SUMMIT, NJ - Attendees will enjoy a brisk winter afternoon outdoors learning the steps involved in turning tree sap into delicious maple syrup when Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) hosts its annual 'Maple Sugaring Fest' on February 28, from 1 to 4 p.m.  The family-friend festival will include tapping and cooking demonstrations and a story walk.

Environmental Educators Althea Llewellyn, Marilyn Kelly, and Linda Price, head up the team of RRA staff and volunteers that will start the fires going and to heat up the hot cocoa. The Arboretum will welcome back featured vendor Maple Magic and their yummy maple cotton candy.

The event is held outdoors, and those attending are reminded to dress appropriately for the day's weather. Social distancing protocols will be in effect and everyone must wear a face mask. This year, the event will have staggered entry times: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

The event's snow date is March 7.

The Arboretum’s annual 'Maple Sugaring Fest' is free to all RRA members. Admission for nonmembers is $5 per person. For more information, visit or call 908-273-8787, x 1010.