... Burton, Ohio – Pancake Town USA
Pancake Town USA
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 2.14 million pancakes have been served in Burton to over 649,717 hungry people. More than 26,559 gallons of pure maple syrup have been poured over those pancakes. More than 154,807 pounds of sausage have been cooked, and 1.49 million cups of coffee poured for visitors to Burton.
(numbers estimated from the first pancake breakfast through 2022)

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 73 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 New 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 pancakes and 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

Every Wednesday June7 to September 6.
Music, Cars, Food, and More on Main St. in Burton!

Coffee Corners Antiques

Live entertainment 
at Coffee Corners 

Coffee Corners Antiques

Open Mic Music Night 

Every Friday sign up at 5pm, music 6-8pm.

Coffee Corners Antiques

Friday Live Music at Punderson Manor

Every Fri Memorial Day thru Labor Day.

Visit PundersonManor.com for details.
Punderson Manor Resort

Fri & Sat Live Music

March thru October

World Famous Iron Horse Saloon

World Famous Iron Horse Saloon

Mar 4 (Sat, 10am-3pm)

Beekeeping Class

Perfect for new beekeepers, those looking to increase their knowledge or learn best practices for healthy hives.
Must pre-register by calling 440.632.0016

John’s Country Nursery

Mar 7-31 (10am-6pm)

Easter at White House Chocolates

Bunnies born daily. Easter candy of all shapes & sizes, enough to fill your Easter Basket. Large selection of Christian molded chocolate.

White House Chocolates

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

Pancakes and $5 Mimosa Sundays

Enjoy specialty pancakes and pitchers of Mimosas all day.

for details.

Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 (Sun)

Pancake Breakfast at Punderson Manor

Visit PundersonManor.com
for details.

Apr 1 - Apr 8 (10am-6pm)

Easter at White House Chocolates

See March 7 for details.

White HouseChocolates
440.834.3133 whitehousechocolates.com

Apr 1 (11am)

Edible Book Festival

Celebrated Worldwide! People create books which are entirely edible. They are judged, then eaten!

Burton Public Library

Apr 2, 9 (Sun, 9am-1pm )

Pancake and sausage Breakfast at
Atwood Mauck American Legion Post 459

Burton American Legion

Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Pancakes and $5 Mimosa Sundays

See March 5 for details.

for details.

Apr 2, 16, 23, 30 (Sun)

Pancake Breakfast at Punderson Manor

Visit PundersonManor.com for details.

Punderson Manor Resort

Apr 8 (Sat, 11am-1pm)

Easter Egg event in Burton.

Easter Egg Hunt with a special
appearance by the Easter Bunny for pictures, Burton Fire Dept and Police Dept, Games and Give Aways. Contact RE/MAX Rising for details.

Burton Chamber of Commerce

Apr 9 (Sun 11am)

Easter Buffet at Punderson Manor

Visit PundersonManor.com for details.

Punderson Manor Resort


May 6 (Sat, 10am-3pm)


Spend a spring day in Geauga County and discover places you have not gone before. Pick up treasures along the way.
Enjoy discounts, sales and/or coupons at the various stops.
Visit 10 or more stops and
enter to win prizes at the finale!

Details at DestinationGeauga.com

May 6 & 7
(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 12 & 13
(Fri, Noon-7pm; Sat 9am-2pm)

Mother’s Day Flower Sale

Burton American Legion 440.834.8621

May 12 & 13
(Fri-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 14 (Sun)

Mother’s Day Buffet at Punderson Manor

Visit PundersonManor.com for details or call 440.564.9144 Punderson Manor Resort

May 27-28
(Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm)

Civil War Re-enactment

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 Crossroads Museum Store.

Century Village Museum
centuryvillagemuseum.org 440.834.1492

May 29 (Mon, 11:30am)

Memorial Day Service
At Burton Village Gazebo.

Followed by Open House at American Legion Hall.

Burton American Legion

June 9 to approx June 30
(Mon-Sat, 10am-5:30pm;
Sun, 10am-5pm)

Local Strawberries Arrive

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

Sunrise Farm

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

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.
Early Buyers $25 (8am-10am). General Admission $10 (10am-1pm) or $5 (1-4:30pm)

Geauga County Fairgrounds burtonantiquesmarket.com

Mid July to Labor Day


Get the sweetest corn direct from the farm! Call ahead to confirm availability.

Sunrise Farm
440.834.1298 facebook.com/sunrisefarmgifts

July 1 (Sat 6pm thru Conclusion of Fireworks)
(Rain Date July 2)

Veteran’s Appreciation Day & Fireworks.

At Geauga County Fairgrounds
Burton American Legion 440.834.8621

July 8 (Sat, 4-9pm)

Maple splash festival

A special day of food, beer & wine, live music, games, special events and fun activities at Century Village Museum. Over 20 non-profit groups will be on-hand to meet the public and share their mission.
And last but not least the
winning raffle tickets will be drawn.

Sponsored by
Burton Middlefield Rotary

Jul 10-14 (10am-3pm)

50th 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 440.834.1492 for pricing and availability.
Pre-registration required.

Century Village Museum

Aug 1st thru Labor Day

Peach Party

Fresh Local Peaches in our store.

Sunrise Farm
440.834.1298 facebook.com/sunrisefarmgifts

Aug 12 (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 adults,
$4 ages 6-12,
under 5yrs Free

At Century Village Museum
raccooncountymusicfestival.com 440.834.1492

Aug 31 thru Sept 4
(Thurs-Mon, 8am-11pm)

Great Geauga 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 1-4
(Thur-Mon, 8am-11pm)

Great Geauga County Fair

See Aug 31for details Geauga County Fair Grounds

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

Apple Picking Time
at Sunrise Farm.

Honey Crisp, Gala and MacIntosh apples in early Sept. Experience the tart snap of our Staymen Winesap and Ever Crisp in late Oct.
Call ahead to confirm variety availability

Sunrise Farm 440.834.1298

Sept 16 (Sat, 10am-5pm)

4th Annual
Honey Bee Festival

60+ vendors featuring locally grown, or crafted goods.
Music, mini-education seminars, food, and daylong family fun all devoted to increasing public
awareness of the impact that bees have on our food sources and the wide range of benefits of bee products.

John’s Country Nursery

Sept 21-23

Juried Art Show Entries

Submit your entries for the annual juried art show.

Info call 440.632.4466 • Burton Public Library • burton.lib.oh.us

Sept. 23 (Sat, 10am-3pm)

Classic Car Show

Free entry, Peoples’ Choice Award, Music & food, Family Friendly.

John’s Country Nursery

Sept 23 (Sat, 10am-4:30pm)

Autumn Burton Antique Market

See June 10 for details.

Geauga County Fairgrounds burtonantiquesmarket.com

Sept 30 (Sat, 9am-5pm)
& Oct 1 (Sun, 10am-3pm)

Vintage Power Show

Vintage/Antique Power equipment, demonstrations, music, food, family friendly.

John’s Country Nursery

Oct 1 (Sun, 10am-3pm)

Vintage Power Show

See Sept 30 for details

John’s Country Nursery

Oct 7-8, 14-15
(Sat-Sun, Noon)


Meet your local farmer.
Enjoy scenic and educational hayrides starting at 12:30 and every hour after.
This event is family friendly and age inclusive. There is food available for purchase
or you can stop by Sirna’s
restaurant 2 miles away after your visit for farm-to-table pizza, pasta and more!

Sirna’s Farm • 440.834.0696 sirnasfarm.com

Oct 3-7

Juried Art Show

Annual juried art show featuring Photography, Art, and 3D Art from local artists.

Burton Public Library
Entry info call 440.834.4466

Sep 9-Oct 31
(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 patch.
Mums, Cornstalks and outdoor decorations on display.

Sunrise Farm

Oct 7-8 (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 burtonchamberofcommerce.org

Oct 7-8 (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.
Historic Artisans!
Children’s activities, and wonderful food.

Contact Century Village Museum

Oct 8 (Sun, 8am)

The 5th 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! The looped course 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 to the top finishing male and female from each age group, and the top male and female overall winners!

For information and registration, visit • GreatLakesRaceTiming.com

Oct. 20-21
(Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm)

Sweetest Day Strawberries

Sweetest Day is a Cleveland originated holiday. it has become a time to give gifts to our loved ones. Chocolate covered strawberries top the list of favorites.

White House Chocolates

Oct. 21 (Sat, 10am-3pm)

Beginning BeeKeeping Class.

See Mar 5 for details.
Must pre-register by calling...

John’s Country Nursery

Last Week of Oct (During Library hours)

Kids Make-N-Take Christmas Ornaments

Pick up your Make-n-Take ornament kit any time during library hours this week. Bring it back on Nov 24 and have fun making your ornament with the other kids.

Burton Public Library 440.834.4466 burton.lib.oh.us

Nov 11 (Sat 4:30-7pm)

Veteran’s Day Open House - Chili and Soup Dinner

Burton American Legion 440.834.8621

Nov 10-12 (Tues-Thur)

Burton Christmas Open House

Shops in Burton will be open with unique gift selections to fill your holiday shopping needs.

Check various websites.

Nov 11-12 (Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm)

Christmas Open House at Sunrise Farm

Enjoy hot cider and gourmet goodies. Hundreds of gift baskets surround our train display. Something to amaze and delight. around every corner.

Sunrise Farm • 440.834.1298 facebook.com/sunrisefarmgifts

Nov 17 (Fri, 9am-5pm)
Nov 18 (Sat, 9am-7pm)
Nov 19 (Sun, 10am-5pm)

Christmas Open House

Holiday fun with shopping discounts, Mr & Mrs Claus, demonstrations, kids crafts, refreshments, and much more! Check website for details.

John’s Country Nursery

Nov 20-21 (Entry)
Nov 27-Dec 18 (On-display)

Gingerbread House Display

Call 440.834.4466 for entry details.

Burton Public Library burton.lib.oh.us

Nov 23 (Thur)

Punderson Manor Thanksgiving Buffet

Visit PundersonManor.com for details or call 440.564.9144 Punderson Manor Resort

Nov 24 (Fri, 5pm)

Kids Make-N-Take Christmas Ornaments

Bring your kit (see Oct listing) and join in as we build the ornaments. At 7pm those who wish can put your ornament on the tree in the park.

Burton Public Library burton.lib.oh.us

Nov 24-26
(Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm)

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

Christmas with old-fashioned flair. Enjoy a lighted parade, Fri. Nov 24 at 6pm followed by caroling, holiday decor lighting and refreshments.
Make an appt. to see Santa at Burton Log Cabin 11-4pm.

Burton Chamber of Commerce

Nov. 24-26
(Fri-Sun, 11am-4pm)

Santa at the Log Cabin

Santa will be at the Burton Log Cabin 11-4pm by Appt.only. Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp open 10am-4:30pm

Burton Chamber of Commerce 440.834.4204 burtonchamberofcommerce.org facebook.com/burtonBCOC

Nov. 25 (Sat, 8:15am)

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

Holiday Event
Starts and ends at the Burton Fire Station. Begins at 9am.
$30 registration day of the event; $25 pre-registration for run and $15 for the fun walk/waddle.
Prizes awarded for both Costume and Run Participants.

Call Ann Blair for more info

Nov 25-26
(Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm)

Back in time Christmas at Century Village

Did you ever wonder how the Cook, Boughton or the Hitchcock families prepare for Christmas?
Visit the families on our Christmas tour! Timed tickets are available,

Century Village Museum
440.834.1492 • centuryvillagemuseum.org

Nov 25-26 (Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm)

Christmas Craft Show

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

Century Village Museum
440.834.1492 • centuryvillagemuseum.org

Nov 26 (Sun)

Breakfast with Santa

Visit PundersonManor.com for details

or call 440.564.9144
Punderson Manor Resort

Dec. (1-18)

Gingerbread House Display

Burton Public Library • burton.lib.oh.us

Dec 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24
(Sat-Sun, 11am-4pm)

Santa at the Log Cabin

Santa will be at the Burton Log Cabin by Appt.only. Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp open 10am-4:30pm.

Burton Chamber of Commerce

Dec 3, 10, 17 (Sun)

Breakfast with Santa

Visit PundersonManor.com for details

or call 440.564.9144
Punderson Manor Resort

Dec 7 (Thur, 11am)

Pearl Harbor Day

Burton Village Gazebo.

Burton American Legion

Dec 24 & 25 (Sun &Mon)

Punderson Manor Christmas Buffet

Visit PundersonManor.com for details or call

440.564.9144 • Punderson Manor Resort

Dec 30 (Sat)

Punderson Manor New Years Eve Buffet

Visit PundersonManor.com for details.

440.564.9144Punderson Manor Resort

Dec 31 (Sun, 5pm-1am)

Ring in 2023 with the “Pancake drop”

Ring in the New Year with exciting dinner specials, live music and the Annual Pancake Drop at Midnight!
Call for details. Reservations Suggested.

Warren’s Spirited Kitchen

Burton Chamber of Commerce


The Geauga County
Historical Society

440-834-1492 www.centuryvillagemuseum.org

Burton Middlefield Rotary

Burton Public Library

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

Ohio tourism information www.discoverohio.com