There is so much to do at the “Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration & Music Festival” that you can hardly fit it into one day. Come relive the sights, hands-on activities, smells , tastes and music of a by-gone era on September 18th from 11:00 a,m, to 5:00 p.m. (music until 5:30 p.m.) at Frostville Museum in Rocky River Reservation in North Olmsted.
Journey back in time on the mile long “Pioneer Trail” to experience what life was like for our early settlers. The trail runs between Frostville Museum and the Rocky River Nature Center and features living history exhibits, crafts, activities, food sampling, music, pioneer toys and much more.
Pioneer-costumed re-enactors and storytellers will be on-hand to share their experiences of what life was like on the trail. A mini-encampment of a pioneer excursion camp is located along the pathway. Stop by and say hello and you might get to see a black powder rifle firing demonstration.
Try your hand at a variety of pioneer skills including candlestick dipping, basket weaving, rug weaving, Dutch Oven cooking, butter churning, working the two man saw and playing with pioneer toys.
A variety of pioneer foods await your taste buds. Sample some fire-roasted turkey, biscuits with freshly-churned butter, apple cider, apple butter and more. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase.
Along with a slew of acts appearing on the main stage at the Frostville Museum there will be strolling musicians playing some toe-tapping acoustic folk music, Americana, blue grass and more.
One of the featured acts appearing at 4:00 p.m. on the main stage will be Joy Kills Sorrow. This Boston-based string band brings a modern take on old-world staples using the prodigious talents of its individual members. Bring a blanket or lawn chair while you relax and enjoy their elegant arrangements of well crafted songs.
The Frostville Museum Main Stage and Performance Schedule is as follows:
Main Stage at Frostville Museum
11:00 to 11:30 a.m. – Jerry Rockwell
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Ceud Mile Failte
2:00 to 3:30 p.m. – Paul Kovac & Jen Mauer
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. – Joy Kills Sorrow
Dance Tent at Frostville Museum
12:30 to 3:00 p.m. – Mud in Yer Eye
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Frank Koenig
Trailside Theatre along the Pioneer Trail
Noon to 1:15 p.m. – Brittany Reilly Band
1:30 to 3:00 p.m. – Crooked River Stompers
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Brittany Reilly Band
11:00 a.m. to noon – WRAPPS Olio
1:00 to 1:45 p.m. – Barb Sutton
2:00 to 2:45 p.m. – John McMahon
3:00 to 3:45 – Susan Gilcrest
Rocky River Nature Center “Dunk Circle”
11:00 a.m. to noon – Crooked River Stompers
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Mathew Ableson
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Gus & Kathy Ubaldi
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Kimble Family String Band
Noon to 1:00 p.m. – Gus & Kathy Ubaldi
3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Mathew Ableson
1:30 to 3:00 p.m. – Kimble Family String Band
All of the buildings at the Frostville Museum will be open to tour as well as a variety of craft demonstrations will be held on the grounds.
The Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration & Music Festival is free and held rain or shine.
Frostville Museum is located off Cedar Point Road in Rocky River Reservation, between Valley Parkway and Columbia Road/Route 252 in North Olmsted – just off the I480/Clague Road exit (westbound) and I-480/Columbia Road exit (eastbound)
Suggested event parking is Frostville Museum, Little Cedar Point, Rocky River Nature Center or park at Lagoon Picnic area and bicycle over to Frostville. Shuttle buses are available from 11:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. to and from parking areas in the designated areas of the reservation.
For more information, call 440-734-6660 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com