Loudonville, Ohio

 “Just because summer is winding down does not mean great family memories have ended in Loudonville, Heart of Mohican Country,” remarked Bob Yun, Executive Director of the Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Bureau.  “Overnight lodging is already filling up for Labor Day, so make reservations today for hotels, campgrounds, canoes, even the zip line.  But in Loudonville, back to school does not means our vacation season has ended.”

September is packed with a myriad of fairs, festivals and special events for the whole family.  The fun starts Labor Day weekend with the Mohican Traditions Arts & Crafts Festival September 1 in Central Park.  Hoping to strike it rich in a gold-panning competition, check out Gold Rush Days in Bellville September 1 and 2. 

The following weekend is Colonial Soldiers Weekend at Wolf Creek Grist Mill September 8-9.  The event includes colonial encampment, cannon demonstrations, wigwam building and more.  Enjoy trading demonstrations, even a battle re-creation.

The next weekend features three great events.  September 13 – 15 includes the Bluegrass Festival at Mohican Wilderness, one of the country’s leading festivals promoting high school bluegrass bands.  Just up  Wally Road at Mohican Reservation September 14-16 is the Great Mohican Pow-Wow.  This 28 year old favorite includes Native American dancing, story telling, drum competition, crafts, and traders.  North of Loudonville September 14-15 is Log Cabin Days at Hochstetler Mill.  Spend the day touring log homes, watch lumberjack competition, log cabin raising, log home related exhibitors, enjoy Amish food and much more.   Don’t forget the Greentown Commemoration & Resurrection September 15.  On the site of a native American village west of Perrysville, remember the unfortunate burning of Greentown during the War of 1812 and its rebirth today.

The last weekend of September includes Oktoberfest at Wolf Creek Grist Mill September 29.  Enjoy an Old World style German atmosphere with great food, live bands, and beer (wine tastings too.)  For a small fee transportation to and from participating hotels and campgrounds is available.  At nearby Malabar Farm State Park, September 29 and 30, is the 36th Ohio Heritage Days.  It is one of Ohio’s largest free outdoor craft and live-history festivals and is free of charge.  Enjoy crafts, primitives, antiques, horses, foods, live music, Civil War & Buck Skinners camp.  In Butler September 29 & 30 is the Prairie Peddler.  Over 170 traditional and modern craftsmen demonstrate and sell their handmade items in a beautiful wooded late 1877’s setting.  Enjoy homemade food, snacks and desserts prepared over open fires.  Live continuous musical entertainment too.

 “Like we said, September is packed with an incredible variety of special events of interest to the entire family, ” Yun added.  “And just like Labor Day, make those September overnight reservations today.”  Of course, visitors can still enjoy a canoe trip, zip line, and in Mohican State Park hike, mountain bike, and ride a horse.  Loudonville’s quaint Victorian downtown shops will also be open to enjoy.

For more information on these and other events in Loudonville and to request a free 2012 Getaway Planner, contact the Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Bureau toll-free at 877-2MOHICAN or email requests to Info@DiscoverMohican.com.  Detailed information about all these fairs and festivals is also available at www.DiscoverMohican.com

Submitted by
Bob Yun
Executive Director
Mohican-Loudonville Visitors Bureau
131 W. Main Street,  Loudonville OH  44842

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