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NOTE: Tree Tapping Ceremony TO BE ANNOUNCED

Lions Club Pancakes & Sausage

For over 50 years your trip to the Pennsylvania Maple Festival has been made complete by eating at the Meyersdale Lions Pancake Shack at T.G. Saylor Community Center.

Mouth watering pancakes topped with melted butter, tender sausage roasted to perfection

Now add Pennsylvania's best maple syrup and you have an all-you-can-eat meal that will satisfy the entire family.

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Lions Club

Pancakes & Sausage

Legend of the Magic Water

The Maple Festival would be incomplete without the colorful pageantry and song of

 "The Legend of the Magic Water".

An extraordinary production with a cast of more than 100 local people from newborns to 80+ year-olds.

The  Legend of the Magic Water  tells the story of the discovery of maple syrup and the history of Meyersdale through song, dance and narration.

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'Legends' Pageant Calendar

Maple Race Run / Walk

5k Walk/Run - 8k Run / Walk

COST

$25 entry for either race which if received before March 23, 2017 - guarantees a long sleeve moisture wicking shirt

After the 23rd entry fee: $30  - shirt not guaranteed

If no shirt is desired: entry fee is $15

Check can be made payable to the PA Maple Festival

COURSES

5K (3.1 Mile) Run or Walk and 8K (5 Mile) Run or Walk on paved road & streets

Both courses are over and back in design around the school property and towards town

AWARDS

Top Three male and female overall in each event

Top three in the following age groups: 19-u, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Race director will divide into five year groups if appropriate.

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Maple Race Run/Walk Registration

2017 only for now

Maple Race Calendar

5k Walk/Run - 8k Run/Walk

Grand Feature Parade

You won't want to miss the Pennsylvania Maple Festival's Grand Feature Parade

For 2018 the parade will be held on Saturday, March 1. Parade begins at 1:00 pm.

 

The route is Beachley Street (form-up at 11th Avenue) to Center Street (dispersal on Broadway Street).

As one of the largest parades in the area the Pennsylvania Maple Festival Parade is an event sure to please everyone from 1 to 91. You will hear marching bands as they march through the street. Lots of floats, twirling groups, rescue trucks, and of course, lots of horses.

Be sure to arrive early to the maple city to get the best spots. People from all over make the parade weekend of the Maple Festival a yearly pilgrimage.

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Grand Feature Parade Entry Form

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Grand Feature Parade

Fire Company Entry Form

2017 only for now

 

Over 100 units compete for valuable prizes.

Grand Feature Parade

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Horse Pulling Contest

In the early 1900's farmers farmed with horses - you can just visualize a farmer telling his neighbor,

"I bet my horse can pull more than yours".

Then to prove it the neighbor would take him up on that bet and soon there would be some horse pulling competition between several farmers.

 

 

Horse pulling has come quite far since the early 1900's. Although the Amish use horses to do their field work, those horses who labor on the farm for many hours a day usually don't end up in the Pulling Arena on the week-end.

The few farmers that use their pulling stock to haul manure, mow hay or cut hay do not do this on a consistent basis.

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Horse Pulling Contest

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Tree Tapping Ceremony (2018)

DATE  TO  BE  ANNOUNCED

Location: TO  BE  ANNOUNCED

 

This event is sponsored by the Somerset County Maple Producers. Pennsylvania Maple Queen LXXI and the 2018 Maple Queen Scholarship Pageant Contestants may be in attendance. The Maple King may officially tap a maple tree to begin the 2018 sugaring season.

Special guest this year to be announced. The public is invited to attend. Free maple candies and baked goods may be enjoyed.

 

This Pre-Festival ceremony opens the annual Maple Festival.

March 17 & 18  and  March 21 - 25, 2018

Pennsylvania

Maple Festival

71st

annual

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Apr. 26, 2018

Calendar / Schedule

NOTE: Tree Tapping Ceremony TO BE ANNOUNCED

Lions Club

Pancakes & Sausage

'Legends' Pageant Calendar

Maple Race Calendar

5k Walk/Run - 8k Run/Walk

Grand Feature Parade

Calendar

Horse Pulling Contest

Calendar