Stories tagged with: New Straitsville Moonshine Festival

May 29, 2016 - 8:44pm
12 weeks 2 days ago

NEW STRAITSVILLE, Oh - Moonshining runs deep in the blood of some New Straitsville residents, at least that is what one local man said.

Doug Nutter is the Co-Owner for 'Straitsville Special Moonshine Distillery,' a locally owned business which also operates a moonshine still booth at the 'Moonshine Festival' in New Straitsville.

"The governor changed the law in 2012 to where he took the population out of the law that enabled us to open up a distillery,...

May 24, 2015 - 7:17pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

The 45th annual Moonshine Festival continued May 24.

Food, rides and live entertainment took to the streets of New Straitsville today. Families gathered for a cruise-in, gospel music, and classic festival delicacy. They call it The Moonshine Festival but Committee Member Rita Spicer said it's not about the drink, but what it represents.

"Well were not celebrating moonshine, we're celebrating the heritage of the moonshine from the prohibition is what we're doing," said...

May 25, 2014 - 8:26pm
2 years 13 weeks 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
2 years 49 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
4 years 12 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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