This year is the first year we will be doing something TOTALLY different at the Geauga County Fair! As many of you are aware, we typically open up our store next to the Administration booth…not this year!
This year, we are happy to announce a new direction for GCHS. We will be hosting an educational booth in the Heritage Building next to the weavers, blacksmiths, potters, broommakers, glassblowers, and rug hookers. Not only are we surrounded by such amazing talent, but we are offering fair-goers the chance to show us some of their talent as well!
We will have a GIANT 3-foot basket ready and waiting for your memories. Each fair-goer will have the opportunity to write with an old-fashioned quill pen and ink on muslin, and help us create a giant Memory Basket. Simply write on your muslin strip a fond memory of Geauga County (or the fair or your family) and add your strip into the weaving of the basket. Voila! You will have helped us make a year-long commemoration to the history of Geauga County.
We will also have hands-on artifacts, costumes, and a variety of information on life in the 1800s – all focused on Geauga County, of course!
Stop by and say ‘hello’! We can’t wait to see you!
(and if you are looking for our store merchandise, please be aware that our Crossroads Store at Century Village Museum will be open)