For Immediate Release, Bath, Ohio — Enjoy a pancake breakfast and experience the process of maple sugaring past and present at Hale Farm & Village on March 10, 11, 17 and 18, 2018.
After a hearty pancake breakfast provided by Acme Fresh Markets, there is much to enjoy at Hale Farm & Village. The 19th century village is open to experience tree tapping, oxen demonstrations, a sugaring camp, maple treats and the process of boiling sap into syrup. Historic crafts and trades including glassblowing, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving are also demonstrated throughout the day.
C. O. Hale, the grandson of Western Reserve pioneer Jonathan Hale had a keen interest in all aspects of farming, including tapping the sugar maple trees on this farm. He supervised maple syrup production from his sugaring chair, on display in our Gatehouse Visitor’s Center. Custom-built to his specifications, the tall chair allowed C. O. to view the boiling of sap from the perfect vantage point, high above the steaming evaporation pan.
“For centuries the Maple trees on the Hale’s family farm provided sap to be processed and sold or consumed. Guests at the festival will be able to learn this history first hand,” explains Jason Klein, Director at Hale Farm & Village.
The Marketplace at Hale Farm & Village will be open for shopping during the festival, featuring Ohio made maple products including syrup, candy, sauces and snacks. Handcrafted at Hale hand-blown glass, pottery, iron work and wool items will also be available along with many other Ohio made and maple sugar season souvenirs.
The museum is open from 10 am to 4pm, admission for breakfast and all activities is $15 for adults, $10 for children 3 – 12 years of age, $5 for members and $5 for the pancake breakfast only (breakfast is served until 3 pm). Reservations are not necessary but can be made at www.halefarm.org. For more information contact Hale Farm at 330-666-3711 or visit our website.
The Maple Sugar Express, offered by the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, combines a train ride and the festival for an unforgettable day in the Cuyahoga Valley. Combo tickets for the train and Maple Sugar Festival can be purchased by visiting www.cvsr.com, reservations are required.
The 2018 Maple Sugar Festival is proudly sponsored by Acme Fresh Market.
Hale Farm & Village is a property of the Western Reserve Historical Society. For GPS directions use 2686 Oak Hill Rd. Peninsula, Ohio.
Captions: Tapping trees at Hale Farm & Village for the Maple Sugar Festival.
Steam rises from the evaporation pan in Hale Farm & Village’s Sugar House built in 1910 during the Maple Sugar Festival.
Photo credit Nancy Balluck
Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society, is located on 90 acres in Bath, Ohio with 32 historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, farming and early American craft and trade demonstrations. The location is open for a summer season June – August, Wednesday – Sunday; weekends only September and October; and signature events or educational programming during other times. Visit www.halefarm.org or call (330) 666-3711 for seasonal hours, program listings, rental information, and to become a member. This year marks Hale Farm & Village’s 60th anniversary as a museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society.
Press release submitted by:
Catherine I. Sterle | Director of Marketing & Sales
Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd. Bath, Ohio 44210
P.O. Box 296
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