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Tipton Haynes will host maple syrup festival this weekend

Hannah Swayze • Feb 14, 2019 at 8:39 AM

Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site will be hosting its 16th Annual Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how maple syrup gets from the tree to your table? Did you know that it takes 10 gallons of sap to make a quart of syrup? This is your chance to learn all about it!

Come to Tipton-Haynes to discover the history, lore, and method of making maple syrup. The sap will be extracted from maple trees located on the grounds of the site and will then be boiled down over a wood-fired furnace until it becomes the rich, flavorful maple syrup that you love so much.

Tipton-Haynes staff will be serving a pancake breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Juice, coffee, and milk will be included with the meal. Arrive early to eat before you help volunteers boil the sap into maple syrup.

Admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children twelve and under (children 3 and under are free). Breakfast is $2 extra for everyone. As always, Tipton-Haynes members are free.

Donations are welcomed and will go to help the site continue its mission values. Genuine maple syrup will also be for sale for $15 per pint and $8 per half-pint.

Tipton-Haynes is a Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned Historic Site.

Tipton-Haynes is located in South Johnson City at 2620 South Roan St. For additional information, call 423-926-3631 or email tiptonhaynes@outlook.com.

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