Our first visit to the Prairie Peddler Festival in Butler, Ohio was a fun time of browsing through the woods: a variety of handmade goods, home decor, and glass blowing in the works. It cost $10 to enter, but the parking was free. We learned to bring cash! The vendors try to make it convenient, but the internet is spotty, so it was not often possible to use cards; however an ATM was available near the entrance.
Running two weekends, we were able to make the first Saturday at the end of September. We especially enjoyed looking up at the trees as we strolled through this outdoor market, talking with the friendly vendors, seeing unique handmade crafts, and the chicken noodles over mashed potatoes provided the perfect meal to compliment this early autumn pleasant day. We couldn’t help but purchase a wood painted pumpkin with bat wings and a wood painted turkey to add to our outdoor holiday decorations; also, a hand sewn and painted Dracula doll joined our indoor Halloween world of fun!
We would like to return to the Prairie Peddler Festival next year and might visit the property again for the Pickers Market on the Prairie this October, where the cost is only $5 per car.
Heading home from the Prairie Peddler Festival, we stopped at The Farmer’s Daughter on Main in Utica, which is a two story house full of antiques, accessories, and primitives. Don’t forget to check out the front porch and upstairs bathroom, where more items are for sale. The owners were very welcoming, asking us to be sure to enter a drawing for a percentage off our next visit’s purchase and they had baked beautiful and tasty autumn cupcakes, which they offered to us as we were leaving.
On our drive home while discussing the store, we realized we each almost purchased the same primitive snowman; if he’s still there on our next visit, we’ll take him home with us. We did end up buying a little bird wearing a Sherlock Holmes style hat and decked out in fall colors as a gift for a family member at the most reasonable price- only $3!