If you are interested in knowing more about Ohio's past and you enjoy family-friendly hands-on activities then make sure to make a stop at the free Cleveland Metroparks' annual Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration and Music Festival on Sunday, September 15 at the Rocky River Reservation in the Cleveland western suburb of North Olmsted.
Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration and Music Festival Taking place at the Frostville Museum and the Rocky River Nature Center and the mile-long connecting trail between the two venues, visitors to the Festival will be able to experience activities from Ohio's frontier days including pioneer crafts and life skills. More than 8000 people are expected to attend.
Among some of the activities will be candle dipping, apple butter making, working a 2-man saw, butter churning, making yarn dolls, Dutch oven cooking, quilting, spinning, chair caning, grinding corn and rug weaving overseen by pioneer-costumed folks.
There will also be demonstrations of activities like wood carving, fire-making and musical instrument making.
Visitors will be able to sample traditional foods like biscuits with freshly churned butter, apple cider, apple butter and fire-roasted turkey. Additional food will be available for purchase.
In addition to square dancing there will be free live musical entertainment throughout the day. Appearing on the Main Stage at the Frostville Museum at 3:30 p.m. will be The Good Lovelies.
Other performers include Front Porch, Syrup and Northwest Territory.
It is suggested that you bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the performance at the Main Stage. Other stages are located along the trail.
Hours for the Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration and Music Festival are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is free. Parking is free. It is suggested that you park at the Frostville Museum, the Rocky River Nature Center or the Little Cedar Point Picnic Area.
For more information about the Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration call 440-734-6660 or get online at www.clemetparks.com.
The Rocky River Nature Center is located at 24000 Valley Parkway between Cedar Point Rd. and Shepard Lane in the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. The Frostville Museum is located off Cedar Point Rd. in the Rocky River Reservation between Valley Parkway and Columbia Rd.