WELLSBORO - The 9th annual Maple Weekend, organized by the Potter-Tioga Maple Producers Association, will be held this weekend in Potter and Tioga counties.
The event, which starts Saturday and goes into Sunday, will feature maple syrup making demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 14 locations, seven in each county.
In addition to the demonstrations of maple tree tapping and syrup making, free samples will be available at most locations and pancake breakfasts are scheduled in Westfield and Wellsboro.
The Crary Hose Co. will hold a pancake breakfast at the Westfield Community Building from 7 to 11 a.m. both days and there will be a pancake breakfast at the Wellsboro Ossea Masonic Lodge, 8 Kelsey St., from 7 to 11 a.m. also both days.
The Genesee Environmental Center in Genesee also is holding a pancake breakfast Sunday. For information call 800-445-0094 or visit www.GeneseeEnvironmentalCenter.com.
Tioga County, participants are, Brookfield Maple, Plank Road, Westfield; Miller's Purely Maple, 2766 Hills Creek Road, Wellsboro; Patterson Farms, 119 Patterson Road, Westfield; Raker's Sugar Bush, 1575 Raker Road, Liberty; Jim and Dora Tice, 427 Tice Road, Mainesburg; Butler Family Maple, 282 Elkhorn Creek Road, Tioga; and Asaph Maple Farms, 771 Glenn Road, Middlebury Center.
Participating in the tour in Potter County are Brydonson Farm, 592 Ayers Hill Road, Coudersport; Hamilton's Maple Products, 19 Bunnell Road, Ulysses; Charles B. Nelson Sons, 214 Grover Hollow Road, Genesee; Rathbun Farms, 2254 Eleven Mile Road, Shinglehouse; Sons of Dunn Family Farm, 1606 North Ayers Hill Road, Coudersport; Sticky Bucket Maple, 1145 Parker Hill Road, near Sabinsville; and Wending Creek Farm, 1079 Baker Creek Road, Coudersport.
In addition to the events at producers' locations, there will be a maple tree tapping demonstration in Hills Creek State Park for backyard producers during the same hours both days.
For more information or to download and print out a brochure with map, visit www.pamaple.com.