If you and your friends are shopping enthusiasts and are fans of Longaberger baskets then here is an idea for a great girls' weekend trip. Plan a journey to the Longaberger Homestead in Frazeysburg, Ohio and attend one of their special "Spring Fling" events on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 or Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Cleveland to Frazeysburg.
Longaberger "Spring Fling" Events Celebrating the opening of another season at Longaberger Homestead, "Spring Fling" offers visitors a chance to get some really good shopping deals on Longaberger products and enjoy some fun activities.
A Bit About Longaberger Homestead The Longaberger Homestead is a complex resembling a small village that offers visitors various attractions, participatory activities (including "Make a Basket"), factory tours and shopping opportunities. Guests will be greeted by the sight of the world's largest apple basket, a 29 foot tall hand-woven Longaberger basket with giant artificial apples. It was woven from hardwood maple in 1999.
Among the many activities at "Spring Fling" will be "Dash for Baskets" competitions, Speed Weaving, four new Make a Baskets and the Great Homestead Race (where visitors follow clues to find some great prizes). And don't forget to check out the discount prices on Longaberger products at the Longaberger Factory Store.
Dining options include the complex's Homestead Restaurant and The Barn BBQ.
Hours for the Longaberger Homestead "Spring Fling" events are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Admission to the "Spring Fling" events is free.
While in the area, plan a stop at the Longaberger Corporate Headquarters in Newark, Ohio (17 miles from Frazeysburg). The Longaberger home office is a 7-story tall replica (160 times larger) of the Longaberger Market (picnic) Basket. Opened in 1997, the building is made of stucco over a steel structure. Two basket handles are attached to the building with replica copper and wooden rivets and the handles are heated to prevent ice from forming. Two gold leaf Longaberger tags weighing 725 pounds each are attached to the sides of the building. The building took 2 years to complete and cost $30 million dollars.
The interior includes a 30,000 square foot atrium, cherry woodwork, a grand staircase, player piano and marble floors. During the Christmas season, a giant tree stands in the lobby decorated with Longaberger basket ornaments. Visitors are welcome.
For those wishing to stay overnight in the area, check out the Newark Metropolitan Hotel (50 North Second St. in Newark) at 740-322-6455 or get online at www.newarkmetrohotel.com or the Coshocton Village Inn & Suites (115 N. Water St. in Coshocton) at 740-622-9455.
For more information about the Longaberger Homestead call 740-322-5588 or get online at www.longaberger.com.
The Longaberger Homestead is located at 5563 Raiders Rd. in Frazeysburg, Ohio. It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Cleveland