Not all maple syrup comes from the Northeast. It takes just over a half hour to get to Sugarbush, the Indiana maple syrup farm, which is hosting its 30th annual Maple Syrup Festival. Head up early for a fresh-made breakfast (we suggest the pancakes with syrup) and take a guided tour of the farm. Or, take a tour on your own time, when you’re done trying your hand at tomahawk throwing, crosscut sawing or when the kids are done in the game area and activity center. Shop from many craft vendors, and get all your maple goodies from the Sugarstore, including maple candy, maple cream, maple cotton candy, maple coated nuts and, obviously, maple syrup. (They even offer an Angel’s Envy Port Barrel Aged Maple Syrup.) Live country, bluegrass and other music will be playing all day. The festival also runs the weekend of March 6 and 7 if you can’t make it this weekend. Organizers suggest taking a four-wheel drive car if possible.
Saturday, Feb. 27-28LM Sugarbush
9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Free