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Hadley Maple Festival

A “sweet” event is coming up in Hadley NY and trust us when we say you won’t want to miss it. Hadley’s very own Maple in April Festival is taking place this year along Rockwell Street, Hadley Smead Memorial Park and Wilder’s Sugar Shack the last weekend of April from 9am-4pm April 27 & 28, 2019.

Maple in April Festival 2019

April 27 & 28, 2019

Two Day Event on the last weekend of April

Both Days:

Scholarship Breakfast 8 a.m.
Craft & Food Vendors
Bounce Houses
Farm pets & Pony Rides
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Wizard Titus Grandohl
Birds of Prey
Art Exhibition

Saturday's Features:
French Toast Scholarship Breakfast at Wilder's Sugar Shack
Maple Syrup Makers Tasting Contest
Bobby and Susie Dick
Dogs Day at the park
Maple glaze Ham Dinner
Take a Bite of Maple Tradition Cook-off

Sunday's Features:
Pancake Scholarship Breakfast
Lil' Sugar Dust-off Car & Truck Show
Art Exhibition Silent Auction

Entertainment Schedule

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Taking the stage at Hadley’s Maple in April Festival Performing Arts Tent, April 27 will be Bobby and Susie Dick. A Glens Falls native know for his gigs with The Sundowners will be offering a diverse mix of reworked classics by Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Bob Marley and Frank Sinatra and modern dance tunes by Creed, Lenny Kravtz, Foo Fighters and Sugar Ray. Bobby is joined by his wife Susan a/k/a “DJ Susie Q”, who provides background music, harmonies and a lead or two.
Bobby and Susie Dick take the Rockwell Street South Performing Arts stage at 12:30 p.m.
The Maple in April’s official Sound and Performance engineer, JP Henderson of Crown Entertainment DJ Service announces the entertainment schedule for the two-day festival. The Classical Jazz Trio with Denny Maher, on clarinet and saxophone, Thom Persons bass guitar and George Painter at the piano open the festival stage each morning.
Brandon Scott, singer and song writer will take the Rockwell St North Performing Arts Stage Saturday at 10 a.m.
The Tim Rodrigue and Norm Allen Duo perform Sunday 12:30p.m.-3:30p.m. Their tunes of blues, soft rock, bluegrass and country will delight you and may even cause your toes to tap. Also, on Sunday 10 a.m. it’s your time to let loose with Jukebox Jim and his Karoke Mic to sing-out some familiar tunes.

Backyard Maple Syrup Makers Tasting Contest

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Earn your Bragging Rights for the Best Tasting Syrup!
Do you and your family make your own maple syrup?

Tap a few maple trees around the house?

Do you have the best tasting maple syrup in the neighborhood?

Live in a 50 mile radius of 12835 Hadley?

Then you may be interested in entering the 2nd annual Backyard Maple Syrup Tasting Contest for those who less than 150 taps, gather and boil their own sap.

To enter: bring 1/2 pint of your finest syrup in a glass container Wilder's Sugar Shack Saturday, April 27 between 9-11 a.m. Entries will be judged on flavor density and color. Winners announced at 2 p.m. at the Hadley Business Association's welcome booth on Rockwell Street.