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Annual Backyard Maple Syrup Production Workshop - 2023

A bottle of maple syrup in front of a maple forest
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Dixon Springs Agricultural Center, Simpson, IL
Event Fee

The seventh annual backyard maple syrup production workshop will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 10am-12:15pm at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center, located at 354 State Highway 145 N, Simpson, IL  62985.  This program is free and open to the public. 

Before the workshop, we are hosting a pancake breakfast as a 4H fundraiser.   Join at us 8:30am for pancakes and real maple syrup made right here at the Dixon Springs Ag Center ($8 per person, pre-registration required)

The free workshop will cover the basics of maple syrup production and allow attendees to see firsthand the entire process of backyard maple syrup production.  Additionally, we will discuss scaling up production and advanced techniques and tour our 100 tap sugarbush operation. 

Register by February 3rd.

Program Schedule

  • 8:30am to 9:30am - Optional pancake breakfast 4H fundraiser ($8 per person, pre-registration required)
  • 10:00am to 11:30am - Maple syrup basics, kids activities, field tour
  • 11:30am to 12:15pm - Advanced techniques and equipment demo


For questions, email Chris Evans at

If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email Chris Evans at or call 618-695-3383. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

Register for the event online or by calling the Dixon Springs Ag Center at 618-695-2441.