Celebrating MapleWeek 2024 at Glenna Farms

The arrival of spring in Wisconsin means one thing – it is maple syrup season! We kicked off the season with a week of fun maple events, including MapleFest, Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association’s First Tree Tapping, and Polk County Historical Society Speaker Series.

First Tree Tapping

The festivities kicked off on March 16 with the much-anticipated Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association’s First Tree Tapping, a symbolic start to the maple syrup season that annually gathers maple syrup fans and dignitaries. Glenna Farms hosted the annual event to mark the beginning of Wisconsin Maple Month, which Governor Tony Evers declared as March 15 to April 15. With the help of Rick Glenna, owner and founder of Glenna Farms, Alice in Dairyland tapped the first tree.

Speaker Series

In the middle of the week, Glenna Farms participated in the Polk County Historical Society’s Speaker Series. Rick led tours of the farm and shared the historical process of producing pure maple syrup and the modern equivalent. His stories spanned from indigenous practices to today’s innovative methods, sharing his deep-rooted passion for history of pure maple syrup.


The finale of MapleWeek was the 24th annual MapleFest on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. The event featured “sap to syrup” tours, free pancakes and fun giveaways. The event, once again, proved to be a magical day for families from across the region and was the perfect way to end MapleWeek at Glenna Farms.

Beyond the festivities, MapleWeek captured a profound sense of community. It manifested in the laughter of children playing on the swing set, heartfelt stories exchanged over hot chocolate and coffee, and a collective pride in knowing that every bottle of Glenna Farms USDA Certified Organic Pure Maple Syrup is made with sustainable practices, hard work and passion.

As this season comes to an end and we begin to look forward to next year’s season, we invite both devoted fans and newcomers alike to join us in this beautiful tradition that showcases the best of Wisconsin – a sense of pride for the agriculture industry in Wisconsin, our strong sense of community, and the importance of getting outside.