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12th Annual Maple Syrup Festival in Monona

MONONA (WKOW) -- Sunday's 12th annual Maple Syrup Festival is a spring tradition in the Madison area.

Dozens of families were at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center for music, historical re-enactments, and syrup-making demonstrations.

One of the big draws of the festival is syrup-covered ice cream.

Organizers say Sunday's warmer weather was a plus.

"It's always important to get kids outside and in touch with nature," said Alanna Medearis the Communications Coordinator of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. "That's one of the things we do here at the nature center. It's also important to show people that maple syruping is a tradition in our state."

Plenty of nature experts were on hand to teach children how to identify a maple trees and make maple syrup.

WKOW 27 is a proud sponsor of the event.

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