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Hocking Hills To Host Maple Syrup Festival Next Weekend


HOCKING – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invites visitors to come celebrate the State Park Maple Tapping Festival.

Vistors during the event are encouraged to experience these fun family events with activities including historical demonstrations and tastings of maple syrup made locally.

Visitors can learn how local maple sap is turned into syrup at the naturalist cabin, located behind the visitor center. Staff will also share the various ways this sweet treat has been made over the centuries.

  • When: March 12-13 
    • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This isn’t the only Maple Syrup festival in Ohio in March

Hueston Woods State Park Maple Syrup Festival

Enjoy a hayride from the beach into the sugar bush followed by a hike through the 200-acre “Big Woods,” which is also designated as Hueston Woods State Nature Preserve. A pancake breakfast is available at the lodge and maple syrup will be on sale throughout the day. 

  • When: March 5-6, 12-13 
    • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Indian Lake Development Corporation’s 35th Annual Maple Syrup Festival

Sugar bush tours, demonstrations, and a pancake and sausage breakfast will be offered on both days of the festival. There will be pints, quarts, and gallons of maple syrup available for sale. 

  • When: March 19-20 
    • 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Ends at 1:00 p.m. on March 20) 

Malabar Farm State Park Maple Syrup Festival

Experience sugar camp with live historic and modern demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, food, and maple products to taste and buy. Visitors may also take self-guided tours of the historic “Big House.” 

  • When: March 5-6, 12-13
    • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public but be sure to bring money to purchase your favorite maple products. Learn more about the Maple Syrup Festivals here.