Our second annual Maple Fest weekend will be held on March 9 & 10 from 11am – 4pm!

There will be vendors, live music, specialty beverages, classes, performances, hikes, and of course all things maple! Come out to celebrate the beginning of maple season with us!

Mountain Winds Farm (MWF) is nestled in the western hills of Berne, New York in the Helderberg Hilltowns. The Grippin Family has owned this maple farm since 1961.

MWF sells a variety of maple products such as maple syrup, maple drops, maple sugar candy, maple popcorn and much more— some of their maple goodies are available in our Farm Store all year round! We are honored to be working with MWF to create our cider and beer for Maple Fest! Check out their table during our Maple Fest weekend.

SPECIALTY BEVERAGES

CIDER

Makeshift Sugar Shack

7.8% ABV – Our Porter’s Perfection cider infused with Mountain Winds Farm Grade A Very Dark Maple syrup.

COCKTAIL

Tap Season Tonic

Ginger beer, maple syrup, citrus, and ILFCB Dry Hard cider, served in a maple bottle

BEER

Tappin’ Some Trees Maple Stout

10.8% ABV Imperial Stout made with maple syrup from Mountain Winds Farm in Berne, NY. This deep, rich, viscous stout has big notes of coffee, chocolate and maple, with a nice sharp bitterness. A must try!

BIERSTACHELN (beer spiking/beer poking)

A centuries-old German tradition where a metal wand is heated up and submerged into beer (or hard cider). The effect of the heat caramelizes the sugar in the beer and adds to the flavor, as well as creating a rich creamy foam head. We will have a beer and hard cider tent/table set up for you to watch this process happen and enjoy the final product!

OUR FARM STORE

Stop by the Farm Store over Maple Fest weekend to pick up a bottle of MWF’s maple syrup. Treat yourself to a variety of maple flavored goodies from our bakery counter! We will have maple coffee, mini pancakes and syrup samples in the Farm Store— made with NYS products by Capital City Roasters, New Hope Mills and Mountain Winds Farm.

FOOD TRUCKS

Saturday March 9 (11AM – 8PM)

Sunday March 10 (11AM – 5PM)

Saturday March 9 (11AM – 8PM)

Sunday March 10 (11AM – 5PM)

Saturday March 9 (11AM – 8PM)

Sunday March 10 (11AM – 5PM)

LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

One Wing Duck

Saturday March 9, 12PM- 3PM

Carmen Lookshire

Sunday March 10, 12PM – 3PM

GLASS CLASSES

Marigrace Hoag of Loveknot Farm will be hosting two glass classes during Maple Fest weekend! (Tickets and registration required)

FLASH & FLAME MAPLE LEAF GLASS CLASS

Saturday March 9, 10AM – 11:30AM

in the Apple Room (inside the Farm Store)

FUSED GLASS LANTERN CLASS

Sunday, March 10, 10AM – 11:30AM

in the Apple Room (inside the Farm Store)

VENDORS

MORE DETAILS TO COME!

GUIDED HIKES

Hikes are free, but we encourage you to sign up for head count purposes! Registration link coming soon

Peter Farquharson, Thacher Park

Saturday March 9, 11:30AM & 2:30PM

Clair Guyer, Grizzly Adventures

Sunday March 10, 11:30AM & 2:30PM

Bird Show by Whispering Willow Wild Care

Saturday March 9 at 1PM, outside the Tasting Room

Educators from Whispering Willow Wild Care will be bringing a few Birds of Prey and putting on a bird show outside of the Biergarten! Learn more about bird biology, migrations, environmental issues and adaptations