Sugarbush Festival 2024

Sugarbush Festival 2024
Registration Begins
Last Day To Register
3/21/2024 12:00 PM
1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504, US
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Join us for our 54th year of celebrating the sweet arrival of Spring! Learn the maple sugaring process through Sugarbush demonstrations & techniques including a taste test in our Sugarhouse. Activities include wildlife encounters, maple cotton candy, games/crafts, and more.

Lazy Dazy Coffee Camper will be on-site selling concessions. Beaver Xing will be playing music throughout the event and the Blandford School 6th graders will be performing songs and a puppet show! 

Check-in and walk-in registration will be located in front of the Visitor Center. There will be no other activities at the Blandford Nature Center Farm.

Wildlife Shows will occur at 11am and 12pm in the auditorium.



$10.40 Adult/Child Members
$13 Adult/Child Non-Members
3 and under - Free (registration still required if pre-registering)


This program is intended for all ages including families and children.

Online pre-registration closes on Thursday, March 21st at 12pm. Walk-ins are welcome, and pre-registration is not required. Any questions regarding the Sugarbush Festival can be directed to our Farm Program Specialist, Sarah Bass, at or our Community Programs Manager, Camilla Voelker, at

Please Note: This program will take place indoors and outdoors. In the event of severe weather, the program will be canceled and participants will be notified of their refund options.


Photo Release Statement: When you enter the Festival, you enter an area where photography may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to being photographed and the use of those photos for promotional purposes. Images, photos, and/or videos may be used to promote similar BNC events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of BNC. You release BNC from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of photographs. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use irrespective of whether a fee for admission is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo taken by BNC staff. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event. 


COVID-19 Information: As of January 1, 2023, face coverings are not required while participating in programs indoors or outdoors at Blandford. Blandford continues to monitor local COVID rates and reserves the right to reinstate masking requirements for staff, general visitors, and program participants of all ages, regardless of vaccination status, if community health concerns arise. Blandford will notify program participants if this policy changes before a scheduled program takes place. Participants should not attend a program if they show any signs of infectious illness, including cough, fever, headache, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea.

$10.40 per Adult - Member
$13.00 per Adult - Non-Member
$10.40 per Child - Member
$13.00 per Child - Non-Member
Cancellation Policy
Notice must be received at least 7 business days before the scheduled program to receive a 75% refund. There will be no refunds issued after that time. Due to processing fees, full refunds are not available. All Community Programs will be held unless there is severe weather. Please come prepared for the elements. All Community Programs will have a registrant minimum. If the minimum is not met, you will be contacted by Blandford Nature Center and notified of your refund options.

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