Stamford Museum & Nature Center to hold series of First County Bank Maple Sugar Fest Sundays in February and March

In lieu of its traditional First County Bank Maple Sugar Festival, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center will be celebrating the season by bundling all the fun and games of a mini-festival into a single admission price, three Sundays this winter: February 21 & 28 and March 7.  Each Sunday, grounds will open at 10 am with added attractions, enhanced programming, and fun seasonal offerings for the whole family until 2 pm. Standard admission rates apply after 2 pm. This year, online pre-registration is required to ensure a safe and socially distanced experience at

Sponsored by First County Bank, the series of Maple Sugar Fest Sundays will feature a wide variety of activities including traditional favorites like tree tapping demonstrations, music, animal interactions, free popcorn, a sock skating rink and children’s game zone, food trucks on-site offering waffles, French toast, maple donuts, churros and more with a maple theme, and SM&NC’s very own line of maple syrup available for purchase.

“Year after year, we are proud to have a long-standing presence in support of the SM&NC’s Maple Sugar festivities,” said Robert Granata, Chairman & CEO of First County Bank.

“We’re one of only two official maple syrup producers in Fairfield County,” added 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 many mature maple trees found right here on our 118-acre campus.”

Attendees are encouraged to visit the Museum’s Bendel Mansion to enjoy the current exhibition, “Global Garden: Resonant Beauty,” a collection of orchid paintings by artist Patricia Laspino and the first full exhibition of the Museum’s 85th anniversary year.

The cost of admission is all-inclusive: $10 per person for SM&NC members of all ages, $20 per person for non-members, with free entry options for SM&NC Family Plus and Director’s Circle members. Attendees who sign up for membership on a fest day are refunded the cost of their ticket according to membership level. Pre-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 Sunday family fests. The primary event 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

Celebrating 85 years of service to the community, 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.

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for 170 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 winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces 2020 award. For additional information, please visit, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.