Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Audubon Sharon hosts Maplefest

Audubon Sharon will be holding its annual MapleFest on Saturday, March 21 between 10 am and 4 pm at the Sharon Audubon Center, Route 4, Sharon, CT.

Learn the magic of how to make maple syrup at this popular event.  Attendees are invited to take an on-going guided 45-minute tour that  leads them through the Center's sugaring operation.   A highlight of the tour is the visit to  a working sugarhouse. There are also display areas that re-create Native American and early colonial sugaring methods.
Participants can watch as pure sugar maple sap is collected from the trees and turned into delicious maple syrup. Fresh syrup will be available for purchase while supplies last.
Admission for the event is $6.00 adults and $4.00 children (2 and under free.)
Make sure to wear warm clothes and boots, as much of the tour is outdoors. Dave Paton and Tom White from the band Wild Cat Creek will be providing musical entertainment featuring fiddle and hammered dulcimer between 12-2pm.
Depending on sap flow, the sugarhouse will also be open each weekend in March for visitors. Call ahead to see if Audubon staff will be boiling sap. For more information on MapleFest or the Audubon Sharon sugaring operation, contact the Audubon Center at (860) 364-0520
For more information http://sharon.audubon.org. For area information www.litchifeldhills.com

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