Maple Weekend is back for the second consecutive weekend. Head to your favorite maple farm March 25 and 26 for your chance to discover all things maple!

Maple Weekends have become a March tradition in WNY since their inception in 1995. This state-wide event features members of the New York State Maple Producers Association inviting families and friends into their sugarhouses to experience the world of pure NY maple syrup. Located at approximately 160 farms and museums across New York State, Maple Weekend offers a delicious, fun-filled outing that has a little something for all maple-lovers to taste and experience.

Visitors to Maple Weekend can taste a pure and natural food product at its freshest and in its many forms, learn how maple syrup and other maple confections are made, experience the unique family traditions of making maple syrup in New York State and celebrate New York’s first agricultural harvest of the season in a family-friendly environment.

This is also a great opportunity to meet the producers who annually make New York the second largest maple producing state in the U.S., share in the many ways to cook and bake with maple syrup, maple sap and other maple drinks and products and witness sustainable agriculture at its best.

The following are some of the maple farms around Ellicottville that will beparticipating in this year’s maple weekends:

Ben’s Maple, 9214 New Albion Rd, Little Valley, NY 14755, (716) 938-9411 or (716) 801-1231,

Benz’s Sugar Shanty & Maple Products, 12939 Van Slyke Road, East Concord, NY 14055-9796, (716) 432-2377 or (716) 725-5741,

Boberg’s Maple, 2298 Edmunds Rd, Delevan, NY 14042, (716) 378-8736.

Jeremy Gernatt Maple Products, Collins, NY 14034, (716) 982-5904 or (763) 352-5284,

Maple Glen Sugar House, 2266 Gowanda Zoar Road, Gowanda, NY 14070- 9770, (716) 532-5483 or,

Ploetz’s Maple Syrup, 12955 Dowd Road, Springville, NY 14141, (716) 597-7945 or

Sprague’s Maple Farms, 1048 Portville-Obi Road, Portville, NY 14770, (716) 933-6637 or,

Wendel’s Maple & More, 12502 Vaughn Street, East Concord, NY 14055, (716) 592-2299 or (716) 954-3016,

Mark your calendar for one of these two fun-filled, educational and tasty weekends that celebrate all things maple in WNY. For a complete listing of participating farms, and additional details of what each farm will be offering, visit