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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 despair...you 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.

Locally Blown Glass:

First Friday Art Nights:

Stained Glass Workshops at the Gallery. Pre-registration required.

Specific Dates:
    • March 6
    • April 3
    • May 1
    • June 5
    • August 7
    • October 2
    • November 6

    Visit
    www.locallyblownglass.com
    for more information.

Cruise-In on Main Street

Starts May 6 at 5pm. and every Wed. thru Sept 9.

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

Coffee Corners Antiques

Live entertainment

Saturday nights all year.

440-834-0076

A Night on the Town

Costume Exhibit at Century Village Museum

Jun 26- Oct. 31

Call us for dates and times.
440-834-1492

Saturdays in the Country

Every last Saturday of the month from May to September

(10am -5pm)

Crafters, artisans, antiques and collectibles will set up along Main Street and on the Square!
(no yard sale items)

Specific Dates:
    • May 30
    • June 27
    • July 25
    • August 29
    • September 26

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

Cow Tales Adventure

For children 5 and under
with a caregiver.

Watch the cow milking, pet the calves, ride the Chugga Chugga Moo Moo train, and play on the outdoor farm-themed playground, and more!

Includes samples of fresh milk bottled on-farm at Rowdy Cow Creamery.
hastingsdairy.com for more info.

May 20, June 3, Sept 16, Oct 7

10am-4pm weather permitting

Feb. 14

Tree Tapping Demonstration on the green in Burton

Come learn how maple trees are tapped!

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

Burton Park

“Pancake Town USA”
“Pancake Town USA”

Maple Demonstrations

Maple Candy & Cream making demonstrations most Sundays at the Log Cabin on the square. Syrup making demonstrations, weather permitting.

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

(9am to 1:30pm)

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast

Burton American Legion

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

(9am to 2pm)

Pancake Breakfast

Century Village Museum

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

(8am to 1:30pm)

Pancakes & Omelets Breakfast

Sponsored by the Burton/Middklefield Rotary

Berkshire High School

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

(9am to 3pm)

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast

Burton Fire Station

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

(8am to 2pm)

Craft Show

Berkshire High School

Saturdays
Mar 7, 14

(7am to Noon)

Pancake Breakfast

AYCE “from scratch”
Buttermilk Pancakes

Fresh blueberries or banana available!
Geauga County Maple Syrup and Byler’s country sausage
Adults $8.00 Kids 8 and under $5.00 Add eggs $1.00

Horizons Christian Assembly

Horizons Christian Assembly 14920 White Rd., Middlefield

March 28

(11am-Noon)

13th Annual Edible Book Festival

Celebrated World Wide!
People create bookswhich are totally edible.
The books are judged, then eaten! Fun for all ages.

Burton Public Library

March 28

(10am to 5pm)

Easter Eggstravaganza

Calling all children ten and under to celebrate Easter at our annual Easter Eggstravaganza Easter egg hunt at 11am sharp. Under layers of fresh straw, children will enjoy searching for colorful Easter eggs in our Glasshouse Pavilion. Open 10 am to 5 pm. Sunrise Farm • 440-834-1298

www.sunrisefarmgifts.com

April 12

(9am to 1:30pm)

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast

Burton American Legion

May

May 2

(Sat 10am)

May Day Garden Party

Registration is required and will begin Sat, April 18

Burton Public Library

May 2-3

(Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm)

Sunrise Farm’s Spring
Garden Party

Colorful annuals perennials & herbs. Delicious gourmet teas, cakes & sweets are served each day. A Mother’s Day tradition.

440-834-1298 Sunrise Farm

May 9

(Sat, 10am-4pm)

Spring Drive it Yourself
Tour 2015

Free Family Fun! Celebrate National Tourism Week with this annual trek through Geauga County! You choose at least 10 of 25 locations to visit and then join us at the Finale! Family Friendly, Fun & Prizes. Details onwebsite mid-April!

Destination Geauga 440-632-1538

May 9

(Sat, 2pm)

Downton Abbey Tea Party

Period dress is encouraged! Join us for contests and games. Registration is required and begins on April 1. Limited to 40.

Burton Public Library

May 12

(Tues. 6:30pm)

Ohio Search Dog Association

No registration required.

Burton Public Library

May 16

(Sat 1-3pm)

Milk from Cow to Bottle Tour & Tasting

Watch cow milking, pet calves, take a wagon ride tour of the barn to see where the cows live. Taste and buy fresh milk bottled on-farm at Rowdy Cow Creamery. Outdoor farm-themed playground, and more! Fun for the whole family!

440-635-0313 Hastings Dairy hastingsdairy.com

May 20

(Wed, 10am-Noon)

Cow Tales Adventures

Children 5 and under accompanied by an adult. See recurring Events

Hastings Dairy

May 23 & 24

(10am-5pm)

Civil War Re-Enactment

30th annual Reenactment featuring our Historic Artisans, artillery battles, education programs, and traditional music. Admission: Adults: $7, Kids 6-12: $4, Members & Children 5 and under FREE.

Century Village Museum •
440-834-1492

May 30

10am - 5pm

Saturdays In The Country

Every last Sat. of the month, on the village green will be crafters, artisans, collectables, a farmer’s market and an Amish bake sale. Not a flea market. Be sure to visit the shops in town, the restaurants, and if you hate to leave there are two beautiful and comfortable inns to serve you.

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

June 3

(Wed, 10am-Noon)

Cow Tales Adventures

Children 5 and under accompanied by an adult. See recurring Events

Hastings Dairy

June 6

(sign-in at 10:30am)

6th Annual Golf Outing at Pleasant Hills Golf Course

Burton American Legion

June 13

(10am - 5pm)

Burton Antiques Market

400 Dealers - Antiques and old Collectibles - inside and out - rain or shine - dealers from all over the US and Canada - Largest 1 day antique show in the country. Admission $8; Early Bird 8am $25

www.burtonantiquesmarket.com

Geauga County Fairgrounds

June 14

( Sun, 1-3pm)

Milk from Cow to Bottle Tour & Tasting

Details, See May 16
hastingsdairy.com. Hastings Dairy

June 17

(Wed, 5-9pm)

Cruise-In on Main Street

FREE CAR SHOW WITH MUSIC. Every Wednesday throughout the summer.
Music, Cars, Food, and More on Main St. in Burton!


coffeecorners.com
Coffee Corners Antiques and Coffee House • 440-834-0076

June 17

(Wed, 10am - 4pm)

Gardens Galore, Art & More

The gardening event of the year! The Geauga Master Gardeners present their Garden Tour and Plant Sale with Burton Century Village serving as the hub of activity. An opportunity to view unique private gardens, along with historic homes and gardens. Shop for garden art, perennials, herbs, vegetables, tropical plants and more.

Century Village Museum • 440-834-4656 geauga.osu.edu

June 26

A Night on the Town Reception

Grand opening of a new costume exhibit from the GayNineties to the Roaring Twenties. Presale tickets only. Call for details.

Century Village Museum •
440-834-1492

June 27

(10am - 5pm)

Saturdays In The Country

Every last Sat. of the month, on the village green will be crafters, artisans, collectables, a farmer’s market and an Amish bake sale. Not a flea market. Be sure to visit the shops in town, the restaurants, and if you hate to leave there are two beautiful and comfortable inns to serve you.

Sponsored by
440-834-1492

June 28

(10am - 5pm)

Burton-Middlefield Rotary Ride

An escorted 60 mile ride throughout beautiful Geauga County. Registration & refreshments 8-10am. Ride takes off frloom Geauga County Fairgrounds at 10am. Lunch at noon.

www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com
www.burtonmiddlefieldrotary.com

Burton-Middlefield Rotary

July 3

(Fri, 1-3pm)

Milk from Cow to Bottle
Tour & Tasting

Details, See May 16
hastingsdairy.com.

Hastings Dairy

July 4

(6pm to end of Fireworks)

Veterans Appreciation Day
and Fireworks

(July 5th Rain Date)

Geauga County Fairgrounds

July 24-26

(10am - 5pm)

Antique Power & Steam Show

Exhibition & demonstration of several hundred power-driven machines and steam driven engines that lead our Industrial and Agricultural Revolution.

www.centuryvillagemuseum.org

Century Village Museum

July 25

(10am - 5pm)

Saturdays In The Country

See Recurrent Events

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

August 15

(Noon-8pm)

Raccoon County Music Festival

Sample the variety of music served up during the Raccoon County Music Festival. Geauga County comes alive with a day of dancing, clapping and sing-a-longs for all ages. This event offers Polka, Blues, Country, Bluegrass and other music styles.


www.centuryvillagemuseum.org

Century Village Museum

August 29

(10am - 5pm)

Saturdays In The Country

See Recurrent Events

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

August 29

(Sat, 1 - 7pm)

Burton Uncorked

A wine and cheese tasting event on the square in Burton.


Sophisticated Swing Band
5pm-7pm.

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

Aug 30- Oct 31

(10am-5pm)

Sunrise Farm’s Corn Stalk Maze

Explore our classic Halloween mystery maze as you run, skip and fall for our Sunrise Farm Fall Mazes..

www.sunrisefarmgifts.com

Sept. 1- Oct 31

(10am-5pm)

Sunrise Farm Apple Time

Apple picking has become a fall tradition at Sunrise Farm. Beginning with juicy Honey Crisp, Gala and MacIntosh apples in early September and ending with the tart snap of our Staymen Winesap in late October.

www.sunrisefarmgifts.com

September 3-7

(10am-Midnight)

Great Geauga County Fair

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend with the fun and excitement of the 191st annual Geauga County Fair.

www.geaugafair.com

Burton Village Park

September 16

(Wed, 10am-Noon)

Cow Tales Adventures

Children 5 and under accompanied by an adult. See recurring Events

Hastings Dairy

September 18

(Begins Fri 5pm)

Grand Return of the Scarecrows

Old-fashioned family fun!

NOT SCARY!
Young children and parents will enjoy the Scarecrows throughout the town.

Sponsored by Burton Chamber of Commerce

September 19

(Sat, 1-3pm)

Milk from Cow to Bottle
Tour & Tasting

See May 16

Hastings Dairy

September 26

(8am-4:30pm)

Burton Antiques Market

See June 13 event for details.

October 3

(10am-4pm)

Fall Walking & Driving Tours

Pick up your itinerary at the Burton Log Cabin. FREE

Sponsored by the Burton Chamber of Commerce

October 3-31

(Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm)

Fall Festival Weekends

Every weekend in Oct.

Enjoy apple picking, applefritters, homemade caramel apples, hot apple cider, hunt for the perfect pumpkin, and enjoy a trip through our huge cornstalk maze.

www.sunrisefarmgifts.com

Sunrise Farm

October 6-11

Burton Art Show

A juried art show open to the public. Call the library for hours: 440-834-4466

Burton Public Library

October 7

(Wed, 10am-Noon)

Cow Tales Adventures

Children 5 and under accompanied by an adult. See recurring Events

Hastings Dairy

October 10-11

(10am-8pm)

Oxtoberfest

Enjoy a Burton tradition on the square. The village green will be filled with vendors, ox roast sandwiches, a beer tent and polka music.

Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp,

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

October 10-11

(10am-5pm)

67th Annual
Apple Butter Festival

Apple butter simmers in copper kettles! Artisans, quality crafters, historic buildings to visit, activities for children, music, and unique foods.

Make it a date to visit us! GCHS Members Free.

At Century Village Museum

October 11

(Sun, 1-3pm)

Milk from Cow to Bottle
Tour & Tasting

See May 16

Hastings Dairy

Nov. 7 & 8

(Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm)

Sunrise Farm
Christmas Open House

Our cozy barn will be festively decorated for the Christmas Season. Enjoy hot apple cider and gourmet goodies. Santa will delight children on a hayride 1-3pm each day (weather permitting). Gourmet gift baskets, fresh wreaths, greens & trees beginning Thanksgiving weekend.

www.sunrisefarmgifts.com

Sunrise Farm

November 27 - December 18

Gingerbread House Display

Burton Public Library

November 28

(10am-4pm)

Children’s Make ‘n’ Take Holiday Crafts

Burton Public Library

Nov 27-29 & Dec 5-6


Country Hearth Christmas
& Christmas in the Village

Burton Village celebrates Christmas with old-fashioned flair.

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

Sponsored by Burton Chamber of Commerce

November 28

(9am-1pm, Breakfast.
Crafts 9am-3pm)

Breakfast With Santa
& Craft Fair

Breakfast with Santa 9am to 1pm

Burton American Legion

Nov 28-29 & Dec 5-6

Christmas at Century Village

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

Century Village Museum

December 4
(5-9pm)

Holiday Open House

Locally Blown Glass

 

Be sure and mark…

February 13, 2016

(10am to 4pm)

on your calendars for the
2014 Tree Tapping Ceremony to
officially start the Maple Syrup Season with demonstrations and hot chocolate and donuts.

Free at the Burton Log Cabin on the square

Sponsored by Burton Chamber of Commerce

Burton Chamber of Commerce
440-834-4204
www.burtonchamberofcommerce.org

www.pancaketown-usa.com

The Geauga County
Historical Society

440-834-1492 www.centuryvillagemuseum.org

Burton Middlefield Rotary
www.burtonmiddlefieldrotary.com

Burton Public Library
440-834-4466 • www.burtonlibrary.org

Destination Geauga
1-800-775-TOUR www.destinationgeauga.com

Additional
Ohio tourism information www.discoverohio.com