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INFORMATION FOR MEDIA CONTACTS
Announcing the 2014 Vermont Maple Festival Media Press Release.
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What would you and your readers like to know about a Festival that is planned and staffed entirely by volunteers, and has thrived for 47 years, annually attracting crowds of more than 50,000 people? What work goes on behind the scenes, from baking maple bread to organizing the line up of street activities, to setting up displays, to registering contest entries, and everything in between?
The Vermont Maple Festival Board of Trustees and Committee Chairs do the hard work of making the Festival a smooth running success year after year. Planning for the next year begins immediately after the Festival, holding monthly meetings and doing much work in between. People with various types of expertise accept the responsibility for particular parts of the event.
The Chairpersons, listed on the individual events pages of this website, will be happy to answer questions from media representatives - be sure to click on the pages!
The Maple Festival combines a number of aspects that attract the attention of the Press:
|Pure Vermont Maple is the reason for the Festival - a natural product, with a history and reputation for excellence; methods of production range from the highest technology to the old-fashioned traditions that are closely tied to the culture of this region
|The Festival occurs after the end of winter, when folks are ready to celebrate the coming of warmer weather
|The Festival is multi-faceted, with a variety of activities that hold broad interest. It’s literally colorful, so it adapts easily to both photographic and written journalism
|The volunteerism which powers the Festival is unique
|The Festival is FUN, and that equates to appealing journalism and television
|Maple syrup fits today’s food interests
Bruce Martell, retired maple specialist with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, answers Festival guests' questions about maple sugaring
For the 7th year in a row the Vermont Chamber of Commerce has named the Vermont Maple Festival as One of their Top Ten Summer Events.
In just the past few years the Food Network television program Great American Festivals has featured the Vermont Maple Festival.
The Festival has been named one of the Top 100 Festivals in North America by the American Bus Tour Association.
Public Television has included the Festival in their
Numerous national, and regional publications - magazines, newspapers and books - have featured the Festival. Local television, radio and newspapers provide extensive coverage of the event.
We cordially invite the Press to come and experience the Festival, meet the volunteers, indulge in special maple foods, enjoy the ambience and learn about Pure Vermont Maple. Visit a local sugarhouse, tour a sugarwoods, trace 48 years of the Festival .
For greater in-depth information about the Festival, and for stock photos, kindly contact Festival Co-chair Carolyn Perley. Carolyn can provide you with additional contacts and interview opportunities. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org