Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Berlin Basket Festival - August 1 - 2, 2014

Summer is a wonderful time for festivals in Northern Ohio. A fun events for all ages is the Berlin Basket Festival. The fest takes place in Berlin Township, OH, which is a nice 15 minute drive from Angel Welcome Bed & Breakfast. The festival celebrates the art of basket making and the history of hand-made baskets in the township, starting with the Berlin Fruit Box Company and carried on by Village Baskets. You will find so much to do!

On Friday, the festival starts Friday afternoon at 3pm with an Open Market, Food and Arts & Crafts Vendors and the Garden Club Flower Show (as well as the beer tent!). As the afternoon fades into evening, take part in the Hoops Shoot Contest, a Home Run Derby, a Magician on the Main Stage, the eagerly anticipated Basket Festival Queen's Contest during which the  Citizen of the Year will be announced, and then Three and Out will rock out the Main Stage.

Saturday is a long and busy day! The fitness-minded folks can take part in the 5K Race or the Fun or sign up the day of the races. Also at 9am, the Open Market, Food and Arts & Crafts Vendors Open, along with the Bake and Rummage Sale. At 10am, the Garden Club Flower Show and Baby Contest Registration begin, closely followed at 10:15am by the Kiddie Tractor Pull. At 11, the adorable Baby Contest takes place. At noon, the NAMAI (North American Martial Arts Institute) Demonstration is the last event until 1:30, when the Parade comes through! From 2:30 to 5:30, you'll find the Introduction for Visiting Queens and Royalty. the Edison Band Concert, a Firefighters Water Fight and Pizza, Wing and Pie Eating Contests. At 6, Frank & Dean will serenade the crowd with Classics, followed at 8pm with the Country stylings of Kentucky Thunder (Country). The Beer Tent will be open from 10am to 11:45pm.
pre-register

The Festival is so convenient to our inn, you can spend a comfortable night with us while visiting this fun and fantastic festival!

Your Innkeeper, 
Bernie Pleunik