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We are making plans for the 2015 Maple Syrup Festival, March 7 & 8. Tickets go on sale February 2, 8am.Our ticket price is $8 adults and $4 children in advance. $9 adults and $5 children at the door. 2 and under is free.


Sponsorship opportunities available by calling 277-2187



2014 Maple Syrup Festival

March 1st-2nd
Parking/shuttle bus
at Cedar Heights Elementary

Catch your pancakes in the air with the famous flapjack flipping talents of Chris Cakes! The first weekend of March is the time to come and get a taste of spring – real maple syrup, of course. As always, Maple Syrup Festival promises to fill you up with all-you-can-eat pancakes topped with maple syrup. Breakfast also includes sausage, Starbucks coffee and Hansen's milk & dairy! Other activities include demonstration of the maple syrup process and nature art activity by the Hearst Center in the Buckles building.

Save $1 per ticket if you buy advance tickets before the event. Advance tickets are on sale February 1-28 and are available at the Nature Center or by calling 319-277-2187.

Proceeds from the event will be used to support our mission: “Hartman Reserve Nature Center is dedicated to understanding our environment through education, recreation and community involvement and to the stewardship of a unique natural area.”

We proudly served over 2,000 guests at the 2013 Maple Syrup Festival! If you would like additional information or are interested in sponsoring this event , please contact (319) 277-2187 or For volunteer information, please contact Katie at

2014 Sponsor Opportunities
Exclusive Maple Syrup ($1,000+)
- 8 complimentary tickets to event
- Name/logo on tickets, press release and print advertising
- Name on event banner, at each table, on website, and in quarterly newsletter
Fancy Grade ($500-$999)
- 6 complimentary tickets
- Name on event banner, at each table, on website, and in quarterly newsletter
Sugar Shack ($300-$499)
- 4 complimentary tickets
- Name at each table, on website, and in quarterly newsletter
Sugar Bush ($100-$299)
- 2 complimentary tickets
- Name at each table, on website, and in quarterly newsletter
Sap Tapper ($25-$99)
- Name at each table and on website

All sponsorship benefits are subject to the time of commitment of sponsorship. In-kind gifts will be recognized at the level of the item's fair market value.

Thank you to our 2013 sponsors

Exclusive Maple Syrup ($1000+)
Cedar Valley Foot & Ankle Center (Dr. Ronald Cervetti)
Dr. Gregory & Susan Lantz
Fancy Grade ($500-$999)
Greg Greco & Associates
Bike Tech / CVAST
Crawdaddy Outdoors
Hansen's Dairy
Starbucks of Cedar Falls and Waterloo
Taylor Veterinary Hospital 
Sugar Shack ($300-$499)
Greenhill Family Dental
Northland Industries
Oakridge Realtors
Western Homes Community
Sugar Bush ($100-$299)
Adrenaline X Laser Tag
Advanced Systems, Inc.
Black Hawk Hotel
Cedar Heights Student Council 
Chuck & Alice Shirey
Danielson for Senate 
Dave & Mary McCalley
David & Sharon Walker
Dr. Tom & Char Strub
Farm & Fleet of Cedar Falls
Fusion Realtors - Thomas Cooper
Hellman & Associates
Heritage Art Gallery
Hudson Printing
Isle of Capri Hotel and Casino
Jerry & LeaAnn Shaddox
Kathleen Sallee
Ken & Patty Achey Cutts
Kiwanis Club of Cedar Falls
Loy & Associates, LLP
Roger & Maureen White
Roth Jewelers
Sinnott Agency, Inc. 
State Rep Bob Kressig
US Bank
Sap Tapper ($25-$99)
Barmuda Corporation
BMC Aggregates L.C.
Cadillac Lanes
City of Waterloo Leisure Services Young Arena
Family YMCA of Black Hawk County
Sharon Freese
KT's Inflatables
Mudd Signs
State Farm - Brad Jacobson
Texas Roadhouse
University of Northern Iowa Athletics
Waterloo Bucks
Waterloo Center for the Arts/Phelps Youth Pavilion


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The 2014 MSF Raffle featured a bike package from Bike Tech & CVAST and a kayak package from CrawDaddy Outdoors, along with other great prizes!

Catch your pancakes in the air!

Putting up sap taps

Samantha Charms the Crowd

Gift Shop souvenirs
mmmm, so goood

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