Sugar Camp Days welcomes visitors for maple syrup weekend

Bendix Woods County Park in New Carlisle, Indiana, is hosting its annual Sugar Camp Days festival on March 18 and 19, 2017 to celebrate the maple syrup season.

Visitors can tour the sugar bush to see sap being harvested, as well as visit the sugar house to discover how clear sap is transformed into golden syrup.

The New Carlisle Lions Club will sponsor an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast both days from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The proceeds from the breakfast support Leader Dogs for the Blind, cancer research, and community organizations.

Sugar Camp Days visitors can watch historical crafters demonstrate their trades, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride and purchase delicious foods made with maple syrup, such as maple sloppy joes, maple kettle corn, maple cotton candy and maple hot dogs.

Maple syrup baked goods, maple candy, maple cream and Bendix Woods’ pure maple syrup will also be available for purchase.

Sugar Camp Days hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is an $8/vehicle entrance fee.

For more information, please call 574/654-3155 or visit

The main entrance to Bendix Woods County Park is located on Timothy Road in New Carlisle, 8 miles west of the U.S. 31 bypass from the State Road 2 Exit.

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