Maple Weekend, Quilt Show coming to Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

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A New York State Maple Weekend celebration and a Biennial Quilt Show set the stage for an exciting month of April at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

Maple Weekend will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 2 and 3. Maple syrup was one of the first sweeteners available to the Native Americans and early settlers. See how trees are tapped and sap is collected with a bucket and spile, then watch the sap cook and enjoy the sweet smells as it turns into that magical syrup! Learn how to identify a sugar maple tree, how tall they grow, and how big and old they need to be in order to tap them. Guests can also experience how to use some of the metal tools, shoulder yokes, buckets and spiles to make the syrup. You can also meet a blacksmith to see how many of the tools are made. Dress for the weather because the event takes place outside, and stay for warm hot cocoa and maple cookies! The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for children and free for children 12 and under.

Heritage Village will also hold a pancake breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 3.  There will be two seatings, one at 9:30 a.m. and a second at 11 a.m. Pancakes, sausage and other breakfast snacks will be served. Come for breakfast and stay after to tour the museum, watch maple demonstrators and visit maple vendors. To reserve your place at the table, please visit http://bnhv.org/event/maple/. Breakfast tickets are $8 per person and $5 for members. Members should call 689-1440 to make a reservation in order to receive their discount.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village’s Biennial Quilt Show will take place April 22-24. Presented by the Quilters Guild, the show features numerous quilts, wall hangings and wearables from traditional to modern. Each category is adjudicated and awards will be presented. During the show, demonstrations will be offered daily. “Vendors’ Hall” awaits for your quilting needs, with many of your favorite shops represented. A basket raffle and a special “Show Quilt Raffle” will also be featured at the event, and lunch will be available for purchase while visiting the show. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 22 and 23, and noon to 4:30 p.m. April 24. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and members, and $2 for children 12 and under.

For more information, please visit www.bnhv.org or call 689-1440. You can also follow Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village on Facebook for frequent updates.

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