Stories tagged with: New Straitsville Moonshine Festival

May 25, 2014 - 8:26pm
47 weeks 1 day ago

Thousands made their way to New Straitsville this weekend to take part in the annual Moonshine Festival, and one new aspect of the festival is gaining a lot of attention.

"It all started with the immigration movement back in the 1800s," said Brian St. Clair, a festival committee member.  "People from all walks of life, from all different countries came to this town, and they worked in the mines. And when the mines were tough and shut down, they brought the old...

May 27, 2013 - 6:20pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

Thousands head every year to the small town of New Straitsville for the yearly moonshine festival to enjoy food, games and entertainment but next year there is going to be a big change.

"So you got your folks that make the beer, you got the folks that make the wine, and were just going to make the moonshine like our fathers and grandfathers did in the past," said Doug Nutter, Co- Owner of Straitsville Special.

New Straitsville is known for its deep history in the...

May 27, 2012 - 8:01pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

A small Ohio town is keeping a century long tradition alive...

The Moonshine Festival took place in New Straitsville Memorial Day weekend. The event began in 1970 after the town celebrated its 100th anniversary.

"If you lived in this community, you were involved with either making moonshine, transporting moonshine, or help moving moonshine, or even if you were one of the local merchants that you sold the sugar, the flour, the yeast to the buyers... Everything they needed to...

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