There’s something special about the festivals and events at Historic Roscoe Village. Whether it be the smell of apple butter stirring over an open fire during the Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival or softly singing Christmas carols and the lighting of the village tree during the Christmas Candlelightings, the annual events at Roscoe Village will keep you coming back year after year!
2015 - 2016 Festivals & Events
Jan 22 - Feb 19 - Mar 18 - Apr 22, 2016 — 6:30pm
"Dinner at the Doctor's House"
Enjoy the hospitality of Roscoe's Leading citizens as you have the pleasure of dining in Dr. Johnson's home. During your visit you may learn about dining etiquette or cooking practices of the 1800s along with humorous tales of the canal. Your meal will consist of 1 appetizer, 1 salad or soup, 1 entree, 2 side dishes, 1 dessert, beverage, bread and rolls with butter or olive oil & herbs for dipping. Dinner should be pre-ordered two weeks in advance. All members will be served the same meal of your choosing. A generous menu is offered in addition to a historic menu. Cost of this unique experience is $50.00 per person. Minimum group of 6 - maximum group of 8. This special event goes quickly so make your reservation today.
Jan 9 - Feb 13 - Mar 12 - Apr 9 - Sept 10 - Oct 8 - Nov 12, 2016
Visitor Center – 10am
This exciting two hour weaving workshop shares the history of weaving and allows the participant to create their very own mug rug on a portable loom. A $25 fee includes instructions and all materials. Minimum number of participants is two with a maximum of five for each workshop. Age requirement is 10 years of age or older. Reservations required by calling 622-7644 ext. 12.
March 31, 2016 - The Lock Landing at the Visitor Center - 6pm
Lecture - Lawn Care
Do you have things bugging you about your lawn, like why are there bare spots in my grass, do I really need to rake up the leaves in fall and how do I get ride of moles? Tammi Rogers from the OSU Extension will discuss a variety of topics about lawn care and answer any questions or problems you might have with your lawn.
April 10, 2016 - 2pm - The Visitor Center Theater
Lecture - "Lydia Brown, Brickmaker's Wife of Old Roscoe"
Lydia Brown was the Brickmaker's wife of Old Roscoe. Her tales will include stories of a circuit rider, the Underground Railroad, a fire, some lawsuits and economic ups and downs, as well as everyday life in Old Roscoe. This lecture kicks off our bicentennial of Caldersburgh, Old Roscoe.
April 24, 2016 - 2pm - The Visitor Center Theater
Lecture - "Noah Swayne"
Professional Storyteller, Chris Hart will portray Noah Swayne who was a local attorney responsible for the name change from Caldersburgh to Roscoe. Swayne later became the Supreme Court Justice appointed by President Lincoln. The lecture will take place at 2pm in the Visitor Center Theater.
May 5, 2016 - 6:30pm - Roscoe Village Picnic Shelter
Lecture - "Pot Full of Color"
If you are wondering what flowers to plant in your pots and gardens this summer, then join Connie Miller of the Roscoe Landscape Department and Deb Gaumer of The Garden Patch on as they bring to you a "Pot Full of Color". They will share the annuals that Mrs. Montgomery uses for the combination pots in Roscoe Village and also introduce you to the 2016 color theme for Coshocton is Blooming --- "Kaleidoscope of Color". Connie and Deb will have a variety of annuals to choose from so you can create your own pot full of color! To reserve your spot call 740-622-7644 ext. 10. Cost of workshop is $30.
June 12, 2016 — 10am — 4pm
Corvettes at Roscoe Village
Sponsored by Classic Glass Corvette Club. Over 250 corvettes will converge in Roscoe Village at this event. Stroll through the streets of Roscoe Village to the tunes of 50’s and 60’s music as you admire your favorite car and talk to its proud owner. Admission and parking are free! No pre-registration. Registration begins at 9am and ends at 12pm.
June 17, 18 & 19, 2016 — Various times and locations
"Coshocton Dulcimer Days Festival"
Coshocton County has been the host of the longest running heritage music festival in Ohio—Dulcimer Days. It is also the second oldest event of its kind in the United States. This year marks the 41st year of this nationally significant Appalachian musical event. Bring the whole family to share a music-filled weekend with the sounds of Appalachian and traditional music played on mountain dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, bowed psalteries, fiddles, guitars, banjos, and other instruments. The Coshocton Dulcimer Days Festival hosts the Mid-East Regional Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer Championships. The festival consists of workshops, mini-concerts, headliner concert, and jam sessions.
October 21, 22 & 23, 2016 - 10am to 6pm (Oct. 21 & 22) - 10am to 5pm (Oct. 23)
Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival
Host to a wide variety of artisans and crafters, this invitational festival celebrates the sights, sounds and scents of autumn. Smell the fresh apple butter simmering over an open fire as you stroll through the street to the tunes of bluegrass and music from days gone-by. You'll also find raffles and contests to enter. Events throughout the weekend include Living History Tours, eerie Spirit of Roscoe tours, canal boat rides, and children’s activity area.
October 21 & 22, 2016 —Visitor Center —Time 7:00pm
"Spirit of Roscoe" Tour
$9.95 Adults / $4.95 Students
Learn about our “spirited” canal town through stories of long ago personalities, significant events, and curiosities. Hear about Roscoe’s firebug, the tragedy at the hotel, the danger and humor of being a post boy, the atrocity of a bloody Bible and more.
December 3, 10 & 17, 2016 — Main Stage — 6pm
Roscoe Village cheers on the holiday season with its Christmas Candlelighting Ceremony. Share in the evening’s tradition of lighting the Christmas tree and your own candle as everyone softly sings "Silent Night." During the day, guests can enjoy a visit with Santa, strolling carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and many other holiday festivities. “A Roscoe Christmas” guided tour offers a glimpse into the 1800s holiday season, or enjoy the same tour after the ceremony by guided candlelight. Admission and parking are free. Activities vary for each Candlelighting.
Roscoe Village will offer "A Roscoe Christmas" tour during each Candlelighting. Christmas cards, toys, treats, "visions of sugarplums" and letters to Santa -- learn how these holiday traditions were practiced in the 1800s. Cost for "A Roscoe Christmas" is $9.95 for Adults and $4.95 for Students.
Saturday Tour Times: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm
Sunday Tour Times: 1:00pm
Following the Christmas Candlelighting Ceremony is a special candlelit tour at 7:00pm. Reservations for the evening tour must be made in advance by calling the Roscoe Village Visitor Center at 740-622-7644 ext. 12. Many have made this wonderful event a holiday tradition. Cost for the 7:00pm tour is $9.95 for Adults and $4.95 Students.