Vermontville, Michigan: Giant Carved Statues, Syrup Queen

Large chainsaw-carved statues -- a firefighter, a couple of Indians -- plus an old army tank, and an annual festival in April that crowns a Miss Syrup. Take me to Vermontville!
Address:
Main St., Vermontville, MI
Directions:
Attractions are on Main Street, tank is at 1st St. and Main St. next to Roadrunners. Fireman is diagonally across street in front of the fire dept.
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Giant Carved Statues, Syrup Queen

Giant tree trunk statues around Vermontville were created in a folk art style.

[Joannah Soderborg, 05/28/2016]

Indian statue.

Giant Carved Statues, Syrup Queen

In Vermontville they have several larger-than-life statues. There are two giant Indians, as well as a giant firefighter, carved out of wood with a chain saw! They were carved by a local artist and are actually quite impressive! The local bar, Roadrunners, also showcases a lot of the same artist's work in carved beams, statues ect.

Every year this town has a "Syrup Festival" which celebrates the harvest of the maple sap and the transition into syrup. They have a Syrup Queen as well as a Little Miss Maple Syrup pagent. There is a large carnival every year too with fire works, and egg toss, arm wrestling and the festival is frequented by hundreds of bikers!

The town is also home to a retired army tank.

[Angela Remsing, 06/11/2011]

May 2016: Photo added.


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