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Maple Sugar Festival at KNCMaple Sugar Festival

Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tasting Maple SugarJoin us for the 53rd Annual Maple Sugar Festival.  Start your day with delicious pancakes smothered in real Michigan maple syrup! Walk along a wooded trail with a naturalist for a maple sugar tour and a visit to the brand new Sugar Shack!  Experience our amazing Birds of Prey and Creature Features up close.  The whole family will enjoy this sweet experience!
Don’t miss a visit to the DeLano Homestead during the festival to experience pioneer maple sugaring and life in the 1800s. Horse-drawn wagon rides and demonstrations by blacksmiths and fiber artists will round out the activities.

Sponsorships are available!  Learn more about the benefits of supporting Maple Sugar Festival here.

Schedule of Activities
Visitor Center, 9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 1:30 pm*  Pancake breakfast
9 am - 5 pm  Kids’ activities and crafts
9 am - 5 pm  Maple Midway
9 am - 5 pm*  New!  Visit Maple Market for vendor booths with maple products
10 am Saturday ONLY - New Sugar Shack Grand Opening Tour!
DeLano Homestead Pioneer Sugaring10:30 am - 4 pm  Maple sugar tours depart from sundial every 15 minutes
10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:30 pm  Live animal programs featuring a KNC Bird of Prey and other KNC animals
2 pm  Guided nature hike
2 pm - 4:45 pm*  Ice cream with maple syrup

DeLano Homestead, 11 am - 5 pm
Pioneer sugaring demonstrations, blacksmithing and fiber art demonstrations,
and kids’ activities
11 am - 4 pm*   Horse-drawn wagon rides (weather permitting) 
2 pm - 4:45 pm*  Ice cream with maple syrup


Admission: Members free, Non-members $7/adult, $6/senior, $4/child (4 – 17 yrs), children 3 years and under are free
Sign up for a KNC membership at the festival and we will deduct the price of admission!
*Additional fees: Pancake breakfast: $6  (children 2 and under free)  |  Ice cream w/maple syrup: $3 per serving  |  Cotton candy: $3 per bag  |  Wagon ride: $2 per person, per ride  |  Vendors: Prices vary depending on product
Guest passes are not valid for special events.