Village Peddler Festival Brings Artisans and Craftsmen Together

Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17 at Lake Metroparks Farmpark

The hillside’s beauty and charm compliment the 36th Annual Village Peddler Festival held in Kirtland Saturday, September 16 (10am-6pm) and Sunday, September 17 (10am-5pm) at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. Enjoy a stroll down shaded paths of this quaint outdoor American marketplace while listening to live folk music and visiting artisans and craftsmen selling handmade arts and crafts in the styles of traditional, country, contemporary and fine art items.

More than 175 juried craftsmen and artisans from all over Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Michigan to Lake County to sell their wares. Featured items include folk art, flowers, pottery, candles, soaps, wreaths, quilting, dolls, tole painting, stained glass, blown glass, Shaker brooms, birdhouses, jewelry, beach glass creations, original art, clothing, hats, mittens, purses, Santas, snowmen, woven rugs, slate paintings, photography, painted gourds, potpourri, wind chimes, ironwork, furniture, slate signs, wooden toys, Fall and Christmas accents, vintage finds, twig furniture, garden art, wool appliques and more.

Enjoy the toe-tapping folk and bluegrass music of The Silver String Band entertaining both days. Feast on delicious food such as barbecue, soups, gourmet pizza, homemade pies, ice cream, fresh lemonade and kettle corn. Visit the gourmet market filled with locally grown produce, plants, fresh and dried flowers, variety of lavender, honey, maple syrup, jams, teas and coffee, candy and cookies, pastries and more.

The Local Culinary Marketplace will return for its third year featuring handcrafted food and specialty products by local Cleveland entrepreneurs. Items such as Carhop’s Burger Sauce-The only secret sauce you will ever need, Montana Girl Mustard-one taste and you’ll be branded, fRed Hot Spice-handcrafted hot sauces and pickles, Peanut Butter Mill-all natural peanut butters, Randi’s Pantry-Jalapeno treats and traditional and spicy Jalapeno syrup, Red Lotus Foods-organic spreads and toppings, Heartwood Roastery-coffee by the cup and by the bag, Damon’s Potica-Ponnie’s original potica recipe and Back Attack Snacks-healthy natural flavored almonds.

The Village Peddler Festival is built on quality, uniqueness, and tradition. “Many people plan their fall around the festival and attend every year,” states Roberta Rice, festival producer. The beautiful location, unique shopping experience and easy accessibility from Cleveland, Akron and western Pennsylvania make for a wonderful day excursion. All daily Farmpark activities on the 235-acre family friendly facility, wagon rides and corn maze are all included at no additional cost to festival attendees. The festival captures America at its best and is guaranteed to charm attendees back to the simple way of life.

For one special weekend, you can enjoy this “outdoor American marketplace” in an incredible setting. Bring the family and enjoy times of yesteryear. Festival sponsors are Cleveland Magazine, Cougar 93.7/Mix 97.1, Lake County Visitors Bureau, Lake County Women’s Journal, Lake News, Mimi Magazine, Ohio Magazine, The News-Herald and WINT 1330AM/101.5FM. Admission is $9.00; 60+ is $7.00; ages 2-11 is $5.00 and under 2 is free. Parking is free with gate drop-off and handicapped spots available. Groups and tours are welcome.

Lake Metroparks Farmpark is located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Road (Route 6) in Kirtland, Ohio just one mile east of Route 306 and 5 miles south of I-90 (Exit 193). For more details and information visit www.VillagePeddlerFestival.com or call 440.503.8414.

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