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MacKenzie Center's Annual Maple Syrup Festival is April 7
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/14/2018

The public can see demonstrations of how to tap a maple tree for sap, how that sap gets cooked into maple syrup, and take guided tours of the sugar bush at the MacKenzie Center's annual Maple Syrup Festival on April 7. The festival also includes interpretative talks about how Native Americans and pioneers made maple sugar and syrup compared to the current methods used in at the MacKenzie sugar bush.

The festival runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MacKenzie Center near Poynette. The event is hosted by the Friends of MacKenzie and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Participants will have the opportunity to watch home-made ice cream being churned with an antique engine; listen to live, old-time, country music; and take a horse-drawn wagon ride. In addition, the wildlife area, which includes animals native to Wisconsin, and the historic exhibits on the property will be open.

An all-you-can eat pancake breakfast, sponsored by Friends of MacKenzie will be served from 8 a.m. until noon at the Main Lodge. The cost is $7 for those 12 years old and older, and $5 for people aged 3 through 11.

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