SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Picture a day and time with no radios, televisions, video games,
microwaves, not even telephones! Discover how 18th
century colonial people lived day-to-day at Cleveland Metroparks
annual, free "FallFest: 18th Century Festival"
on Sunday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Meadows Picnic
Area in Brecksville Reservation in Brecksville.
Visitors can experience a day-in-the-life of Ohio's
yesteryear. Discover how early Ohio pioneers lived, cooked
and even entertained themselves by trying a variety of hands-on
early settler lifeskills, including: candle dipping, quilting,
stenciling, quill pen writing, two-man saw, wood block printing,
dying wool with natural dyes, playing with pioneer toys, and
Event-goers can also sample a variety of 18th century
traditional foods, such as fresh cider, butter, popcorn, honey, and
From 1 to 5 p.m., learn about that era's military life through
demonstrations performed by the Brigade of the American
Revolution. In this encampment, see the 18th
century soldier parade at
1 p.m., followed at 3 p.m. with the role of the 18th
century women and their clothing, and at 4 p.m. watch the Brigade
perform a mock battle. Camp tours and cooking demonstrations
will be held all day.
Live music and entertainment from the Mud in Yer Eye band, a
variety of storytellers and a colonial magician will also be
on-going throughout the day. And, don't miss the pony rides
(nominal fee) for the kids.
A shuttle bus is available from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. to and
from parking areas in other designated areas of the
Meadows Picnic Area is located off Meadows Drive in Brecksville
Reservation, off Chippewa Creek Drive, off the Route 82 entrance in
Brecksville - just east of the Rt. 82/Rt. 21 intersection.
For more information, call 440-526-1012 or visit
Discover the basics of how Ohio's pioneers lived at the
"FallFest: 18th Century Festival" with
Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,