COLLEGEVILLE - The local past time of sap collecting and maple syrup making is being celebrated at St. Johns University this week.

People attending the event will be taken on a horse drawn carriage to the sugar shack and will learn about the art of sap collecting, syrup cooking and demonstrations.

Assistant Director of Environment Education Kyle Rauch, says the event is fun for the whole family.

"The festival is fun for families. Adults, children, college students you name it. It's just fun for everybody".

The entire festival takes place outdoors. Organizers suggest dressing for the weather and highly recommenced wearing boots.

The event starts Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and goes until 4:00 p.m. and tickets are $5.00 for OutdoorU members and $10.00 for non-members.

There will also be another festival the following Saturday on April 1st.