Stories tagged with: Festival

May 25, 2015 - 6:39pm
1 year 4 weeks ago

Ice cream lovers from all over the state ventured to Utica this Memorial Day weekend for the 41st annual Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival.

The festival, held on the grounds of Energy Cooperative and Velvet Ice Cream Company, offers more than just ice cream. Attendees can enjoy free games, live entertainment, crafts and more! For Jason Samples of Newark, it's the endless amount of different ice cream flavors that keeps him and his family coming back each year.

"It seems like...

October 26, 2013 - 4:56pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

In honor of National Awareness Month, a local church hosted a community festival to teach the public safe practices.

The New Covenant Church in South Zanesville connected with the Red Cross, Help Me Grow, Rambo and other community outreach organizations to teach visitor's about emergency plans, fire safety and healthy living.

"We just want people to be aware of their surroundings, of their physical surroundings, of fires and things of that nature," said Pastor, Eric...

June 4, 2013 - 3:39pm
3 years 3 weeks ago

Tents are being set up for the annual festival that starts Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. with "Teen Night," and is open only to middle and high school aged kids on Wednesday. The $6 admission for teens will get you pizza, popcorn and pop.

The official opening day for the festival is Thursday at 5:00 p.m. and is free and open to everyone. There will be live bands, children's games, gambling, a beer tent and food booths featuring brats, pizza, sloppy joes, sloppy chicken and funnel...

May 27, 2013 - 5:28pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

Monday was the last day for the 39th Annual Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival and for the Rieser family, it's a tradition that they never miss.

"This is good family fun and it's inexpensive, you can come and spend money or not. We just love coming here," said Sherry Rieser, who has been attending the festival for 20 years.

Rieser brought along her grand kids and great nephews to the festival and says her family's favorite part is the ice cream eating contest. Not only...

July 15, 2011 - 11:09am
4 years 49 weeks ago

It's a pottery lover's dream. People from all over the country can come right here to Southeastern Ohio for the annual Crooksville-Roseville Pottery Festival.

At the Festival, you have the opportunity to purchase unique pottery that is different every year and in a limited amount. The festival officially started yesterday with a traditional ceremony at the National Ceramic Museum and Heritage Center.

"We had a plate breaking formally yesterday at 12 o'clock. It went really...

May 31, 2011 - 6:13pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

A long time Zanesville tradition kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The St. Thomas Festival is an annual event that has been going on in Zanesville for more than 50 years. While the event usually coincides with Gus Macker, which has ben canceled this year, Festival Committee Member, Kristen Baughman, says she doesn't think it will have too big of an impact.

"I think we will have a good turnout" she said. "Of course we won't be here all day long so that will affect how...

November 21, 2010 - 10:41pm
5 years 31 weeks ago

One local church is ringing in the holiday season.

Grace United Methodist Church of Zanesville hosted it's 21st annual handbell festival Sunday evening. Hundreds gathered to watch the concert. Music Director Jim Mayercak says preparations for the event are done well in advance.

"We pick the music for this in late summer, and then begin rehearsing in the fall, usually around early September. "

Six area churches participate in the performance. Mayercak says...

July 29, 2010 - 9:01pm
5 years 47 weeks ago

Parish members are hard at work transforming a parking lot into the Saint Nicholas Festival.

Preparations have begun for the festival which is set to start next Wednesday, August 4th at 6pm. Throughout the festival, there will be a lot to do.

"Cake booth right there, we'll have games of chance, kid's games on this end. On the far end we're going to have our beer garden and entertainment, tents, and then variety of foods, pizzas, salads, iced tea and lemonade this year,...

July 14, 2010 - 10:40pm
5 years 49 weeks ago

Weasel Boy is one of 27 breweries that's taking part in the annual Ohio Brew Week Festival in Athens.

Most of the bars and pubs located along court street take their regular brews off-tap and replace them with hand-crafted Ohio beers.

"It's a great way to showcase what we do. We consider ourselves to be crafts people, just like local artists who paint. I mean we do something a little bit different. Our pallet is grain and yeast, but still, it's a creative process trying to...

July 10, 2010 - 8:03pm
5 years 50 weeks ago

For the next 10 days, pottery is going to be all the rage in Muskingum County, and people are traveling from all over the country to get their hands on these historic pieces of art.

Staff from Zanesville Pottery, which is located just off US 40, say they're thrilled with the turnout.

"It's been a little better this year, although this is the first day. People come out during the week so it seems to pick up as we go, " says Kim Castor of Zanesville Pottery.


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