Attending a maple syrup festival is fun for the whole family.
If you’re interested in making your own maple syrup, the perfect way to start is by attending a maple syrup festival. Not only can you see maple sap gathering in action, but you can learn all about it. Plus, you’ll most likely get to taste some homemade maple syrup. Here are five reasons you should attend a maple syrup festival.
1. Eat homemade maple syrup.
Everyone can enjoy tasting homemade maple syrup. Every festival is different, but you can expect to eat some maple syrup. Other food options might include recipes that use the maple syrup, or even maple syrup taffy.
2. Learn how maple syrup is made.
Seeing how maple syrup is made is a great time for the whole family. Watch as maple sugarers tap maple trees for sap, and cook it down into maple syrup.
3. Shake cabin fever by being outdoors.
By the time March rolls around, it’s time to get outside. A maple syrup festival is the perfect way to shake cabin fever. Just remember to layer up in warm winter clothes so you can spend the whole day taking in nature and the wonders of maple sap gathering.
4. Teach your kids about nature.
Kids can learn about conservation and why maple trees are so important. A maple syrup festival is a great opportunity for everyone to learn something new.
5. Get inspired to start tapping your own maple trees.
Once you’ve seen how it’s done and tasted homemade maple syrup, you might want to start tapping your own maple trees. At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll find all the maple sap gathering equipment you need to get started. From sap buckets to syrup bottles, you can collect maple sap and make it into maple syrup. To get started, visit our Maple Syruping blog for how-to’s and tips on tapping your maple trees.