Festival Details - "Maple Syrup Family Day"...
Start: Saturday, March 23, 2024 9:00AM
End: Saturday, March 23, 2024 4:00PM
The Richfield Historical Society (RHS) invites all to welcome spring at its annual Maple Syrup Family Day. The celebration will be held Saturday March 23rd, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Richfield Historical Park located at 1896 Hwy 164, Richfield WI 53076, 1/2 mile north of Holy Hill Road. Admission is FREE.
Spring brings a whirlwind of activity to the RHS sugar shack, where the sap collected from maple trees in the park is cooked into syrup. Syrup-making demonstrations will be held throughout the day, with discussions of the history of maple sap products. Syrup will also be available for sale, while supplies last.
This year’s event will feature a maple syrup contest. Our celebrity judges are 2024 Alice in Dairyland Ashley Hagenow, Richfield Village President John Jeffords, and Spectrum News 1 reporter Ryan Burk. The tasting portion of the contest will start at 9:00 AM, and take place in the Granary building adjacent to the Sugar Shack.
Our famous pancake and sausage breakfast with real maple syrup will be served from 9:00 A.M. to noon. Coffee, hot chocolate, and hot dogs will be served from 9:00 A.M. to 3 P.M. Our wonderful maple cotton candy will also be available throughout the day.
All the park’s historical buildings, including the mill, will be open and available for free tours.
The Pioneer Homestead area will feature demonstrations of lard rendering, old-fashioned cooking, and weaving on the antique loom. The kids will enjoy watching the chicks in the barn!
Stop by the Blacksmith Shop for demonstrations of the smithy’s art, and peruse the items for sale.
This is always a well-attended event, and we look forward to seeing you there.
Funds raised at the Maple Syrup Family Day and other RHS events support the Society's educational programs and maintenance of the Richfield Historical Park. For more information, visit www.richfieldhistoricalsociety.org and stay connected to RHS on Facebook and Pinterest.
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