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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 5 at 5pm and every Monday ending Sept 18.

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 16, May 31, Sept 19, Oct 4
(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 21
  • June 3, 21, & 27
  • July 3, 9,& 22
  • Aug 2 &13.
  • Sept 10 & 24
  • Oct 13

(1-3:30 pm) $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

“Pancake Town USA”

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 & Apr 2

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast

Atwood-Mauck American Legion Post 459

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 & Apr 2
Pancakes at Century Village Museum

At Century Village Museum

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 (8am-1:30pm)

Pancakes & Omelets Breakfast

Sponsored by the
Burton/Middefield Rotary
Berkshire High School

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 (9am-3pm)

Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast

Burton Fire Station

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 (8am-2pm)

Craft Show

Berkshire High School

Pancake Sunday
Maple Demonstrations

Maple Candy & Cream
making demonstrations

Weather permitting, Syrup making demonstrations as well.

Sponsored by Burton Chamber of Commerce

Mar 25 (11am to Noon)

15th 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 2 (9am-1:30pm)

Pancake & Sausage breakfast

Burton American Legion

Apr 2 (9am-2pm)
Pancakes at Century Village Museum

At Century Village Museum

April 8 (11am sharp)

Easter Eggstravaganza

Annual Easter Eggstravaganza egg hunt, children 10 and under.

Search for colorful, filled Easter eggs. Held outdoors or in our Glasshouse Pavilion in inclement weather. Farm store open

Sunrise Farm 440-834-1298

Apr 21 (Fri 6pm)

Dueling Pianos

Presented by Burton-Middlefield Rotary. 

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

Burton-Middlefield Rotary

Apr 23 (9am-1:30pm)

Geauga County Council
Fundraiser Breakfast

Burton American Legion


May 5 (Noon-7pm) 
May 6 (9am- 2pm)

Mothers Day Flower Sale

Burton American Legion

May 6-7 (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 13 (Sat, 10am-4:30pm)

2017 Spring
Drive-It-Yourself Tour

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

May 27 (free admission after 5pm)

75th Anniversary Celebration
of Century Village Museum

Come out to honor the beginning of Century Village Museum.
At Century Village Museum

May 27-28 (10am-5pm)

Civil War Reenactment

At Century Village Museum

May 29 (11am)

Memorial Day Service

Burton Village gazebo followed by open house at the legion hall

Burton American Legion

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

Eighth Annual Golf Outing

Pleasant Hills Golf Course
Burton American Legion

June 6-10 (6-9pm)

Ohio Chautauqua

A five day community event. Living history performances, music,education and audience participation.

Burton Historic District At Century Village Museum

Jun 10 (Sat, 10am-4:30pm) 

Burton Antiques Market 

400 Dealers - all Antiques
and old Collectibles - 56th year - 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 10-30 (9:30am-5pm)

Sunrise Farm
Strawberry Season

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

Sunrise Farm

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

Hastings Dairy - Milk from Cow to Bottle Tour & Tasting    

See Recurring Events.

July 1 (July 2 rain date) 6pm through conclusion of fireworks

Veterans Appreciation Day
Geauga County Fairgrounds
Burton American Legion

July 10-14 (10am-3pm)

45th An. 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

At Century Village Museum

July 28-30

Antique Power & Steam 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

Aug 12 (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 26 (8am-Noon)

Century Village Museum Trunk Sale

Join us for a rummage sale/craft
show all out of the trunk of your car!

Century Village Museum

Aug 31-Sept. 4 (9am-midnight)

195th Great Geauga County Fair

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend with the fun and excitement of the 195th annual Geauga County Fair.

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

Apple Picking Time.

Sunrise Farm

Sept  11 (8:30am)

Patriot Day Program

At Burton Village Park - Burton American Legion

Sept. 15 (Friday 5pm)

Grand Return of the

Old-fashioned family

Burton Chamber of Commerce

Sept 23 (Sat, 10am-4:30pm) 

Burton Antiques Market 

See June 10 event for details.

Oct 3-31 (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. 
Sunrise Farm

Oct 7 (10am-4pm)

Fall Walking & Driving Tours

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

Sponsored by the Burton
Chamber of Commerce

Oct 14-15 (10am-6pm)


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

Sat Oct 14

  • 1-1:30pm Button Box Divas Kathy Hlad & Julie Tabaj
  • 1:30-5pm Ron Likovic & Friends
  • 5-9pm Ted Riser & The Marshall Band

Sun Oct 15

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

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce.

Oct 14-15 (10am-5pm)

69th 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 15 (9am-1:30pm)

Geauga County
Council Fundraiser

Breakfast at Burton Legion Hall

Burton American Legion

Nov 4 & 5
(Sat & Sun 10am-5pm)

Sunrise Farm’s
Christmas Open House

Hot apple cider & gourmet
goodies. Santa will delight children on a hayride noon to 3 each day (weather permitting). Fresh wreaths and greens. 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 18 

Breakfast with Santa
& Craft Fair

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

Burton American Legion Hall

Nov 24, 25 & 26 (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 25-26
Dec. 2-3 (Noon-4pm)

Christmas at Century Village

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

At Century Village Museum

Nov. 25 (10am-4pm)

Children’s Make ‘n’ Take
Holiday Crafts

Burton Public Library

Nov 26-Dec 15

Gingerbread House Display

Burton Public Library

Dec. 31 (5pm-1am)

Ring In the New Year!

In Burton, AKA Pancake Town USA, for a 3rd 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 2017 calendar for...

Sat. Feb. 10, 2018 (10am-4pm)

2018 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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