Maple Festival

2017 Marathon, NY Maple Festival

Posted by  //  March 13, 2017  //  Festivals, News

Who will be the Maple Festival Queen?

Theresa Clark, who chairs the Maple Festival Pageant has announce that this year’s theme is “Beautiful You”!  Theresa and her committee:  Mary Bliss, Roseann Holland, Sandi Jennison, Megan McEvoy, Kacie Penrose, Melissa Williams and Patty Votra have been rehearsing with the following young ladies who hope to be the 2017 Maple Festival Queen or perhaps be on the Queen’s Court.

Those participating this year and their sponsors are:  Autumn Zelsnack-Third Alarm Paintball;  Sara Howard-Pro Coat;  Vanessa Zurbruegg-NBT Bank;  Allison Burk-Marathon Fire Dept.;  Kimberly White-Katies’s Cut &Curl;  Melodie Wilmarth-Johnson Motors;  Kaitlyn Boice-Cooper Hill Maple;  Riley Jennison-The Cowlick;  Kari Merihew-Always Furtastic;  Jordyn Pfeifer-Reilly’s Café;  Brenna Mcconnell – Pixley Construction;  Kelsey Chase-Dan the Snakeman;  Sydney Jennison-Maple Hill Golf Club;  Emily Lehman-BPE Enterprises;  Tiffany Miner-G&Q Construction LLC;  Diamond McKay-David Quail Trucking;  Emily Smith-Kurtz Truck Equipment;  Audra Storey-CBS Construction;  Deanna Baldwin-Autoshine Car Wash;  Stephanie Drake-Warner Construction;  Michaela Clark-Clark Tools;  Gillian Depuy-Classic Cuts by Wendy;  Elyse Brickner-Generations;  Mary Corbo-Ensign Maple Products;  Sydney DellaMonica-Lapeer Sweet Treats.


Maple Festival Queen 2015, Megan Contri congratulates the 2016 Maple Festival Queen Rachel Hammand right after the 2016 Maple Festival Queen Pageant.  The 2017 Pageant will be held on March 31, in time to place a new Queen and her Court on duty for the 2017 Maple Festival to be held on April 1 & 2.

Doug Weed, CEO of New Hope Mills, pours water for contests who were eating New Hope Mills’ butter milk  pancakes, which are exclusively served at all the pancake venues at the CNY Maple Festival.  “We have only used that particular pancake mix, made by New Hope Mills for 47 years” said Connie White, Chair of the Maple Festival Entertainment and the Pancake Eating Contest.  “There is a wonderful relationship that has developed with the Weed Family over these years.”


Free Continuous Entertainment takes place in the Marathon High School Auditorium during the 47th Annual CNY Maple Festival, and you never know what you may see along the streets of this little Village nestled along the Tioughnioga River.  Volunteers lend helping hands, flipping pancakes, making maple milk shakes, demonstrating the art of taking sap and turning it into maple syrup.  All spring thoughts and traditions come together in Marathon for a “sweet”  Maple Festival weekend.  Free Parking, entertainment and a free sample of fresh warm maple syrup brings folks to Marathon every spring.

Saturday-April 1

9 a.m.  The 21st Annual Pancake Eating Contest

11 a.m.  The Marathon High School Band and excerpts from the musical “Anything Goes”

Noon       Cortland Performing Arts Theatre

1p.m.      All County Chorus

2 p.m.     Sweet Little Bloodhound

Sunday-April 2

11 a.m.  The Bernie Heath Family

Noon    The Gospel Way

1 p.m.   Gamblin Dream

2 p.m.    Elvis

3 p.m.    Gamblin Dream

Pancake Eating Contest

When the newly crowned Maple Festival Queen drops the sap bucket, the 21st Annual Pancake Eating Contest kicks off the 47th Annual Maple Festival weekend. Be on hand to watch the 15 minute contest starting at 9 a.m. in the Marathon High School Auditorium- Saturday April 1.

Qult Show

Maple Fest quilt show at the Marathon train depot. Saturday, April 1 from 9 to 5. Sunday, April 2 from 9 to 4. Stop on up to view the civil war quilt display, antique quilt display and lots more beautiful quilts. Have quilt(s) to display? Call Karen at 607-849-3611.

Maple Munchies

  • Maple Syrup on Pancakes
  • Maple Milk Shakes
  • Maple Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  • Maple Lollipops
  • Maple Popcorn
  • Maple Sugar Candy
  • Maple Sundaes
  • Maple Cotton Candy
  • Maple Tea
  • Maple Coffee
  • Maple Elephant Ears

Things to Do

  • Tour the One-Room School House
  • See the Trapper’s Cabin
  • Watch Maple Syrup Being Made
  • Taste a FREE Sample of Fresh Maple Syrup
  • See over 70 Excellent Craft Displays
  • Take a Helicopter Ride
  • Ride On a Pony or In a Wagon
  • Model Train Exhibit at Train Depot
  • Chat With a Wood Carver
  • Meet the Author – Peck Library
  • Visit the Mountain Men Camp
  • Tour the Fire Safety Trailer
  • Visit the Historical Museum (1861 Building)
  • Watch the Maple Mobile Races
  • Ride a Merry Go Round

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