Music & Activities at Village Peddler Festival

and Lake Metroparks Farmpark



The Silver String Band
Live Bluegrass & Folk Music

Listen to wonderful music from our talented friends playing under the trees in the center of the Festival.


The Silver String Band, established in 1982, has been playing Bluegrass music at our event for several years.  A crowd favorite, these talented musicians share upbeat acoustic western swing style tunes with banjo, harmonica, guitar, bass and fabulous vocals. 

The Silver String Band posing at the Village Peddler Festival (above) and in the evening at a different venue (above left).                                   Photo credit: unknown

Farmpark is a family-oriented science and cultural center devoted to agriculture, farming, and country life.

Activities & Exhibits at Lake Metroparks Farmpark
All activites and exhibits at our venue, Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio, are included in your daily admission to the Village Peddler Festival.

Daily activites at Farmpark include:


Dairy Parlor - meet different breeds of cows and see how they are milked by hand. Go on to dairy processing and look at how cheese is made.

Well Bred Shed & Barnyard - meet pigs and piglets, sheep, goats, alpaca, and chickens.

Stables & Indoor Arena - meet the horses of Farmpark and learn about horses roles in farming,

Shepherds' Field - watch the Farmpark Border Collie herd the sheep!


Machinery & Science

Machinery Building - discover antique and modern tractors used on the farm.

Plant Science Center - learn about tomatoes, honeybees, hydroponics, gardens, and alternative energies used at Farmpark such as wind and solar.


Fun Around Farmpark!

Corn Maze - get lost in a maze of cornstalks open during the early afternoon hours of the Festival, both days.

Wagon Rides - take a tour of the grounds, and get a lift to your favorite exhibits, on a horse-drawn or tractor-drawn wago ride. Wagon rides are handicap accessible.

Please note - PETS are NOT allowed on the grounds of the event or the Farmpark.  Thank you!

Albert the Holstein bull calf born January 27, 2016 (above, photo credit: Farmpark website).

Great Tomato Works in the Plant Science Center (below, photo credit: Farmpark website).

For more information on Lake Metroparks Farmpark, or directions, please call 1-800-366-3276 and dial 0 for operator. 

Or click here to visit their website.