Poultney Maplefest

Poultney Maplefest

Poultney Maplefest

Poultney’s Maplefest on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, offers more than 20 activities. Stop at the Stonebridge Visitors Center on Route 30 to pick up a list of events and a map showing which sugarhouses are open. A Pancake Breakfast starts Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Methodist Church. A Craft Fair opens at 10 a.m. at Poultney High School. The ‘Make a Meal with Maple’ workshop starts 10 a.m. at Green Mountain College’s Cerridwen Farm Commercial Kitchen on Granville Street. The Poultney Young At Heart Senior Center will hold a Silent Auction from 10   a.m. to 7 p.m., and a Ham Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Learn the history of maple sugaring at the East Poultney Schoolhouse, starting at 10 a.m. Participate in the 5K Fun Run starting at 9 a.m. at Poultney High School. At 10:30, Vermont Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott and Representative Patti McCoy will be holding a ceremonial maple tree tapping at Green Mountain College, with the crowning of the Maple Prince and Princess. Judging will begin at 11 a.m. for the cooking and baking contest at the High School.  Food will be sold after the judging, with donations going to the local food shelf. A Basket Party opens up at 11 at Saint Raphael’s Parish Hall; Poultney Public Library holds Maple Story Time at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., the first annual Maplefest Flag Football Tournament starts, with proceeds to benefit the Shrine Hospitals. In addition, many local businesses will be offering special events and specials.

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