Location: LAT/LONG: 41.624679, -87.089502
Chellberg Farm, 618 N Mineral Springs Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-9721, United States
Every week on Sunday and Saturday
March 07, 2020 to March 15, 2020
Type of Event
Enjoy a taste of spring at Indiana Dunes National Park's 42nd annual Maple Sugar Time festival. The Chellberg Farm will be bustling with maple sugaring activities!
One-hour tours start every 20 minutes each day. Learn how American Indians first boiled maple sap into sugar and how early settlers used large iron kettles to make syrup. Then, stand in the warm steam of the sugar shack where sap is still boiled down the way the Chellberg family did it back in the 1930s. Try your hand at drilling a tap hole, lugging heavy sap buckets using an old-fashioned yoke, or just enjoying a free taste of pure maple syrup!
Warm up in the farm house and collect recipes featuring maple syrup. Pure maple syrup and sugar, and related products like maple-flavored popcorn and maple water, will be for sale on site. You can even learn how to make maple syrup at home and how modern maple sugar farmers use advanced technology to make syrup today.
Reservation or Registration: No
Contact InformationIndiana Dunes Visitor Center
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