The pageant is a festival highlight.
Musical talent keeps the gazebo busy!
Rides, food, and fun galore!

The 27th Annual Norton Cider Festival
October 2-4, 2015
Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm        Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm

A Family Event With
Something Fun for All Ages

Parade & Hometown Heroes

Great Festival Food

Musical Entertainment

Apple Decorating Contest

Magical Train and Inflatables for the Kids

Talented Crafters

Outdoor Movie and Fireworks

The festival takes place at
Columbia Woods Park
4060 Columbia Woods Dr.
Norton, Ohio 44203

Blake & Kim Miller at (330) 825-3814
Vicky Wallace at (330) 825-4967

How we got our start

   The Loyal Oak Merchants Association of Welch’s Dairy Cream, the Loyal Oak Tavern and Nicolard’s Salon approached the Norton Lions Club with the thought of having an event that would bring people to Loyal Oak. Since the Lions Club had been selling their cider at the corner of Cleveland Massillon Road and Akron Wadsworth Road for years (they still do)...a perfect team was formed. Due to the close proximity of the historical Knecht Cider Mill in Loyal Oak... the Loyal Oak Cider Festival was born.

   The first Cider Festival was held in 1989 on September 23rd and 24th. Hurricane Hugo came to town this same weekend and arrived in Norton at 5:00 am on Saturday. There was a torrential rain storm that came in sideways but by 9:30 am, the rain halted and gave way to the first Cider Festival parade. The first Cider Festival followed throughout the beautiful weekend.

   After 19 years of successful festivals, it was decided to relocate the Loyal Oak Cider Festival to Columbia Woods Park. The 20th annual Loyal Oak Cider Festival became the Norton Cider Festival with this move.


Crafters & Exhibits



   Fireworks ~ (Saturday), Outdoor Movie ~ (Friday) Magic Cruisers Classic Car Show (Sunday), Norton's Got Talent (TBA), Ice Carving Team (Saturday & Sunday)



Fun Stuff

   Magical Train, Petting Zoo, Ice Carving Team (Saturday & Sunday), Outhouse Stuffing (Sunday), Norton's Got Talent (TBA)

Local Favorites

   Norton Lions Cider, Doylestown Lions Donuts, Norton Women's Club Quilt Raffle, Norton Historical Society, Norton Library (Book Sale @ Community Center)


   Ziggy's Elephant Ears and More

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