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Maine Maple Sunday Celebration in Poland
Maine Maple Sunday Celebration in Poland

A sure sign of spring is the coming of Maine Maple Sunday, celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday in March. This year it falls on Sunday, March 27th.

One of the more eventful local Maple Sunday celebrations is held annually at the Megquier Hill Farm at 260 Megquier Hill Road in Poland. The farm is the home of Peter and Kathie Bolduc and their 4 children. Nestled in the lower back field of this historic 1791 farmstead is their maple sugar house. Each year they welcome the public to come and experience the delight of the sap boiling down into its most perfect state: pure maple syrup.

Their celebration starts at 9am and runs until about 3pm. Visitors are treated to a hay wagon ride down to the sugarhouse. Here they can enjoy a pancake breakfast for a small fee, served all day until 3:00pm. 

All visitors are invited to take a free narrated tour of the sugar house to learn first hand how the process works as owner Peter Bolduc describes the steps the sap goes through in it’s transformation to Maple syrup.  Peter will be assisted by his most distinguished and colorful friend, Emmitt Pickitt. Emmitt is a member of the Maine Hysterical Society, a comedic trio, played by Barney Martin, Maine singer, songwriter, comedian, actor and musician.

Conveniently located adjacent to the sugarhouse under the canopies are tables and chairs where you can sit and enjoy your pancake breakfast with an abundance of Harvest Hill Farms maple syrup jugs for you to enjoy on your pancakes.

The local Grassholes Band will be set up next to the canopies, playing their classic bluegrass music and songs. Other tables are loaded with maple flavored items for sale including candies, cotton candy, cookies, maple syrup and many more maple flavored delectables, many of which are also available at the Harvest Hill Farms farm market located on Route 26 at 5 Harvest Hill Way in Mechanic Falls.

Horse drawn sleigh rides (wagon rides if there is not enough snow) will be offered to visitors along with helium balloons for the kids. So pack up the family and head on over to 260 Megquier Hill Road in Poland and join the fun from 9am to 3pm on Sunday the 27th of March.

For more information and a video tour of the Maple Sunday Celebration go to the Harvest Hill Farms web site at: http://www.harvesthillfarms.com/ and click on the “Maple Sunday 2011” tab.

Event: Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 260 Megquier Hill Road, Poland Maine

 

 

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