Yankee Peddler Festival Returns to Canal Fulton for its 47th Year

Yankee Peddler Festival Returns to Canal Fulton for its 47th Year

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For fans of craft fairs, the approach of fall in Northeast Ohio means one thing: the return of Yankee Peddler Festival.

Held at Clay’s Park Resort in Canal Fulton, the event spans three weekends and features dozens of artisans and crafters, delicious food vendors, live entertainment, and more. Yankee Peddler festival opened last weekend, and remaining dates are September 14, 15, 21 and 22. The family-friendly festival takes place each day from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

I took my 3-year-old son on opening weekend and while I stocked up on some seasonal decor — and some adorable wooden cars and trucks for both my kids — he enjoyed the live music and entertainment.

From puppets, pony rides and storytelling to face painting and a wandering magician, among other activities, there is plenty to keep kids busy. Lessons and demonstrations also are held each day and include the Civil War Encampment, Algonquin Spinning Guild Mountain Men, Pre-Colonial Native America, Goodwife Clark, and more. 

Many artists and crafters at the festival, which is now in its 47th year, also work on their trade during the show. My son’s favorite thing to do was watch them at work alongside their finished products that were displayed for sale.

For more information or to order tickets, go to yankeepeddlerfestival.com

About the author

Denise Koeth is Digital Content Manager for Northeast Ohio Parent. She oversees content on the NortheastOhioParent.com website and manages the brand’s social media activity. Denise grew up in Northeast Ohio and she and her husband are currently raising their two boys here, making it a point to take the boys to area events, attractions and kid-friendly destinations.

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