The Twinsburg Historical Society welcomes the Olde Thyme Fayre back to the Historical Society Barn, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 9 from noon until 5:30 p.m.
There will be plenty of our traditional events and some new ones, according to organizers.
There will be a contest for handmade items, a chance to show off those knitted, crocheted, sewn, quilted, painted, embroidered, carved or woven items.
There will be a baking contest, with this year’s challenge as oatmeal cookies. Get a favorite recipe and add a special twist. Entries should be brought to the barn Sunday between noon and 2 p.m. Susan and Betsy Diersing, twins, will be judges.They are professional pastry chefs and will sell their own tasty treats on Saturday from 10 a.m. until they are gone.
The final category is produce and flowers, including sunflowers, which may be brought to the barn from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday morning.
Some things will be unique to Saturday, including local artist Tony Robeson, who will demonstrate his painting skills. He will also have original art for sale. An antique printing press will be up and running and people can try their hands at using it.
Sunday only events include Kevin Noon, who will sharpen scissors and knives from noon to 3 p.m. There will be a water balloon toss for the kids and old-time music with a mountain dulcimer.
The museum and barn will be open both days with kids crafts and corn huskers, and the Knitwitters will sell their wares as well.
There will be a special moment at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Barn to honor Charlotte Wike. In addition to serving as a trustee, Wike was queen of the craft corner for many years. She always had some new ideas for things for children to make and take. Wike passed away earlier this year and her daughter Stephanie will be on hand for the naming of Charlotte’s Corner in honor of her mother’s special gifts.
The Twinsburg Historical Society is seeking volunteers from The Tales of Locust Grove again this fall, Oct. 12 and 13. Sign on to the Locust Grove 2018 Facebook page, send an email or call the Twinsburg Historical Society at 330-487-5565.