Out and About with Compass: Maple Syrup Festival

Posted by Emma Johnson on 3/9/17 9:30 AM

Topics: Events chicagoland Chicago family 2017

Everyone enjoys a tall stack of pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast, but very few of us understand exactly what it takes to get that delicious drizzle from the tree to our plates! It's currently sugaring season, which makes it the perfect time to learn! Head over to the North Park Village Nature Center on March 25th for their FREE Maple Syrup Festival!

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During the festival you'll be able to see the entire process--from tapping the trees, to boiling down the sap, to the final product. Upon being educated about the process, you'll gain a newfound appreciation for syrup once you see how much work it takes! You'll also be able to take part in storytelling adventures, a maple craft, live music, and more.  Best of all, you'll get to taste the sugaring proess at different stages which is truly a special experiene. It's the perfect way to usher in springtime! 

There's no fee for this event, so bring the entire family for a day of seasonal fun.  Put it on your calendar today!

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