Late this winter and early spring dozens of maple syrup festivals will shake the winter  blahs. From the Midwest to the Atlantic and from the mid-South to Canada folks will be getting outside as days lengthen and temperatures warm to welcome the season’s first harvest.

Most festivals feature tree tapping and boiling demonstrations as well as delicious pancakes topped with local maple syrup.

There’s likely a festival near your home. Just type into your search engine MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL IN (your state or province) and details will pop up. Here are just a few:
Indian Creek Nature Center Maple Syrup Festival.  Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Indiana National Maple Fest.  Brown County, Indiana
Mt. Rogers Maple Syrup Festival. Virginia
Elmira Maple Syrup Festival.  Elmira, Ontario, Canada