ST. JOHNSBURY — Downtown St. Johnsbury will host the Kingdom Maple Festival on April 22, celebrating the town’s status as the “Maple Center of the World.” The festival will feature a pancake breakfast, a street fair with over 40 vendors, and family-friendly activities around town.
The festival was on hiatus for three years but will return under a new title. “St. Johnsbury’s place in the maple sugaring industry is unique,” said Gillian Sewake, Director of Discover St. Johnsbury. “As the historic home of several innovative maple manufacturing processes, we take our title as the Maple Center of the World to heart.”
The festival will start with a traditional pancake breakfast at the United Community Church Fellowship Hall, featuring all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee, and pure maple syrup donated by Maple Grove Farms of Vermont. The breakfast costs $7.00 per person in support of the church’s capital projects.
The street fair will follow, featuring 40+ vendors along Railroad Street, live music, and a kid fun zone area. Eateries around town will also participate in a Maple Menu Takeover that showcases products made with local maple on their menus all weekend long.