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Labor Day heralds 4th annual ‘Made in Ohio Festival’

By Jody Miller correspondent

BATH TWP.: As has become tradition in Ohio during the end of summer weekend, this year’s Made in Ohio Festival at Hale Farm & Village promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The artistic abilities and talents of some 100 exhibitors from around the state will be showcased from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Fourth Annual Made in Ohio Festival.

Ohio-made, Ohio-grown, and Ohio-produced arts, crafts, and foods will be in tents and in some of the buildings throughout the site.

This outdoor event featuring Ohio artists and craftspeople, as well as local restaurants, takes place amid the history of Hale Farm & Village and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

"It’s exciting to promote Ohio artists and craftspeople,” said Renee Flynn,independent artist, event founder and coordinator. “The talent coming from Ohio is amazing. Hale Farm & Village is a great venue to highlight their creations."

The discounted $5 admission fee includes admission to the Made in Ohio Festival and the grounds and buildings at Hale Farm, including the museum store.

“It truly is a family-friendly day that can accommodate as many guests as you want to bring—at a great price,” said Kelly Falcone, chief operating officer of the Western Reserve Historical Society and vice president for interpretation.  “We have 90 acres at Hale Farm & Village. So there is plenty of room to visit the artists, take a stroll, enjoy the farm animals, and relax with refreshments from our vendors.”

Exhibitors include jewelry artists, potters, carvers, glass artists, soap and lotions makers, quilters, painters, and a variety of craft artists. Musical entertainment and food vendors will be on site, and beer and wine may be purchased by adults.

For details on the Made in Ohio Festival, go to or call 330-666-3711.

Hale Farm & Village is located at 2686 Oak Hill Road.