The 64th Annual Highland County Maple Festival
- Saturday, March 11, 2023
- Sunday, March 12, 2023
- Saturday, March 18, 2023
- Sunday, March 19, 2023
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: email@example.com
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’.