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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 that first pancake breakfast an estimated 2,000,110 pancakes have been served to over 606,094 hungry people. More than 25,872 gallons of pure maple syrup have been poured over those pancakes. More than 148,264 lbs. of sausage have been cooked, and 1,387,424 cups of coffee poured for visitors to Burton.
(figures as of 06/2017)

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 first Weds in June at 5pm and every Wednesday into Sept.

Music, Cars, Food, and More on Main Street in Burton!

Coffee Corners Antiques

Live entertainment

Saturday nights all year.


Hastings Dairy

Milk from
Cow to Bottle Tour & Tasting


  • May 20, 29
  • June 6, 18, 26
  • July 2, 11, 23
  • Aug 12, 20
  • Sept 9, 18, 29
  • Oct 12

(Check website for times)

Tour the dairy, take a wagon ride around the farm, watch the cows milking and pet the calves.

Taste fresh milk bottled on-farm at Rowdy Cow Creamery.

Kids will enjoy train rides, indoor and outdoor play areas. Fun for the whole family.

$7 per person (12 months & under free) Cash or check, we are not able to process credit cards.

Red Maple Guided Amish Tours

Narrated 2 hr. Private backroad Amish Tours for small groups 5 days a week (excluding Thurs. & Sun.). Open to the Public.

Departing from Red Maple Inn, year-round, at 1pm & 3pm.

Reservations suggested.

“Pancake Town USA”

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 (8am to 1pm)

Pancakes & Omelets Breakfast

Sponsored by the Burton/Middefield RotaryBerkshire High School

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 & Apr 8, 15

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast

Atwood-Mauck American Legion Post 459

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 & Apr 8
Pancakes at Century Village Museum

Pancakes with sausage, apple sauce, scrambled eggs & beverage. At Century Village Museum

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 (9am-3pm)

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast

Burton Fire Station

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 (8am-2pm)

Craft Show

Berkshire High School

Pancake Sunday
Maple Demonstrations

Maple Candy & Cream
making demonstrations at the Log Cabin on the square

Weather permitting, syrup making demonstrations as well.

Sponsored by Burton Chamber of Commerce

Mar 24 (11am Sharp)

Easter Eggstravaganza! 

Annual Easter Eggstravaganza egg hunt for children 10 and under. Search for colorful, filled Easter eggs.

Held outdoors or in our Glasshouse Pavilion in inclement weather. Farm store open 10am to 5pm.
Sunrise Farm 440-834-1298

Apr 7 (11am to Noon)

16th Annnual
Edible Book Festival
Celebrated worldwide! 

People create books which are
totally edible. 
The books are judged, then eaten! 
Fun for all ages.

Burton Public Library

Apr 22 (9am-1pm)

Geauga County Council
Fundraiser Breakfast

Burton American Legion


May 5-6 (Sat-Sun 10am-5pm)

Spring Garden Party

Colorful annuals, perennials, and herbs.  Gourmet treats served each day.

Sunrise Farm

May 11-12 (Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm)

Mothers Day w/Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Order Ahead 440.834.3133

White House Chocolates

May 11 (Noon-7pm) 
May 12 (9am- 2pm)

Mothers Day Flower Sale

Burton American Legion

May 12 (Sat, 10am-4:30pm)

2018 Spring
Drive-It-Yourself Tour

Free Family Fun.
10+ locations! Prizes.
For more information visit

May 13 (11:30am-8pm)

Mother's Day at Warren's Spirited Kitchen

Reservations 440.273.8100

Warren's Spirited Kitchen

May 13 (11am-4pm)

Mother's Day Buffet at Punderson Manor

Reservations 440.564.9144

Punderson Manor St. Park Lodge

May 28 (11am)

Memorial Day Service

Burton Village gazebo followed by open house at the legion hall

Burton American Legion

Jun 9 (Sat, 10am-4:30pm) 

Burton Antiques 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.
General Admission $8;
Early Bird Admission at 8am $25.

Geauga County Fairgrounds

June 11-28 (9:30am-5pm)

Sunrise Farm
Strawberry Season

Baskets of sweet, local strawberries will be available inside the market for 3 weeks beginning approximately June 11th.

Sunrise Farm

June 17 (10am-2pm)

Fathers Day Brunch at Punderson Manor

Reservations 440.564.9144

Punderson Manor St. Park Lodge

June 30 (July 1 rain date) 6pm through conclusion of fireworks

Veterans Appreciation Day

Geauga County Fairgrounds
Burton American Legion

July 9-13 (10am-3pm)

Pioneer School

Children will experience pioneer life in the Western Reserve through hands-on projects, observing artisans, enjoying music, square-dancing, and pioneer games. Pioneer School is open to all children ages 8-12.  

Early registration suggested. 

$95 Members/$115 Non-Members

Century Village Museum

July 27-29

48th Antique Power & Steam Show

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

At Century Village Museum

Aug 18 (Noon-8pm)

Raccoon County Music

Day long festival celebrating
bluegrass and folk music
performed by a variety of musicians.
Adults $10
Children 6-12 $5
Members & Under 6 free

At Century Village Museum

Aug 30-Sept. 3 (8am-11pm)

196th Great Geauga County Fair

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend with the fun and excitement of the 196th annual Geauga County Fair.

Sept 1-30 (Mon-Sat 10am-5pm)

Apple Picking Time.

Sunrise Farm

Sept. 21 (Friday 5pm)

Grand Return of the

Old-fashioned family fun!

Bring your non-perishable food items to help the Burton food pantry and earn tickets towards a gift basket drawing.

Burton Chamber of Commerce

Sept 22 (Sat, 10am-4:30pm) 

Burton Antiques Market 

See June 9 event for details.

Oct 3-14

Burton Public Library Art Show

Juried Fine Art Show.

Burton Public Library

Oct 3-31 (10am-5pm)

Fall Festival Weekends
at Sunrise Farm

Apple picking, apple fritters, homemade caramel apples, hot apple cider, hunt for the perfect pumpkin in our Pick Your Own Pumpkin pumpkin patch.

Mums and all your outdoor decorations are on display. 
Sunrise Farm

Oct 6 (10am-4pm)

Fall Walking & Driving Tours

Pick up your itinerary at the Burton Log Cabin. FREE.

Sponsored by the Burton
Chamber of Commerce

Oct 13-14 (Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm)

70th Annual
Apple Butter Festival

Apple butter simmers in copper kettles! Antique vendors, pony rides, baked goods, fine arts, crafts & music.
GCHS Members Free.

At Century Village Museum

Oct 13-14 (Food 10am-6pm)


Enjoy a Burton tradition on the square. Great food, Beer Tent, Artisans & Vendors on the Square and Entertainment:

Sat Oct 13

  • 10am-1:30pm Button Box Divas Kathy Hlad & Julie Tabaj
  • 1:30-5pm To be determined
  • 5-9pm Ted Riser & The Marshall Band

Sun Oct 14

  • 10am-2pm Anthony Culkar Band
  • 2-6pm Patty C & The Guys

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce.

Oct 19-20 (Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm)

Sweetest Day Strawberries

The Last of our 3 Chocolate Dipped Strawberry events in 2018.

Order Ahead 440.834.3133

White House Chocolates

Oct 21 (9am-1:30pm)

Geauga County Council Fundraiser

Breakfast at Burton Legion Hall

Burton American Legion

Nov 3-4 (Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm)

Sunrise Farm’s
Christmas Open House

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.

Merry Christmas!
Sunrise Farm

Nov. 11(4:30-7pm)

Veteran’s Open House

Chili and Soup Dinner.

Burton American Legion Hall 

Nov 18 

Breakfast with Santa
& Craft Fair

Breakfast 9am to 1pm, craft fair 9am to 3pm.

Burton American Legion Hall

Nov 22 (11am-4pm)

Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Punderson Manor

Reservations 440.564.9144

Punderson Manor St. Park Lodge

Nov 23, 24 & 25 (10am-4pm)  

Country Hearth Christmas
& Christmas in the Village

Enjoy the many holiday activities and Santa at the Burton Log Cabin.

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

Nov 24-25 (Sat-Sun, Noon-4pm)

Christmas at Century Village

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

At Century Village Museum

Nov 24 (11am-1pm)

Children’s Make ‘n’ Take
Holiday Crafts

Burton Public Library

Nov 25, Dec 2, 9, 16 & 23
(Sun 9am-1pm)

Breakfast with Santa at Punderson Manor

Reservations 440.564.9144

Punderson Manor St. Park Lodge

Dec 7-8, 14-15, 21-22
(Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm)

Santa at the Burton Log Cabin

Visit Santa at the Log Cabin every weekend in December until Christmas.

Sponsered by Burton Chamber of Commerce

Dec. 7 (11am)

Pearl Harbor Day

Burton Village Gazebo

Burton American Legion

Dec. 24 (Mon, 4-8pm)

Christmas Eve Buffet at Punderson Manor

Reservations 440.564.9144

Punderson Manor St. Park Lodge

Dec. 25 (Tues, Noon-5pm)

Christmas Day Buffet at Punderson Manor

Reservations 440.564.9144

Punderson Manor St. Park Lodge

Dec. 31 (Mon, 5-9pm)

New Year's Eve Buffet at Punderson Manor

Reservations 440.564.9144

Punderson Manor St. Park Lodge

Dec. 31 (5pm-1am)

Ring In the New Year!

In Burton, AKA Pancake Town USA, for a 4th year, ring in the new year at Warren’s Spirited Kitchen with dinner and the dropping of a sparkling stack of pancakes.

Warren’s Spirited Kitchen

Mark your 2019 calendar for...

Sat. Feb. 9, 2019 (10am-4pm)

2019 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

Burton Chamber of Commerce

The Geauga County
Historical Society


Burton Middlefield Rotary

Burton Public Library
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