Location: LAT/LONG: 41.624679, -87.089502
Chellberg Farm, 618 N Mineral Springs Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304-9721, United States
March 12, 2022 to March 13, 2022
Type of Event
Enjoy a sweet taste of spring during the 45th annual Maple Sugar Time festival. In addition to self-guided tours of the sugaring operation at historic Chellberg Farm, the farm will be bustling with maple sugaring activities.
Learn how American Indians first boiled maple sap into sugar and how early settlers used large iron kettles to make syrup. While walking along the maple trail you will pass by the sugar shack where sap is still boiled down the way the Chellberg family did it back in the 1930s. Kids can learn how to tap a tree at the Maple Fun Zone and can meet some of the farm animals while enjoying a maple syrup snow cone.
Before you head home stop by the front of the farmhouse where Indiana produced maple syrup and related products like maple-flavored popcorn will be for sale. You can even learn how to make maple syrup at home and how modern maple sugar farmers use advanced technology to make syrup today.
If you can’t make this festival weekend, feel free to stop by Chellberg Farm and visit with our volunteers at the sugar shack. They will be operating the shack from Saturday March 5 through the festival weekend.
Reservation or Registration: No
Contact InformationIndiana Dunes Visitor Center
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