Events At Maple Moon
Here at Maple Moon, we have a multitude of amazing events for you to experience with us!
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Hotcakes for Haiti
Do you like pancakes with pure maple syrup? Do you want to find a way to support the struggling people of Haiti? Come join us for our annual event, Hotcakes for Haiti. Owners of Maple Moon, Todd and Christi Petersen, along with their four children feel a special link to Haiti. In 2014 Todd and eldest son, Luke, traveled to Haiti with the Petersen's church. Just three years later, Christi, and eldest daughter, Haley went as well. Each person fell in love with the people of this struggling nation. Their church still strives to send a team each year to Haiti. However, this has recently been difficult to do, do to political unrest in Haiti. The Petersens still look for ways to support the people of Haiti here in northern Michigan. So now they put on an event each year to raise money for Haiti. Come help us support our brothers and sisters by eating some delicious pancakes, during Hotcakes for Haiti! We'd love to have you here!
"I left my heart in Haiti" -Christi Petersen
Come join us at our annual wineshoeing event, on the second Saturday in February, to celebrate the opening of both our syrup business (2012) and our winery (2015)! To celebrate, we like to get outside and snowshoe our beautiful woods that God blessed us with. We will take you on a guided tour, on snowshoes provided by Bear Cub Outfitters in Petoskey, that you won't want to miss.
To start off this snowshoe excursion with Maple Moon; visitors are handed a glass of wine which they can enjoy while admiring the vintages and indoor displays. It is a great chance to warm up your soul and taste one of many exceptional wines. After polishing off the first glass it is time to suit up and strap on the snowshoes. For beginner snowshoers, the staff members of Bearcub outfitters are on hand, ready to help you strap them on and are knowledgeable in explaining the sport. From there, you begin your trek by winding through the Cedar forest where you find yourself captivated by the stillness of winter. Along the route, you happen upon the humble beginning of the Minnehaha Creek, a spring fed creek who’s waters wind their way through the joy valley. Next, you depart the cover and protection of the cozy cedar forest and walk out into the majestic maples and the rolling snow covered hills. The landscape and scenery out on the tour are truly beautiful and set the stage for a romantic tour; or perhaps just a playful trek in the snow. The tour winds up in front of an outside roaring fire with yet another glass of wine and a bowl of homemade chilli. This amazing experience comes at the cost of just $30 and includes the use of snowshoes, the guided trek, tastings, a bowl of chilli and a souvenir glass to take home. We can’t think of a better way to spend a snowy afternoon in Northern Michigan’s wonderful out of doors. We would love for you to join us for this joyous occasion, in celebration of all we are!
Each year we take pre-registrations for wineshoeing guided tours. Spots fill up fast, so stay updated on our Facebook page to know when registration starts! To pre-register, call us at (231)487-9058.
Do you have young children excited to learn new things, and just, have fun?!On the first Saturday in April, we host our Kid's Day at Maple Moon Sugarbush. This event will be lead by owner, Christi, a former teacher. This event includes the history of maple syrup making, hiking the sugarbush, tapping a tree, a mini tour of the production facility, an adopt a tree opportunity, AND a coloring contest! In addition, your name and coloring page gets matched to a barrel of maple syrup, made that year. When we bottle that barrel of syrup, we will let you know, and you can come in and collect a bottle of syrup! We can't wait share this fun filled day with you and to see all of your smiling faces!
Tree Tapping Event
Are you looking forward to spring? Well, visiting a sugar shack is pretty much a right of passage into spring, and tree-tapping marks the official start of maple syrup season. For only $5 per person, learn the history of "sugaring off," get first hand experience as to how to identify and tap a sugar maple tree, collect the sap, and discover how the process of making real maple syrup begins. We'd love for you to join us!
The date of our tree tapping event varies based on the year, so stay up to date by following our Facebook! Also, for this event, please pre-register. Space is limited. To pre-register, you can call us at (231)487-9058.
Join us for our FREE tours, where we will show you the start to finish process of pure maple syrup production. The tour starts out in our beautiful maple woods, and continues inside our production facility. You will see the many pieces of equipment our sap flows through to become the delicious substance known as maple syrup. You will also get some free samples of Grade A and Grade B maple Syrup! Tours last about an hour, and we are more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Come discover the magic of maple syrup production with us! We'd love to have you!
Tour times vary throughout the year, so check our store hours to find out current tour times. Also, make sure you dress for the weather!
Find us at both the Petoskey and Harbor Springs farmers markets this summer. We will be selling a variety of our maple products. Wine and other products are only found at our store. While you are there, shop the many other booths for lots of local fresh produce, and products, to pair with your maple syrup!
Harbor Springs Market: Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00am-1:00pm
Petoskey Market: Friday from 8:30am-1:00pm
Arts and Craft Shows
We're happy to announce that you will find us in several locations around the state of Michigan every summer. Please follow us on Facebook to find out where and when! We look forward to seeing you!