The Maple Tapping Weekend has been cancelled. 

The decision was made to cancel the event based on the recommendation from the CDC to avoid events of 50 or more people, and for the health of our guests and employees!

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Maple Tapping Weekend

APRIL 3 – 5, 2020

From tapping to tasting – a complete maple syrup experience!

A sweet way to tap off the season!

Learn the art of maple syrup making first-hand from local experts, then head outside to tap the sugar maple trees at Ruttger’s, collect the sap and process into syrup. Plus, you get to eat the fruits of your labor. The weekend includes a Minnesota Craft Spirits Tasting & Welcome Gathering, spectacular maple-inspired feasts, including a Maple Flap Jack Fest, and much more.

Maple Vacation

Starting at $119 per adult, per night (children 17 and under are FREE)

Includes lodging, plus all maple activities and meals. Each resort guest receives a bottle of Sweet Ann’s Small-Batch Maple Syrup.


Maple Syrup Making Experience

$60 per adult; $25 per child (17 and under)

Includes Maple 101 class, maple tapping and sap collection, and a tour of Clayhill Farms to turn the sap into syrup. Includes a tasting. Each paid participant receives a bottle of Sweet Ann’s Small-Batch Maple Syrup.

Weather determines when and if the maple sap flows. This weekend was selected because it historically is prime time for maple tapping in our region. In the event that sap is not flowing during this weekend, the program will be modified to exclude tapping and collection. The rest of the program will go on as scheduled. If 2020 is the rare spring when sap does not flow at all, we will contact you to cancel the event and fully refund you.

About Sweet Ann’s Small-Batch Maple Syrup

Named after Ruttger’s matriarch Ann Ruttger, this maple syrup produced by Clayhill Farm for Ruttger’s uses the sap from the Ruttger’s own maple trees. It is small-batch, artisan maple syrup of the highest quality. Harry and Judy Worm of Clayhill Farm follow traditional, time-tested maple syrup processing techniques, and do no include any additives or preservatives. This is pure 100% organic goodness.