See History Come To Life at Cleveland Metroparks FallFest


Travel back to colonial times to see the life of an American in the late 1700s at FallFest: 18th Century Festival on Sunday, September 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Meadows Picnic Area in Brecksville Reservation.

See what life was like when Ohio was young and try your hand at candle dipping, quill pen writing and pottery or enjoy cooking demonstrations, rope making, apple cider pressing, stenciling and weaving. Play some pioneer games,  discover old-time toys, listen to folk singers, marvel at a colonial magician and more.

And, don’t miss a tour of the encampment of the Brigade of the American Revolution, featuring formation demonstrations, drills, military tactics, campfire cooking, and a battle re-enactment. All branches of the military are included, such as infantry, artillery, cavalry, riflemen, naval forces and militia.

The encampment includes:

11 a.m. Cooking Demonstrations
1 p.m.   Soldier Parade
3 p.m.   Women’s Roles and Fashion Show
4 p.m.   Mock Battle featuring Brigade of the American Revolution

Also, enjoy music by contra dancing band Mud in Yer Eye, performing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. In addition, pony rides, food and souvenirs will be available.

Free shuttle bus rides from the parking lot to the site will be provided.

Meadows Picnic Area is located off Meadows Drive in Brecksville Reservation, off Chippewa Creek Drive, off State Route. 82 in Brecksville.

For more information, call 440-526-1012 or visit

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