Maple syrup festival dates for 2010 are starting to roll in. The 19th annual Maple Syrup Festival at Leane and Michael's Sugarbush, 321 North Garrison Hollow Road, Salem, Indiana, will be held 27 and 28 February and 6 and 7 March 2010.
There's a tour of the sugarbush every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., both Native American (see photo, above) and pioneer syrup making demonstrations between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., and self-guided tours of the sugarhouse. There'll be games, crafts, mule-drawn wagon rides, llamas, candle-making and traditional fiddle, gospel and dulcimer music. And, of course, you can purchase maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream and maple cotton candy!
Here are driving directions:
From I-65 take exit 19 at Henryville
Go west on SR 160 for 7.6 miles
Turn right onto New Salem Road, go 1.7 miles
Turn left onto Thomas Lane, go 0.8 miles
Turn right onto Garrison Hollow Rd, go 0.8 miles
Sugarbush is on the right with parking on the left