The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival will be marking its 50th anniversary this Saturday, and according to organizers the festival is attracting more people than ever.

Cheryl Peterson, a member of the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival Organizing committee, says festival numbers have climbed since it set a Guinness World Record for the largest one-day maple syrup festival with 66,529 attendees in 2000.

Below we take a look at the the maple syrup festival by the numbers in 2013.


12,600 pancakes served.

180 gallons of maple syrup served.

1 ton of batter (907 kilograms) used to make all those pancakes.

24 grills used to cook the pancakes in the pancake tent.

160 volunteers in the pancake tent.

6:30 a.m.: When volunteers start making batter.

8 hours: The amount of time the pancake tent is open and serving pancakes.

The Festival

70,000 people attended in 2013.

4 events that have been present since the festival began 50 years ago:

  • The outdoor mall
  • The pancake tent
  • The craft show
  • The sugar bush tours

29 non-profit organizations and charities benefit from the festival's proceeds.

$1.5 million raised for non-profit organizations in 50 years.

2,000 volunteers worked last year's festival.