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.
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.