If you are a history buff and a fan of Colonial times in America, then you don’t want to miss the 25th annual Colonial Williamsburg Festival being held in Wooster, Ohio on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 at the Pine Tree Barn. Wooster is approximately a one hour, 10 minute drive from Cleveland.
A Bit About Pine Tree Barn Built in 1868, this historic landmark structure was a stock barn for more than 100 years. Located on a 150 acre Christmas tree farm, Pine Tree Barn is adjacent to the Killbuck Marsh, Ohio’s largest inland marsh and it overlooks two lakes.
Pine Tree Barn has been restored by the Dush family who have turned it into a home & design studio and gift shops along with a gourmet luncheon restaurant.
Colonial Williamsburg Festival Here’s your chance to time travel back 200 years and experience life in America in the 1700’s when Pine Tree Barn and grounds are turned into a Colonial village at this living history event.
Surrounding the public square will be a Marketplace featuring more than 30 selected artisans and craftspeople) from Ohio and neighboring states). Among them will be woodworkers, portrait artists, tinsmiths, florists, weavers, spinners, potters, folk art artists and cabinet makers.
The Festival will also feature various free demonstrations showcasing Windsor chair making and blacksmithing. In addition, there will be historic talks and live musicians (including bagpipers).
There will be a historical encampment and living history presentations by the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment who will be representing the unit as it was in Fall, 1779. Portraying soldiers of the American Revolution, the regiment will be performing firing drills and marching exercises and visitors can witness how the men cook, sleep and work just as the original unit did more than 200 years ago.
One ‘don’t miss” attraction at the Festival is the talks by Roger Moore, an authority on Native Americans in Ohio and a descendant of the Melungeon tribe. Moore will be sharing information about the culture, history and beliefs of his tribe.
Other presentations include Dr. Balthazar’s Marvelous Miracle Medical Show, an educational and humorous performance based on medicine shows from the 1700’s and early 1800’s.
Children’s activities at the Festival will be abundant including face painting, games and a petting zoo.
Revolutionary War-era luncheon cuisine will be available for purchase indoors at The Granary restaurant (There will be a special menu for the event.) Food will also be available for purchase outside on the village green where guests can enjoy views of the valley and lakes.
Hours for the Colonial Williamsburg Festival are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and parking is free.
For more information about the Colonial Williamsburg Festival or about Pine Tree Barn, call 330-264-1014 or get online at www.pinetreebarn.com.
The Colonial Williamsburg Festival is being held at Pine Tree Barn located at 4374 Shreve Rd. in Wooster, Ohio. Wooster is 61 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a one hour, 10 minute drive.