Highland County Maple Festival 2023

The 64th Annual Highland County Maple Festival

Event Dates

  • Saturday, March 11, 2023
  • Sunday, March 12, 2023
  • Saturday, March 18, 2023
  • Sunday, March 19, 2023

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


  • Phone: 540-468-2550
  • Email: director@highlandcounty.org



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 2023, the four-day Highland County Maple Festival will take place on Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, March 12 AND Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 19.


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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