59th Annual Highland Maple Festival
March 11 – 12 & 18 – 19, 2017
Hours: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”
MAPLE FESTIVAL MISPRINT!! Our 2017 Maple Festival brochure has a slight, little misprint! The listing for Laurel Fork Sap Suckers reads this sugar camp is located west on Rt. 220; however it is actually located west on Rt. 250. The actual indicator on the map of Highland County is correct, but the listing is incorrect. Our current digital brochure has been updated and lists the correct information. Sorry for any confusion!!
- Arts & Crafts Show
- Highland History Museum
- Lodging Availability
- Maple Sugar Facts
- Maple Sugar Tours
- Weather Forecast
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.
We are dog-friendly! Dogs on a leash are welcome at all outside Maple Festival locations; however dogs are not allowed in any inside locations. We love our four-legged visitors, but we want to make sure everyone stays safe, so we recommend all dogs wear a comfortable muzzle. With many people and other dogs around the festival, we want to make sure no one gets excited and everyone (dogs included) stay safe! Thank you!