Lost Arts Festival -- May 17-19, 2014
A weekend full of sights, sounds and aromas of 18th century northwest Ohio awaits visitors to the 2014 Seven Eagles Lost Arts Festival. Traditional arts, crafts, music, entertainment, food, beverages, camp life, military demonstrations, and much more will be on hand. Seven Eagles Historical Education Center is located just one mile south of Grand Rapids, Ohio at 16486 Wapakoneta Road. Call 419-509-0095 for more information. The 2014 Annual Lost Arts Festival is on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday May 18, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 16486 Wapakoneta Road in Grand Rapids, Ohio. The festival celebrates the history and pageantry of 1600-1840 featuring historic craft demonstrations, music, arts, and the history of early Ohio and frontier of the Maumee River Valley. Historical interpreters in authentic camps and vintage ‘garb’ greet visitors in the: Woodland Indian Longhouse & Village, Western Plains tipis, French Trappers Sod Hut, Pioneer Log House, Scottish Tavern, 18th Century Trading Post, Blacksmith Shop and more than fifty other period encampments. Traditional artists demonstrate daily life and skills dependent on reenactors may include: blacksmithing, basket weaving, lace, woodcarving, gourds, silversmithing, spinning, tanning, leather and tinsmithing. Adults $5, seniors and children ages 12-17 are $2, ages 11 and under free. Information and applications are available at: Seven Eagles, P.O. Box 246, Grand Rapids OH 43522, 419-509-0095, or download information here: Registration Poster Flyers.
All Hallows Eve Celebration -- October 24-25, 2014
The All Hallows Eve Celebration is an annual event celebrated at Seven Eagles Historical Education Center located at 16486 Wapakoneta Road, just 1 mile south of the Village of Grand Rapids, Ohio. Hours for the festival are from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014 and from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. This unique harvest event takes place in an historic environment and is a lasting experience for families and friends. All Hallows Eve at Seven Eagles is open to the public. When dusk falls each night, the pumpkins are lit and paths into the night come alive with costumed storytellers, bonfires, hayrides, re-enactors conducting lantern tours through the Native American Long House, Pioneer Log House, Blacksmith Shop and Catfish Inn. All Hallows activities include tractor-drawn rides on Friday and Saturday, hands-on harvest craft activities, food, cider pressing, entertainment and a Trading Post stocked with arts, crafts, gourds, historical items and souvenirs along with live demonstrations in the historic venues during the event. Come early on Saturday and make it a family event by picnicking, canoeing, cane-pole fishing or throwing tomahawks.
An admission fee of $2.50 per child or senior citizen, $5 per adult or $10 per family will be charged. Children age four and under admitted free. Group discounts are available to schools, clubs and corporations. For more information contact Seven Eagles at 419-509-0095.
Pumpkin Carvers are needed and greatly appreciated from 4-9 pm on Tuesday, October 21st and Wednesday, October 22nd. Adults and children welcome as well as groups. Come and have fun with us. Volunteers receive free admission to All Hallows. A special thanks to the Sadowski Farm Market on Airport Hwy just passed Rt. 295 on the South side of the Hwy for their continued support with growing wonderful pumpkins.