Freezing nights and thawing days mark the beginning of maple sugaring season, and at Happy Day Farm the work of tapping trees and boiling sap is underway.
Our next Sugar Shack demonstration will take place in March 2023. This is a great outdoor winter experience where attendees will take a tractor ride of our 130-acre farm. Pancakes and maple syrup will be available to purchase. Visitors will then see our ‘sugar bush’, find out what equipment is needed to collect sap, learn first hand how to identify maple trees, and lend Farmer Tim a hand in the tapping process.
In Olivia’s Sugar Shack, visitors can see how sap is finally produced into our delicious maple syrup. The sap is boiled and evaporated in our wood-fired evaporator. We have over 700 maple trees and it takes about 80 gallons of sap to make a gallon of syrup. Our goats and chickens will be available to feed.
Tours will take place at select times (10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3pm, 4:15pm). Last tour at 4:15pm. Tickets will be sold at the door only, no reservations are required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your desired time slot.
$17 per person
Children 1 and under FREE
Keep in Mind
Rough terrain and cold temperatures may be present during your visit. Please dress accordingly. The first portion of the event in the Sugar Shack is wheelchair accessible. The second portion of the event is not considered wheelchair accessible due to uneven terrain. A tractor ride and a short walk on a wood chip path is required from the Sugar Shack to the Sugar Bush.