Nearly a hundred years ago, Grandfather Blossom came to this sacred maple grove. This annual tapping ceremony portends each season's bounty. Now I've performed this ceremony many times in my life. My son, Jason, when he came of age, performed it, as well. In his place, I put forth my daughter, Cheryl.
Cliff Blossom holding his speech.[src]

Blossom Tree Tapping Ceremony is an annual event hosted by the Blossom family to honor the Blossom heritage and bloodline.


Season 1

Every year, the Blossoms throw an exclusive maple tree tapping ceremony. Cheryl used to go with Jason, but after his death, she couldn't face it to do it alone. She asked Archie to escort her to the ceremony, to which Archie rejected the offer, he could not accept her invitation because he had a girlfriend. Later on, Cheryl's mother, Penelope, met up with Archie and made him an offer he couldn't refuse. She offered to put a word on his behalf for a spot in the exclusive summer music program at the Brandenburg Music Academy since Cheryl's great-uncle Harrison sits on the board. Brandenburg Music Academy was a school for the musically gifted, though hard to get into, so Archie was really happy. However, that would only happen if he reconsidered escorting Cheryl to the tapping.

The next day, as the tree tapping ceremony was ready to commence, all Archie had to do was hold the bucket steady, Cheryl would do the rest. Archie wondered who all the unfamiliar guests were and Cheryl explained that they were her father's board of trustees. They were worried that Cliff was losing his grip on the company, and if this was to be proven true, they would join together to steal it from him. Jason's death was a PR debacle, Polly being pregnant and unwed definitely did not help the situation.

Cliff was holding his speech with Penelope standing next to the maple tree. Cheryl was called to stake the tree, dragging Archie with her to the tree. Cheryl was nervous, as she'd only seen Jason do it, but she'd never done it herself. Archie, who was holding the bucket, gave Cheryl a pep talk, telling her she could do it in her sleep, and just like he said, she did it without a hitch. Everyone applauded Cheryl and her parents smiled as well.

The ceremony ended as they all stood for a group photo. Following the group photo, just as Betty asked, Archie checked in on Polly, he asked why she was not returning Betty's calls since she fought for her, and now Polly was treating Betty as if she was the enemy, to which Polly replied that she was fine.[1]




Former Performers



Season 1


  • Harvesting maple syrup is a much slower process than the one shown in Riverdale. When tapping syrup from a tree, in fact, it does not flow quickly but drips.



  1. DeWille, James (writer) & Rose, Lee (director) (April 6, 2017). "Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion". Riverdale. Season 1. Episode 9. The CW.