Stories tagged with: Backwoods Fest

September 22, 2013 - 8:59pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

Folk music, craft sellers and homemade dishes were all available at a community festival in Thornville on Sunday.

This was the 18th year that the Backwoods festival took place in Perry County. The festival started after a craft maker and his wife got tired of going to shows to sell his work and decided to create their own. The festival continues to grow each year because more and more vendors want to participate.

"It's a year long process, it isn't just three days,"...

September 18, 2011 - 8:46pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

The annual Backwoods Fest in Thornville wrapped up Sunday.

The 3-day art, craft, food and music festival attracts nearly 30,000 people each year, making it all the more difficult to believe it all began as a simple business idea between husband and wife.

"Well we found ourselves without a job and my husband started building crafts," said Owner and Operator Kathy Launder.  "We're big into traveling to other shows, he kept coming home and saying, we got...

September 19, 2010 - 9:11pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

The Backwoods Fest wrapped up Sunday evening.

The crowds gathered for tasty food, good music, and unique arts and crafts. Two wood carvers were in attendance showing off their talents; both artists had two very different reasons for getting involved in the artform.

"Well actually it was my grandpa, he was the first person in my family who I saw making spoons. He would make a big spoon and trade the big spoon for an apple pie," said Spoonmaker Tom Metz.


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