CAMBRIDGE, Ohio â Celebrate over 100 years of rich Southeastern Ohio culture at the 109th Ohio Hills Folk Festival July 10-13. This annual event is held in the small town of Quaker City and has various activities for the entire family including several different parades, a tractor show, quilt show and fireworks. History comes to life when you visit the farm museum, country store, the Milk House and the Quaker Meeting House during the festival.
âThe Ohio Hills Folk Festival is one of the oldest festivals in Ohio,â said Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors & Convention Bureau Executive Director Debbie Robinson. âAn early version of the Folk Festival began in 1904 which later became the Ohio Hills Folk Festival we know today. The modern festival celebrates the history of the Quaker community with exhibits, antique farm tools, steam engines and the historic 1821 Quaker Meeting House.â
Activities and shows are planned throughout the entire event for all ages and interests. Kids will especially love Thursday at the festival. The day kicks off with the kidsâ bike race starting at 10 a.m. Following the race, families may visit the Festival Kitchen where families are invited to check out the magic show by Eric Myers at 1 and 3 p.m. Back by popular demand at 2 p.m., is the free make-your-own ice cream in a bag for all kids.
Make plans to join the Quaker City Volunteer Fire Department for the Firemenâs Parade July 11 at 7 p.m. and see who is crowned as the firemanâs queen, princess and prince. Be sure to see the quilt show at the Central Christian Church where a unique festival quilt will be raffled off. There will also be tractor games and cruise Saturday, July 13 at Walton Field followed by the Queenâs Parade, offering a chance to view over 70 tractors. A fireworks show will cap off the festivities with a bang later that night.
Constant entertainment at the craft hall, the flea market, amusement rides and concessions will give everyone a chance to enjoy the festival. Go back to the days when milk was delivered right to your home with a bottle display, which contains over 3,000 milk bottles and the newspaper cow. Stop at the country store on Main Street that serves up homemade ice-cream, fudge, baked items and other delicious treats. Other locally made favorites include local cheese, trail bologna, and Dandy Donâs ham salad.
For more Cambridge/Guernsey County event information, call the VCB office toll free at 800-933-5480, locally at 740-432-2022 or log on to