Bill Owen (left) explains operation of the evaporator to a fair visitor.
A number of fairgoers shared their remberences of neighborhood sugaring
from their childhood.
The Indiana Maple
Syrup Association’s Sugar Shack, located in Pioneer Village on the
Indiana State Fairgrounds was a popular spot for those attending the
2007 fair held August 8 - 19.
“This is a great way for Hoosiers to learn about maple syrup making
in Indiana, and many visitors purchase their supply of maple syrup, sugar
and maple cream at the sugar shack,” commented Garry Sink, President
of the state-wide association of maple syrup producers.
The sugar shack is the organization’s
major fundraiser, and funds are used to bring speakers and maple experts
to the association’s annual meeting held each year on the first
Saturday of December.
Kim Owen and Ron Burnett (left) visit with folks who stopped by the
sugar shack. Many will purchase their year's supply of syrup and maple
Association members will be on hand each day to greet visitors, answer
questions, and introduce Hoosiers to this fine natural product.
have a chance to taste pure maple syrup- some for the very first
time- as they visit the IMSA's Sugar Shack in Pioneer Village.
Carol Burnett (left) was one of some 20 IMSA members who helped
with this year's event.