The Highland County Chamber of Commerce has canceled both weekends of the 2021 Highland County Maple Festival, originally scheduled for March 13-14 and 20-21. This announcement was made after months of deliberation, input, and research for how to safely hold the event given the current state guidelines concerning the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.
Thankfully, the coronavirus does not stop the sugar water flowing from the trees, nor does it stop producers from producing their maple syrup as they have done for decades. Even though the festival is cancelled, certain Chamber member businesses and organizations, including sugar camps, have made plans to be open in the late winter and spring, following the state guidelines specific to their designated business type. More information about Chamber member offerings will be forthcoming at www.highlandcounty.org in the coming weeks and months.