Algonquin Mill Festival gears up for 52nd annual celebration Oct. 13-15


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The highly anticipated Algonquin Mill Fall Festival is set to mark its 52nd consecutive year, with activities and attractions at the festival grounds in Petersburg (Carroll County) from October 13 to 15.

Festival enthusiasts can indulge in a delectable array of homemade treats, including the perennial favorites of apple butter, sauerkraut, cookies, and bean soup. Notably, sauerkraut, a cherished staple at the mill, will be available each day, with festival officials imposing a daily limit of three tons, and pricing set at $8 per quart, with a maximum purchase cap of six quarts per person. Proceeds raised from Sauerkruat will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio.

The festival’s charm extends beyond culinary delights, featuring attractions such as a steam-powered flour mill and sawmill, an old-time print shop, and much more.

Friday will see area high school bands performing in front of the Art Barn. Festival grounds will be abuzz with juried craft vendors offering an eclectic array of goods, and an antique car show on Sunday will further contribute to the vehicular spectacle.

Craft enthusiasts will be treated to live demonstrations, with hand-woven rugs and hand-sewn quilts available for purchase at the farmhouse.

For the younger attendees, the festival offers a petting zoo, face painting, and rides on the kiddy train. Live entertainment takes center stage, featuring cloggers, bluegrass bands, vocal groups, and the Dulci-More ensemble on Saturday and Sunday.

A church service on Sunday at 8 a.m. adds a spiritual touch to the festivities.

Festival hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with admission set at $10 per vehicle. Primitive camping options are available at $15 per night. The mill complex is conveniently located four miles south of Carrollton, OH, on State Route 332.

Don’t miss out on this autumn extravaganza, as the Algonquin Mill Fall Festival promises a weekend filled with history, culture, and wholesome family fun!