The sweet, seductive scent of maple-sugaring time will soon be on the air and soon it’ll be time for the 47th annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival, scheduled for April 22nd, 23rd, & 24th!
Maple sugaring time: along with the smell of rain, fresh ground coffee, and spring flowers, the smell of the sugaring houses cooking all that sap down into delicious, Indiana maple syrup is one of those undeniably evocative scents that can stop you in your tracks and lead you by the nose – perhaps all of the way to Wakarusa for the annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival!
Indiana’s maple syrup crop brings in upwards of $200,000 each year, with the average Indiana maple syrup producer turning out around 80 gallons of syrup a year. Most of Indiana’s maple syrup is harvested in the northern part of the state, with Elkhart County in the lead with the highest number of maple syrup producers.
Which brings us back to the annual Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival!
Held each year in conjunction with maple sugaring time, the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival is a old-fashioned good time for all, with maple sugar camp tours, Amish buggy rides, a parade with free kettle corn, live music, contests, and – of course! – lots of delicious Indiana maple syrup!
Special events and entertainments at the 2016 Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival include the Xpogo Stunt Team, The Kent Family Circus, Kevin Long Illusions, Wakarusa’s Got Talent, and more! For a full listing of the 2016 Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival schedule be sure to visit the festival website.
2016 Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival
Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival Lodging
Scottish Bed & Breakfast would love to host you during your visit to Indiana Maple Syrup Country. Wakarusa and the festivities at the syrup festival are only 15 minutes away from our Amish country B&B, making us a great choice for accommodations. Scottish Bed & Breakfast offers luxurious lodging, scrumptious homemade breakfasts, and the best in Hoosier hospitality.