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Maine Maple Sunday
March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This event has been cancelled. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the guidance of the University of Maine President’s Office, local health officials and the CDC.
Maine Maple Sunday® is a long standing tradition where Maine’s Maple producers open their doors to their sweet operations for a day of educational demonstrations, sugarbush tours, fun family activities and samplings of syrup and other great maple products.
At 1:00 PM, the Page Farm and Home Museum will show the award-winning film, “The Maple Sugaring Story,” a 29-minute video production, narrated by noted Folk Musician Margaret MacArthur and Sugarmaker Frank Dodge.
The story of Maple Sugaring is about more than maple production. It’s about people – from the early times of the Northeastern North Americans, to the European Colonists, to those who today work with the land and nature in a time-honored way, harvesting and processing the product of a phenomenon that occurs in just one region of the world for only a brief time each year. The yield is a pure, natural delicacy cherished for its unique flavor, and its ability to provide special joy at the end of long cold winters, heralding the arrival of spring. It’s about industry, purity, tradition, evolution of technology, ecological problems and a host of other topics and concepts connected with the world in which we live.
Round out your Maine Maple Sunday experience with a visit the University of Maine’s maple sugaring operation, Thomas J. Corcoran Sugarhouse, for a guided walking tour of the sugarbush and a tour of the sugarhouse, where sap is simmered into syrup. The Thomas J. Corcoran Sugar House is located on the Lucy Thompson Road, which is off the College Avenue Extension, approximately 1/4 of a mile north of the intersection of Stillwater Avenue and College Avenue. A sign is always posted at the roadside when we are boiling.