Summer is not over yet! There is still plenty of time to plan a getaway to Historic Roscoe Village. Roscoe had once been a bustling stop along the Ohio & Erie Canal, especially during the 1830s and 40s. Today the village is still filled with history and stories of what this Canal Town was like. Ever wonder how the canal started… when you take a self-guided Living History Tour, you will start off by watching The Ditches with Destiny, a short video of how the canal started and grew across Ohio. After the video, you will venture out into the village to see rugged village blacksmiths use traditional tools and fire to demonstrate forging techniques. Talk with a broom maker, visit a doctor’s office and the doctor’s house right next door, see how weavings were made on a traditional loom in the Craftsman’s house, and you can even take a school lesson in a one-room schoolhouse. If you would like to try your hand at some crafts, make sure to stop by the Hay Activity Building to weave, dip candles, design a quilt square and so much more! Visit www.roscoevillage.com for more information on Living History Tours.
Don’t forget when you are here to take a trip over to the canal boat the Monticello III and take a ride down a restored section of the canal being pulled by horses. When spending time in the Village, it is a must to visit the Shops of Roscoe. There are four delicious restaurants in the village; along with shops that offer handmade leather goods, home décor, women’s & children’s clothing, locally made food and wines, old-fashioned candy & soda, a specialty store just for dogs, American -made flags and so much more. For more information on the shops visit www.roscoevillageshops.com.
If you are visiting this fall look for the revamped “Spirit Tour.” This self-guided tour will take you through the village and tell you family-friendly spooky stories of past Roscoe residents. Speaking of fall, start planning now to come to the 51st Annual Apple Butter Festival being held Friday, October 21st – Sunday, October 23rd. This 3-day festival is one not to miss! Stroll down the street and enjoy the smell of fresh apple butter being made. You will enjoy more than 100 craft and food vendors, live music, free crafts for kids, and more. Purchase your tickets online at www.roscoevillage.com for Apple Butter and receive a discount for this event. It is also never too late to start thinking about Christmas. Start a family tradition or continue one by visiting during the first two Saturdays in December for the Annual Christmas tree lighting and Christmas tour. Enjoy Christmas carolers, homemade cookies, and hot apple cider. You will listen to a Christmas story and sing Silent Night, while the magic of Christmas is happening right in front of you.
Leave the hectic pace of the modern world behind and get away to Historic Roscoe Village today!