Maple Fest Set for March 15 at Randolph School

On Saturday March 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Randolph School will host its annual Maple Fest, a traditional maple-sugaring event for the whole community. Hudson Valley residents are invited to tour the maple-sugaring process of tapping, collecting, and boiling sap to make maple syrup. Guests will sample local maple syrup in the form of Jack Wax Taffy (aka sugar on

Additional activities include music, sing-a-longs, storytelling, browsing handcrafted goods, face painting, cooperative games, and hikes on Randolph’s forested property. Pancakes will be served all day. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 kids, $25 families (up to 5 people); rain date is March 16.

As part of their winter curriculum, the Randolph School students participate in tapping trees, boiling sap, and making maple syrup. The Randolph School is located at 2467 Route 9D,Wappingers Falls. (Additional parking available at Town Hall on Middlebush Road.) Contact Diane Boujikian at 845-297-5600.

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