Wayne Brow agrees. Brow has been in the maple producing business 32 years and said events like Maple Weekend help promote the products of many local, family-owned businesses.
"We want to make people aware of what's happening in our industry," said Brow. "It gives them a chance to experience what we do."
"It's great because it's also an opportunity to get people out of the house, check out what our local producers are doing and sample our products," Brow continued. "It's a fun time with the family."
Brow's Sugarhouse, 89 Sugarbush Drive, will host its open house Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include maple syrup demonstrations, free samples and a chance to purchase various maple products.
Parker Family Maple Farm, 1043 Slosson Road, will also offer demonstrations, free samples and merchandise for sale both days from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. That event will also include free horse-drawn wagon rides and another pancake breakfast to benefit the Northern Tier Snorunners.
For more information about Maple Weekend, visit www.mapleweekend.com.