Maple tree tapping is a Pennsylvania tradition. Photo courtesy of
Maple tree tapping is a Pennsylvania tradition. Photo courtesy of

Pennsylvania Maple Sugaring Season Events for Kids, 2021

It's maple sugaring season! And if you have ever wondered what all the fuss was about, now is your chance to find out. The official tree-tapping season kicks off in February, but sugarings and tastings across Pennsylvania run through April. Our list includes demos in which visitors can watch an actual tree tapping as well as daylong experiences and weekend festivals. Many are local events, but some could require an overnight.

Of course, COVID-19 has impacted the season with a few venues taking a year off from hosting. However, many are keeping the tradition going since activities are generally held outside. Visitors should expect social distancing and mask requirements. Keep reading to check out what the syrup season has to offer.

Don't forget to take advantage of the final weeks of winter with our Winter Activities Guide. Looking forward to the new warmer season? Find fun things to do around Philly in our Spring Activities Guide.

Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing measures. If an event appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

Storytime at Smith
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse - 10:30 AM Pick
Early Learner Summer Pods by The Barnes Foundation
Philly Playstreet Mantua (MULTIPLE LOCATIONS) - 11:00 AM Pick
Night Skies in the Observatory at Home
The Franklin Institute - various times Pick
Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum
Morris Arboretum - various times Pick
Goshen Country Fair
Fair Grounds - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides