Maple Syrup Festivals

Saturdays, March 28 & April 11, 2015 | Open house: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is now closed, but WALK-INS ARE WELCOME! Directions below.

maple syrup festival

Join us for what has become our most popular event of the year!

Sap collecting, syrup cooking, horse-drawn rides, demonstrations, and hot maple syrup sundaes await the whole family.


Before You Come:

  • The festival is ENTIRELY OUTDOORS - rain, snow or shine. Please dress for the weather.
  • It is extremely muddy, snowy, and occasionally icy out at the sugar shack. We HIGHLY recommend wearing boots.
  • Please LEAVE DOGS AND PETS AT HOME. While we love them too, they are not allowed in the Abbey Arboretum.
  • All the activities are going on throughout the festival between 1-4 p.m.

Registration Type
OutdoorU Member
Day of / Pre-Reg.
Non-Member
Day of / Pre-Reg.
  • Adult
  • Youth (ages 4 - 17)
  • Child (ages 3 & under)
  • CSB/SJU student
  • Monastery Member
    St. John's & St. Ben's
  • $6 / $3
  • FREE
  • FREE
  • FREE
  • FREE
  • $11 / $6
  • $6 / $3
  • FREE
  • TBD
  • FREE

NO REFUNDS AFTER NOON ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE FESTIVAL YOU REGISTER TO ATTEND.

Saint John's Maple Syrup PatchSaint John's Maple Syrup Patch -
$2 ea. at the festivals

Great for scouts, 4H, birthday parties or anybody who likes to collect patches! Color varies year to year.
Actual size: 2.5" x 1.25".


Directions

Registration is near the Saint John's Prep School on the Old Entrance Road

The Sugar Shack is approximately 0.8 miles from the New Science Center at Saint John's University.

  • Take the Saint John’s University exit from Interstate I-94 and head towards campus
  • Continue straight at the 4-way stop, heading toward the Abbey Bell Banner.
  • Follow the signs and volunteers to available parking near the Prep School or Science Buildings.
  • Registration will be visible on the Old Entrance Road beyond the Prep School.
  • View a campus map.