The year 2010 marks the 15th annual New Hampshire Maple Weekend. March 27th and 28th are sure to be exciting days for those who choose to visit any of the 65 sugarhouses across the state that will be welcoming visitors. Events include learning how maple syrup is made, learning the history of maple syrup, tasting free samples, pancake breakfasts, horse-drawn rides, sap collecting, petting zoos, musical entertainment, and much more. And it all will be enjoyed while sweet maple steam rises from evaporators and New Hampshire maple producers work in sugarhouses to boil sap down to syrup, a craft that has been refined over hundreds of years in New England. Visit the New Hampshire Maple Producers website for more information on the weekend.
One sugarhouse that will be welcoming guests during New Hampshire Maple Weekend is Sugarmomma’s Maple Farm, 213 Ridge Road, Northwood, also a vendor at the Winter Farmers’ Markets. Sugarmomma’s will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., rain or shine, on March 27th and 28th. There will be hayrides, a pancake breakfast, pony rides, and much more. See Sugarmomma’s website for more details.