Festival of the Sugar Maples Returns to McHenry County this March

February 10, 2015

Courtesy of McHenry County Illinois Convention & Visitors BureauMark your calendars for the sweetest event in McHenry County, the Festival of the Sugar Maples! Coming next month for only two weekends, this annual event will be held at the Coral Woods Conservation Area and will be open on March 7, 8, 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Festival of the Sugar Maples allows guests to see the production of maple from sap to syrup, and then taste the final product with a delicious pancake breakfast. Throughout the two weekend event, local McHenry experts will demonstrate how maple syrup was produced hundreds of years ago and how the process has evolved over the years. Surrounded by McHenry’s wooded natural beauty, guests will learn how maple trees produce sap every spring, the process by which the sap is collected and how it is used to create maple syrup at the evaporator house.

In addition to the festival, the Lions Club will be holding two pancake breakfasts to commemorate the celebration. The first will take place on March 8 from 7 a.m. to noon at the South Union Roadhouse (Donley’s) and the second will be held on March 15 from 7 a.m. to noon at Marengo United Methodist Church.

Homeowners of Gerstad Builders’ McHenry County and Richmond communities are only minutes away from the Festival of the Sugar Maples. For home buyers searching to live a serene lifestyle about 90 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Chicago, new McHenry County homes at Liberty Trails in McHenry and The Trails at Pheasant Ridge in Richmond include ranch style and two-story homes ranging from 1,300 to 3,200 square feet. For more information on available homes in McHenry County, visit the Gerstad Builders website!

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Roger Gerstad is the president of Gerstad Builders, a family-owned and operated company committed to construction of homes of the highest quality known to the industry. Roger is a graduate of Bradley University and was educated in the field of construction through the wisdom and leadership of his father. Gerstad has developed the communities of Mill Creek, Waters Edge, Winding Creek, Deerwood, Chesapeake Hills, Abbey Ridge, The Trails of Winding Creek, Pebble Creek, Timber Trails, The Trails of Boone Creek, The Trails of River Oaks, The Towns of Boone Creek, Liberty Trails, and Abbey Ridge Townhomes in McHenry, Illinois as well as Pheasant Ridge in Richmond, Illinois, Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove, Illinois.

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