The Big 400 Maple Festival Includes a Pancake and Beer Breakfast, Maple Wine Releases, Maple Food Specials, Maple Syrup Facility Tours, DNR Guided Outdoor Walks and How-To Maple Syrup Demonstrations. The festival includes pancake breakfasts, tours of tapping areas and the syruping process, the release of a local maple wine, and lots of good things to eat. Participants and visitors will have access to traditional rite of spring, tapping maple trees. Observe demonstrations of the whole process of making maple syrup from collection the sap to the evaporation process. Have a look at the sugar shack process, handle tools and supplies, learn about tapping the trees, and take part in maple-related activities such as coloring and crafts. The Big 400 is a tourist area featuring outdoor recreation, small town living, and a wide range of activities and events.