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The 45th Annual Maple Festival

Posted by  //  March 3, 2015  //  News

New This Year

1st Annual  Maple Run for Relay for Life will be held Maple Festival Saturday in Marathon, New York  March 21 with a sign in time of 6:30 a.m.

This is a fun time to run or walk or to cheer on family, friends and neighbors who are raising money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Cortland County.  Go to and sign up now.

Civil War Soldier Encampment

Celebrate the end of the Civil War with the 157th Volunteer Infantry Regiment, who will be encamped on Lovell Field through out the Maple Festival.  Wonder through the camp and interact with the re-enactors who will give a close up of how life for the soldier was lived.

MF Entertainment  – High School Auditorium

Saturday-March 21

  • 9am   Pancake Eating Contest
  • 11:00am   Appleby Elementary Band
  • 11:30 am  MCS High School Jazz Band & Excerpts from Musical Pippin
  • 12-Noon    Cortland Performing Arts Institute Theatredanz
  • 12:30 pm   Rince Na Sonas Irish Dancers
  • 1-1:30pm   Lock 52 Jazz Band
  • 1:30-2:30 pm  X’Plozionz
  • 2:30-3:00pm  Lock 52 Jazz Band
  • 3:00-4:00 pm  X’Plozionz

Sunday – March 22

  • 10:00am     Meet former Maple Festival Queens & An “ on Stage” interview with Connie White
  • 11:00           Gospel Way
  • 12:00 -2pm The Kenny Belanger and “Jomo- King of Kazoo” Show
  • 2:00-4:00pm    Aiken Heart Band
  • 2015 Crafts at the CNY Maple Festival

The Maple Festival’s Craft Committee is proud to present the following talented craftsmen who have been chosen to participate in the 2015 juried craft show.  All participants submitted an application for the committee’s review.  All crafts are guaranteed to be “hand made”.  The Maple Festival Craft Exhibitors have achieved an excellent reputation, over the years, and the 2015 applicants are also of premium quality.

Brown, Colleen

Creative Outlet

upcycled clothing

Brown, Errett

E-Art Tie Dye


Bryant, James

Wood Cellar Designs

wooden utensils,etc.

Burke, Don

The Glass Shed

glass pendants

Burlitch, James

Enduring Images



Applegrove Farm

food- apple butters, etc.

Holmes, Kirsten

Kirsten’s Clay


Homick, Carol

Picture This


Jones, Jane Bob

Faithful Friends

pet treats

Kays-Biviano, Linda

Linda Kays Studios

polymer clay/fabric

Ketchum, Roger

Sunbird Jewelry


Lukovich, Carol

Carol Lukovich

pine needle baskets

Melito, Eric

ONE on 1 Design


Mickelson, Paula & Richard

Richie Bears Emporium

stuffed animals/books

Morris, Brian

Hollow Specialty Foods

fudge, sweets, etc.

Schneider, Karl

Young Sapling Pottery


Sohn, Mia

Pysanky by Mia

Ukranian eggs

Sopper, Jan + Al

Creations in Stained Glass


Werner, Robert

Werner’s Carvings

wood mosaics

White, Maryanne

Cherry Hill Pottery


Wilbur, Doris

Doris Wilbur



Wilbur, Jerry




Pavillion Area of Civic Building

Breitenbach, Ruth

Art in Heaven

polymer clay jewelry

Cortright, Marrell

Fly West Prims

folk art

DeMaranville, Julia

From Russia With Love

wood painting

Dyjak, Edward

European Craft


Ely, Arline

Perks Homemade Gifts


Finch, Bob

Berkshire Hills Honeybee Farm

honeybee products

Flagg, Bethany



Greenfield, Ted

Bayside Wood Products, Inc.


Heffernan, Dorene

Daisy’s Doll Closet

doll clothes

Jamison, Desiree

Herbal Elements Soap Co.


Johnson, Mike

Hill Street Honey Products

beeswax -soaps,lotions,etc.

Krenner, Sr., Eric

Cross Creek Farm

food; teas, spices, butters

Lysionek, Marie & Peter

The Shabby Chic Garden

recycled art

MacDonald, Dennis

High Point Crafts


Miller, Kim

Gourmet Creations by Kim

food – dips

Pascale, Patricia

Wicks of Fire


Schwartz, Alana

Monn Goddess Herbals

soaps, creams, etc.

Sevier, Carey

Sticks and Stitches


Thrasher, Mark

Mounts by Mark

baskets, antlers

Winheld, Stacey

Simply Gifts Family, Inc.

soaps, etc.

Marathon High School Gymnasium

Adams, Nadine

Wind Song Acres

soaps, lotions, etc.

Atkins, Joan

Just Sew Girl

doll clothes

Bartlett, William

Coasters to Coverlets


Boland, Cynthia

Black Cat Knitting

knitted clothing

Braches, Nancy

Hilltop Pottery


Brown, Charlie

Charlie Brown Crafts


Bystrak, Lisa

Lisa B.

folk art

Cartwright, Angela

Angel Art Pottery


Clark, Ryan

Positive Energy


Coon, Jim

Last Dollar Comics

handmade comics

Downey, Cheryl & John

Cortland Art League


Eldned, Deborah

Cachet Design, Inc.

clothing & accessories

Ellenberger, Brett

Nana’s Topping

fudge toppings

Flynn, Linda

Linda Flynn Art

alcohol ink paintings

Ford, Katie

Katie’s Creative Designs


Graham, K.Chad

Tucker Springs Organics


Griswold, Connie

Wrapped Up Beads


Grogan, Debbie

if you love hats


Gursslin, Erin

Sunshyne Silverwear


Hammond, Kayla & Susan

Eggseeding Eggs

wax/ dyed eggs

Hayduk, Ann

Ann Hayduk


Jeannitan, Paula & Chris

Plantables and Paper

paper craft and seeds

Larrabee, Bobbi

Bling & Barn

soaps, rugs,yarns, etc.

Lyon, Rosalie

Seneca Cottage Fudge Kitchen


McAdams, Theresa

Theresa McAdams

corn bags

McAndrew, Joelle

Joelle’s Dolls

cloth dolls

Morning-Sky, Leslie

Morning-Sky Art Originals


Paige, Kimberly

Red Tree Studio


Peters, Roy

Storyteller Flutes


Pierce, Stanley

Cortland Machine And Tool

metal art

Read, Cheryl

Simply Cheryl (w/ Bling & Barn)

soaps, rugs,yarns, etc.

Reeder, Dan

Bar Fly Creations

upcycled wares

Rioux, Melissa

Lakonia Greek Products

specialty food

Savage, Debbie

The Basket Case Soap Co.

soaps, etc.

Sinclair, Margarette & Neville

Lavieve Boutique Quality Skincare


Storms, Pamela

2 Crocked Pots


Thomas, Ely

Ely Thomas Art


2015 Maple Products

The Maple Products Committee is happy to inform Maple Festival Goers that the prices remain the same as in 2014.

  • Syrup Prices are:  1 gallon-$49; ½ gallon-$29; quart-$18; pint-$11.
  • Sugar Prices are:  1lb. brick-$12; ½ lb. brick $7; ¼ lb. brick-$5
  • Cream Prices are:  1 lb.-$13 and ½ lb.-$8
  • Granulated Prices are:  1 lb.-$13 and ½ lb-$8

Welcome to Marathon

Upon your arrival the Marathon Lions Club with the assistance of the Athletic Club, will help you find free parking.  They will also provide a “daily schedule” with the map below.  The schedule includes the entertainment, places to eat and the foods available, exhibits and crafts.

Book Sale in Opera House

Opera House?  Yes, Marathon has an Opera House!  Book lovers will delight in the used book sale on the second story of Peck Memorial Library.  Once a grand Opera House, the second floor room is now a well organized used book sale, alphabetized by authors name.  Climb the stairs, see a piece of Marathon’s past and find a bargain book!

Quilt Show

Hop on the bus and go to the Quilt Show at the American Legion.  This very fine show is a Maple Festival favorite,  Quilters all over the central New York area exhibit their finest hand worked quilts.

Pancake Eating Contest

When the new Maple Festival Queen, crowned the night before, drops a sap bucket in the High School Auditorium of Marathon High School, March 21, that will signal the beginning of a 15 minute pancake eating contest to determine who will be the Pancake Eating Champion.  Contestants are eating pancakes for their favorite charity, who have worked hard to get pledges per every pancake eaten.  This is a fun show and begins at 9 a.m.  Don’t miss it!

Pancake Meal Served All Day

Maple Festival goers want to experience the newly made maple syrup cascading down a stack of steaming pancakes.  Head to the High School Cafeteria or the Masonic Lodge for the same meal, served both days of the Festival.  Eggs, sausage and beverages will be included for the same price as last year.

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