For the past few months it seems like maple mania has overtaken Brown County. There’s no doubt about it, the National Maple Syrup Festival has definitely been the talk of the town. Excited to host the National Maple Syrup Festival for the first time, Brown County hit the ground running and never looked back, planning and preparing for the Festival in high gear over the course of several months.
Working at the CVB, I’ve been right in the middle of the excitement, seeing the Festival come together piece by piece and watching as maple madness spread throughout Brown County along the way. After months of preparation, the 2015 National Maple Syrup Festival was officially here. Something sweet had been happening in Brown County and it was finally time to see what it was all about!
Generally winter is a time to stay indoors, especially for me. With the holidays over and nothing to keep me occupied, I can’t help but notice (and seriously dislike) the cold temperatures and dreary weather. If anyone gets the winter blues, it’s me.
However, winter doesn’t have to be a time to sit indoors just wishing away the days until spring arrives. There are still plenty of things to do during the cold winter months and ways to get some fresh air especially in Brown County!
By Guest Blogger: Lee Edgren
(Instructor/Owner of River Light Yoga;
Warm Up From Within Event Creator/Operator)
Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to let out a big sigh of relief and enjoy a quiet moment for yourself. Warm Up From Within, January 16 -18, at the Brown County State Park, is an opportunity to do just that.
The holidays are a fun and festive time of year in Brown County. From a Christmas light parade and Santa sightings around the Village to holiday music shows and even old fashioned candlelight Christmas dinners, there’s something going on from Thanksgiving all the way to New Year’s.
Looking at the event calendar, packed full of holiday happenings, it’s clear that getting into the holiday spirit is pretty easy to do around here. One thing on the agenda that I knew I had to see for myself was the Create It With Gingerbread Log Cabin Competition. I had heard that this competition was unlike any other gingerbread competitions and featured some very intricate and seriously impressive creations.
While I didn’t catch the gingerbread competition awards ceremony on November 22, I was sure to head to the Brown County Inn a week or so later to check out the entries on display at the Gingerbread Log Cabin Exhibit.