2017 Marathon Maple Festival 

Special Recognition

Special thanks to Doug Weed and New Hope Mills for providing the batter every year of Maple Fest.

Our Background

20th Annual Pancake Eating Contest

Our Members

Email: cnymaplefest@yahoo.com   
Mailing address:
PO Box 381, Marathon, NY 13803

​607-345-6067

For the first time in the 20 year history of the Pancake Eating Contest, we had a tie!  Defending Champion, Ryan Siciliano of Conklin and Former Champion Patrick Rand of Moravia ate 26 pancakes each!
They both will be invited back, along with their sponsors:  Every Dog's Dream and the Moravia Fire Department! : Jordon Kashuba “Pack 90 Cub Scouts” - 20 pancakes; Ian Stoddard “Hogar Luz De Maria Orphanage”- 16 pancakes;  Tom Cross “First Baptist Teen Club” -15 pancakes; Andrew Pierce MCS Girls Varsity Basket Ball” – 14 pancakes;  Brian Martin “Big Fluffy Dogs Rescue” – 9 pancakes; Eric St. Peter “Marathon Lions Club” – 9 pancakes; and Tony Silvanic “Opportunities for Broome”-9 pancakes.  Together these good sports earned over $8,500 for the various not-for-profits and charities that they represented.

Volunteers make the Festival happen;
these ladies work at the local NBT Bank. Workers and volunteers at the Maple Festival come from all around and you may see some friendly faces in the crowd.

1.Ryan Siciliano..................................RETURNING CHAMP

2.Patrick Rand............................Moravia Fire Department

3.Andrew Pierce......................MCS Girls Varsity Basketball

4.Eric St. Peter..............................Marathon Lions Club

5.Tom Cross.........................................FBC Teen Club

6.Tony Silvanic..........................Opportunities for Broome

7.Jordan Kashuba...............................Pack 90 Cub Scouts

​8.Brian Martin....................................Big Fluffy Dogs

9.Ian Stoddard.......................Hogar Luz De Maria Orphanage

The tapping of maple trees some as old as the area itself, has been a tradition in Cortland County since the days of the Iroquois Indian culture.


Through the years, maple syrup production has provided income for area farmers, and has grown with the times and advances in technology.


The Maple Festival is made possible by :  The combined efforts of some 1000 people, many organizations, public bodies and the Marathon Central School.