Eagleville area festival to celebrate maple sap and syrup

February 24, 2017 by  

Sapsuckers are a small species of woodpecker that enjoys maple sap just as much as people do, and an upcoming Eagleville area event has been named in their honor.

The Annual Sapsucker Festival will celebrate maple syrup production from tree to table. Those who participate will be able to discover the history of maple syrup and sugar making, all the way from the techniques used by First Nations people to those used during colonial and then modern times. There will also be tree tapping demonstrations where people can learn how the spigots are placed on the trees, a pancake breakfast, presentations with a live owl, raffles, and more. Guests can even buy freshly made syrup and other maple products. Reusable banners and other decorations with a maple and woodpecker theme can be crafted for an event like this by a printing company.

A special area will be set up for the kids where they can find out about bird conservation while they make crafts, and there will also be free guided tours offered of the sugar bush. Proceeds from the day will be used to support the community environmental information programming provided by the John James Audubon Center.

All of this will be taking place on March 4th at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove in Audubon. More information can be found by visiting the Town Planner website.