Attendees at the New York Maple Show last January. The show moves to Syracuse this year and is the biggest, and first, of the 'show season."
Marty Wendel of Wendel's Maple in East Concord, N.Y. shows off one of his Bucket Barriers at the New York Maple Show last year. The show moves to Syracuse this year.
Sandy Wilcox of Countryside Hardware, one of the biggest Leader Evaporator dealers in the country, at the New York Maple Show last year. The show moves to Syracuse Fairground this January 5-6.
Verona maple show moves to Syracuse
First-of-the-year maple show switches to bigger venue
SYRACUSE, N.Y. —A New Year means one thing to maple producers …must be conference time!
For the past 19 years, that meant travel to Verona. Not this year. Travel a bit further down the New York Thruway…or a bit closer...to our new home in Syracuse.
With the same anticipation as firing up a new RO for the first time or adding a new vacuum pump to a collection system, the January Maple Conference is transforming into a new standard for the maple industry…a classic!
Welcome to the 24th Annual Maple Conference and the inaugural "Mid-Winter Maple Classic" at the New York State Fair! We are confident that we’ll have another highly successful show and welcome your participation. With our new location comes new surroundings, new procedures, and a fresh approach to improving an already fantastic show; we think you’ll agree that the new host site is an exceptional facility for our event.
This year’s Mid-Winter Maple Classic is this Friday and Saturday, January 4th and 5th, 2019.
If you have not pre-registered, you can still join us and register at-the-door...but you may need to make plans now. At least the weather won’t be a factor. Friday’s general admission registration opens at 4:00 PM and the show closes Friday at 9:00 PM. Saturday’s general admission registration opens at 7:30 AM and ends at 4:00 PM.
The State Fair’s address is: 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY. Very easy access off Interstate 690. Enter Gate #2. At the security station, state to guard that you are attending the maple show. Drive straight ahead past Fair buildings to the middle of the Fairgrounds. Follow signs and/or direction of parking attendants to parking for Maple Show / Horticulture Building.
Once parked, please go to the main entrance of the Horticulture building and pick up your participants’ folder with nametags and conference program at the registration table. For security purposes, nametags MUST be worn for admittance to the trade show and all workshops throughout the conference.
For those staying at the Clarion Hotel, now known as the Quality Inn, at 100 Farrell Road, the hotel is at Exit 3 off Interstate 690. With the recent transition of this hotel, they no longer offer bar service. However, there is a large banquet hall downstairs that is available for a gathering of maple producers Friday night, just B.Y.O.B. and maybe something to share with others.
Again, on behalf to the New York State Maple Producers Association, the New York State FFA Alumni Association, and the Cornell Maple Team, thank you for being part of the 2019 Mid-Winter Maple Classic!
In the event of an emergency at the show, please contact me at 315-335-0887 or dial 911.
Again, on behalf to the New York State Maple Producers Association, New York State FFA Alumni, and the Cornell Maple Team, thank you for being part of the Mid-Winter Maple Classic!