Buzzard Day 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017 is Buzzard Day

Look forward to the best pancake breakfast around along with interesting and unusual arts and crafts at an all day fair and a visit from a live buzzard.

That’s not all. The Buzzard Buzz is Back! at Town Hall and around town, so keep an eye on the day’s event schedule so you don’t miss out!

Enjoy free admission

…to all festivities around town and at the school, including the arts and crafts festival featuring over fifty vendors displaying their wares in the school gymnasium.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

Hinckley Elementary School
1586 Ridge Road in Hinckley
7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$8.00 for adults – $5.00 children 10 and under
Includes all the pancakes you can eat, our world-famous buzzard blend 5-Star Sausage, juice, and coffee

7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arts & Craft Fair in the elementary school gym (scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of vendors)


The Buzzard Buzz

Hinckley Town Hall
1410 Ridge Road in Hinckley
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local businesses put the “buzz” into Buzzard Day by offering a dose of Hinckley hometown hospitality and good old fashioned fun. Play games, win prizes and meet new friends.

Watch this space and our Facebook page to see what these sponsors and participants will be serving up at Town Hall’s Buzz: AAA MedinaDMK Party Rentals, Fosters Tavern, M&T Automotive, Millennium Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy, Cleveland Metroparks.

9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – back at the Buzz, Our Zoo to You introduces us to exotic animals more often seen in movies and magazines than in our back yard.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Buzzard Spotting at Brongers Park alongside the live buzzard! Bring your eagle eyes – we’ll be keeping score.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – guest appearance by a live buzzard at Brongers Park (if it’s too cold and wet, the buzzard will be inside at the Town Hall Community Room)

Danimals Clown makes his return appearance, tying balloon sculptures, around the school and at S&S Heating‘s booth.

Proceeds go toward the Ehrbar Memorial Scholarship fund.

Pet Contest

Calling all Hinckley Hounds, Furry & Feathered Friends!

Hinckley, famous for buzzards, draws visitors from near and far once a year on Buzzard Day. Yet Hinckley pets are resident stars year round. As part of the second annual Hinckley Buzzard Day Buzz, our Pet Contest celebrates Hinckley’s memorable hometown pets. Chris Lantzer, Woof Wise Dog Training‘s, resident positive reinforcement trainer, presides.

Show us your pets!


  • Best Trick
  • Best Costume
  • Prettiest Eyes*
  • Pet/Owner Look Alike*
  • Most Unusual Pet*


  • Pets must be friendly and adjusted to being in public.
  • If your pet can’t travel, you may enter a picture for the last 3 categories
  • Pet families must live in Hinckley, Granger Twp, Sharon Twp, North Royalton, Richfield or Brunswick
  • You must clean up after your pet
  • By submitting a contest registration you are granting permission to the Hinckley Chamber the use of your and your pet’s name and likeness in publicity and advertising associated with Chamber events.

*Picture submissions must be made in person at the event.
We are not responsible for loss or damage to photographs. 

Pet Contest Online Registration | Click Here

Craft Fair Vendors

Hinckley Chamber
Twisted Jewelry – Jim Lamparyk
LuLaRoe – Lora Hertel
Lake Erie Soap Co – Amanda Zuhse
Personalized Wood – Cindy Burger
Doll Clothes – Linda Sintic
Buzzard Apparel – Ruth Fitzgibbon
Jewelry Chicks (vintage)– Stacy Radabaugh
Hinckley Arts and Crafts
Jazzy June Bug
Krazie J’s (bakery)
Tutor Doctor
Stitched with Love –Lynette Klauch, Julie Kitchen
Jewelry, accessories, scarves – Noelle Zambetti
Decorated Wine Bottles, glasses, crafts – Tara Grill
Girls Scouts – Karen Rupert  (In foyer outside of gym)