The 28th annual Great Trail Festival is presented on two weekends, always the week before Labor Day and Labor Day weekend. This year the dates are August 29-30 and September 5-7. This unique festival is a celebration of the Native American Indian era featuring American folk art. We can’t always attend, but when Bill and I get a chance we love to go to this festival.
There are quality artisans from Ohio and the surrounding states with distinctive handcrafted arts and crafts to sell as well as demonstrating their crafts. Ninety two year old Helen Trusdale will be making her old fashioned lye soap and Circa Plants will be selling vintage flower and vegetable seeds.
Lively entertainment daily with fiddlers, Scottish pipers and clog dancing. Krista Solars, who just won the State of Ohio Fiddle Championship contest in Nelsonville will be performing. Well know flute play and Native American, Searching Bear, will be performing and selling his hand crafted flutes. He has been nominate by Just Plain Folks music awards for 2009 album of the year in Native American genre.
For history buffs there will be historical lectures and demonstrations including a battle reenactment daily at noon. The state of Ohio tomahawk throwing championship will begin at noon on Monday, September 7th. Buckskin Camp is where you’ll find TeePees’, lodges and open campfires along with a blacksmith.
Food is delicious, especially the buffalo burgers from the buffalo herd raised on the great trail grounds. The Indian fry bread is a real treat.
The entire day’s worth of fun for only $5 per person. Check our availability for either weekend. We are a short 20 minute drive.
Hope to see you soon,
Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast