There’s nothing quite like maple sugaring time. Every March the temperature warms just enough to get the sap in those Maine maple trees flowing and out come the taps and buckets. Before you know it, steam is rising from the sugarhouses, and the delicious scent of boiling maple sap is in the air.
March is International Maple Month in both Canada and the United States. Maine celebrates the maple harvest all month long and with a special weekend every fourth Sunday in March: Maine Maple Sunday.
Maine Maple Sunday 2018 is your opportunity to have a true farm to table experience. Come learn the maple sugaring process, from the trees to your pancakes, at local Maine maple farms. You’ll see taps in trees filling buckets with sap one drip at a time and watch and smell the sap being boiled down.Most participating farms will also be offering samples of their fresh syrup and special treats like Maple Taffy. Maple taffy is a rare and delightful candy made by ladling hot, fresh maple syrup onto ice and letting it cool to a taffy-like consistency.
Though the title implies a one-day event, a great many farms are open and will host events both days of the weekend. Many will also include special events and activities like pancake breakfasts, live music, and tours.
Our Kennebunkport B&B, The Captain Jefferds Inn, is within a half hour’s drive or less of 6 participating, local maple farms. You may also view the full list of over 90 participating Maine maple farms.
Maine Maple Sunday Farms Near Kenebunkport
Douston Maple & Honey
251 Old Alfred Rd, Arundel, ME 04046
Sugar House will be open with tours of the sugarbush, free samples, and maple goodies for sale.
1488 North Berwick Road, Wells, ME 04090
See a wood fired maple syrup making process with free samples, pancake breakfast, wagon ride with Belgian horses to the sugarbush, and more! March 24th & 25th 8am to 4pm.
280 Buzzell Rd, Dayton, ME 04005
Enjoy a homemade, whole wheat, pancake breakfast, maple donuts, candies, and syrup. Sugarhouse tours, wagon and sleigh rides. March 24th and 25th, 8am to 2pm.
2144 Alfred Rd (Route 111), Lyman, ME 04002
Syrup making, samples, maple products for sale, Tire a’l’erable making demonstration at noon, tours, and more March 25, 9am to 3pm.
Cole’s Family Farm
588 River Road, Dayton, ME 04005
Open house including a pancake breakfast in garage and a combined open house at Andy’s Agway. March 24th & 25th, 8am to noon.
Gile’s Family Farm
100 Shaker Hill Rd, Alfred, ME 04002
Learn the syrup making process and enjoy maple apple crisps, maple donuts, and fudge. Maple syrup available for sale. March 25th, 10am to 4pm.
Maine Maple Sunday 2018
March 25th, 2018
To learn more about Maine’s maple syrup providers and Maine Maple Sunday, be sure to visit mainemapleproducers.com.
Maine Maple Sunday Lodging
Take advantage of the Captain Jefferds Inn Maine Maple Syrup Weekend lodging special! Reserve a 2-night stay during Maine Maple Sunday and receive a bottle of Maine made maple syrup and directions to participating local farms for FREE! This Kennebukport lodging special is valid from March 24th, through March 26th, 2018. Be sure to check out our other Maine Coast lodging specials as well! Book your stay at The Captain Jefferds Inn today!