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

The 26th Annual Norton Cider Festival
October 3-5, 2014
Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm        Saturday 9:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 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

Contact: 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

   CRAFTERS: Thirty One Gifts, Scentsy, Velata, Lisa Adamovic (Crocheted Items, Towels & More), Mary Jo Whited (Suncatchers & More), Catherine Moore Designs (Jewelry and Hair Accessories), Premier Designs Jewelry, Denise Abbott (Origami Owl Living Lockets), Never Tutu Many Bows, Elite Designs, Tupperware, Smoocci, Kristi East/Nancy Kocher (Children's Clothing)CJ Boutique, Mt. Zwingli Church DISPLAYS: Aevus Watches, Joyce Factory Direct, Bath Planet of NE Ohio, Bath Fitter, Ohio State Waterproofing, Leaf Fitter, Premier GMC, Cindy Emerick (Chair Massages)


   Fireworks (Saturday), Outdoor Movie~ Monsters, Inc (Friday) Magic Cruisers Classic Car Show (Sunday), Hametown (formerly Bluegrass 409)(Sunday), Miss Becky, First Class Vinnie, Norton Idol, Akron University Ice Carving Team, Glenn Sonoda DJ Fun, White Tiger Martial Arts Demo, The Clams (Saturday)


   DRINKS: Cider, Lemonade, Orangeade, Canned Soda, Water SWEETS: Donuts, Caramel Apple Chips, Deep Fried Oreos, Elephant Ears, Funnel Cakes, Apple Cider Sorbet, Frosted Malt Custard, French Waffles, Apple Fritters, Apple Cider Floats SANDWICHES: Sausage, Kraut Dogs, Slaw Dogs, Corn Dogs, Chicken Nuggets, Beer Brats, Cheesy Steak, Italian Sausage OTHER FUN: Fried Cheese on a Stick, Curly Fries, Buffalo Fries, French Fries, Kettle Corn, Roasted Nuts, Brownie Bites, Shaved Ice, Cotton Candy, Deep Fried Pickles, Pulled Pork Potatoes, Pizza

Fun Stuff

   Bicentennial Bell (Sunday), Magical Train, Dozer Game, Petting Zoo, the University of Akron Ice Carving Team (Saturday & Sunday), Outhouse Stuffing (Sunday), Soap Box Derby, Wolf Creek Players, Norton Transportation (School Bus Safety), Inflatables, Duck Pond, Summit County Bee Keepers, Corn Hole Tournament (Sunday), Family Olympics

Local Favorites

   Norton Lions Cider, Doylestown Lions Donuts, Norton Women's Club Quilt Raffle, Lemley's Farm, Norton Historical Society, Norton Library, Norton Villagers 4H, Foggy Bottom Farms, Be the Match (Bone Marrow Drive ~ In Memory of BJ Ranier), White Tiger Martial Arts Center, Norton Apostolic Church Children's Games


   Tim & Peg Caramel Apple Chips, East of Chicago, Destefano's, Weber's Premium Ice Cream, Buckeye Concessions, Stars and Stripes Concessions, Word of Mouth BBQ, Here's the Scoop, Lil Grandpa's Kettle Corn, The Orange Truk, Wholly Frijoles, Stone Pelican Rolling Cafe, Pig Lickin' Good BBQ, Mobile Sushi Bar, Snowie Daze, Jurovuu Concessions

Signup Forms

Calling all Crafters, Non-Profit Organization, and Small Businesses...this is YOUR application! Sign up early for the Norton Cider Festival. Columbia Woods Park is a beautiful setting for our groups so don't miss this awesome weekend. Click the cash bag and join us in the apple fun!!!

Click the logo to the right to print your application for the 2014 Cider Festival. The Cider Festival reserves the right to deny selling any food item if another vendor has contracted for that item. First come, first served!!!

Upcoming Events

NORTON CIDER FESTIVAL REVERSE RAFFLE (Firework Fundraiser) Click here for flyer(169 Kb)
Join us for an evening of fun, food, and fundraising! We need to raise upwards of $10,000 for a spectacular firework display!!! Won't you please HELP us? APRIL 26, 2014....CLICK THE FIREWORKS FOR OUR FLYER!!!

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