Poultney’s Annual Maplefest in the Making: an invitation to crafts vendors to sign up soon!

Poultney’s Annual Maplefest in the Making: an invitation to crafts vendors to sign up soon!

By Janice B. Edwards, Freelance Writer

It won’t be long and producers of Vermont’s delicious maple syrup products will be at work once again tapping their maple trees to collect sap. Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce looks forward to celebrating the season with activities held during its Maplefest 2018! This year’s celebration of the beginning of the spring season in Vermont will be held Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th, all over Poultney.

March 24th: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, sponsored by the Poultney Women’s Club, 5K Fun Run, sponsored by Donna Johnson Physical Therapy, Big Craft Fair, Horse & Wagon Rides, Story Hour at the Poultney Library, Basket Party, Sap Raffle, Special foods, Maple Dinner at the Young at Heart Senior Center at 5:00 p.m. Our own Sugar Bear will be available for pictures and giving out maple seeds; we also will be announcing Sugar Bear Prince and Princess. The prince and princess are chosen by the Poultney Art Guild as judges for the drawing contest of 4 th graders. Crowns will be awarded at the Official Tree Tapping held on Green Mountain College’s lawn. Poultney Historical Society will be exhibiting at the Meeting House on Bentley Avenue. Map to the Sugar Houses that are open for tours will be available.

March 24th: Sugar Houses will be open.

The Chamber is currently taking sign-ups for the Big Craft Fair which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 24th. Inside spaces are first come, first serve. We encourage vendors to sign up early because spaces won’t last long! For an application for the Big Craft Fair, contact Trish Peschl at (802)-287- 5512; or download an application form from the Poultney Area Chamber website at http://poultneyareachamber.com.

Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a non-profit organization of businesses whose purpose is to guide, inspire and promote the best interests of the business and professional members of the area, and to enhance the economic, cultural, educational and recreational opportunities of its citizens.

For more information about Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce, including how to
become a Chamber member, call (802)-287-2010 or visit its website: poultneyareachamber.com.