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02.18.13

Maple Syrup Festival

Mark your calendar now for the National Maple Syrup Festival in Medora, Indiana. The festival will take place the weekends of March 2nd & 3rd and March 9th & 10th and is sure to be a great time for everyone.

Both weekends will have similar events, but the highlight of the weekend, in my opinion, will be the King Arthur Flour Sweet Victory Challenge. Just create a recipe using pure maple syrup and King Arthur Flour and you could win big! There are two divisions (Adult, Youth), with three Categories (Savory Main Dish, Dessert, Breakfast) for each division. There are cash prizes for first and second place and all finalists will receive a gift basket.

In addition to the Sweet Victory Challenge there will be food, entertainment, and kids activities. There will also be horse drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo, lumberjack activities, and demonstrations. Here’s the line up of events for each weekend.

NATIONAL MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL EVENTS

March 2-3:

–French habitant sugar camp with the Tharp and Wojcinski families. Demos all day Sat. and Sun.

–Salt boiling demos with Fred Lucas and the Red Legging Mess. Demos all day Sat. and Sun.

–18th century French cooking demos with Brian Popiela and Terry Sargent. Demos Sat. and Sun.

–18th century Native American Sugar camp with the Turner family, Jason Jones, Marilyn McClelland, Levi Randoll, David Bender, and Jim Jacobs. Demos all day Sat. and Sun.

March 9-10th:

–French habitant sugar camp with the Tharp and Wojcinski families. Demos all day Sat. and Sun.

–Salt boiling demos with Fred Lucas and the Red Legging Mess. Demos all day Sat. and Sun.

–18th century coffee house by the Widow Black. Widow Black will discuss coffee use and distribution in 18th century colonial America. Demos all day Sat. and Sun.

–18th century French cooking demos with Brian Popiela and Terry Sargent. Demos Sat. and Sun.

–18th century Native American Sugar camp with the Turner family. Demos all day Sat. and Sun.

–Traditional Native American storytelling with Jeremy Turner in the Sugar house from 12-1pm on Sat. and Sun.

Learn more about the Maple Syrup Festival here:

Website: http://nationalmaplesyrupfestival.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Maple-Syrup-Festival/125495047510993?fref=ts

Burtons Maplewood Farm site: http://www.burtonsmaplewoodfarm.com/

 

4 Comments

  1. Posted February 18, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like so much fun!

  2. anna batz
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    can’t wait….sounds great!

  3. Desirae Fear
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    My oh my maple syrup and salt boil demos? Count me in!!

  4. Lucinda
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    I am hopping to go this year, it sounds like so much fun>