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

Stamford, Conn. – The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is proud to announce the 2022 dates for its annual series of First County Bank Maple Sugar Fest Sundays. All are invited to celebrate the maple sugaring season at the Center three Sundays this winter: February 27 and March 6 & 13. 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 requested to ensure a safe and socially distanced experience at

Sponsored annually by First County Bank, the SM&NC’s Maple Sugar Fest Sundays will feature a wide variety of activities including traditional favorites like maple sugaring demonstrations, tree tapping information, storytelling, music, live farm animal interactions, free popcorn, a sock skating rink and children’s game zone, food trucks on-site offering maple themed items, and SM&NC’s very own line of maple syrup available for purchase.

“We are proud to continue our support of the Maple Sugar Fest Sundays and the programs at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center,” 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, 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.”

While on site, Fest attendees are welcome to visit the Museum’s Bendel Mansion to enjoy the exhibition, Food for Thought: Micro Views of Sustenance: Threats & Prospects,” a unique collection of photomontages by photographer and artist, Robert Dash, which highlights complex issues surrounding food and the future of our planet.

The cost of admission each Fest Sunday is all-inclusive, bundling all the fun and games of a mini-festival into a single admission price: $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. Day-of walk-ins may be admitted as capacity permits at a higher admission rate, although not guaranteed. Pre-register now to secure your spot to celebrate the sweetness of the maple sugaring season by visiting

It’s Snowtime Anytime during Family Fest Days at the SM&NC! Kids can skate on our Sock Skate Rink — a special fabricated surface — just like a real ice-skating rink.

Getting there

Stamford Museum & Nature Center utilizes both of its parking lots for Family Fest Sundays. The primary event lot is located at SM&NC’s upper 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 the Merritt Parkway Exit 35. For more information call 203.977.6521 or visit

The 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, CT for over 170 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 15 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 $1.9 billion and is a winner of the Hearst Connecticut Top WorkPlaces 2020-2021 award. For additional information, please visit, or follow us @Firstcountybank on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.