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Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT

Come learn about the PNW’s maple syrup!

Maple syrup is taking off in the northwest! Sap collected from our native bigleaf maple trees produces a delicious syrup with a unique flavor. It’s excellent for baking, cooking, cocktails, and, of course, pancakes! Moreover, maple sugaring adds value to forests and supports small forest owner’s management and conservation of forestland in Washington State.

Join us to celebrate the benefits of this unique forest product at the Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival. Activities will include:

  • Multiple field stations demonstrating the production of maple syrup, inluding
    • Everything to know about bigleaf maple trees (identification, growing it, etc.)
    • How to tap bigleaf maples
    • How to collect sap
    • How to process sap into syrup and other sugar products
    • Maple processing equipment
    • Maple products
  • A taste test – see if you can spot the fake!

A burger lunch will be available for sale ($18/adult or $13 for children 10 & under)

The Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival is a combined effort of the University of Washington, Washington State University Extension, and Oregon State University.

How to participate

Date and time

The festival will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM.


University of Washington’s Pack Forest Research Center — 9010 453rd St. E Eatonville, WA 98328

Cost and Registration

The cost to attend is $25 per car. Space is limited, preregistration is required. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3rd, 2024.

Use the following link to learn more and  register: https://forestry.wsu.edu/maplefestival2024/



May 4
9:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT


University of Washington


University of Washington Pack Forest
9010 453rd St. E
Eatonville, WA 98328 United States
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