Minnesota is known for it's cold weather and it's snowy winters. Northern Minnesota even more-so (yeah ya betcha). But this winter is one for the books - it feels like it has gone on forever and will never end. During April we're usually putting all of our winter shovels, snowblowers, and boots away. Instead, we're still ice fishing and counting on snow plows to get us to work. But it's April and it's time to get out of the house before we go insane. That's why Russ and I decided to check out the annual Maple Syrup Festival in Vergas (not to be confused with Vegas), Minnesota. We're usually so busy this time of year switching between cold and warm seasons that we don't have time to head out of town for a Saturday. The Maple Syrup Festival is the epitome of Minnesota. When we arrived in Vergas, every sign in town welcomed us to the festival.