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Green's Twisted WilderFest is October 5

Green's Twisted WilderFest is October 5

A New Fall Festival of Makers and Nature Comes to Green on October 5

Green, OH - The Green Arts Council, the City of Green, The Twisted Olive, and 98.1 are pleased to present the first Twisted WilderFest, a pop-up festival of makers and nature, at Southgate Park, 5300 Massillon Road, on Saturday, October 5 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a twilight hike at 6:15 p.m. 

More than 50 local and regional makers, crafters, artists, and food vendors are participating in this year’s outdoor event. Admission is free. 

 “As we enter into our first year, the Green Arts Council, the City of Green and The Twisted Olive are collaborating to bring a festival that has the potential to become a favorite for artists and attendees alike,” said Valerie Wax Carr, Director of Service.

Live Music, Children’s Activities, Square Dancing, and Apple Butter Stirrin’

Children’s activities are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. provided by KinderCare, Engineering For Kids, and Greensburg United Methodist Church. In addition to kids’ activities, there will be live entertainment performing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring musicians Lisa Malyuk, Don Fulmar, One String Short, and Dale Galgozy.  Yoga demonstrations will be throughout the day as well.

The Green Historical Society will be on hand at the farmhouse with information and demonstrations. Square dancing will take place at the historic 1883 barn from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Apple butter stirrin’ and bottling will also be taking place in this area.

Food Options

A variety of lunch and snack items will be available including tacos from Barrio; chicken tenders and sandwiches from D&M Grille; ice cream from Dippin’ Dots; specialty drinks and menu items from The Twisted Olive; Italian ice from LaDow’s Concessions; and healthy/vegan food from Ahimsa.

Twilight Hike
The day will end with a twilight hike at 6:15 p.m. led by Judy Semroc, Cleveland Museum of Natural History Conservation Specialist.  Hikers are encouraged to bring a lantern for the Twilight hike.

Free parking is available at Boettler Park, located adjacent to Southgate Park, 5300 Massillon Road. No festival parking at The Twisted Olive. This outdoor event is rain or shine.

The Green Arts Council formed in 2003 to promote participation in and appreciation of the arts in the City of Green. The group offers art classes, scholarships to Green graduates pursuing art in college and events such as art-A-palooza and Twisted WilderFest.   For more information or to become a member, visit www.greenartscouncil.org.  

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents.  Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org

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