Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast at Touch of Nature. A family-fun event, 9am to 3pm. Learn the process of making maple syrup from the woods to the kitchen. Maple syrup demonstrations, interpretive hikes, blacksmith, hide tanning, silk embroidery, furniture making, and local artisans and vendors. A home-cooked pancake breakfast served with harvested maple syrup both days. 618/453-1121 or ton.siu.edu.