Offbeat Travel to Shaker Woods in Columbiana, Ohio


About an hour Northwest of Pittsburgh, PA is Columbiana, OH - home to the Shaker Woods Festival Grounds. Shaker Woods provides a unique festival experience for visitors. The venue is located in the middle of flat Ohio farm land but unexpectedly hidden within and underneath a beautiful forest canopy. You would never know that a festival was taking place until you stepped into the magical wooded perimeter and heard the live bluegrass and country music and smelled the aroma of home cooked treats. If you are looking for a great the off-the-beaten-path festival experience, then Shaker Woods is a must visit.

The festival grounds host a few great events each year which include:

Old-fashioned Christmas in the Woods
The Shaker Woods Old-fashioned Christmas in the Woods celebration is held annually in October. The festival grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland which includes craftspeople, woodworkers, blacksmiths, potters, basket weavers and more. Holiday music and seasonal recipes set the tone for early holiday shoppers hunting for the perfect gift.

The Shaker Woods Festival
The Shaker Woods Festival usually takes place in late summer and is an amazing jamboree of crafting, fine foods and entertainment. Over 200 crafters are on hand to show off and sell their wares. Visitors can choose from delicacies from over 20 food vendors including an on-site pig roast, homemade strudel, biscuits and sausage gravy, gourmet sodas and more. The festival is a great summer experience for families and seasoned antique and craft hunters alike.

Shaker Woods Outdoor Expo
The Shaker Woods Outdoor Expo is an event made just for hunters, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts. Festival goers can peruse the wares of hunting, fishing and outdoors vendors while listening to great country music. On display are the newest trends in fishing, hunting, camping, water sports and more. Learn the newest survival tips and cheer on a tractor pull all in one place!

See you at the festival!

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Scott Kozelnik has called the North Hills of Pittsburgh home since 2003. As an historian and writer, he's been published by Arcadia Publishing - Images of America, the West Virginia Encyclopedia and can be found floating out in the blogoshpere. He manages the Pittsburgh.net events blog and social media assets.