The 20th annual Maple Syrup Festival at Leane and Michael's Sugarbush in southern Indiana will be held two weekends: February 26 and 27 plus March 5 and 6, 2011. Hours all four days are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tours will start every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., but you can take a self-guided tour of the sugarhouse with an operating evaporator. Syrup-making demonstrations showing Native American (as pictured) and pioneer methods will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
There'll be maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream and maple cotton candy for sale, along with home-baked maple goods. If you want something more to eat, there'll be pancakes and waffles plus chicken, pork chop or pulled pork dinners (and, yes, there's carry-out available).
Sugarbush is located at 321 North Garrison Hollow Road, Salem, Indiana (that's north of SR160, 7.6 miles west of I-65 at Henryville, and 10.5 miles east of Salem). For more information, call 812:967-4491 or 877:841-8851.
For more tourist information about the area, go online.