15th Annual Maple in April Festival

Hadley's 15th annual Maple in April Festival is a must for maple lovers!

Some Favorite Things GALLERY, which features more than 40 artisans, is pleased to announce that their wood turning artist, John Kingsley leads a double life; by day he turns wood into bowls, pens and wands and at the Maple in April Festival (the last weekend of April) he turns into the steampunk wizard T. Grundahl, the Wand Master looking for apprentices to turn wood into their magic wands.

A lot of magic happens at the Maple in April Festival, April 29 & 30 along Rockwell Street, Hadley: maple sap is turned into maple syrup and cotton candy, old rusty cars turn into beautiful antique cars, and forks, knives and spoons become silver jewelry — it’s a spring festival of family fun!  For more information call Some Favorite Things GALLERY 518-696-9950


  • 8 a.m. French toast breakfast
  • Maple sugaring demonstration
  • Lil' sugar dust-off car and truck show
  • Juke box Jim
  • Upper Hudson Duo
  • Ham dinner


  • 8 a.m. pancake breakfast
  • Birds of Prey
  • The Bluebillies
  • Silent Auction
  • Praise and workshop service

Other activities include:

  • Horse drawn wagon rides
  • Bounce Houses
  • Pony rides and farm pets
  • safe child identification station
  • Art exhibition
  • Train rides
  • Musical performers
  • Crafters and food vendors
  • T. Grondahl The Grand Wandmaster (At Some Favorite Things Gallery)
  • Model Trains
  • Guided History Tours

Everything takes place along Rockwell Street and Stone Creek Road during this festival sponsored by the Hadley Business Association and the town of Hadley.