Nestled in the trees and right along Interstate 94 is the campus of St. Johns and St. Benedict University. Each year, on the beautiful campus, the Saint John’s Maple Syrup Festival takes place. It takes place on two different dates, this year March 25th and April 1st. It’s an all outdoor event, so rain or shine and perhaps some mud or snow, it will still happen. Some of the activities include: sap collecting, syrup cooking, horse-rides, demonstrations, hot maple syrup sundaes and even more fun for the whole family. The hours are from 1pm-4pm. There’s an admission charge, with a discount if you purchase in advance.
Registration is near the Saint John’s Prep School on the Old Entrance Road
The Sugar Shack is approximately 0.8 miles from the New Science Center at Saint John’s University.
- Take the Saint John’s University exit from Interstate I-94 and head towards campus
- Continue straight at the 4-way stop, heading toward the Abbey Bell Banner.
- Follow the signs and volunteers to available parking near the Prep School or Science Buildings.
- Registration will be visible on the Old Entrance Road beyond the Prep School.
- View a campus map.