Maple Festival

59th Annual Highland Maple Festival

March 11 – 12 & 18 – 19, 2017
Saturdays 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Sundays 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
GPS Addresses:
“168 W. Main Street, Monterey” OR “Mansion House Road, McDowell”


Take a step back in time to Highland County, “Virginia’s Sweet Spot”. Travel back roads and mountain byways to the annual Highland Maple Festival. Held on the 2nd and 3rd weekends of March, the Maple Festival has been an annual event in Highland County, Virginia, since 1958.

Each year, thousands of visitors are drawn to this unspoiled, rural region of Virginia to celebrate the “opening” of the trees and observe the process of maple syrup-making. Sugar camp tours provide a unique and educational experience that portrays a rapidly vanishing way of American life.The Highland Maple Festival was designated a “Local Legacy” by the Library of Congress in 1999.