Located about 135 miles south of Cleveland ( approximately a 2.5 hour drive), Quaker City’s 108th annual Ohio Hills Folk Festival is a 4-day event running from Wednesday, July 11 through Saturday, July 14 celebrating the history of the Quaker community.
Ohio Hills Folk Festival Visitors can see antique farm tools and steam engines at the Farm Museum in addition to special historical exhibits and can make a stop at a country store and even visit the 1821 Quaker Meeting House at this family-friendly, educational event.
Among the activities at the festival are a frog-jumping contest (Thursday at 6:30 p.m.), a pet show, a 5K run, children’s bike races, amusement rides, a car show, a Rubber Duck Regatta, a pie and cake baking contest, a kiddie parade, a crowning of a queen, arts & crafts, a flea market, a dulcimer contest and a contest for banjo and fiddle players. Note: A workshop on the Mountain Dulcimer will be offered on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Be sure you don’t miss the Tractor Rodeo being held on Thursday at 5 p.m. and the old-time tractor show on Friday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
For an unique experience, try your hand at making homemade ice cream in a bag.
Historical buffs will want to check out the collection of old time milk bottles and historic dairy items at the Milk Bottle and see vintage photos of Quaker City from days gone by.
Live entertainment will be provided by performers like the New Town Cloggers, Cabin Fever (string band), Just Plain Grass (Bluegrass), Randy Roe and Friends (Country and Square Dancing) and the National Pike Pickers. There will also be performances by magician Eric Myers.
Of course, there will be plenty of food available for purchase including barbecued chicken.
Hours for the Quaker City Ohio Hills Folk Festival are 11 a.m – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free and parking is free.
For more information about the Ohio Hills Folk Festival call 740-679-2704 or get online at www.ohiohillsfolkfestival.com.
The festival will be taking place throughout downtown Quaker City at various venues. Quaker City is approximately a 2.5 hour drive from Cleveland.