Elmira Maple Syrup Festival by the numbers

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.

Iconic annual festival celebrates 50 years this weekend

The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. (Lisovskaya Natali/Shutterstock)

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.

Pancakes

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.