Celebrate the sweetness of the maple sugaring season as this annual family favorite returns to the SM&NC.
Visit the little red sugarhouse on Heckscher Farm and see how sap is turned into maple syrup. Learn how trees are tapped, see how sap is collected, make a maple-themed craft, have your face painted, enjoy live music, and visit our Museum Galleries.

The First County Bank Teen Chef Challenge will take place on Saturday, March 3 in the Bendel Mansion from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm with the winner being announced at 2 pm.

On Sunday, March 4, from 11 am to 2 pm, enjoy the popular pancake brunch*. Don't forget to purchase a pint of fresh maple syrup, made from the trees at the SM&NC.

Also, new this year, we are introducing our first Festival Photo Contest. Enter your best photo of the Festival to our Facebook page to win! Click here for more details.

Save time! Purchase your tickets in advance for the Maple Sugar Festival and Sunday's Pancake Brunch!

March 3 |  March 4

Daily Admission Fees:
Director's Circle, Family Plus Members and all children 3 & under: FREE

Members: $5 | Non-Members: $10

Pancake Brunch (SUNDAY only)
Members: $6 | Non-Members: $8

Note: Dogs are not allowed on SM&NC Grounds.
Teen Chef Candidates
(in alphabetical order):

Amy DePaz, Age 14
Stamford, J.M. Wright Technical High School

Rio Fernandez, Age 13
Bristol, Homeschooled

Isabella Giordano, Age 14
Norwalk, J.M. Wright Technical High School

Mollie Herz, Age 13
Stamford, Rippowam Middle School

Makenzie Lehman, Age 13
Weston, CT, Weston Middle School

Maya Leinwand, Age 14
Bedford, NY, Fox Lane Middle School

Jessica Schweizer, Age 13
Norwalk, Academy of Information, Technology & Engineering (AITE)

Helena Sushon, Age 14
Old Greenwich, Eastern Middle School

Rey Giallongo, Jr., Chairman and CEO, First County Bank

Karen Kelly, Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Banking Officer

Silvia Baldini, Chef, mother, wife, business owner, art director, and Chopped Champion on Food Network. Founder of the creative food group Strawberry and Sage in CT and writer of the blog "Silvia's Trays."
Sponsor-A-Bucket Program

Help support the Stamford Museum & Nature Center's Maple Sugar Education programs with our Sponsor-a-Bucket program! Your support will be acknowledged with a personalized tag that will hang on a sap bucket throughout the season. In addition, you will receive a special tasting collection of syrups, a pint of SM&NC syrup, and a chance to skip the lines with four tickets to our Maple Sugar Festival Weekend (March 3 and 4). You'll also be recognized as a program sponsor at our Maple Sugar Festival! Each sponsorship opportunity is $125. To sponsor a bucket, call Elena Pepe-Salutric at 203.977.6533 or click here.

THANK YOU to FIRST COUNTY BANK for their generous support of all of our Maple Sugar Education Programs!

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