Sept. 12-14 Country Living Fair moves to Ohio Village

NEW YORK – Country Living Magazine and Stella Show Management Co. announce the move of the third annual Country Living Fair to the Ohio Historical Village in Columbus – a new and larger venue to accommodate the enormous crowds that populated last year’s fair in Cincinnati.

The move to the spacious Ohio Historical Village on the grounds of the Ohio Museum and next to the Ohio State Fairgrounds offers highway access at I71 Exit 111, and has multi-lane access, unlimited parking areas and room for added seating, eating facilities, and restrooms. The site also has shaded glens and room for more special exhibits and seminars.

At the request of antiques dealers, tailgate spaces have been added to facilitate the display of furniture and folk art and allow larger and easier access to restock booths.

The dates of the Fair are Sept. 12-14, 2008, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Although all artisan exhibit spaces are filled with top notch weavers, carvers, tinsmiths and potters working in traditional styles, a limited number of spaces are available at this date for country antiques and for unusual country style food products for the Harvest Market. For more information on the fair or to apply to exhibit, a vendor may visit or call 866-500-FAIR during business hours.

“The Country Living Fair gives us the opportunity to interact with our readers and inspire them as to how they can incorporate country style into their own lives,” says Nancy Soriano, editor-in-chief of Country Living. “The Ohio Historical Village is an ideal setting for us with its recreated 1860s town with village shops, farm and fields surrounding a lovely village green.”

An open air market building on the large town square offers a place for the fabulous Country Living kitchen created each year by the Workshops of David T. Smith of Lebanon, Ohio, and offers the latest in country house design.  Country Living editors will present popular entertaining and cake decorating demonstrations in the market building and children’s events and music will fill other areas of the grounds.

The Ohio Village is managed by The Ohio Historical Society, a non-profit organization that is the state’s partner in preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history.