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Spring Valley to host annual Sugar Bush Fair

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  • Come learn how authentic maple syrup is produced at Spring Valley's Sugar Bush Fair March 15 and 16 in Schaumburg.

      Come learn how authentic maple syrup is produced at Spring Valley's Sugar Bush Fair March 15 and 16 in Schaumburg.
    Courtesy of Schaumburg Park District

 
Submitted by Schaumburg Park District

Have you ever wondered how authentic maple syrup is produced?

Learn at Spring Valley's 30th annual Sugar Bush Fair, a celebration of maple sugar that gives children and adults alike the opportunity to see demonstrations of maple syrup production.

From 9 a.m. to noon March 15 and 16, participants will learn to tap a tree for sap and then how the sap is boiled down to develop syrup.

Children can then visit model Native American and pioneer sugar camps. These interactive camps provide a glimpse into the world of syrup production, as well as the lives of the Native Americans and pioneers.

There will also be a children's puppet show, hayride and a pancake breakfast available at an additional price. General admission to the fair is free.

"The Sugar Bush Fair has become an annual tradition for families. It's so impressive to see them come out even in nasty or cold weather, but they know this delicious pancake breakfast and celebration signifies the end of winter and the coming of spring," said David Brooks, manager of Spring Valley Nature Center.

For information, call (847) 985-2100 or visit www.parkfun.com.

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