The 2017 Maple Syrup Festival

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February 25-26, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.     

Enjoy two full days of family fun including maple syrup demonstrations, tree identification hikes, blacksmith demonstrations, lumberjack demonstrations, live music, vendors and artisans, and much more.  

Free Entry.

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST

What would a Maple Syrup Festival be without a delicious pancake breakfast?  Enjoy a home-cooked pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. topped with maple syrup harvested from trees on our own grounds.  

Preregistration prices:  $12 - ages 13 and older, $6 - ages 6 to 12, Free - ages 5 and under
At the door:  $15 – ages 13 and older; $8 ages 6-12, Free - ages 5 and under

Register you and your family:

     Saturday, Feb. 25 pancake breakfast here.
     Sunday, Feb. 26 pancake breakfast here.

Special thanks to our Community Partner
River Radio of Southern Illinois

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VENDORS, ARTISANS AND INTERACTIVE DEMONSTRATIONS:

 Lumberjack competition activities presented by the SIU Forestry Club.

 Blacksmith demonstrations presented by Addison DeLisle and SIU graduate students in Metalsmithing.

Hide tanning.

Woodworking.

Pottery.

Silk embroidery

Basket weaving.

Natural soaps

Candles

Herbal products

   and much more.

SCHEDULE

YOUTH ACTIVITIES BOTH DAYS

10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
MAPLE SYRUP DEMONSTRATIONS

10 a.m. and noon
LUMBERJACK DEMONSTRATIONS

10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
TREE IDENTIFICATION HIKES

12-2 p.m.
BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATIONS

11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
CORDAGE DEMONSTRATIONS

Noon and 2 p.m.
FILM - "MAPLE SYRUP FARMER" 

LIVE MUSIC

Saturday

Marshall Anderson 11:30 a.m.
The Mystic Shrines 1 p.m.

Sunday

Jensen Waugh 11:30 a.m.
Kindred Moon 1:00 p.m.   

Individuals with disabilities are welcomed.  Call 618/453-5738 to request accommodations.