P.O. Box 1290
Norton, Ohio 44203
The 27th Annual Norton Cider Festival
October 2-4, 2015
Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm
A Family Event With
Something Fun for All Ages
Parade & Hometown Heroes
Great Festival Food
Apple Decorating Contest
Magical Train and Inflatables for the Kids
Outdoor Movie and Fireworks
Columbia Woods Park
4060 Columbia Woods Dr.
Norton, Ohio 44203
Blake & Kim Miller at (330) 825-3814
Vicky Wallace at (330) 825-4967
How we got our start
The Loyal Oak Merchants Association of Welch’s Dairy Cream, the Loyal Oak Tavern and Nicolard’s Salon approached the Norton Lions Club with the thought of having an event that would bring people to Loyal Oak. Since the Lions Club had been selling their cider at the corner of Cleveland Massillon Road and Akron Wadsworth Road for years (they still do)...a perfect team was formed. Due to the close proximity of the historical Knecht Cider Mill in Loyal Oak... the Loyal Oak Cider Festival was born.
The first Cider Festival was held in 1989 on September 23rd and 24th. Hurricane Hugo came to town this same weekend and arrived in Norton at 5:00 am on Saturday. There was a torrential rain storm that came in sideways but by 9:30 am, the rain halted and gave way to the first Cider Festival parade. The first Cider Festival followed throughout the beautiful weekend.
After 19 years of successful festivals, it was decided to relocate the Loyal Oak Cider Festival to Columbia Woods Park. The 20th annual Loyal Oak Cider Festival became the Norton Cider Festival with this move.
Crafters & Exhibits
Fireworks ~ (Saturday), Outdoor Movie ~ (Friday) Magic Cruisers Classic Car Show (Sunday), Norton's Got Talent (TBA), Ice Carving Team (Saturday & Sunday)
Magical Train, Petting Zoo, Ice Carving Team (Saturday & Sunday), Outhouse Stuffing (Sunday), Norton's Got Talent (TBA)
Norton Lions Cider, Doylestown Lions Donuts, Norton Women's Club Quilt Raffle, Norton Historical Society, Norton Library (Book Sale @ Community Center)
Ziggy's Elephant Ears and More
FOOD VENDORS/LARGE BUSINESS APPLICATION (137 Kb)
Click the logo to the right to print your application for the 2015 Cider Festival. The Cider Festival reserves the right to deny selling any food item if another vendor has contracted for that item. First come, first served!!!
CRAFTER, NON-PROFIT, SMALL BUSINESS APPLICATION (138 Kb)
Calling all Crafters, Non-Profit Organization, and Small Businesses...this is YOUR application! Sign up early for the Norton Cider Festival. Columbia Woods Park is a beautiful setting for our groups so don't miss this awesome weekend. Click the cash bag and join us in the apple fun!!!
PARADE ENTRY FORM (180 Kb)
The Norton Cider Festival Parade will kick off on Saturday morning @ 10:00am. Click on the picture to the right to sign up!!!
EVENT FORM (170 Kb)
Community involvement in the Norton Cider Festival is what makes the weekend successful. If you wish to host an event, please click the link to this form and follow the directions and remember it's never too early to think APPLES and SUNSHINE!!!
HOMETOWN HERO (456 Kb)
We are proud to live in a community filled with selfless people who are heroes to someone…who is your hero? Take this opportunity to nominate someone in the Norton community who has touched your life by caring and who just tries to give back as much as possible. Click the Hometown Hero icon to the right for more information.
NORTON CIDER FESTIVAL (FIREWORK FUNDRAISER) REVERSE RAFFLE (209 Kb)
Did you enjoy the fireworks at the festival? They were amazing! Please help us continue to be able to afford the very best in fireworks! Attend our Reverse Raffle...every dollar raised on this night will go towards the fireworks for 2015!!!!