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Vern Hershberger admires a 1928 Buffalo Springfield steam roller on display at the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The 10-ton machine is owned by Jerry LeCount, a steam enthusiast from Nappanee. (Mark Shephard/The Elkhart Truth)
Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival seeks vendor applications

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 4:48 p.m.

WAKARUSA — Volunteers are needed and vendor applications are now available for the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival, to be held April 25 - 27.

Volunteers will perform a variety of tasks, including set-up and tear-down, food service and working the information booth. All volunteers will receive a meal ticket for either the Lion’s Club or Nelson’s BBQ meal, while non-profit groups will be given a small stipend.

Contact Deb Shively at the Wakarusa Chamber of Commerce for a full list of volunteer opportunities via email at, via phone at 574-862-4344 or via drop-in at 100 W. Waterford Street, Wakarusa.

The festival committee and the Wakarusa Chamber of Commerce will offer outdoor vendor opportunities for craft and commercial vendors. Non-profit vendor space is available inside NorthWood Middle School during the pancake and sausage meals, to be held April 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. and April 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Outdoor vendors must provide their own tents for a 12 foot by 12 foot booth area. The cost for vendor space is $100. One 110 volt electricity plug per booth is available for a $25 fee. The non-profit vendor space cost is $25.

Application forms are available on their website and are due by April 11.

Those with questions should call the Wakarusa Chamber of Commerce at 574-862-4344 or email