36th Annual Maine Maple Sunday Occurs Statewide This Weekend
March 18, 2019
For more information contact: Leigh Hallett at 207-287-3494
Members of Maine Maple Producers Association, and licensed sugarhouses across Maine invite the public for a behind-the-scenes look at making Maine's Official Sweetener.
"Maine Maple Producers are waiting to welcome the public to their sugarhouses to see demonstrations on how syrup is made and taste samples of syrup and foods made with syrup. Many farms also offer games, activities, treats, sugarbush tours, music, and so much more," says Kathy Hopkins.
Maine Maple Sunday® occurs Sunday, March 24, 2019. The annual event is held every fourth Sunday of March. Visitors are invited to support Maine's maple businesses and shop, meet and learn about maple syrup and a variety of maple products that feature real Maine maple syrup as an ingredient.
Many sugarhouses are open Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, 2019, and throughout the season. View a map of participating sugarhouses at: https://mainemapleproducers.com/maine-maple-sunday
Maine Maple Statistics:
- Maine's industry has an annual statewide economic contribution, including multiplier effects, of an estimated $48.7 million in output, 805 full-and part-time jobs, and $25.1 million in labor income.
- Maine has the third largest syrup industry in this country. Maine has the largest maple producing county in the country - Somerset County.
- Maine has around 1.89 million taps.