2016 Spotlight Sponsor
The Geauga County Maple Festival is proud to announce Heinen’s as our Spotlight Sponsor!
Heinen’s has been a major sponsor of the festival for over 20 years. They began in the early 90’s as the sponsor of the Queen’s Pageant. With this support, the Geauga County Maple Festival Queen was able to visit the festivals throughout Ohio to provide information about the festival and promote the maple syrup production in our area
Beginning in 2005, Heinen’s became our major sponsor of the festival's ‘Pancakes in the Park’. Their generous donation allows us to provide Heinen’s breakfast sausage, orange juice and Two Brothers coffee to our customers. Over 1500 guests stop in each year to enjoy this pancake breakfast.
Another fan favorite sponsored by Heinen’s is the Pancake Eating Contest. The top 3 finishers are awarded with a Heinen’s gift card
Thank you Jeff & Tom Heinen and the entire staff at Heinen’s for your support and service to the Geauga County Maple Festival. Your commitment throughout the years to our community is greatly appreciated!
Historic Maple Festival Videos
Recently some rare videos have been unearthed and we are very excited to share them with you!
The Moving Image Research Collections at the University of South Carolina contacted the Chardon Library about a collection of videos donated to them by Elmer Richards, a vocational instructor from Chardon, Ohio who taught at Spring Valley High School in Columbia SC. The videos include rare footage of the 1st Maple Festival and other classic footage.
There was also another video found in the collection of former Chardon Mayor and Maple Festival President, Robert Eldridge.
This video is a 1950's era advertisement and shows classic footage of the early Maple Festivals.
Be sure to check out the History page for more!