Westfield Maple Syrup Festival

Despite the freezing temperatures and looming major snowstorm, one of the surest signs of spring has sprung – it’s maple syrup time at Westfield Heritage Village. The popular Rockton facility sees thousands of visitors each Sunday in March, to learn how syrup is made and enjoy the sights of an old time town.  Here’s a look. – Barry Gray

Westfield Heritage Village’s Maple Syrup Festival, held Sundays during March as well as March 15 & 16 during March Break. Adrionna Richardson-Shymko, 6, samples the sweet syrup.

Westfield Heritage Village’s Maple Syrup Festival, held Sundays during March as well as March 15 & 16 during March Break. A walk through the woods to the Sugar Shack. Hundreds make the trek each weekend.

Westfield Heritage Village’s Maple Syrup Festival, held Sundays during March as well as March 15 & 16 during March Break. A horse drawn wagon ride is always a popular treat.

Westfield Heritage Village’s Maple Syrup Festival, held Sundays during March as well as March 15 & 16 during March Break. Rose Usenica explalins the process of making syrup the old fashioned way.

Westfield Heritage Village’s Maple Syrup Festival, held Sundays during March as well as March 15 & 16 during March Break. Alyssa Di Cesare prepares to play games with kids.

Westfield Heritage Village’s Maple Syrup Festival, held Sundays during March as well as March 15 & 16 during March Break. Peter Lloyd explains how those gallons of sap collected are turned into syrup.

Westfield Heritage Village’s Maple Syrup Festival, held Sundays during March as well as March 15 & 16 during March Break. Peter Lloyd explains the modern way of creating the syrup from the gallons of sap collected.

Westfield Heritage Village’s Maple Syrup Festival, held Sundays during March as well as March 15 & 16 during March Break. Hundreds of samples of syrup will be given out each weekend.

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