New artists and annual favorites will showcase their work at the Village Peddler Festival. Mingle with friends and soak up a bit of much-needed crisp air and fall weather while enjoying this year’s display of craftsmanship at the 36th annual Village Peddler Festival.
The meandering pathway and beautiful grounds of Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland is the backdrop for this juried show which showcases more than 175 craftsmen and artisans from Northeast Ohio and the surrounding states. Known as one of the best Ohio festivals, it is no surprise vendors travel from many states as do festival attendees. With such a variety of craftsmen brings a large variety of unique products, many we are not used to seeing locally. Of course, all of the local favorites will be returning.
Artisans and craftsmen will be selling handmade arts and crafts in the styles of traditional, country, contemporary and fine art items. 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, furniture, slate signs, wooden toys, Fall and Christmas accents, vintage finds, twig furniture, garden art, wool appliques, and more.
Unique to the festival is the opportunity attendees have to meet and talk with crafters, many designing and creating on-site. Many craftsmen say the festival is the best in the state with a fabulous venue while attendees say it has the most selection of any event they have attended.
Each year the event grows in number of vendors and festival goers. New vendors are added yearly so that the show does not become routine or standard. What once began with 30 crafters and a 1,000 in attendance has grown into more than 175 craftsmen and artisans with upwards of 20,000 people attending. Festival owner and producer Bobbi Rice contributes the longevity and success of the festival to be the quality of the craftsmen, their love of their trade and the unique products available for purchase. For one special weekend, you can enjoy this “Outdoor American Marketplace” in an incredible setting.
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). Hours for the Village Peddler Festival are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16th and 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 17th. For all of the festival details and entertainment visit Village Peddler Festival or call 440.503.8414
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