The big arts & crafts festival season in the Cleveland area starts in September so here’s your opportunity to start the season right with a visit to the 34th annual Village Peddler Festival being held at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20. It is approximately a 30 minute drive from Cleveland to Kirtland.
This family-friendly, 2-day event will feature 175 artisans and craftspeople displaying their handmade different- style arts & crafts (Traditional, Primitive, Country, Americana and Victorian) along the shaded paths of the outdoor marketplace. Among some of the items for purchase will be baskets, folk art, wreaths, herbs & flowers, pottery, teddy bears and dolls, soaps, jewelry, Shaker brooms, woven rugs, birdhouses, copper art, painted gourds, furniture, garden art, stained glass items and Christmas items like Santas, snowmen and angels.
Free live musical entertainment will be provided by folk musician Bev Newbold and folk group the Silver String Band. The Harvest and Gourmet Market at the Festival will offer a candy shop and a bakery and visitors will be able to purchase fresh produce, plants, cut flowers, maple syrup, honey, jams, dips, cookies and breads. Food will be abundant at the Village Peddler Festival with items like creamed chicken and biscuits, pulled pork, corn-on-the-cob, French fries, corn dogs, pitas, baked potatoes, smoothies, homemade pies, ice cream and apple fritters available for purchase.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy free wagon rides in addition to Lake Metroparks Farmpark’s usual exhibits and activities (like cow milking) as part of the admission price. Hours for the Village Peddler Festival are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (or Mature Adults as they like to call them) and $4 for children (2-11). Children younger than 2 are free. Parking is free. Admission includes all Festival activities and all Farmpark usual activities.
For more information about the Village Peddler Festival or about Lake Metroparks Farmpark, call 440-256-2122 or get online at www.villagepeddlerfestival.com. Lake Metroparks Farmpark is located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd. in Kirtland, Ohio. Kirtland is 25 miles east of Cleveland and it is approximately a 30 minute drive.