About Christmas in the Woods

This October is Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Woods’ 24th year of hosting attendees from across the country at Shaker Woods in Columbiana, Ohio. More than 200 quality craftspeople and artisans will gather at the festival on October 13-14 and 20-21, 2018. In a manicured, wooded setting, juried costumed crafters will have their booths decorated in an old-fashioned holiday theme. The exhibitors will demonstrate their crafts and sell a wide selection of handmade holiday items, as well as traditional crafts. The level grounds feature gravel footpaths for easy walking and access to acres of free parking. Traditional crafters include candle makers, leatherworkers, woodworkers and doll makers. Hand-thrown pottery and iron and stone work will also be available.  Holiday craft items, decorations and handcrafted Christmas ornaments are featured at the festival, in addition to holiday clothing, wreaths and floral arrangements. A delicious selection of food—from made-daily donuts and mouth-watering cobbler to freshly cut french fries and homemade bean soup—is sure to please most appetites.

Three stages of live entertainment, including Russ Taff, Vanessa Campagna, Hermie Granati, Ambridge Steel Drums and more, will make it an event for the entire family!

Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Woods was recognized as one of the nation’s “Top 100 Best Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows” in the September 2017 issue of Sunshine Artist, America’s Premier Arts and Craft Show Magazine.

Festival crafter sitting at a table with wood working tools

View the Festival Program

Before the ribbon is cut, get a head start planning your visit to the festival. View a list of crafters, a map of the grounds, feature articles and more need-to-know info.

   2018 Festival Program

Entertainer performing during the festival

Check Out the Entertainment

With three stages of holiday entertainment featuring both local and national talent, Christmas in the Woods is a great way to get in the holiday shopping mood. You might even need to come multiple days to take it all in!

View Entertainment Schedule

Crowd enjoying the Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Woods Festival

Festival News

Message from the promoters of Christmas in the Woods, where to park, what to bring … and not bring, what’s new, local places for lodging, admission fees and more.

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Exhibitor holding Christmas packages

New Exhibitors

For more information on becoming part of our festival, call 724-774-6341 or email christmas@mcgaffic.com.