Highland Maple Festival

61st Annual Highland Maple Festival
March 9 – 10 & 16 – 17, 2019

Hours: Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sundays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
GPS Addresses: 
“165 W. Main Street, Monterey” OR “Mansion House Road, McDowell”

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Take a step back in time to Highland County, “Virginia’s Sweet Spot.” Travel scenic back roads and majestic 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 since 1958 and designated a “Local Legacy” by the Library of Congress in 1999.

Each year, tens of 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. 

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 unless it is a service animal. 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 everyone (dogs included) stay safe! Thank you!


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