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Maine Maple Sunday events set for this weekend

SMYRNA, Maine — The Maine Maple Producers Association welcomes individuals to join Maine’s Maple Syrup Producers, statewide, as they celebrate Maine Maple Sunday this weekend.

Most sugarhouses are offering free maple syrup samples and demonstrations on how pure Maine maple syrup is made. Many farms offer games, activities, treats, sugarbush tours, music, and so much more.

Maine Maple Sunday is always held the fourth Sunday in March although some sugarhouses are offering events for both Saturday and Sunday.

Spring Break Maple and Honey, located on 3315 U.S. Rt. 2 in Smyrna Mills, is hosting events both Saturday and Sunday. Guided sugarbush tours are available Sunday at 1 p.m. Participants should dress warmly for the hike into the woods.

Tours of the sugarhouse and maple candy facility are available both days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sample products, taste test syrup and kids activities. For more information, email info@mainemapleandhoney.com or call 757-7373.

 Bradbury Maple Farm, located at 202 Bootfoot Road in Bridgewater will also offer guided tours of a modern maple syrup operation with a family history. Participants can watch sap being collected from the trees and the conversion to maple syrup. Free maple taffy will be available on the snow. Group and school tours welcome.

Bradbury Maple Farm is open weekends from 1-5 p.m. from March 24 to April 8. Guided tours are available during the week by appointment. For more information email bradburymaple@yahoo.com or call 551-5227.

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