Bristol residents head to Maple Festival

March 3, 2014 by  

The time is almost here for maple lovers in Bristol to head over to Hebron for the 24th annual Hebron Maple Festival. Those who do can expect to see fire-truck tours, chainsaw carving, a scavenger hunt, and many other exciting events. It’s all a part of the New England celebration of the maple industry.

New England has a long history with the maple industry, and it’s not just about syrup. Wood from maple trees has been used throughout most of the history of the United States. To honor that tradition, various people and organizations will be offering exhibitions and, of course, lots of food. Offerings will include a pancake breakfast both mornings and vendors offering kettle corn, sugar on snow, and a wide variety of world famous New England maple syrups.

The festival promises a welcome respite from the rigors of daily life. Visitors will want to bring cameras for colorful photo opportunities, and some may wish to use the results for postcard printing or even poster printing.

The Hebron Maple Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at various locations throughout the town. Those who wish to visit can check out the web site for festival details. There is no fee to attend, though individual vendors will be charging for their offerings.