Maine Maple Sunday didn't happen in March this year, because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, the Maine Maple Producers Association is turning one day into three days on Friday through Sunday, October 9-11, 2020. The weekend event will take place at the same time as the new North American Maple Tour in the U.S. and Canada, according to a press release. It's a continental celebration of pure Maine maple, and a great way to raise awareness about the many health benefits of maple products.

Part of this year's maple festival will be virtual as a result of the pandemic, as per the press release. One such event will be a recipe contest, where people can "share their best recipes using pure Maine maple products in three categories" -- beverage, entrée, and dessert. You can find out more about the contest rules on the Maine Maple Producers Association's website.

The Maine Maple Producers Association's press release says:

Members produce 580,000 gallons annually. Their business operations generate more than $21.6 million for the Maine economy. Members of the association also support more than 560 full-time and part-time jobs that generate more than $17.3 million in wages.