Did you know that the National Maple Syrup Festival will be held in Medora, IN at Burton’s Maplewood Farm? On March 2 & 3, and March 9 & 10, the annual celebration of the delicious sap of the maple tree will take place with a wide variety of activities and demonstrations that make it well worth the drive to southern Indiana to enjoy this bit of early Americana — not to mention the best maple syrup around!
Enjoy Sugar Camps (French and Native American), salt boiling demonstrations, Native American dance and storytelling, historical re-enactments, children’s activities, petting farm, wagon rides, lumberjack activities, pioneer games, and lots of hearty food! Pancakes with 100% maple syrup make the ideal breakfast, and Maple BBQ pork chops the ideal lunch for a day on the farm. You can find out more about the festival, including parking and admission information, here.
If you can’t make it to the festival over the next two weekends, you may want to visit the farm at another time to see what all the hoopla is about. Or order their incredible syrups from their website here. If you have never tried real 100% maple syrup, you have a treat in store — and their barrel-aged, flavor-infused syrups are truly spectacular!
Tim Burton also reminds us that the festival donates all net proceeds to the Heads Up!!! Foundation and Camp About Face for children with craniofacial anomalies. You can read more about the foundation on their website here. The foundation was started by Kenny and Kelly Turner for their daughter Katelyn (Tim’s niece) and is supported by the Craniofacial Program at Riley Children’s Hospital. Dr. Robert Havlik of Riley will perform the ceremonial tapping of the first tree for the festival.