The Maple Syrup Festival

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Maple Syrup Festival
Maple Syrup Festival
Maple Syrup Festival
Maple Syrup Festival
Maple Syrup Festival

Feb. 22-23, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Enjoy two full days family fun including maple syrup demonstrations, interpretive hikes, lumberjack demonstrations, children's activities, vendors and artisans, and much more. The Maple Syrup Festival is free and welcome to all ages.  

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.  While the festival is free, there is some cost for the pancake breakfast.  We'll announce pricing and how you can register soon. 

VENDORS, ARTISANS AND INTERACTIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

Each year, the Maple Syrup Festival includes opportunities to participate in interactive programs, learn about arts and crafts, and purchase items from artisans from all over the Midwest and beyond. Including:

  • Leave No Trace
  • Beekeeping 
  • Natural woven baskets.
  • Silk embroidery.
  • Alpaca yarn and goat's milk products.
  • Rope making.
  • Natural soaps and lotions.
  • Hide tanning and primitive living skills.
  • Wood and pottery products.
  • Backwoods works.
  • Nature jewelry.
  • Embroidery Workshop

         and much more.

Interested in becoming a vendor for the 2020 festival?  Contact Vicki Lang at vickil@siu.edu.

 

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

  • Free - ages 5 and under
  • $6.00 - ages 6-12
  • $12.00 - ages 13 and up

($8.00/$15.00 - Cost at event)

Register for the Pancake Breakfastt

 

SCHEDULE

Pancake Breakfast
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Maple Syrup Demonstrations
(Lion's Pavilion)
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m.

"Maple Farmer" (a short film)
River Radio Retreat
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Climbing Wall (weather permitting)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

More to be announced. 

 

VENDORS, ARTISANS AND INTERACTIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Harvesting maple syrup past and present. 
  • Lumberjack Demonstrations with the SIU Forestry Club.
  • Tree ID hikes with the SIU Chapter of the Society of American Foresters.
  • Children's activities throughout the day. 
  • Silk embroidery from Prairie Quits and More.
  • Beekeeping from SI All-A-Buzz.
  • Alpaca yarn and goat's milk products from Red Dutchess Farm.
  • Hide tanning and primitive living skills presented by Kevin Clinton. 
  • Wood and pottery products from Earth-N-Wood.
  • Nature jewelry from Molly Flower Design.
  • Jellies and jams from Glacier's End.