P.O. Box 1290
Norton, Ohio 44203
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
Apple Decorating Contest
Magical Train and Inflatables for the Kids
Outdoor Movie and Fireworks
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)
Magical Train, Petting Zoo, Ice Carving Team (Saturday & Sunday), Outhouse Stuffing (Sunday), Norton's Got Talent (TBA)
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