Roscoe Village makes change to festival schedule

COSHOCTON -- Roscoe Village has always taken great pleasure in producing wonderful festivals and special events each year for our local community and visitors. However, like nearly all aspects of our society today, Roscoe Village is suffering from the effects of current economic and investment conditions by experiencing reduced revenues from operations, return from investments and support from major funding providers. In an effort to adjust operating costs necessitated by these reductions, the Roscoe Village Foundation Board of Trustees announces that, in addition to other budget revisions, the Foundation will no longer be hosting the June Heritage Craft & Dulcimer Music Festival, the September Wine, Art & Garden Festival and two Christmas Candlelightings in December.

Remaining on the schedule of events will be the ever-popular Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival on October 16, 17 and 18, and a Christmas Candlelighting on Dec. 5.

Roscoe Village will also host the Corvettes at Roscoe Cruise-In on June 14, where more than 200 Corvettes will converge on the street for some summer fun.

In a celebration of 40 years since the completion of the first restored building, the Toll House, Roscoe Village is offering many wonderful activities each month through the end of the year. In April, you may purchase a membership for half price. May brings the community together for the Roscoe Roundtable to share memories of the early years of the restoration with the remaining months offering tours, presentations and much more.

The preservation, restoration and interpretation of Roscoe's heritage during the Ohio Canal Period remain the mission of the Roscoe Village Foundation.

Detailed information on Historic Roscoe Village can be seen on their Web site at www.roscoevillage.com or you call (740) 622-9310 or toll free at 800-877-1830. Featured in Neil Zurcher's One Tank Trips, Roscoe Village is a 19th century living history community depicting life in Ohio's Canal Era. The Village is located on State Routes 16 and 83 near the junction of U.S. Route 36 in east-central Ohio.