Fall ushers in cool, crisp nights and wonderful days-the perfect setting for our eighth biennial (every two years) Log Cabin Days; Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17. This fun-filled family event attracts over 3,000 people nationwide and the best part it’s a free admission, event that everyone enjoys!
Highlighted once again this year is the Log Cabin Tour – a rare opportunity to visit six log homes and talk candidly to homeowners about the log home lifestyle and what makes it so relaxing and unique. This self-guided auto tour is only $10 per person (suggested donation) with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. In addition to the private residences, you can visit the two, on-site, models free.
Two fun-filled days of family activities also include the popular Lumberjack Show where professionals compete in axe throwing, wood chopping and crosscut sawing events; a small petting zoo for the kids; free seminars addressing what you need to know about planning and building your own log home; booth exhibits containing log home style furniture and decorations, builders and craftsmen. You’ll also see authentic craftsmen demonstrating hand-hewing and hand-peeling logs, a blacksmith demonstrating his metal working skill; a chain saw carver and an authentic steam engine sawing demonstration. Also there will be a tent sale offering discounted surplus doors & windows and log home related items like log railing & Sikkens stain.
If you’re interested in knowing more about the log home lifestyle be sure to attend one or more of our seminars. Speakers include a representative of Farm Credit, who will talk about log home financing; someone, from Hochstetler Milling, will discuss maintenance; Bill Dinkins, who will discuss what you need to know about logs in “Log Basics 101”; and Steve Lykins, from Hochstetler, will discuss floor plan design and Doug Coen, about finding the ideal log home property. These seminars are free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Since Log Cabin Days is a true family event we’ve tried to include lots of activities for kids, too. Children can get “up close and personal” with the animals at the petting zoo or play “gold-digger” and sift thru shavings for assorted coins and candy. Perhaps they’d like to relive “Little House on the Prairie” and go on a horse-drawn covered wagon ride through the woods.
A small 13’x24’ log cabin will once again be built during the show and auctioned off at 4 p.m. on Saturday. This one bedroom cabin is perfect as a weekend getaway, hunting or for guests and, due to its size, can be transported down the road directly to your site.
The popular “Silent Auction” includes many handmade, items like an Amish quilt, and assorted crafts. Bidding ends at 3 p.m. Saturday, so don‘t miss out on this unique opportunity.
We’ll make sure you don’t go home hungry with our mouth-watering, finger-lickin’ food. Delicious barbecue chicken, done to perfection on our large outdoor pit, and noodles, potato salad, kettle-cooked baked beans and a variety of pies highlight the menu. There is also homemade ice cream, fresh-squeezed apple cider, apple butter and kettle-cooked popcorn to tempt your taste buds. Fresh produce and fresh baked pastries are also available. Don’t miss the “Early Bird” breakfast, beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday and featuring kettle-cooked eggs and bacon, stuffed sausage, pancakes, donuts, coffee or juice.
So, mark your calendars now for September 16 and 17 and join us for Log Cabin Days at Hochstetler Milling, 552 Hwy. 95, Loudonville, Ohio 44842. For further information call 419-368-0004.
(Press release submitted by Levi Hoshstetler – 419.368.0004)
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