The 49th Annual Crooksville-Roseville Pottery Festival began Thursday.
The event began at the Ohio Ceramic Museum with a plate breaking ceremony at noon today and was followed by the grounds opening at Crooksville Village Park. Rhonda Tolliver Abele says the event has a lot to offer visitors. Food, music, a parade, a pie baking contest and a fishing contest, are just a few of the things people can enjoy. Of course, plenty of pottery will be present to celebrate the areas rich potting history.
Tolliver Abele says, "They're going to see Heart Stone, they're going to see Burley Clay....if they go up to the museum they are going to see Watt Pottery, they are going to see Robinson Ransbottom. They are going to see Hull Pottery,"
Because of the wide variety of beautiful clay art, many tourists and collectors from the area and even across the country come to enjoy the festivities and celebration.
Tolliver Abele says, "I think if they come down here, they are going to see two wonderful small towns coming together to provide a real folksy wonderful event."
The festival runs Friday from 10AM to 10PM and Saturday from 9AM to 10PM. Tolliver Abele says that if you come down, you will not be disappointed.