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Log Cabin History

When the Burton Log Cabin was built, it was referred to by the Cleveland Plain Dealer agricultural editor, as “a unique publicity scheme of the Burton Chamber of Commerce” encouraging thousands of visitors and residents to come and see the production of maple syrup.

Thousands of visitors did come to the party in the park at the Grand opening in March 1931. 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 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 1.78 million pancakes have been served in Burton to over 540,094 hungry people. More than 24,880 gallons of pure maple syrup have been poured over those pancakes. More than 136,844 pounds of sausage have been cooked, and 1,229,924 cups of coffee poured for visitors to Burton. (figures as of 06/2013)

In 2014 on Feb. 15 the first of our trees will be tapped. In March the sap will be gathered and boiled, pancakes and sausage cooked, and coffee brewed for thousands of people who for 60+ 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 our local restaurants serve a variety of pancake selections and they all use pure maple syrup!

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.

Burton Public Library

Friends Book Sales
9 a.m.- 4 p.m
    • Jan 1
    • Feb 15
    • Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 (Bag Day),
    • May 31
    • Jun 14
    • Jul 19 (9am- Noon - Friends Preview Sale & Bag Day), 26,
    • Aug 16
    • Sep 28
    • Oct 11, 12 (Bag Day)
    • Nov 29

Coffee Corners Antiques

Live entertainment

Saturday nights 7-9pm.

440-834-0076

Saturdays in the Country

(10am -5pm)

Every last Saturday of the month, set up on the village green, will be crafters, artisans, collectables, a farmer’s market, and an Amish bake sale. This will not be a flea market. Be sure to visit the shops and restaurants in town.

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

Cruise-In on Main Street

Starts May 7 at 5pm and every Wednesday thru Sept 10.
Music, Cars, Food, and More
on Main Street in Burton!

Hastings Dairy Cow Tales Adventures

May 21, June 3, Sept 17, Oct 2 (10am-Noon)

An event for children 5 and under accompanied by an adult. Wagon ride tour of farm, pet the calves, ride the barrel train, and more! Includes a cheese snack, $6/person, See information at
www.hastingsdairy.com

10am-4pm weather permitting

Feb. 15

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”

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 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

(8am to 1:30pm)

Pancakes, Sausage
& Omelets Breakfast

Sponsored by
Burton/Middlefield Rotary
Berkshire High School

Mar 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 4

(9am to 2pm)

Pancakes, Omelets & Sausage Breakfast at Century Village Museum

Century Village Museum
Geauga Historical Society
440-834-149

Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6

(9am to 1:30pm)

Pancakes, Eggs, Potatoes
& Sausage Breakfast.

Sponsored by
Burton American Legion
440-834-8621

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

(9am to 2pm)

Craft Show

Berkshire High School

March 29

(11am to Noon)

12th 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

MaAril 28

(Doors open at 5pm)

Oink & Squeal Party

Chinese auction & Raffles.

Burton American Legion

April 12

(Sat. 6-10am)

Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter egg hunt at 11 am sharp. Children ten and under search for colorful Easter eggs under layers of fresh straw in our Glasshouse Pavilion.

Sunrise Farm
www.sunrisefarmgifts.com

April 26
2nd An Wine Tasting Event

See website for details

Cenury Village Museum
www.centuryvillagemuseum.org

May

May 9-10

(Fri., Noon to 7pm,
Sat., 9am-2pm)

Mothers Day Flower Sale

Burton American Legion

May 21

(10am-5pm)

Hastings Dairy: Cow Tales
Adventure

More information at
hastingsdairy.com Hastings Dairy

May 24 & 25

Rib Burn-Off

Century Village Museum
Geauga County Historical Society

May 31

10am - 5pm

Saturdays In The Country

See Recurrent Events

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

June 3

(Tue, 10am-Noon)

Hastings Dairy: Cow Tales
Adventure

More information at
hastingsdairy.com Hastings Dairy

June 7

4th Annual Golf Outing at Pleasant Hills Golf Course

(sign-in at 10:30)

Burton American Legion

June 14

(10am - 5pm)

Burton Antiques Market

Rain or shine at the Geauga County Fairgrounds.

400 Dealers! Antiques & old Collectibles - 53rd yr something for everyone inside & out - rain or shine dealers from all over the US and Canada - Largest 1 day antique show in the country. General Admission $6

$20 Earlybird admission 8:00 am

www.burtonantiquesmarket.com

Geauga County Fairgrounds

June 23

(1-5pm)

Celebrate June Dairy Month

Details, see May 19 or visit
hastingsdairy.com. Hastings Dairy

June 22

(3pm)

Founders Day Celebration

North Park, Burton

Sponsored by
the Burton Historic District

June28

(10am start)

Burton-Middlefield Rotary Ride

8th annual motorcycle run will benefit our Geauga County Veterans. An escorted ride 60 mile ride throughout beautiful Geauga County. Registration & Pancake Breakfast 8am - 10am. Ride takes off at 10am. Lunch at noon with Motorcycle pulls from 1-4pm.

www.bmrmotorcyclerun.com
www.burtonmiddlefieldrotary.com

At Geauga County Fairgrounds

Burton-Middlefield Rotary

July 4

(6pm to end of Fireworks)

Veterans Appreciation Day
and Fireworks

(July 5th Rain Date)

Geauga County Fairgrounds

July 25-27

Antique Power & Steam Show

Exhibition and demonstration
of steam and other power-driven machines that led our Industrial
and Agricultural Revolution.

www.geaugahistorical.org

Century Village Museum

July 26

(10am - 5pm)

Saturdays In The Country

See Recurrent Events

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

August 16th

(6pm-8pm)

Steak Roast Dinner

Burton American Legion

August 16

(Noon-8pm)

Raccoon County Music Festival

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

www.geaugahistorical.org

Century Village Museum

August 23

(10am - 5pm)

Saturdays In The Country

See Recurrent Events

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

Aug. 28 - Sept 1

(10am-Midnight)

Great Geauga County Fair

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend with the fun and excitement of the 192nd annual Geauga County Fair.

www.geaugafair.com

Aug. 30 - Oct 31

(9:30am-5pm)

Sunrise Farm’s Corn Stalk Maze

Enter our Ohio maze to discover exciting facts around our state. Explore our classic Halloween mystery maze.

www.sunrisefarmgifts.com

September 1-Oct 31

(TBA)

Pick Your Own Apples

Sunrise Farm

www.sunrisefarmgifts.com

September 11

(TBA)

Patriot Day Program

Burton Village Park

September 13

(11am-3pm)

Mary Yoder's Day

Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen

September 17

(10am-Noon)

Cow Tales Adventures

See website for details hastingsdairy.com

September 19

(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 27

(S10am-5pm)

Saturdays in the Country

Sponsored by Burton Chamber of Commerce

September 27

(10am-5pm)

Burton Antiques Market

See June 14 event for details.

September 28

(10am-Noon)

Hastings Dairy: Fall Dairy Day

Watch the cows milking, pet the calves, and go on a hayride tour to the barn. Ride the Chugga Chugga Moo Moo train, get in the corn box, play on the outdoor farm-themed playground, farm” in Junior Dairyman indoor play
area! Bonfire, displays, games.
$6/person (1 and under free)

hastingsdairy.com

 

October 4

(10am-4pm)

Fall Walking & Driving Tours

Pick up your itinerary at the Burton Log Cabin. FREE

Sponsored by the Burton Chamber of Commerce

October 4-26

(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 7-12

Burton Art Show

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

Burton Public Library

October 11-12

(10am-8pm)

Oxtoberfest

Enjoy a Burton tradition on the square.

Great Food, Entertainment, Beer Tent, Artisans & Vendors on the Square.

Sponsored by
Burton Chamber of Commerce

October 11 & 12

(10am-5pm)

66th 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!

At Century Village Museum

Oct 12

(1-5pm)

Hastings Dairy: Fall Dairy Day

Watch the cows milking, pet the calves, and go on a hayride tour to the barn. Ride the Chugga Chugga Moo Moo train, get in the corn box, play on the outdoor farm-themed playground, farm” in Junior Dairyman indoor play
area! Bonfire, displays, games.
$6/person (1 and under free)

hastingsdairy.com

 

Nov. 8 &9

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

Christmas Open House

Hot apple cider, gourmet goodies Santa hayride 1 to 3pm each day (weather permitting). Gourmet gift baskets surround our train display. Select fresh wreaths and greens. Thanksgiving weekend, choose your live tree in our glasshouse pavilion. s,
and sweets are served each day.

www.sunrisefarmgifts.com

Sunrise Farm

November 29

(10am to 4pm)

Children'sMake ‘n’ Take
Holiday Crafts

Burton Public Library

November 28 - December 19

Gingerbread House Display

Burton Public Library

November 28-30, Dec.6 &7

(10am to 4pm)

Country Hearth Christmas
& Christmas in the Village

Burton Village celebrates Christmas with old-fashioned flair.

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

Sponsored by Burton Chamber of Commerce

Dec.6 &7

(10am to 4pm)

Country Hearth Christmas
& Christmas in the Village

Burton Village celebrates Christmas with old-fashioned flair.

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

Sponsored by Burton Chamber of Commerce

 

 

Be sure and mark…

February 14, 2015

(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.geaugahistorical.org

Burton Middlefield Rotary
www.burtonmiddlefieldrotary.com

Burton Public Library
440-834-4466 • www.burton.lib.oh.us

Geauga County Tourism
1-800-775-TOUR www.tourgeauga.com

Additional
Ohio tourism information www.discoverohio.com