Makanda Maple Syrup Festival
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
- 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.