Maple Sugar Festival April 17

ELIZABETHTOWN - The 2010 Maple Sugar Festival will take place Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Adirondack History Center. The day features a pancake breakfast, games and contests.

The museum revived the Maple Sugar Festival four years ago to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event. It is the first event of the museum's season.

A pancake breakfast is to be served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 6-12, and $1 for children under age 6. Proceeds benefit the museum's programs. The Elizabethtown Kiwanis and the Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce will do the cooking and serving.

Contests include pancake eating, a beard contest for men, and a maple dessert contest. The beard contest categories recognize the longest, thickest, greyest, whitest and most distinguished beards. The winner of the maple dessert contest will have their dessert featured at the Deer's Head Inn.

Festival activities include a slideshow of images from the museum's Maple Festival from the past 50 years. Mike Farrell, Northern Maple Specialist and Director from the Uihlein Forest Maple Sugar Field Station in Lake Placid will be available to answer questions. Maple producers are invited to submit samples of their syrup for a judging contest.

The Adirondack History Center Museum is located at 7590 Court St. For more information, call 873-6466 or visit www.adkhistorycenter.org.

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