8th Annual Phelps Maple Syrup Fest This Saturday

Phelps will be celebrating it’s 8th Annual Maple Syrup Fest this Saturday, April 6th. This free family event is headquartered at the Phelps School and runs from 8 am to 4 pm.

Take a tour of four local sugar bushes.  See where syrup comes from and how it is made. Check out the tree-tapping demonstrations to learn how to tap a maple tree.  Visit the Maple Café for breakfast, lunch, and treats featuring this delicious natural sweetener.

Browse over 70 vendors throughout the school and discover homemade mustards, custom laser engraved items, goat milk lotion, handmade fishing lures, wine jellies, photography and more. Remember to stop by the Maple Syrup table to pick up local syrups and honeys, as well as maple cream and maple suckers.

Bring the kids for a unique face painting and be sure to catch the fun educational activities at 2 pm. Or kick off the day right with the kids pancake eating contest, starting at 8:30 am for ages 4 – 12. All ages will love the chance to make and taste Maple Taffy on the Snow. Pick up some raffle tickets for a chance to win your own fishing kayak, camping package or vacation, and any number of other basket raffles.

Interested in making your own syrup or honey? Sign up for the Maple Syrup 101 or Beekeepers 101 classes, or any one of the advanced classes for just $5.

If you already make your own pure maple syrup, enter it in the Maple Syrup Judging Contest to find out how it measures up. Syrups will be judged on color, clarity, sugar content, and taste. Celebrity tasting judges include Geoff Weller from WJFW Channel 12, Bob Black from WIKB, and Alice in Dairyland. Be sure to be at the Phelps School at 12 pm for Alice in Dairyland’s presentation, as well. Entries must be to the school by 9 am on Saturday.

Phelps Maple Syrup Fest celebrates the longtime Wisconsin heritage of pure maple syrup with a whole day of fun for the entire family. Visit Phelps on Saturday, April 6th from 8 am to 4 pm to enjoy all of the festivities. For more information or to register for a class, please call the Phelps Chamber at 715-545-3800 or visit online at www.PhelpsWI.us.

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