Maple Syrup Festival
Tap the Town - February 27
Taking place the weekend before the Festival, this hands-on
experience provides guests with the unique opportunity to tap their
own maple tree in the Village of Nashville! Tap the Town at
Creekside Retreat includes a maple sugaring program with brunch
beginning at 11 a.m. The event also will include a visit to Hinkle-Garton
Farmstead, a commemorative bottle of pure Indiana maple syrup, and
tickets to the National Maple Syrup Festival on March 5-6.
Visitors will learn the ropes of tapping before searching out the
perfect tree in town. After inserting their tap, they will be able
to watch firsthand as the sap begins to flow, officially kicking off
Brown County's maple festivities. Participants also will receive sap
production updates on their tree and the sap collected will be used
for demonstrations during the National Maple Syrup Festival. This
one-of-a-kind event costs $125 per couple or $150 for a group of
four. A $20 fee will be charged for each additional person after
that. Tickets are available online at
The National Maple Syrup
Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m.
- 5 p.m. and
Sunday, March 6 from 9 a.m.
- 3 p.m. Weekend admission is $10; children 6 and under are free.
Festival-goers can park in town and board the Maple Motor Coach for
a park tour ending at the Festival gates. Minimal parking also will
be available within the State Park. Tickets can be purchased online
www.browncounty.com/national-maple-syrup-festival, at the
Festival gate, or in the Visitors Center. Save $$ by purchasing your
tickets online before February 29.
Indiana's first-ever Maple
March 12-13. Presented by the Indiana Maple Syrup
Association and the National Maple Syrup Festival, Indiana Maple
Weekend will provide guests with an exclusive look inside various
sugar camps around the state. From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday and
Sunday, attendees will be able to see how trees are tapped, how sap
gets to the sugar house, and how it becomes maple syrup and other
maple products. Details about Indiana Maple Weekend can be found at