WOODSTOCK, Vermont (WCAX) — Sugaring-off season is upon us, and the Billings Farm and Museum are celebrating. Over the next 10 days, visitors to the iconic Woodstock site will have the opportunity to learn more about Vermont’s liquid gold.
“Magic of Maple” is the ongoing celebration at the Billings Farm and Museum. And with Presidents Day weekend looming, museum staff hope people will come and enjoy it.
The museum is normally not open during the week during the winter. However, until the 27th they are, so they decided to have the festival for two weeks now, even though we are a bit ahead of the traditional maple sugaring season.
There’s also plenty to learn, from sugar-on-snow demonstrations to maple exhibits and stories.
They have tapped trees around the property, maple popcorn, and sleigh rides, weather permitting.
The goal is to showcase the versatility of maple.
“It’s really a way for us to celebrate that as a product and to teach people who may not know the process of maple syrup production a bit about what it’s like,” said Christine Scales of the farm. and the Billings Museum.
Of course, guests visiting Maple Magic can also enjoy the rest of the property, including the animals and exhibits. And they currently have calves.
I had my first sugar on snow on Thursday and learned more about the sweet science behind making this sweet maple treat from Adele Bassett of the Billings Farm and Museum. Watch the video to see.
The sugar-on-snow demonstrations are just one of the many maple-themed events that take place throughout the celebration of maple magic. Click here for more details.
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