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 are required one week prior to the workshop by calling Debbie at 622-7644 extension 20.
May 17, 2015 – Visitor Center Theater – 2pm
In 1842, Charles Dickens paid his first visit to America. He was ever so willing to share his opinions on everything from canals to politicians to Niagara Falls. While many of these sentiments were not well received by the American public, they paint a vivid portrait of life in pre-Civil War America. These accounts are shared by James Fuller, a Boston publisher, with whom Mr. Dickens often communicated his viewed. Mr. Fuller will by portrayed by living historian Chris Hart.
June 9, 2015 — Visitor Center — 4pm
Here is our program for Kanal Kids. This exciting event begins with a guided walk along the basin. Everyone will then return to the Visitor Center where art supplies will be available for our young artists to create a lasting image from the towpath. These landscapes will be displayed in the kiosk in the center of the village. The evening concludes with a healthy snack.
June 12, 2016 — 10am — 4pm
Corvettes at Roscoe Cruise-In
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!
June 19, 20 & 21, 2015 — 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.
September 13, 2015 — Visitor Center Theater — 2pm
"Traveling the Towpath"
The always delightful Dave Adair will be sharing his slides of the Ohio and Erie Canal with us as we take a journey along the canals systems of Ohio. The always colorful Captain John B Reynolds (as played by Chris Hart) of the good canal boat, The Hard Cider, will be on hand to enhance the excursion with tales of hoggees, lockkeepers, and …..rats.
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 Canal Town Journey Tours, eerie Spirit of Roscoe tours, canal boat rides, and children’s activity area. Apple Butter Stirrin' Flyer
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.
November 15, 2015 – Visitor Center – 2pm
" A Clay Christmas"
This pre-holiday workshop features Becky Lowe of Lady Liberty Pottery who will share the history of pottery making with a special emphasis on its role in the history of Roscoe. Participants will then have the opportunity to hand-paint a pottery Christmas ornament to place on your tree. Cost of this workshop is only $ 10 and includes all materials and instruction. Pre- registration is requested one week in advance.
December 5th, 12th & 19th — 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.