Art is in the Air as New Artists and Annual Favorites Showcase their Work at the Village Peddler Festival this Weekend at Lake Metroparks Farmpark

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 37 th 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, vintage, fine art, contemporary and country. Featured items include folk art, florals, pottery, candles, soaps, baskets, primitive and seasonal wreaths, woven rugs, copper art, dolls, tole painting, stained glass, Shaker brooms, quilting, birdhouses,
jewelry, fiber art, original art, clothing, Fall and holiday decor, iron work, whimsicals, twig furniture, fire pits, metal wall art, wooden toys, garden art 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. This year alone there are 35 new vendors. 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).  The Farmpark will open at 9:00 a.m. both days with the festival opening at 10:00 a.m. daily. Hours for the Village Peddler Festival are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15th and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16th. For all of the festival details and entertainment visit Village Peddler Festival or call 440.503.8414