Mountain State Maple Days in Mountaineer Country
Keep calm and drizzle maple syrup on everything!
Celebrate all things syrup with the West Virginia Maple Syrup Producers Association (WVMSPA) during the Fourth Annual Mountain State Maple Days. On Saturday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, March 21, “sugar shacks’ ‘ throughout Mountaineer Country and all of West Virginia will be taking part in this annual celebration as a way to bring attention to one of our state’s fastest-growing and sweetest industries.
During Mountain State Maple Days, local syrup producers will open their doors to the public for a behind-the-scenes look at the process that goes into making each golden drop of maple syrup. This process has been refined for hundreds of years, becoming a regional tradition and staple in homes across West Virginia.
Join WVMSPA in celebrating by sampling maple syrup-inspired menus, watching a tapping demonstration and supporting locally-owned businesses who produce this West Virginia-grown product every day in Almost Heaven.
Have a look at local Mountaineer Country partners participating in Mountain State Maple Days:
Heasley Homestead Maple
Heasley Homestead Maple will be offering tours of their sugar bush and sugar house. Watch the sap being gathered from the sugar bush, boiled in an evaporate until golden and smooth when it can finally be filtered and bottled for distribution. There will be a scavenger hunt for the young kids, sap and syrup density monitoring for the middle school kids, and refreshments for the adults. Samples of the different grades of syrup will be available along with samples of maple candy, maple walnuts and the famous maple bacon smokies. Also, pure West Virginia Maple products will be available for purchase. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Address- 2988 Compressor Station Road, Bruceton Mills, WV
For more information, call 304-379-3004.
Screech Owl Brewing/ Spent Grain Cafe
Screech Owl Brewing and Spent Grain Cafe are open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for each Maple Days weekend. Come enjoy one-of-a-kind Spent Grain Cafe apple cinnamon rolls with a cream cheese maple glaze. Visitors who stop by during the Maple Days may also get the chance to try brand new recipes that are still a secret to the public!
Address- 2323 Ralph Livengood Rd, Bruceton Mills, WV
For more information, call 304-379-4777.
Valley Farm Products
Enjoy samples of maple syrup the way they were meant to be enjoyed: on pancakes! Starting Saturday, Feb 22 and continuing every weekend until Saturday, Mar. 21, Valley Farm will be offering tours and the highest quality maple syrups for sale. Be sure to bring your own containers and have them filled with freshly made maple syrup at a discounted rate!
Address– PO Box 1238, Town Aurora, WV
For more information, call 304-288-6148.
Can’t make it out for Mountain State Maple Days? Check out all of our shops across our region where you can snag some sweet local syrup!
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