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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!

Main St., Vermontville, MI
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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Carved firefighter.

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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