Maple Syrup Festival at Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site

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Johnson City, TN – (Submitted) Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site will be hosting its 21st Annual Maple Syrup Festival and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 10, from 8am to 3pm. Have you ever wondered how maple syrup gets from the tree to your table? Did you know that it takes 10 gallons of sap to make a pint of syrup? This is your chance to learn all about it! Come out to Tipton-Haynes to discover the history, lore, and method of making maple syrup. See how the sap is extracted from the maple trees located throughout the grounds of the site and then watch as the sap is boiled down over a wood fired furnace until it becomes the rich, flavorful maple syrup that you love so much.

From 8am to 11am, a pancake breakfast with delicious maple syrup from Maple Grove Farm of Afton. Juice, coffee, and milk is included with your meal. Be sure to arrive early and let us feed you before you watch our volunteers boil the sap into maple syrup. Seating will be limited inside but extra seating is furnished outside at the picnic area.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children twelve and under (children 3 and under are free). Breakfast is $2 extra for everyone. As always, Tipton-Haynes members are FREE! Donations are welcomed and will go to help the site continue its mission values. Genuine maple syrup from Maple Grove Farm of Afton will also be for sale.

        Tipton-Haynes is a Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned Historic Site.

        Tipton-Haynes is located in South Johnson City at 2620 South Roan Street.  For additional information, please call 423-926-3631 or email

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About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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