March 11th and 12th, 2023

 Maple Sugaring

Join us for the 2023 MSU Tollgate Farm Maplefest!

Sponsored by HAP

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March 11th and 12th, 2023
Hourly Limited Timeslots from 9 am – 1 pm Saturday and Sunday
$15 per person 
Limited Seating
Pre-registration is required

How does sap become maple syrup? What temperatures are needed to make the sap flow? How do you tap a tree?
Join us for an exploration of Michigan's sweetest winter crop, maple syrup!

Identify and tap a maple tree, tour the sugar shack, explore fun maple-themed activities, take a wagon ride, taste maple sap, syrup, and sugar, and explore maple tools and technology. Enjoy an 'all-you-can-eat pancake celebration in the historic 19th-century barn. Pancakes, sausage, and of course, real maple syrup will be provided!  

Registration is nonrefundable. 
Please dress for the weather. 
Tollgate's Farm Stand will be selling a variety of items including
Pure Michigan Maple Syrup, MSU Tollgate Donuts and Honey.  In addition, products made by the 4H Club and from indigenous maple sugar-makers at the Ziibimijwang Farm and Minogin Market of northern Michigan will be sold. 


Join the Team: Maplefest Volunteer Opportunities

Maplefest volunteers

Every great event has team of great people who make it happen! For adults and youth 16 and older, please consider volunteering in one of the many roles available for this event. We greatly appreciate your investment of time and energy to help us provide an educational look at the history, science and art of maple sugaring.

 Contact Carmen Hamilton at (248) 347-3860 ext 239  


Maplefest is a fundraiser. Proceeds support educational programming and increase accessibility to schools and individuals who might otherwise not be able to attend programs and camps.

For additional questions, please contact 248-347-3860, ext 200
Dogs are not permitted