The Yankee Peddler Festival, held over three weekends in September, celebrates Ohio history, food, crafts, and art. The festival, now in its 35th year, features dozens of quality artisans, authentic 19th century cuisine, and costumed volunteers, all in a relaxed wooded setting. The 2013 dates are September 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22.
The Arts and Crafts:
The dozens of artisans and crafters are set up throughout the wooded park, many with demonstrations of how they create their work. Items vary from wrought iron to quilts to glass art to woodworking, and more. Items for sale range in price from a few dollars to several thousand dollars.
In addition to the art and craft displays, the Yankee Peddler Festival features live entertainment; food vendors, many of whom offer authentic 19th century fare; and costumed volunteers who give the event a festive, prairie atmosphere.
Hours and Admission:
The Yankee Peddler Festival is open all days from 1030am to 6pm. 2012 admission was $10 for adults, $9 for those 60 and older, and $3 for those 2-11. Children under 2 were admitted free.
The Yankee Peddler Festival is located about 1 1/4 hour's drive from Cleveland, off of I-77 and Route 21. Exact directions may be found on the Yankee Peddler Web site.
Accommodations near the Yankee Peddler Festival:
The Hampton Inn in Massillon (check rates) is located at I-77 and Route 21, about 10 minutes from the festival. In addition, Canton area hotels are about 20 - 25 minutes from the park and Akron hotels are about 35 minutes away. Camping is also available at the Clay's Park Resort. See their Web site for details and rate information.
Yankee Peddler Festival
Clay's Park Resort
Canal Fulton, OH