Festival of the Sugar Maples Coming to District 63 Community

The City of Marengo’s annual Festival of the Sugar Maples kicks off this weekend on Saturday March 4. Guests are invited to attend the celebration from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM on March 4-5 and March 11-12 at the Coral Woods Conservation Area, 7400 Somerset, in Marengo. The free festival features guided tours that include a half-mile hike and maple syrup tasting.

“This is a popular community festival that allows people from all over the area to learn how maple syrup is made and collected and get a taste of famous Marengo maple syrup,” said State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock).

In addition, a pancake breakfast will take place on Sunday March 5 and Sunday March 12 from 7:00 AM until noon on both days at Smithwood Bar & BBQ in nearby Union. The cost for the pancake breakfast is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Additional information about this festival is available at mccdistrict.org, or at (815) 338-6223.