September is the start of a big arts & crafts festival season in Cleveland so here's your chance to start the season right with a visit to the 32nd annual Village Peddler Festival being held at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15. It is approximately a 30 minute drive from Cleveland to Kirtland.
Village Peddler Festival This family-friendly 2-day event will feature 175 artisans and craftspeople displaying their handmade Traditional, Primitive, Country, Americana and Victorian-style arts & crafts along the shaded paths of the outdoor marketplace.
Among some of the items for purchase will be baskets, folk arts, herbs & flowers, wreaths, pottery, candles, dolls, teddy bears, blown glass items, jewelry, Shaker brooms, Black Bear Art, birdhouses, furniture, woven rugs, painted gourds, garden art, woven clothing, slate paintings, stone carvings and stained glass items. There will also be Christmas items like Santas, snowmen and angels.
Free musical entertainment will be provided by folk musician Bev Newbold and folk group the Silver String Band.
The Harvest and Gourmet Market will offer a candy shop and a bakery and visitors will be able to purchase fresh produce, cut flowers, plants, honey, maple syrup, jams, dips, cookies and breads.
Food will be abundant at the Village Peddler Festival with items like creamed chicken and biscuits, pulled pork, gourmet pizza, kettle popcorn, french fries, fudge, homemade pies, ice cream and apple fritters for sale.
The Festival will offer a corn maze and free wagon rides around the Farmpark and you will be able to enjoy all the Lake Metroparks Farmpark usual exhibits and activities as part of your 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 (60+) and $4 for children (2-11). Children younger than two are free. Parking is free. Admission includes all Festival activities and all Farmpark usual activities.
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.