2019 Spotlight Sponsor - Royle Insurance
The Geauga County Maple Festival is proud to announce Royle Insurance as our 2019 Spotlight Sponsor!
Ben Royle, owner of Royle Insurance, was born and raised in Chardon and is a graduate of Chardon High School. He and his wife Annie live in Munson Township along with their son, Cooper. Cooper enjoyed his first Maple Festival last year at less than a month old and helped hand out candy in the parade (while sleeping)!
Annie has been on the Maple Festival board for many years serving as director of publicity and is currently our vice president!
Royle Insurance has been one of our major sponsors for the Tug-of-War competition for the past 10 years. They are also one of our original sponsors for our summer Golf
Outing Fundraiser. Whenever help is needed, you can be sure Ben and Annie are right there to assist to get the task completed Be sure to stop in the Main tent over festival weekend to visit them in their booth to congratulate them on this award and thank them for all they do.
Ben and Annie are very familiar faces in the crowd during the Maple Syrup Auction on Sunday of the festival. Their generous bids for maple syrup contribute to the festival
fund and allow the festival to continue to honor our past, present, and future syrup producers.
Thank you Ben, Annie, & Royle Insurance for your support and service to the Geauga County Maple Festival. Your Commitment throughout the years to our community is
2019 Official 90th logo! Thanks Annie Royle!
GCMF Queen’S Pageant
The Geauga County Maple Festival is proud to announce TRAX Construction Company as our 2018 Spotlight Sponsor!
TRAX Construction Company has been one of our major sponsors for the Tug-of-War competition for the past 15 years. Then in the Summer of 2017, they agreed to be a sponsor for the festival’s annual golf-outing fundraiser.
Chris Valletto, owner of TRAX, was born & raised in Chardon and is a graduate of Lake Catholic High School. He and his wife Angela live in Chardon Township along with their 3 children Vincent, Sophia, and Anthony. The entire family has grown up with the festival and looks forward to it each year. Vincent has been a participant in the Kids Tractor Pull, Sophia in the Princess Pageant, and Anthony enjoys riding in one of the TRAX Construction vehicles during the parade at the festival.
Chris and Angela are very familiar faces in the crowd during the Maple Syrup Auction on Sunday of the festival. Their very generous bids for the maple syrup contribute to the festival fund allows the festival to continue to honor our past, present, and future syrup producers
Thank you Chris and TRAX Construction for your support and service to the Geauga County Maple Festival. Your commitment throughout the years to our community is greatly appreciated!
2018 Spotlight Sponsor
4th Annual Michael Rear Golf Outing set for July 21, 2019
Save the date! The 4th Annual Michael Rear Memorial Golf Outing will be July 21st @ Pleasant Hill Golf Course.
Combining his passion for sports and the love for his hometown, Michael was determined to organize a golf outing to help raise funds for the Geauga County Maple Festival. Unfortunately, this was one event he was unable to complete.
In honor of Michael, the directors of the festival will continue this fundraiser and hope that all remember him for his involvement and accomplishments for the Maple Festival.
Throughout his years as a festival volunteer, he was Chairperson for Ride Sales, Chairperson of the Sap Run, Corresponding Secretary on the Executive board, and always helped out wherever he was needed
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!
Located on Chardon Square
Geauga County Maple Festival
PO Box 124
Chardon, OH 44024