The Maple Syrup Festival

The National Maple Syrup Festival Near Medora, Indiana
Held the 1st and 2nd weekends in March

Burton’s Maplewood Farm, two miles north of Medora, Indiana, is home to the first and only National Maple Syrup Festival in America. Held each year on the first two weekends in March, the festival celebrates the first signs of spring. As the cold winter months slowly slip away, the sap starts to flow and the forest floor comes to life. Syrup lovers flock to Indiana!

Syrup being collected from a tree.At the National Maple Syrup Festival, you can enjoy the taste of country-made hot pancakes, with 100% pure maple syrup, throughout the day. Besides the food (pancakes with sausage, chicken with maple baked beans and red roasted potatoes), there are demonstrations: of maple syrup harvesting, blacksmithing, dutch oven cooking, wool spinning, and more. Visit the display of American Indian artifacts.

And listen to the music! Over twenty musical groups will perform, some at the farm, and others at Medora Community School.  A variety of other activities include the Man Eating Chicken and other oddities inspired by Wall Drug South Dakota, the Ice Bench, horse drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo, and a bucksaw challenge with Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Special guest Amy Roloff, from TLC’s television program “Little People Big World” will be at the festival on March 13th and 14th.

Visit Maplewood Farm to see (and taste) maple syrup from each and every maple syrup producing state in America. Come for the smell of the maple syrup, the toe-tapping music, the food, and the fun!

Burton’s Maplewood Farm
8121 W. County Rd. 75 South
Medora, IN 47260
Tel: (812) 966-2168
Fax: (812) 966-0231
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