Phelps Maple Fest – Maple Syrup Contest Results

Date/Location of the Fest: Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Phelps, Wisconsin

Host/Coordinator of the Fest: Phelps Chamber of Commerce (Laura Boll, Executive Director)

Facilitators of the Maple Syrup Contest: Smoky Lake Maple Products (Angela Schumacher, Alysha Karstetter, Jennie Blohm)

Celebrity Taste Testing Judges: (Pictured above) Tipsy Housewife, Meteorologist Devin Biggs, Alice in Dairyland (Julia)


Category: Golden Color & Delicate Taste

  • First Place – Willis Family Maple Farm, Iron River MI
  • Second Place – B&H Maple Syrup & Honey, Chilton WI
  • Third Place – C&S Sugar Bush, Weywauwega WI

Category: Amber Color & Rich Taste

  • First Place – Schleif Sugar Bush, Merrill WI
  • Second Place – Country View Farm Maple, Sturgeon Bay WI
  • Third Place – Ski’s Sugar Shack, Merrill WI

Category: Dark Color & Robust Taste

  • First Place – Hedges Sugar Shack , Tripoli WI
  • Second Place –  Hinterland Taps, Minocqua WI
  • Third Place – Leder’s Pure Maple Syrup, Gleason WI

Category: Very Dark Color & Strong Taste

  • First Place –  Valyou Maple Farm, Melrose NY
  • Second Place –  10 Acre Black Maple Syrup, Depere WI
  • Third Place –  River Country Homestead, Iron River MI

Best Overall – Maple Syrup of the Year!

  • Schleif Sugar Bush, Merrill WI

Many thanks to all who participated in this year’s event! Be sure to connect with Phelps Maple Fest on Facebook so you can enter their contest next year!