THURMAN — The annual Maple Sugar Party has been canceled.
The party to benefit the American Cancer Society had to be canceled because of facilities issues at the Town Hall and the inability to find a suitable space, according to an email from Perky Granger of the Thurman Station Association.
The party was part of Thurman Maple Days, which is still going on as scheduled. The event begins Saturday and will continue on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout March.
Five maple producers in town will open their sugarhouses and barns to visitors. There will be demonstrations and talks about tapping, evaporating, filtering and candy-making, according to a news release.
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Toad Hill will feature wagon rides through the sugarbush. Hidden Hollow will highlight its special dark syrup. Adirondack Gold will invite people to visit traditionally tapped trees and listen for the first drop of sap. Mud Street Maple, the newest farm, will showcase its bourbon maple syrup. Valley Road Maple Farm will feature a pancake breakfast or lunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
People can also visit Martin’s Lumber, Nettle Meadow, Whitefield’s Farm and Blackberry Hill Farm.
For more information, visit www.visitthurman.com.