Last year, I realized I had achieved some blogging notoriety when I was asked to be a celebrity food judge at the National Maple Syrup Festival in Medora, Indiana (Jackson County), at Burton’s Farms.
It was the first ever National Maple Syrup Festival. I was surprised to learn this, because no one had ever done a national festival before. My friend, Scott Hutcheson, invited me to be a judge, and I had a chance to try a lot of different dishes that used maple syrup as one their main ingredients.
It’s hard to believe that nearly a year has gone by, because it’s time for the festival again. Each year, as Spring raises its head, the syrup begins to flow in the trees, and farmers like the Burtons begin their harvest. They’re celebrating the season on March 6th & 7th, and March 13th & 14th, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. (It’s always the first and second weekends of March.)
Burton’s Farm is located two miles north of Medora, in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. They promise four days of events, activities, live music, and demonstrations that promise a load of fun for the entire family.
Last year, parking was on an empty field across from the farm. But this year, tickets and parking are available at Medora Community School (82 South George Street, Medora, IN 47260). Tickets or parking will not be available at Burtonís Maplewood Farm this year. Instead, they’ll have a shuttle to provide transportation to and from the school and the festival grounds.
Adults (16 years or older): $10.00
Youth (5 to 15 years): $6.00
Children 4 years old and younger: FREE!
The Heads Up Foundation will hold a food drive for area food pantries. Bring a canned good item will receive a $2.00 discount off admission fee.
The festival is located at
Burtonís Maplewood Farm
8121 W. County Rd. 75 South
Medora, IN 47260
Tel: (812) 966-2168
Fax: (812) 966-0231
Find out more at NationalMapleSyrupFestival.com.