Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival scheduled for late April, includes parade and talent contest

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By: Bailey Brouwer
bbrouwer@flavor574.com

Mark Shephard / The Elkhart Truth

The sap has run, and that means its nearly time for the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival.

The 47th annual festival will be from April 22 to 24 in downtown Wakarusa. There will be a parade, a circus, musical performances and, of course, delicious maple syrup and pancakes. Attendees can also participate in a number of contests at the event, including a pancake eating contest and the Wakarusa’s Got Talent – talent show.

All activities will be at Wa-Nee Medical Walk-In Clinic Entertainment Tent 1

Friday, April 22

  • Northwood Middle School Select Singers will perform at 3:30 p.m.
  • Wakarusa’s Younger Generation will perform at 4:15 p.m.
  • Northwood Dawning Generation and Vocal Jazz will perform  at 5 p.m.
  • Penn High School Chamber Choir will perform at 6 p.m.
  • Festival Queen Contest will be at 7 p.m.
  • The Kent Family Circus
    • Friday: At 4 and 6 p.m.
    • Saturday: At 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m.
    • Sunday: At noon, 2 and 4 p.m.
  • XPOGO in the Rieth-Roher-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home Parking Lot, 117 W. Waterford St.
    • Friday: At 5 and 7 p.m.
    • Saturday:At noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: At 1, 2 and 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 23

  • Parade at 10 a.m.
  • Goshen Middle School Select Choir will perform at 11:30 a.m.
  • Indiana Wild Animal Show will be at 12:30 p.m.
  • Fresh Paint Kids Carnival at Wakarusa Missionary Church from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Kevin Long Illusions will be at 2 p.m.
  • Indiana Wild Animal Show will be at 3 p.m.
  • KALITA Master of Magic & Escape will perform at 4:30 p.m.
  • The Bulldogs will perform at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 24

  • Community Worship Service provided by Wakarusa Missionary Church will be at 10:30 a.m.
  • Kevin Long Illusions will be at 12:30 p.m.
  • New to You Fashion Show will be at 2 p.m.
  • Wakarusa’s Got Talent – talent show will be from 4 to 6 p.m.
Bailey Brouwer is an intern at Flavor 574 and is currently a student at Elkhart Memorial High School.
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