Ohio Maple Syrup Events – 2018

In late February, March, and April, state, county, and other parks are sponsoring a variety of maple syrup related events across the state of Ohio.

Natural maple syrup is made from the sap of maple trees in the springtime. The sap is collected and boiled till it is a thick syrup suitable for a stack of pancakes, waffles, or French toast. Native Americans were the first to discover the wonders of maple syrup and introduced it to European settlers. The Canadian province of Quebec produces three-quarter of the world’s maple syrup. Ohio is the fifth largest producer of maple syrup in the United States.

Note: some events (pancake breakfasts) have a fee and some require reservations. Click on the events link for details.


Skip to March.

January through February
Date Area Location Description
1/27/18
9am – noon
Central Ohio, Licking County Dawes Arboretum Tap Your Trees Maple Syrup Workshop: Learn the entire process of making delicious maple syrup in an interactive class. (Fee)
2/17/18
10am – 1pm
Central Ohio, Delaware County Stratford Woods Maple Sugar Tours: Join our Sugar Cookers for a hands-on experience in the sugar bush. Learn how to tap a maple tree, help collect sap, and experience the evaporation process in the sugar shack. Hour long tours begin every half hour from 10am to Noon. Must register (fee).
2/17/18
10am – 2pm
NE Ohio, Ashland / Richland County Mohican SP Backyard Maple Syrup Workshop: Learn how to make maple syrup at home from your own back yard. Meet at the Nature Center located in Camp Area A south of Loudonville off State Route 3. Call (419) 994-5125 ext.20 to sign up.
2/23/18
6 – 8pm
Central Ohio, Licking County Dawes Arboretum Date Night at Dawes: Maple Syrup with a Grown-Up Twist: Enjoy a guided, evening tour of the Maple Syrup Trail. Sip on winter beers and warm up by the fire at the Log Cabin. Must be 21 or older to attend. (Fee)
2/24/18
10am – 1pm
Central Ohio, Delaware County Stratford Woods Maple Sugar Tours: Join our Sugar Cookers for a hands-on experience in the sugar bush. Learn how to tap a maple tree, help collect sap, and experience the evaporation process in the sugar shack. Hour long tours begin every half hour from 10am to Noon. Must register (fee).
2/24/18
10 – 11am
Central Ohio, Licking County Dawes Arboretum Girl Scouts Family Maple Syruping Tour: Travel along the maple trail; discover many ways of making syrup; warm up in the Log Cabin; taste a sample of this all-natural treat! Participants will receive a patch. Register through the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council at www.gsoh.org
2/24/18
11am – noon
Central Ohio, Licking County Dawes Arboretum Girl Scouts Family Maple Syruping Tour: Travel along the maple trail; discover many ways of making syrup; warm up in the Log Cabin; taste a sample of this all-natural treat! Participants will receive a patch. Register through the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council at www.gsoh.org
2/25/18
10 – 11am
Central Ohio, Licking County Dawes Arboretum Girl Scouts Family Maple Syruping Tour: Travel along the maple trail; discover many ways of making syrup; warm up in the Log Cabin; taste a sample of this all-natural treat! Participants will receive a patch. Register through the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council at www.gsoh.org
2/25/18
11am – noon
Central Ohio, Licking County Dawes Arboretum Girl Scouts Family Maple Syruping Tour: Travel along the maple trail; discover many ways of making syrup; warm up in the Log Cabin; taste a sample of this all-natural treat! Participants will receive a patch. Register through the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council at www.gsoh.org


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March
3/3/18 SW Ohio, Darke County Shawnee Prairie Preserve Maple Sugarin’ on the Prairie: Guided tours will present the history and science of turning sap into syrup, including a stop at the sugar shack to watch the evaporator; the nature center’s gift shop will be full of maple syrup treats. For information, email info@darkecountyparks.org
3/3/18
9am – 4pm
Central Ohio, Delaware County Camp Lazarus: 4422 Columbus Pike Rd, Delaware, OH Camp Lazarus Maple Syrup Festival: Learn how real maple syrup is made. Other activities: tomahawk throwing, BB shooting, leatherworking, branding irons, and pioneer area with a blacksmith. All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Feast or Hot Dog Lunch for those who pre-register for $10.
3/3/18
9am – 5pm
NE Ohio, Lake County Farmpark Maple Sugaring Weekends: Pancake Breakfasts served all day; take wagon ride through maple woods; tap tree by hand; learn how sap becomes syrup; see how maple candy is made; pony rides for the kids.
3/3/18
10 – 11am
Central Ohio, Licking County Dawes Arboretum Cub Scouts: Maple Syruping Tour: Travel along the maple trail; discover many ways of making syrup; warm up in Log Cabin; taste a sample of this all-natural treat! Participants will receive a patch. (Fee) Questions about scouting programs? Contact Beth Spieles at baspieles@dawesarb.org
3/3/18
11am – noon
Central Ohio, Licking County Dawes Arboretum Cub Scouts: Maple Syruping Tour: Travel along the maple trail; discover many ways of making syrup; warm up in Log Cabin; taste a sample of this all-natural treat! Participants will receive a patch. (Fee) Questions about scouting programs? Contact Beth Spieles at baspieles@dawesarb.org
3/3/18
11am – 4pm
NE Ohio, Cleveland area Rocky River Reservation History of Maple Sugaring: Guided hikes leave the sugarhouse every 20 minutes; see the sap-collecting methods and syrup-making processes used by the First People, settlers and modern sugar farmers. Event held at Maple Grove Picnic Area.
3/3/18
noon – 4pm
NE Ohio, Richland County Malabar Farm Maple Syrup Festival: Experience sugar camp with live historical demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, food and maple products for sale. We attended this festival in a previous year and posted our experiences.
3/4/18
9am – 5pm
NE Ohio, Lake County Farmpark Maple Sugaring Weekends: Pancake Breakfasts served all day; take wagon ride through maple woods; tap tree by hand; learn how sap becomes syrup; see how maple candy is made; pony rides for the kids.
3/4/18
10 – 11am
Central Ohio, Licking County Dawes Arboretum Cub Scouts: Maple Syruping Tour: Travel along the maple trail; discover many ways of making syrup; warm up in Log Cabin; taste a sample of this all-natural treat! Participants will receive a patch. (Fee) Questions about scouting programs? Contact Beth Spieles at baspieles@dawesarb.org
3/4/18
11am – noon
Central Ohio, Licking County Dawes Arboretum Cub Scouts: Maple Syruping Tour: Travel along the maple trail; discover many ways of making syrup; warm up in Log Cabin; taste a sample of this all-natural treat! Participants will receive a patch. (Fee) Questions about scouting programs? Contact Beth Spieles at baspieles@dawesarb.org
3/4/18
11am – 4pm
NE Ohio, Cleveland area Rocky River Reservation History of Maple Sugaring: Guided hikes leave the sugarhouse every 20 minutes; see the sap-collecting methods and syrup-making processes used by the First People, settlers and modern sugar farmers. Event held at Maple Grove Picnic Area.
3/4/18
noon – 4pm
NE Ohio, Richland County Malabar Farm Maple Syrup Festival: Experience sugar camp with live historical demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, food and maple products for sale. We attended this festival in a previous year and posted our experiences.
3/10/18
8am – noon
Central Ohio, Fairfield County Alley Park Maple Tapping Festival: Live maple-tapping demonstrations, a pancake breakfast, treats from the sugar house, wood carvings and more!
3/10/18
9am – 4pm
Central Ohio, Delaware County Camp Lazarus: 4422 Columbus Pike Rd, Delaware, OH Camp Lazarus Maple Syrup Festival: Learn how real maple syrup is made. Other activities: tomahawk throwing, BB shooting, leatherworking, branding irons, and pioneer area with a blacksmith. All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Feast or Hot Dog Lunch for those who pre-register for $10.
3/10/18
9am – 5pm
NE Ohio, Lake County Farmpark Maple Sugaring Weekends: Pancake Breakfasts served all day; take wagon ride through maple woods; tap tree by hand; learn how sap becomes syrup; see how maple candy is made; pony rides for the kids.
3/10/18
10am – 4pm
NE Ohio, Summit County Hale Farm & Village Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast: Pancake breakfast served: 10am – 3pm (farm closes at 4pm). Tour the Sugaring Camp; learn about tree tapping & the maple sugar process. Combine with Cuyahoga Valley Railroad’s Maple Sugar Express.
3/10/18
11am – 4pm
NE Ohio, Cleveland area Rocky River Reservation History of Maple Sugaring: Guided hikes leave the sugarhouse every 20 minutes; see the sap-collecting methods and syrup-making processes used by the First People, settlers and modern sugar farmers. Event held at Maple Grove Picnic Area.
3/10/18
noon – 4pm
NE Ohio, Richland County Malabar Farm Maple Syrup Festival: Experience sugar camp with live historical demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, food and maple products for sale. We attended this festival in a previous year and posted our experiences.
3/10/18
noon – 7pm
SE Ohio, Hocking County Hocking Hills Maple Sugaring in the Hills: Discover how syrup is made, and savor the taste of the season as we boil down our local maple sap. Discover the many methods used throughout history to make this tasty treat. Meet at naturalist cabin.
3/11/18
9am – 5pm
NE Ohio, Lake County Farmpark Maple Sugaring Weekends: Pancake Breakfasts served all day; take wagon ride through maple woods; tap tree by hand; learn how sap becomes syrup; see how maple candy is made; pony rides for the kids.
3/11/18
10am – 4pm
NE Ohio, Summit County Hale Farm & Village Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast: Pancake breakfast served: 10am – 3pm (farm closes at 4pm). Tour the Sugaring Camp; learn about tree tapping & the maple sugar process. Combine with Cuyahoga Valley Railroad’s Maple Sugar Express.
3/11/18
11am – 4pm
NE Ohio, Cleveland area Rocky River Reservation History of Maple Sugaring: Guided hikes leave the sugarhouse every 20 minutes; see the sap-collecting methods and syrup-making processes used by the First People, settlers and modern sugar farmers. Event held at Maple Grove Picnic Area.
3/11/18
noon – 4pm
NE Ohio, Richland County Malabar Farm Maple Syrup Festival: Experience sugar camp with live historical demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, food and maple products for sale. We attended this festival in a previous year and posted our experiences.
3/11/18
noon – 7pm
SE Ohio, Hocking County Hocking Hills Maple Sugaring in the Hills: Discover how syrup is made, and savor the taste of the season as we boil down our local maple sap. Discover the many methods used throughout history to make this tasty treat. Meet at naturalist cabin.
3/17/18
through 3/18/18
NW Ohio, Logan County Indian Lake Maple Sugaring in the Hills: Ride a wagon to the tapping area; learn how maple syrup is extracted from the tree. See the process by which sap is transformed into syrup at the Sugar Shack. Enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast. Buy pure maple syrup.
3/17/18
10am – 4pm
NE Ohio, Summit County Hale Farm & Village Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast: Pancake breakfast served: 10am – 3pm (farm closes at 4pm). Tour the Sugaring Camp; learn about tree tapping & the maple sugar process. Combine with Cuyahoga Valley Railroad’s Maple Sugar Express.
3/17/18
11am – 4pm
NE Ohio, Cleveland area Rocky River Reservation History of Maple Sugaring: Guided hikes leave the sugarhouse every 20 minutes; see the sap-collecting methods and syrup-making processes used by the First People, settlers and modern sugar farmers. Event held at Maple Grove Picnic Area.
3/18/18
10am – 4pm
NE Ohio, Summit County Hale Farm & Village Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast: Pancake breakfast served: 10am – 3pm (farm closes at 4pm). Tour the Sugaring Camp; learn about tree tapping & the maple sugar process. Combine with Cuyahoga Valley Railroad’s Maple Sugar Express.
3/18/18
11am – 4pm
NE Ohio, Cleveland area Rocky River Reservation History of Maple Sugaring: Guided hikes leave the sugarhouse every 20 minutes; see the sap-collecting methods and syrup-making processes used by the First People, settlers and modern sugar farmers. Event held at Maple Grove Picnic Area.
3/23/18
6:30 – 8pm
NE Ohio, Cleveland area North Chagrin Reservation Family Friday Night: Maple Sugaring: Learn how maple syrup is created. We’ll experience every step of the process and end with a snack of pancakes and toppings. Register online between February 20 and March 20.
3/25/18
2 – 3:30pm
NE Ohio, Cleveland area North Chagrin Reservation Maple Sugaring Drop-by: Stop in anytime this afternoon to learn about this tradition. A naturalist will be on hand with the tools of the trade and fresh sap to sample if conditions are right. Trees will be tapped nearby.
Other Maple Syrup Events
Burton Ohio – Pancake Town USA
Maple syrup events in and around the Burton Log Cabin
Ohio Maple Producers Association – Maple Madness Driving Tour
Driving tour to numerous maple events in the state
Maple Events in Northern Ohio
Calendar of Maple Events in Northern Ohio
Geauga Maple Festival
Annual Geauga County Maple Festival
April 26-29, 2018 (Always the last full weekend in April)
Ohio Festivals
Ohio Festivals including Maple Syrup Festivals




Additional Information
A lot of sites sell their own maple syrup
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5 thoughts on “Ohio Maple Syrup Events – 2018

  1. I would like to see these places plotted on an Ohio map. I have no idea where these towns are in relationship to where I live.

  2. Deb — To find out more about the hiking group, you can Google “COHC hiking” for the web page or “COHC hiking facebook” for the facebook page. The web site will give you info about our group. We have a lot of great hikes in a variety of places! Check us out!

  3. wonderful website! I belong to central ohio hiking club out
    of the y in Columbus,ohio. This is a very helpful website for
    us! just wonderful! Thanks so much.

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