We just got back from a weekend of syrup-filled fun at the National Maple Syrup Festival in Brown County. IMG_8179This was Brown County's first time to host the event and our entire visit was wonderful. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the maple flavored food I digested! IMG_2074 IMG_2077IMG_8235We spent quite a bit of time in town exploring Pioneer Village. Here they had puppet shows, art and food artisans and exhibits of what life was like for pioneers. IMG_8212 IMG_8213 IMG_8195 IMG_8193 IMG_8194Since we were there to take full advantage of all festival activities, we made sure to hit the library where there was cookie decorating.IMG_8186 IMG_8187 IMG_8188And my husband was quite excited about the "Moonshine" exhibit at the brand new Brown County History Center.IMG_8189 IMG_8191After that, we headed to the Brown County State Park ...IMG_8196 IMG_8197We watched some French Colonial demonstrations ...IMG_8199 IMG_8200We saw a Native American Encampment ...IMG_8204And took part in an interpretive hike (it was pretty busy!) ...IMG_8205Of course, one of my favorite activities in Brown County is the shopping!IMG_8175IMG_8232 IMG_8221My only regret is that we didn't get to the Story Inn where the breakfast and dessert competitions were held. I guess next year!

More to come on my favorite meal stops and overnight accommodations ... so stay tuned.

Click here to learn more about the National Maple Syrup Festival. You won't want to miss next year's event and in the meantime, plan a trip to Brown County ... shopping and eating - what more can you ask for?