CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - Maple syrup producers and sellers across West Virginia will have special events on Maple Days - Feb. 24 and March 17.
On those days, 16 sugar shacks and maple syrup producers across West Virginia will open their doors to the public - including Cedar Run Farm in Friendly, WV and Sweetcreek Sugarworks in Sistersville, WV.
The West Virginia Maple Syrup Producers Association says, despite a mild winter, West Virginia maple production increased by 33 percent in 2017.
The Mountain State has approximately 164 million sugar maples within its forested areas.
All locations in West Virginia hosting Maple Days events are listed below, and can also be found on the "Map of 2018 WV Maple Days Events" under the "Related Links" section of this story.
Times & Locations for 2018 WV Maple Days Events:
Family Roots Farm: Wellsburg, WV - Brooke County (only March 17)
Bowers Maple Farm: Petersburg, WV – Grant County
Daniels Maple Syrup: Dawson, WV - Greenbrier County (only March 17)
Ronk Family Farm: Alum Creek , WV - Lincoln County (only Feb. 24)
Indian Water Maple Company: New Creek, WV - Mineral County
Gauley River Maple Works: Summersville, WV - Nicholas County (only March 17)
We Bee Sappen: Wheeling, WV – Ohio County (only March 17)
Cool Hollow Maple Farm: Sugar Grove, WV - Pendleton County
M&S Maple: Upper Tract, WV - Pendleton County
Frostmore Farm : Dunmore, WV - Pocahontas County
Heasley Homestead Maple: Bruceton Mills, WV - Preston County
Blue Rock Farm: Mill Creek, WV - Randolph County (only March 17)
Moonstruck Maple: Brooks, WV - Summers County (only March 17)
Cedar Run Farm: Friendly, WV - Tyler County
Sweetcreek Sugarworks – Sistersville, WV - Tyler County
Flanigan Family Maple: Prichard, WV – Wayne County
Other Maple Events/Activities
Barn with Inn: Wellsburg, WV – Brooke County (Discount lodging March 17)
Brooke Hills Park: Wellsburg, WV - Brooke County (maple pancake breakfast, indoor market on March 17)
Zeb's Barky Bites: Wellsburg, WV - Brooke County (Brooks Hills Park on March 17)
Sweet T’s Bake Shop: Fayetteville, WV – Fayette County (ill feature maple items on menu)
Landes Ruritan Club: Petersburg, WV - Grant County (Pancake breakfast March 17)
Smoke Hole Caverns: Grant County (maple retailer)
Southside Depot: Grant County
Chubby’s Diner: Summersville, WV – Nicholas County (will feature maple items on menu, retailer maple on March 17)
West Virginia Maple Festival – Pickens, WV – Randolph County (only March 17)
Fish Hawk Acres: Buchannan, WV – Upshur County (will feature maple items on menu, retailer maple)
Wayne County Farmers Co-Op: Wayne, WV - (Pancake Breakfast March 17 at Wayne Methodist Church)
The Custard Stand: Webster Springs, Sutten, Oak Hill, Danville and Summersville locations.