A popular festival is back again this year in Northeastern Iowa, and it might be the sweetest one yet!

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Hartman Reserve Nature Center announced that it's annual event is back again this year. The organization is putting on their annual Maple Syrup Fest located on their grounds at 657 Reserve Drive in Cedar Falls. 

Maple Syrup Fest is a fundraising event that also celebrates the sugar maple trees at Hartman Reserve. The event includes ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-PANCAKES with maple syrup and sausage, Sidecar coffee, and Hansen's milk.

The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 11th and wrap up on Sunday, March 13th. Each day has slightly different reservation times:

Friday: 5:00PM- 7:30PM

Saturday: 7:00AM-12:30PM

Sunday: 7:00AM-12:30PM

It is going to look a bit different this year, so this is what you'll need to know:

How Can I Get Tickets?

Tickets are available on the reserve's website. Reservations must be made ahead of time before you go to attend the festival, and they must be made online. No paper tickets will be sold this year.

If you need help making reservations you can give the nature center a call at 319-277-2187.

How Long Can I Stay?

Those who attend this event, can only sit and dine for as long as their reservation is.

How Much Are Tickets?

For adults, tickets are $10, for those 3-15 years old tickets cost $5, and for children who are under the age of 3 then there is no cost.

For more information on the Maple Syrup Fest, make sure to check out their website.

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