Activities & Entertainment

Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators

utopiaUtopia Wildlife Rehabilitators, Inc is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to providing expert veterinary medical care, educational programs, and information about living with our native wildlife. Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators came into being during the West Nile outbreak in 2002. They treat and release approximately 200 orphaned and injured animals and birds of prey each year. They hold the only federal permit for treating migratory birds and raptors (hawks and owls) in the area.They get calls from Bartholomew and six surrounding counties. Education is a very important part of what Utopia is all about. Unlike many organizations that take a ‘show and tell’ approach to teach people about wildlife, they bring the ‘real’ message about the animals and birds that are right here in Indiana. For more information about U.T.O.P.I.A., please visit their website at

Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators will be at the festival March 3rd and 10th at 1:00 pm at Burton’s Maplewood Farm.

Six Guns Entertainment

On Sunday March 3rd and March 10th, Six Guns Entertainment will be on hand at Burton’s Maplewood Farm recreating American West in the late 19th Century. Six Guns Entertainment portray everything from the gunfighter to the law man to the lowest town drunk to the richest cattle barron.

Every historical scenario from Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County Wars to the infamous clash between the Earps, the Clantons and McLowerys at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone. They also recreate the shootouts and classic lines from some of the very best western movies ever made, such as Tombstone, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Open Range, 3:10 to Yuma, Young Guns and etc…

Whether it be fiction or non-fiction you are sure to be entertained as you see the West come alive with bank robberies, gunsmoke, jail breaks, one on one quick draws in the street, poker game disputes and much more! So take a day with the family and journey back into the Wild West! Show times will be at 12:30 pm & 3:00 pm at Burton’s Maplewood Farm Sugar House.

Pioneer Games

Children in the past could entertain themselves with homemade games made of common items such as sacks, hoops, sticks, and buttons. Come explore these old fashioned games and have the opportunity to take one home with you.

Paul Bunyan & Old Blue Lumberjack Activities

Memories are sure to be made while helping Paul Bunyon and Ole Blue collect sugar sap around the farm. Families can experience what it was like to collect sap prior to modern conveniences of today. If that’s not enough BIG Paul will help you hone your skills on his buck saw challenge. Take home your very own Bunyon branded Maplewood round.

Face Painting

Always a childhood favorite, face painting offers a charming remembrance of the weekend’s activities.

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

See fresh tapped maple trees and sip on hot apple cider while on a horse drawn ride your family will reflect on for years to come.

Children’s Activity Area

Kids can take a break from the festival in the Children’s Activity Area. Children can try their skills weaving their own pot holder, assist Cowboy Ron during his rope making demonstration, color their favorite festival picture, or try their skill on making their very own candle.  After getting their face painted, children may choose to explore the woods and enjoy a scavenger hunt. Please continue to check back with us for more new updates for the 2013 NMSF Children’s Activity Area!

Old McMaple’s Petting Zoo

What’s a visit to the farm without the animals? We wouldn’t know…

Kids can pet a variety of animals and even ride a miniature pony.

Believe it or not…see the MAN EATING CHICKEN!!!

Inspired by Wall Drug South Dakota, we’ve captured and harnessed our very own, come see the Man eating Chicken along with other mind boggling oddities.