Maple Syrup Festivals

Saturdays, March 29 & April 5, 2014 | Open house: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is now closed. 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 
Non-Member/
Scout Groups
  • Adult
  • Youth (ages 4 - 17)
  • Child (ages 3 & under)
  • CSB/SJU student
  • Monastery Member
    St. John's & St. Ben's
  • $5
  • FREE
  • FREE
  • FREE
  • FREE
  • $10 
  • $5
  • FREE
  • FREE
  • FREE

$1 off per person (up to $10) if you register by NOON on the Friday before the festival you attend. Please note that scouts participating in the patch program must preregister but are not eligible for the discount. 

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


Special THANKS to the Saint John's Senate and Saint Ben's Senate

for providing funding to make the Festivals FREE FOR ALL CSB/SJU STUDENTS this year!


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.