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Country Living Fair 2011

I presented an apple cooking demonstration at the Country Living Fair on the Ohio Village campus this morning. Enough people asked for a review that I'm providing a quick one today for those who want to visit Saturday or Sunday. The Fair is organized by Country Living magazine and reflects their aesthetic for earthy, farm decor and crafts. Vendors of such items are positioned throughout the location. Many Ohio Village buildings are open, housing appraisals, magazine subscription sales, and demonstrations. Caterers, food trucks, Jeni's and farms sell food ranging from typical fair fare to more upscale and local dishes.

Children can explore the grounds of the Village, watch artisan demonstrations, and play with Victorian era games. They will likely not enjoy visiting vendor booths where breakables are tempting and space is confined.

The Fair was very crowded by the time I left at 1 pm on Friday afternoon. With good weather predicted all weekend, I expect visitors will fill the cobblestone streets daily. I plan to take Lil back on Sunday morning early, hopefully before the bulk of guests arrive.

Country Living Fair Columbus 2011 Ohio Village 17th street exit off 71 Parking: $5, free for Ohio Historical Society members Admission: $16/day or $20/weekend pass, includes admission to the Ohio Historical Center

Country Living Fair is also going to Atlanta and Austin this year. Visit the Country Living website Fair page for more details about additional locations.

Disclosure: In exchange for presenting at the fair, I received a stipend and weekend passes for me and my family. This profile was not expected, nor compensated for.