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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 June 7 at 5pm and every Monday ending Aug 29.

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

Coffee Corners Antiques

Live entertainment

Saturday nights all year.


Hastings Dairy

Cow Tales Adventure

May 17, June 1, Sept 14, Oct 5
(10am-12pm) $6/person. 

An event for children 5 and under with a caregiver.

Wagon ride tour of farm,
watch cows milking, pet calves, train ride, and playground.

Taste and purchase milk made at the on-farm creamery. For details visit

Hastings Dairy

Milk from
Cow to Bottle Tour & Tasting

May 29, June 15, July 1, July 16, Aug 3, Aug 13, Sept 18, Oct 14
(1-3pm) $6/person. 

Experience a working dairy farm & creamery.

Watch cows milking, pet calves, wagon ride and more!

Taste & purchase fresh milk bottled on-farm at Rowdy Cow Creamery.
Fun for the whole family! For details visit

East Geauga Kiwanis -

Fish Fries

Apr 8 & 22, May 6 & 20, Sept 23, Oct 7 (4:30- 7pm)

Come enjoy a delicious fish fry for a good cause at the

Middlefield Fire Hall!

“Pancake Town USA”

Mar 6, 13, 20; Apr 3,10

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast

Atwood-Mauck American Legion Post 459

Mar 6, 13, 20; Apr 3, 10
Pancakes at Century Village Museum

At Century Village Museum

Mar 6, 13, 20 (8am-1:30pm)

Pancakes & Omelets Breakfast

Sponsored by the
Burton/Middefield Rotary
Berkshire High School

Mar 6, 13, 20 (9am-3pm)

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast

Burton Fire Station

Mar 6, 13, 20 (8am-2pm)

Craft Show

Berkshire High School

Mar 19 (11am sharp)

Easter Eggstravaganza   

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

Mar 19 (Open 5pm)

Ladies Auxiliary Oink and Squeal Party, Chinese Raffles

Burton American Legion

Mar 26 (11am to Noon)

14th 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 3, 10 (9am-1:30pm)

Pancake & Sausage breakfast

Burton American Legion

Apr 15

Dueling Pianos

Presented by Burton-Middlefield Rotary. 

See web site for details or call 440-682-0135.
Burton-Middlefield Rotary

Apr 17 (9am-1:30pm)

Geauga County Council
Fundraiser Breakfast

Burton American Legion

Apr 30; May 1 (Sat. 10am-5pm)

Spring Garden Party

Our sparkling glasshouse welcomes you to our Spring Garden Party with colorful annuals, perennials, and herbs.  Gourmet teas, cakes, and sweets are served each day.

Sunrise Farm


May 6 (Noon-7pm) 
May 7(9am- 2pm)

Mothers Day Flower Sale

Burton American Legion

May 17 (10am-12pm) $6/person

Hastings Dairy - Cow Tales

See Recurring Events.

May 21-22

Rib Burn Off

Join us for our second rib burn off. Music, food, and fun.

At Century Village Museum

May 29 (1-3pm) $6/person

Hastings Dairy - Milk from Cow to Bottle Tour & Tasting    

See Recurring Events.

May 30 (11am)

Memorial Day Service

Burton Village gazebo followed by open house at the legion hall

Burton American Legion

June 1 (10am-12pm) $6/person

Hastings Dairy - Cow Tales

See Recurring Events.

June 4 (Sign-in at 10:30am)

Seventh Annual Golf Outing
Pleasant Hills Golf Course

Burton American Legion

Jun 11 (Sat, 10am-4:30pm) 

Burton Antiques Market 

400 Dealers - all Antiques
and old Collectibles - 55th year - something for everyone - 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

Sunrise Farm Strawberry Season

Baskets of sweet, local strawberries will be available inside the market for 3 weeks beginning approximately June 10th.

Sunrise Farm

June 12 (3pm)

Commanders Reception and
Scholarship Awards

Burton American Legion

June 15 (1-3pm) $6/person

Hastings Dairy - Milk from Cow
to Bottle Tour & Tasting    

See Recurring Events.

June 19

Ice Cream Social

Join us for an ice cream social and the grand opening of our newest clothing exhibit.

At Century Village Museum

July 1 (1-3pm) $6/person

Hastings Dairy - Milk from Cow to Bottle Tour & Tasting    

See Recurring Events.

July 4 (July 5 rain date) 6pm through conclusion of fireworks

Veterans Appreciation Day
At Geauga County Fairgrounds

Burton American Legion

July 11-15 (10am-3pm)

Pioneer School

Children will experience pioneer life in the Western Reserve through hands-on project, 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

At Century Village Museum

July 16 (1-3pm) $6/person

Hastings Dairy - Milk from Cow
to Bottle Tour & Tasting    

See Recurring Events.

July 29-31 

Antique Power Show

Old engines whistle, puff smoke,
saw wood, thresh grain, and demonstrate the power the power of another era. A must for school children and history lovers!

At Century Village Museum

August (all month) 

Sunrise Farm’s Peach Party

Come on in during our Annual Peach Party for fresh, sweet, local peaches.  Free stone Red Haven peaches are a customer favorite!

Sunrise Farm

Aug 3 (1-3pm) $6/person

Hastings Dairy - Milk from Cow to Bottle Tour & Tasting    

See Recurring Events.

Aug 12 (8am-Noon)

G.I. Get Together
Coffee & Donuts at the

Legion Post 459
Burton American  Legion

Aug 13 (1-3pm) $6/person

Hastings Dairy - Milk from Cow to Bottle Tour & Tasting    

See Recurring Events.

Aug 13 (Noon-8pm)

Raccoon County Music Festival

Day long festival celebrating
bluegrass and folk music performed by a variety of musicians.

Members free / Adults $7/
Children 6-12 $5/ Under 6 free

At Century Village Museum

Sept (Labor Day thru Oct)

Apple Picking Time

Apple picking, a fall tradition, at Sunrise Farm. Select from several varieties of delicious Ohio Apples.

Sunrise Farm

Sept 1-5 (10am-Midnight)

Great Geauga County Fair

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend with the fun and excitement of the 194th annual Geauga County Fair.

Sept 10

Clam or Steak Bake

Check website or call for details. 440-834-1492
At Century Village Museum

Sept  11 (8:30am)

Patriot Day Program

At Burton Village Park - Burton American Legion

Sept. 14 (10am-Noon) $6/person

Hastings Dairy - Cow Tales

See Recurring Events!

Sept 18 (1-3pm) $6/person

Hastings Dairy - Milk from Cow to Bottle Tour & Tasting    

See Recurring Events.!

Sept 24 (Sat, 10am-4:30pm) 

Burton Antiques Market 

See June 11 event for details.

Oct 1 (10am-4pm)

Fall Walking & Driving Tours

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

Sponsored by the Burton
Chamber of Commerce

Oct 1-29 (10am-5pm)

Fall Festival Weekends
at Sunrise Farm

Every weekend in October bring the family out to enjoy apple picking, apple fritters, homemade caramel apples, hot apple cider, hunt for the perfect pumpkin, and enjoy a trip through our classic Halloween cornstalk mystery maze. 
Sunrise Farm

Oct 5 (10am-Noon) $6/person

Hastings Dairy - Cow Tales

See Recurring Events.

Oct 8-9 (10am-6pm)


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

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce.

Oct 8-9 (10am-5pm)

68th 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 14 (1-3pm) $6/person

Hastings Dairy - Milk from
Cow to Bottle Tour & Tasting

See Recurring Events.

Oct. 16 (9am-1:30pm)

Geauga County Council Fundraiser Breakfast at Burton Legion Hall.

Burton American Legion

Nov 5 & 6
(Sat & Sun 10am-5pm)

Sunrise Farm’s
Christmas Open House

Enjoy hot apple cider and gourmet goodies during our open house. Santa will delight children on a hayride noon to three each day (weather permitting). Select fresh wreaths and green. Thanksgiving weekend, choose your live tree in our glasshouse pavilion.
Sunrise Farm

Nov. 11(4:30-7pm)

Veteran’s Open House
Chili and Soup Dinner.

Burton American Legion Hall 

Nov 26 

Breakfast with Santa & Craft Fair

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

Burton American Legion Hall

Nov 26-27, Dec. 3-4

Christmas at Century Village

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

At Century Village Museum

Nov. 26 (10am-4pm)

Children’s Make ‘n’ Take
Holiday Crafts

Burton Public Library

Nov 25-Dec 16

Gingerbread House Display

Burton Public Library

Nov 25-27 

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

Nov 27 (9am-1pm)

Ladies Auxiliary - Breakfast with Santa at the Legion Hall

Burton American Legion

Dec 2 (5-8pm)

Holiday Open House

Locally Blown Glass

Dec 7 (11am)

Pearl Harbor Day

Burton Village Gazebo

Burton American Legion

Mark your 2017 calendar for...

Feb. 11 (10am-4pm)

2017 Tree Tapping Ceremony

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

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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