so the Village has added an extra weekend to their celebration of maple!

Times: The Village is open from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (CLOSED on Mondays and Tuesdays.)
Cost: Included with daytime admission, a season pass, or Village membership

For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn’t the aroma of spring flowers – it’s the smell of wood smoke and maple syrup, a sure sign that the sap is rising and spring is on the way.  Join us for four weekends of “Maple Days” in March, when the Village’s working sugar camp demonstrates maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century New England.

See the entire sugar-making process, from tapping the trees to “sugaring off,” and learn why maple sugar was more commonly used than maple syrup in early New England.

Costumed historians will also cook period foods made with maple products and the potter and cooper will make maple related items.

Did You Know?

  • Production of maple syrup is one of only a few agricultural processes in North America that is not a European colonial import.
  • Maples are usually tapped beginning between 30 and 40 years of age. Maples can continue to be tapped for sap until they are more than 100 years old.
  • Once temperatures stop fluctuating between below freezing at night and above freezing during the day, sap stops flowing.

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