Maple Syrup Festival

Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 1-4 p.m.

Sap collecting, syrup cooking, demonstrations, and hot maple syrup sundaes await the whole family!

three images of children and families at a maple syrup festival

Before You Come

  • The festival is ENTIRELY OUTDOORS - rain, snow, or shine. Please dress for the weather.
  • It is usually extremely muddy, snowy, and occasionally icy out at the sugar shack. We HIGHLY recommend wearing boots or shoes that can get dirty.
  • Please LEAVE DOGS AND PETS AT HOME. While we love them too, they are not allowed in the Abbey Arboretum.


Pre-Pay Online

Walk-ins welcome: CASH/CHECK preferred

  • Outdoor U Members: $5-Adults; FREE-ages 17 & under
  • Nonmembers: $10-Adults; $5-ages 4-17; FREE-ages 3 & under
  • CSB+SJU Students: FREE thanks to support from CSB and SJU Senates
  • Monastery Members: FREE


Saint John's Maple Syrup - A primer

Award-winning video produced by 2017 SJU graduates and founders of SSQTCH - Ian Fritz, Conor Murphy, and Patrick Reagan.