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Log Cabin History

When the Burton Log Cabin was built by the Chamber of Commerce, it encouraged thousands of visitors and residents to come and see the production of maple syrup.

Thousands of visitors did come to the Grand opening in March 1931 and that tradition continues each spring.

The original cabin was patterned after the Log Cabin in Kentucky in which Abraham Lincoln was born. Additions were put on in 1931, 1932, 1954, 1959, and the newest portion opened in 1962.

The Burton Log Cabin is a working sugar house producing maple syrup every spring and making maple candy year round. It is owned and operated by the Burton Chamber of Commerce and also serves as the information resource center for Burton and surrounding areas.

The Cabin is open for business
7 days a week, year-round.

The Story of
Pancake Town USA

Each March since 1951, Burton has been serving pancakes every spring to over 20,000 guests. It became so popular that the Burton-Middlefield Rotary Club decided to officially trademark our town as “Pancake Town USA.”

Today the Rotary Club, the Century Village Museum and other groups continue to serve these annual March Sunday pancake breakfasts. Since 1951, over 1.84 million pancakes have been served in Burton to over 588,094 hungry people. More than 25,164 gallons of pure maple syrup have been poured over those pancakes. More than 141,514 pounds of sausage have been cooked, and 1,274,924 cups of coffee poured for visitors to Burton. (figures as of 06/2014)

In 2015 begining the first Sunday in March our trees will be tapped, sap gathered and boiled, pancakes and sausage cooked, and coffee brewed for thousands of people who for
64 years have made this a yearly tradition.

The Burton Log Cabin will be making maple syrup and maple candy, a tradition in the area which dates back for centuries. An Antique and Craft Show will be in full swing at the High School, the Burton Public Library will host book sales and Century Village Museum will bustle with activity. Local antique stores and shops stocked with new ideas for spring are ready for visitors.

But don’t can still have unique & delicious pancakes even after the season ends. All year-round many local restaurants, civic organizations and lodging facilities serve pancakesand offer pure maple syrup for your enjoyment!

All You Can Eat Pancakes We're always glad to see ya!

The Recurrent Events list presents those events that happen in Burton on an ongoing basis.

The Monthly listings highlight special events in our area.

Cruise-In on Main Street

Starts 1st Weds in June at 5pm and every Wednesday to Sept 9.

Music, Cars, Food, and More on Main St. in Burton! Coffee 

Coffee Corners Antiques

Live entertainment 
at Coffee Corners 

7-8:45pm - Saturday nights all year.

Coffee Corners Antiques

Open Mic Music Night 

Every Friday starting 1st Friday in April sign up at 5, music 6-8:30.

Coffee Corners Antiques

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Sundays

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Pancakes & Omelets Breakfast ~ 8am-1pm

Sponsored by the Burton/Middefield Rotary

Berkshire High School

Mar 8, 15, 22, 29

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast ~ 9am-2pm

At Century Village Museum

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast ~ 9am-3pm

Burton Fire Station

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5

Pancake Breakfast ~

American Legion Post #459, Goodwin St. (also Ap5)

Additional Pancake Sunday Event Craft Show ~ 8am-2pm

Berkshire High School

Mar 1- 31

March Maple Menu at Warren’s Spirited Kitchen

Celebrating Geauga County Maple syrup season by using local maple syrup in our cocktails and menu items. Reservations suggested

Warren’s Spirited Kitchen 

Mar 6, 13, 20, 2
(Fri 11:30am-9:30pm)

Lent Fish Fry Fridays at Warren’s 

Reservations suggested. 

Warren’s Spirited Kitchen • 440.273.8100

March 14, 21, & 28. (Sat. 8 -11am) 

Unlimited Pancakes 
and Hot Oatmeal Breakfasts 

Unlimited pancakes with fruit toppings, whipped cream or 
Burton’s Finest Maple syrup. Sausage links, Homemade fresh Oatmeal with choice of fresh apples, brown sugar, raisins, and walnuts, beverages (milk, OJ, & Coffee). Veterans eat FREE. Cost is $8 with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the VETERANS FOOD PANTRY IN CHARDON. 

Burton Healthcare Center 

March 30-April 11 (10am-6pm)

Easter at White House Chocolates

Easter candy of all shapes and sizes. Child-approved gift items to          top off your basket.  

 White House Chocolates 440.834.3133

Apr 3, 10 (Fri, 11:30am-9:30pm)

Lent Fish Fry Fridays at Warren Spirited Kitchen

*See March 6

Apr 11 (Sat. 11am Sharp)

Easter Eggstravaganza
at Sunrise Farm

Children 10 and under celebrate Easter at our “Eggstravaganza” egg hunt searching for colorful, filled Easter eggs. Held outdoors or in our Glasshouse Pavilion in inclement weather. The Farm store is open 10am-5pm.

Apr 12 (Sun 11:30am-8pm)

Celebrate Easter Sunday
at Warren’s Spirited Kitchen

Easter Brunch & Dinner Specials! Reservations Suggested. 

Warren’s Spirited Kitchen • 440.273.8100

Apr 19 (Sun 9am-1pm)

Geauga County Council

Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast

Burton American Legion


May 8-9 (Fri Noon-7pm, Sat 9am-2pm)

Mother’s Day Flower Sale

Burton American Legion

May 9 (Sat, 10am-4:30pm)

Spring Drive It Yourself Tour

Local businesses have special sales, samples, tours or exhibits. Visit a minimum of 10 locations and join us at the Grand Finale for a chance to win the grand prize basket. Finale begins at 3pm with entertainment, snacks, an auction and the grand prize drawing at 4pm!


May 9-10 (Sat-Sun 10am-5pm)

Spring Garden Party
at Sunrise Farm

Annuals, perennials, and herbs. Gourmet teas, cakes, sweets are served each day. A Mother’s Day tradition.

Sunrise Farm

May 7, 8, 9 (Thur-Sat, 10am-6pm)

Mother’s Day with
Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate dipped strawberries a gift that will bring a smile to mom. Order ahead to ensure your strawberries are ready when you arrive.


May 23-24(Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm)

Civil War Reenactment

Century Village Museum revisits the War Between the States.
Re-enactors will set up camp for the weekend, offering a look back at the battles as well as the daily life of Civil War soldiers and civilians. Meet Abraham Lincoln, visit settlers and be sure to visit our “Threads of War” costume exhibit.

Century Village Museum 440.834.1492

May 25 (Mon, 11:30am)

Memorial Day Service
At Burton Village Gazebo.

Followed by Open House at American Legion Hall.

Burton American Legion

June 10 thu approx June 30 (10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 10-5 Sun)

Local Strawberries Arrive

Local fresh picked strawberries in our store. Daily during the season Call for availability.

Sunrise Farm

June 13 (Sat, 10am-4:30pm)

Spring Burton Antique Market

400 Dealers - all Antiques - inside and out - rain or shine - dealers from all over the US and Canada - Largest 1 day antique show in the country.
$10 (10am-1pm).
Early Bird $25 (8am-10am).
General Admission $5 (1-4:30pm)

Geauga County Fairgrounds

July 3 (Sat 6pm thru Conclusion of Fireworks)
(Rain Date July 4)

Veteran’s Appreciation Day & Fireworks.

At Geauga County Fairgrounds
Burton American Legion

Jul 6-10 (10am-3pm)

48th Annnual
Pioneer School

Boys and Girls 8-12yr participate in activities from pioneer days and learn how people lived long ago. Space is limited. Call for pricing and availability.

Jul 24-26 (Fri-Sun, 8am-5pm)

50th Antique Power
& Steam Show

Displays and demos of steam engines, gas engines, construction equipment, Tractors, cars, trucks, grain threshing, sawmilling, earth-moving and more.

Century Village Museum.
Historical Engine Society.

Aug 1st thru Labor Day

Peach Party

Fresh Local Peaches in our store.

Sunrise Farm

Aug 8 (Noon-7pm)

Raccoon County Music

Enjoy the best in regional folk, blues, Cajun, early jazz,Irish, old time string and many other traditional styles.
$10 admission,
$4 ages 6-12,
under 5yrs Free

At Century Village Museum 440.834.1492

Sept 1-Oct 31 (Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm)

Apple Picking Time
at Sunrise Farm.

Honey Crisp, Gala & MacIntosh apples in early Sept. Tart snap of our Staymen Winesap in late Oct.

Sunrise Farm 440.834.1298

Sept 2-30 (Wed & Fri 5-9pm)

Seafood Boils at Warren’s Spirited Kitchen

Enjoy this unique dining experience Wed. & Fri., under our heated tent. Reservations suggested.

Warren’s Spirited Kitchen 

Sept 3-7 (Thurs-Mon 8am-11pm)

198th Great Geauga County Fair

On Labor Day Weekend it’s time for Ohio’s oldest county fair. Enjoy 151 acres of rides, shows,
13,000+ exhibits, thousands of animals and so much more. And then there is the FOOD! Hundreds of food vendors to choose from. This is truly a wonderful time for the entire family.

Geauga County Fair Grounds

Sept 19 (Sat 5pm) 

Bingo & Raffle 

Burton American Legion

Sept 26 (Noon til Dusk)

Veterans Sports Fest

Great Lakes Outdoors

Burton American Legion

Sept 26, (Sat, 10am-4:30pm)

Fall Burton Antique Market

400 Dealers - all Antiques - inside and out - rain or shine - dealers from all over the US and Canada - Largest 1 day antique show in the country.
$10 (10am-1pm).
Early Bird $25 (8am-10am).
General Admission $5 (1-4:30pm)

Geauga County Fairgrounds

Oct 2-28 (Wed & Fri 5-9pm)

Seafood Boils at Warren’s Spirited Kitchen
See Sept 2

Oct 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 (Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm)

Fall Festival Weekends at Sunrise Farm

Apple picking, apple fritters, homemade caramel apples, hot apple cider, and hunt for the perfect pumpkin in our pick your own pumpkin. Mums and all your outdoor decorations on display.

Sunrise Farm

Oct 3&4

Mesopotamia Civil War Reenactment

Three Battles of Sailor’s Creek, camping around the Village Commons; Showcase of Civil War Historical Presenters; Civil War Wedding; Amish wedding feast; Civil War social dance with a period brass band; and living histories throughout the event. Open to the Public. MesopotamiaReenactment

Oct 10-11 (Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm)

Burton Fall Festival

The village green will be filled with artisans and vendors, food, music and more.

Sponsored by Burton Chamber of Commerce 440.834.4204

Oct 10-11 (Sat-Sun,10am-5:pm)

Apple Butter Festival

Steaming copper kettles provide the wonderful aroma of apple butter being made! Purchase fresh Apple Butter, Apple Fritters, tour the historic buildings with authentic artifacts. Historic Artisans! Children’s activities, pony rides and wonderful food.

Contact Century Village Museum • 440.834.1492

Oct 11 (Sun 8am)

The 3rd Annual Precision Fall Fest 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Hosted by Precision Orthopaedic Specialties. Both the 5K and the 1 mile run will begin at 8am in the beautiful Village of Burton! Come join us for this looped course which will begin on Burton Village Square, travel through the streets of Historic Burton and fairgrounds, and end back on the square. The race will be chip timed and all runners will receive a commemorative t-shirt and post-race refreshments. Awards will go to the top finishing male and female from each age group, and the top male and female overall winners! For information and regisration, visit

Oct. 21 (Thur. 6-9pm)

Taste of Geauga

Enjoy an evening of tasty delights from over 20 Geauga County restaurants and three Geauga County wineries at the Century Village Museum Bond Building. For ticket details contact us at 440.632.1538

Oct. 16-17 (Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm)

Sweetest Day is a Cleveland originated holiday. Originally showing thoughtfulness to the under-privileged and shut-ins, it has become a time to give gifts to our loved ones. We offer CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES for three holidays each year, the other two being Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

White House Chocolates • 440.343.3133

Oct 20 (Sun 9am-1pm)

Geauga County Council Fundraiser Breakfast

Burton American Legion

Oct 27 (5-8pm)

Lil Goblins Gathering

Ages 2-10 yrs Family oriented, stroller-friendly evening in the spirit of Halloween. Bring a candy bag and walking shoes, Costumes encouraged. Outdoor Trick or Treating plus Old fashioned carnival games, bonfire with story teller, refreshments, Hayride. Cost: TBA. Reservations required.

Call 440.834.1492 to reserve your spot.

Century Village Museum

Nov 7-8 (Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm)

Christmas Open House at Sunrise Farm

Step into our cozy barn festively decorated for the Christmas Season. Enjoy hot cider and gourmet goodies. Santa will delight children on a hayride (weather permitting). Hundreds of gourmet gift baskets surround our train display. Sparkling displays around every corner will amaze and delight Merry Christmas!

Sunrise Farm 440.834.1298

Nov 14 (Sat, 6-9pm)

2020 Century Village Banquet

Dinner and a Chinese Auction with our friends and neighbors. $40/person and includes 5 Chinese Auction tickets. Space is limited.

Century Village Museum 440.834.1492

Nov 27 

Christmas Trees Arrive!

Sunrise Farm

Nov 27-29 (Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm)

Country Hearth Christmas,
Christmas in the Village &
Santa at Log Cabin

Burton Village celebrates Christmas with old-fashioned flair. Enjoy a lighted parade on Fri. Nov 29 at 6pm followed by caroling, holiday decor lighting and refreshments. Santa will be at the Burton Log Cabin with FREE hot chocolate and cookies 12-4pm.

Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp, Burton Chamber of Commerce • 440.834.4204

Nov. 28 (Sat 8:15am)

Ugly Sweater 5K Run/1Mile Penguin Waddle (walk)Event

Come visit us in all of our holiday splendor!  Free to the public.

Starts and ends at the Burton Fire Station. 8:15am same day registration available day of the event for $30; $20 pre-registration for run. $10 for the fun walk/waddle. Prizes awarded for both Run and Costume Participants.

Call Ann for more info

Nov 28-29 (Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm)

Christmas at Century Village

Did you ever wonder how the Cook Family, the Boughton Family or the Hitchcock Family prepare for Christmas? Visit the families on our Christmas tour! They can’t wait to visit with you! Timed tickets are available.

Call 440.834.1492
Century Village Museum
• 440.834.1492

Nov 28-29 (Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm)

Christmas Craft Show

Unique holiday gift items from artisans and vendors. All your holiday shopping in one place!

Century Village Museum 440.834.1492

Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-20
(Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm)

Santa at Log Cabin

Santa will be at the Burton Log Cabin with free hot chocolate and cookies 12-4pm.

Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp, Burton Chamber of Commerce
• 440.834.4204

Dec 7 (Mon 11am)

Pearl Harbor Day

Burton Village Gazebo

Burton American Legion

Dec. 12 (Sat. 6-7:30pm)

Story Time with Santa’s Elves

Wear your PJ’s & bring a blanket. Burton American Legion

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Sat. Feb. 13

2021 Tree Tapping Ceremony

The official start the Maple Syrup Season with demonstrations and FREE hot chocolate and donuts. 
At Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp. 

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

Feb 10-12 (T-Th 10am-5pm)
Feb 13-14 (Fri-Sat10am-6pm)

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Days at Sunrise Farm

Sweet, luscious strawberries dipped in premium chocolate for St. Valentine’s Day. Deliciously decorated chocolate dipped cherries, grapes and bananas are also available as well as potato and corn chips!

Sunrise Farm 440.834.1298 •

Burton Chamber of Commerce

The Geauga County
Historical Society


Burton Middlefield Rotary

Burton Public Library
440-834-4466 •

Destination Geauga

Ohio tourism information