The hillside’s beauty and charm compliment the 37th Annual Village Peddler Festival held in Kirtland at Lake Metroparks Farmpark on Saturday, September 15th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 16th 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Enjoy shopping the shaded paths of this quaint outdoor American marketplace featuring 175 craftsmen and artisans selling their handmade wares. Styles of traditional, vintage, fine art, contemporary and country, with many unique one-of-a-kind gifts and home décor, awaits you. Your shopping experience is enhanced with the opportunity to talk with craftsmen and hear how the items are designed and created.
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 and harvest 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.
Many favorites will be returning including Luvin Lavender Farm from Madison who will have available dried lavender and numerous natural products and The Local Culinary Marketplace tent featuring handcrafted food and specialty products by local Cleveland entrepreneurs. New this year are goat milk items and vinegars in the harvest market and many new crafters on the festival field. One to look for is The Fire Pit Gallery. Artist Melissa Crisp specializes in transforming the functional into phenomenal. Wood and gas fire pit spheres and bowls are carefully designed, each hand-cut and come with a numbered metal plate to certify authenticity. No worries of rust, custom designed outdoor fire pits, fire pit bowls and fire pit spheres all have a lifetime warranty. The Fire Pit Gallery will also display metal wall art.
Come celebrate this 37-year old tradition built on quality and uniqueness capturing America at its best and charming attendees back in time to days gone by. “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 Women’s Journal, Lake News, Mimi Magazine, Ohio Magazine, Remarkable. Lake County, OH Lake County Visitors Bureau, The News-Herald and WINT 101.5FM/1330AM.
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.
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). The Farmpark will open at 9:00 a.m. both days with the festival opening at 10:00 a.m. daily. For more details and information visit Village Peddler Festival or call 440.503.8414.
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