33rd maple fest returns to Troy

TROY – The 33rd annual Endless Mountains Maple Festiva begins Saturday and continues through next Sunday at Alparon Park.

Admission at the gate is $3 and includes all shows and entertainment, except for the monster truck show. Children under 8 are free at the gate when accompanied by an adult.

A pancake breakfast will start at 7 a.m. both days and continue all day.

Antique tractors will be on display both days.

Entertainment includes three shows each day by M&M Magic; three Sunday performances by Wendy and the Regnegades; a horse pull at 10 a.m. Saturday; the open speed horse show, hosted by the Troy Area Horseman’s Association at 1 p.m. Saturday.

A pancake eating contest will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, with cash prizes awarded.

At 3 p.m. Saturday, maple syrup and candy products will be judged.

The Show of Fire and Destruction monster truck show begins at 2 p.m. Sunday with a Tuff Truck competition and The Megasaurus, “the fire breathing, car-eating dino.”

Tickets must be purchased separately for the truck show. The cost includes a pit party at 1 p.m. where guests can get autographs, see the trucks and meet the drivers.

Tickets may be bought in advance at a reduced rate at all First Citizens Community Banks and the Alparon Park Office, as well as on the day of the show.

Anyone who wants to enter the Tuff Truck contest should see the rules and registration form at www.maplefestivalpa.com or call 570-297-3648.

The sixth annual Battle of the Bands competition also will be held during the festival.

For more information, visit www.maplefestivalpa.com or call 570-297-3648.