Get a sense of Ohio's past during Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration & Music Festival
Discover the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Ohio's frontier days during Cleveland Metroparks annual Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration & Music Festival, a free event, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 20 at Frostville Museum in Rocky River Reservation.
Guests will get a sense of what life was like when Ohio was the frontier of America while trying out pioneer crafts and skills, such as learning how to braid a rug, dip candles and make apple cider, checking out bicycles from the 1800s and interacting with characters and storytellers in pioneer costumes.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy live folk and Americana music on the main stage from Syrup from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Nu Blu from 1-2:30 p.m. and Northwest Territory from 3-5 p.m., or stop by the dance tent to hear Foster Brown from 11 a.m. to noon and try contra dancing with Mud in Yer Eye from 2-3:30 p.m.
Samples of freshly churned butter and slow-cooked, tart apple butter will be available, and don't miss the colonial magician's show as well!
Frostville Museum is located off Cedar Point Road in Rocky River Reservation between Valley Parkway and Columbia Road in North Olmsted. Suggested parking: Rocky River Nature Center (24000 Valley Parkway) or Lagoon Picnic Area (off Valley Parkway south of Cedar Point Road). A shuttle will be provided between Lagoon, the nature center and the museum.
For more information, call (440) 734-6660, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call (216) 635-3200.
Experience a day in the life of Ohio's pioneers at FallFest: 18th Century Festival
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 free FallFest: 18th Century Festival on Sunday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Meadows Picnic Area in Brecksville Reservation in Brecksville.
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 life skills, including: candle dipping, two-person saw, dying wool with natural dyes and playing with pioneer toys including tin soldiers. Then sample a variety of 18th century traditional foods, such as fresh pressed apple cider and popcorn.
Learn about that era's military life through demonstrations performed by the Brigade of the American Revolution. In this encampment, see cooking demonstrations at 11 a.m., 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 will be held all day.
Throughout the day, tap your toes to live music and entertainment from the Mud-in-Yer-Eye band, hear a variety of storytellers and watch an awesome colonial magician. And, don't miss the pony rides (nominal fee) for the kids.
A shuttle bus is available from Oak Grove Picnic Area and Brecksville Nature Center parking lot.
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 clevelandmetroparks.com.