SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Cleveland Metroparks celebrates Ohio's pioneer days at the
annual, free fall event - "Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration
& Music Festival" on Sunday, September 19 from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. at FrostvilleMuseum and Rocky RiverNatureCenter in Rocky
River Reservation in North Olmsted.
Visitors can take a walk back through time to experience what
life was like for the early settlers of Northeast Ohio. The
nearly one-mile long Pioneer Trail connecting Frostville Museum and
Rocky River Nature Center features pioneer crafts and skills,
activities, food sampling, live music, and more! The pioneer
skills and activities include: candlestick dipping, basket weaving,
playing with pioneer toys, rug weaving, Dutch oven cooking, butter
churning, working the two-man saw, and more! A potpourri of
traditional foods can be sampled, such as fire-roasted turkey,
biscuits with freshly-churned butter, apple cider, apple butter,
Visitors can also talk to pioneer-costumed folks and visit a
mini-encampment of a pioneer excursion camp.
Also, browse the great merchandise selections of EarthWords
Nature Shop. Additional refreshments will be available for
The FrostvilleMuseum grounds feature live music on the Main
Stage, an area for square and contra dancing, storytelling, food
sampling, and pioneer skills areas. Visitors can tour six of
the FrostvilleMuseum historic buildings, too.
This year, the Festival once again features two nationally-known
acts. Taking the Main Stage at
2 p.m., hear Missy Raines & the New Hip, featuring 7-time
winner of the IBMA Bass Player of the Year Missy Raines. And
closing the day at 4 p.m., the purveyors of nu-folk and bluegrass
Crooked Still performs, coming off their newest release Some
Be sure to bring blankets/lawn chairs to enjoy the Main Stage
The "Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration & Music
Festival" is free and held rain or shine.
FrostvilleMuseum is located off Cedar Point Road in Rocky River
Reservation, between Valley Parkway and Columbia Road/Route 252 in
North Olmsted - just off the I-480/Clague Road exit (westbound) and
I-480/Columbia Road exit (eastbound).
For more information, call 440-734-6660 or visit
Experience a simpler life, long before motorized vehicles,
technology and social media at the "Cedar Valley Settlers
Celebration & Music Festival" in Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!