Maple Syrup Festivals

Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University have canceled all activities and events through April 14. We hope to see you out at the sugar shack next year!

Sap collecting, syrup cooking, demonstrations, and hot maple syrup sundaes await the whole family. Lily's Wings food truck on site!

Walk-in registrations are welcome; directions at bottom of page. Join us!

Online Registration

maple syrup festivalBefore You Come:

  • The festival is ENTIRELY OUTDOORS - rain, snow, or shine. Please dress for the weather.
  • It is usually extremely muddy, snowy, and occasionally icy out at the sugar shack. We HIGHLY recommend wearing boots .
  • Please LEAVE DOGS AND PETS AT HOME. While we love them too, they are not allowed in the Abbey Arboretum.
  • All the activities are going on throughout the festival between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.


Pre-register by noon on the Friday before the festival and save $1 per person (up to $10). NO REFUNDS after noon on the Friday before the festival.

Outdoor U Members


  • $10 Adult
  • $5 Youth (ages 4-17)
  • FREE Child (ages 3 & under)

CSB/棋牌以小博大活动/OSB Discounts

  • FREE CSB/棋牌以小博大活动 Students
  • FREE Monastery Member (Saint John's & Saint Ben's)

Saint John's Maple Syrup Patch
Saint John's Maple Syrup Patch -
$2 ea. at the festivals

Actual size: 2.5" x 1.25"

Great for scouts, 4H, birthday parties or anybody who likes to collect patches! Color varies year to year.


Parking is near the Saint John's Preparatory School and the science buildings at Saint John's University.

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  • Take the Saint John’s University exit from Interstate I-94 and head towards campus
  • Continue straight at the 4-way stop, heading toward the Abbey Bell Banner.
  • Follow the signs and volunteers to available parking and shuttle stops near the Prep School or Science Buildings.
  • View a campus map.