Highland County Maple Festival

The Highland County Maple Festival is an annual event in Highland County, Virginia that celebrates the local maple syrup industry. The event has been held since 1958 during the weekends of mid-March. The event attracts thousands of visitors to the county seat of Monterey, Virginia, at the intersection of US 250 and US 220, and the surrounding areas. Visitors to the event observe how maple syrup is produced and can sample a wide array of maple syrup related foods.[1][2]

In 1999, The Library of Congress designated The Highland Maple Festival a "Local Legacy".[2][3] In 2014, the Governor of Virginia signed a bill into law designating Highland's Maple Festival as the "official maple festival of Virginia".[4]

This festival went on hiatus in 2020 & will return in 2021.


  1. ^ "56th Annual Highland Maple Festival". Highland County Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on December 31, 2013. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Highland Maple Festival (Highland County)". The Library of Congress. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  3. ^ The Recorder Newspaper, 2014
  4. ^ "HB 107 Maple Festival of Virginia; designating Highland County as official festival of Virginia". Virginia's Legislative Information System. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2014.