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Hello all Shaver’s Creek friends,

THIS weekend is our annual Maple Harvest Festival:

Shaver’s Creek has held this annual festival since 1984 to celebrate the first harvest of the new year and help people learn about the maple sugaring process — both in colonial times and the present day. At the festival you can:

  • learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees and visit the Sugar Shack to see sap being turned into syrup!
  • watch costumed interpreters demonstrate sugaring techniques used by Native Americans, pioneers, and modern-day farmers
  • enjoy live music and storytelling
  • see live birds of prey and reptile shows
  • savor all-you-can-eat pancakes and maple syrup

COME ONE, COME ALL — out to the center to enjoy music, animal shows, maple syrup lessons, syrup, pancakes, hot cocoa and more!!!!!

The 2011 Maple Harvest Festival Schedule of Entertainment is as follows:

Saturday events

10:30–11:00 a.m.  Bird of Prey Show with Bethany Thomas

11:00–11:45 a.m.  PA Folk Music by Palomino, Cardinal, and Otter

12:00–12:30 p.m.  Amphibian and Reptile Show with Alyssa Thiel and Mark Garner

12:00–1:00 p.m.  PA Folk/ Bluegrass Music by Tussey Mountain Moonshiners

1:15–2:00 p.m.  A Capella Music by Nittany Knights

2:00–2:30 p.m.  Animal Migration Presentation with Julianne Kober

2:30–3:00 p.m.  Bird of Prey Show with Bethany Thomas

Sunday events

10:00–10:30 a.m.  Bird of Prey Show with Christine Jervis and Will Foster* 

10:00–10:30 a.m.  Family Discovery Walk with Lucy Richardson* 

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  Dance Performance by Horseshoe Cloggers

12:00–12:30 p.m.  Animal Migration Presentation with Julianne Kober

12:00–12:45 p.m. Folk/Rock Music by Ellen Siberian-Tiger & Friends

1:00–1:30 p.m.  Family Discovery Walk with Lucy Richardson

1:30–2:15 p.m.  Folk/Rock Acoustic Music by James Millican

2:00–2:30 p.m.  Amphibian and Reptile Show with Brock Benson

2:30–3:00 p.m.  Bird of Prey Show with Rachel Thor, Mitch Russell and Jessie Cho

                                   * These programs are for Shaver’s Creek Members Only 

For more information about the festival, please visit our website at:

I hope to see you all out and about at the Creek this weekend! Have your family and friends become a part of the Shaver’s Creek family.  

Until this weekend,

     ~ Sting Ray, Spring 2011 Intern