Highland County Maple Festival 2024

The 64th Annual Highland County Maple Festival

Event Dates

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • Sunday, March 10, 2024
  • Saturday, March 16, 2024
  • Sunday, March 17, 2024

Festival Venue

The Maple Festival is a county-wide event with attractions throughout, with the main areas of interest being as follows:

  • 165 W Main St, Monterey, VA 24465
  • 161 Mansion House Rd, McDowell, VA 24458
  • 2558 Blue Grass Valley Rd, Blue Grass, VA 24413


Hours for the majority of festival attractions are:

  • Saturdays: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Sundays: 9 am – 4 pm




Highland County Maple Festival

About the Festival

Highland County Maple Festival is a county-wide celebration that features specialty foods, handmade crafts, high-quality juried arts, entertainment, tours of real maple sugar camps, and more. It is a family-friendly festival that draws thousands of visitors each year, who observe the process of maple syrup-making in this rural region. In 2024, the four-day Highland County Maple Festival will take place on Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10 AND Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 17.


In 1999, the Library of Congress(the country’s oldest federal cultural institution) designated the Maple Festival a ‘Local Legacy’.

In 2014, the Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe signed a bill into law designating the Highland County Maple Festival as the ‘official maple festival of Virginia’.

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