Stamford Museum & Nature Center to hold annual First County Bank Maple Sugar Festival Weekend on March 7 & 8

Stamford Museum & Nature Center is pleased to present the annual First County Bank Maple Sugar Festival Weekend on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 from 11 am – 3 pm both days, rain or shine.

Sponsored by First County Bank, this annual family-favorite festival features a wide variety of activities, including traditional favorites like maple syrup tastings, tree tapping demonstrations, live music, and animal interactions. To ensure a fun-filled weekend regardless of weather, this year’s ample assortment of new indoor offerings includes a sock skating rink, a children’s game zone, planetarium shows, face painting, crafts, and breakfast all day at the “All Day Pancake Café.” 

“We’re one of only two official maple syrup producers in Fairfield County,” said Melissa H. Mulrooney, Executive Director & CEO of the SM&NC. “We invite the public to join us as we make our very own line of maple syrup from the 200 mature maple trees found right here on our 118-acre campus.”

Weather permitting, the Maple Sugar Express hayride shuttle will be available to transport attendees to destinations across the SM&NC campus. Festival attendees are encouraged to visit the Museum’s Bendel Mansion to enjoy the current exhibition, “Thomas D. Mangelsen – A LIFE IN THE WILD,” and participate in live demos at an Artisan Market.

“This year marks our 15th year supporting the Maple Sugar Festival at the Museum,” said Robert Granata, Chairman and CEO of First County Bank. “Year after year, we are proud to have a long-standing presence at this annual weekend event.”

The cost of admission is $6 per person for SM&NC members of all ages, $12 per person for non-members, and free for SM&NC Family Plus or Director’s Circle members. Attendees who sign up for membership on a festival day are refunded the cost of their ticket according to membership level. Register now to celebrate the sweetness of the maple sugaring season by visiting

Getting there

Stamford Museum & Nature Center utilizes both of its parking lots for festivals. The primary festival lot is located at SM&NC’s Farmhouse entrance at 151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford CT, ¼ mile up the road from its 39 Scofieldtown Road entrance. The SM&NC is located 3/4 mile North of Merritt Parkway Exit 35. For more information call 203.977.6521 or visit

Stamford Museum & Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction, seeking to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor’s experience of our unique site.

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for more than 165 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees, assets in excess of $1.7 billion and is a 2016-2018 Women’s Choice Award winner. For additional information, please visit, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.