Do you crave real maple syrup on fluffy pancakes? Have you tried the version tapped and produced right here in north central Ohio?

The Sixth Annual Maple Syrup Festival arrives at nearby Malabar Farm State Park on March 4, 5, 11 and 12 from 12 Noon to 4 PM.

Experience the sugar camp at Malabar Farm with live historical demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, food and many great maple products for sale. This is a free event and all are welcome. Be sure to bring the family!

In his book Pleasant Valley, author Louis Bromfield, the scion of Malabar Farm, shared:

“There is a kind of excitement which tinges the whole ceremony of sugar making, for it is the symbol of the breaking up of winter and the coming of spring when the sap rises in the trees and the first faint flush of green follows the streaks of melting snow.”

pg. 269

Take a horse drawn wagon back to the sugarbush and enjoy an educational rotation to learn more about the history of maple syrup. Stop in the Pugh Cabin and purchase your maple goodies before you leave.

The Big House will also be open for free self-guided tours during the festival.

Source: ODNR; Image by piviso from Pixabay