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KIRTLAND – The majestic beauty of the horse is yours to enjoy during HorseFest. Meet more than 20 breeds of horses from the very small to the very tall.  Plus Farmpark’s own Percheron and Belgian draft teams. Experience the splendor and grace of the horse, and discover how they have been used by man throughout history for work and pleasure. Saddle up for family fun during HorseFest at Farmpark May 18 and 19. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm.

Set amidst the rolling hills of Kirtland, Ohio dozens of tents of varying colors and sizes punctuated the landscape of Holden Arboretum. Housing everything from animal clinics to local business, and t-shirt to novelty vendors, there was truly something for everyone to see and do. After an impassioned blessing of the animals, attendees were invited to pause for a moment of silence in memory of animals who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment; as well as for pets who have recently passed away.
Not even the crisp morning air and intermittent rainstorms could quash the excitement as thousands of dogs, accompanied by their humans, gathered near the starting line of the one-mile dog walk. Leading the pack at this year’s event were Issac and Zoey, who won the honor by participating in Rescue Village’s poetry contest. Throughout the walk, activity stations encouraged walkers to stop and complete various activities with their canine companions.

Kirtland  –   The third weekend in September brings people and crafters from all over to Kirtland, Ohio where the 31st Village Peddler Festival will be held on September 15 (10am-6pm) and September 16 (10am-5pm) at Lake Metroparks Farmpark.   The festival spans the beautiful Farmpark hillside with continuous tents of handmade treasures and unique items.  Staged as the perfect venue, the hillside’s beauty and charm compliment the festival’s unique character.  Food is  matched to the yesteryear theme, with dining under the trees; live folk and traditional music and harvest market complete the festival.  

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Kirtland – Discover the many styles and techniques of woodcarving at this free indoor show featuring the art and artistry of the members of The Western Reserve Woodcarvers Guild.  The Woodcarvers Show, July 29 at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center features carvings ranging in size from miniature to life-size. Meet and chat with carvers and watch as they create works of art right before your eyes.  The Woodcarvers Show is open 9 am to 5 pm.