We just got back from a weekend of syrup-filled fun at the National Maple Syrup Festival in Brown County. This 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! We 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. Since we were there to take full advantage of all festival activities, we made sure to hit the library where there was cookie decorating. And my husband was quite excited about the "Moonshine" exhibit at the brand new Brown County History Center. After that, we headed to the Brown County State Park ... We watched some French Colonial demonstrations ... We saw a Native American Encampment ...And took part in an interpretive hike (it was pretty busy!) ...Of course, one of my favorite activities in Brown County is the shopping! My 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?