Festival

PHOTOS: 2017 Ellwood City Festival

The annual Ellwood City Arts, Crafts & Food Festival took place this past weekend and those exhibiting and attending enjoyed beautiful weather and included a wide variety of activities, performances and vendors for everyone in the Ellwood City community to enjoy! In the annual 10k race, which took place Saturday morning, Ellwoodian Doug Petrik was victorious yet again. The Festival Committee is all volunteer and the Committee is a non-profit organization, solely in existence as the driving force to make the Festival happen! All Festival committee members donate their time to make the Festival possible year after year. More information…


Former Treasurer Prohibited from Attending Ellwood City Arts and Crafts Festival

Suzanne Darlen Bleakney, 50, of Ellwood City, the previous Ellwood City Arts, Crafts, Food, and Entertainment Festival treasurer accused of theft, has now pleaded guilty Friday to one count of theft. Bleakney was facing charges of theft by unlawful taking and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received after supposedly stealing upwards of $1650.00 from the festival bank account during her time working as the treasurer. Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge J. Craig Cox sentenced her to 18 months of probation and 20 hours of community service. She is also ordered to repay the $1,650 of misappropriated…


Ellwood Commends Softball Team

On Saturday during the festival, Ellwood City recognized the achievements of the Lincoln High School Varsity Softball team. Mayor Anthony J. Court presented the team and head coach Gary Rozanski with a commendation. The girls team claimed the section and WPIAL titles, advanced to the second round of playoffs, and remained undefeated until their last game. “The performance and accomplishment from the entire team and coaching staff have been superlative and are to be commended,” Court said. Photo submitted.


Photos: Ellwood City 36th Annual Festival

The 36th annual Ellwood City festival was held over the weekend of July 2-3. The festival featured over 30 new vendors and an expanded lineup of local entertainment.        


Opinion: Festival!

It’s the most exciting time of the year in Ellwood City! The time that Ewing Park gets filled with tents, trailers, humans and food. Everybody in the Ellwood area should go to the festival! We should all unabashedly promote the festival. This year’s festival is under almost entirely new leadership, and they’ve done a wonderful job marketing and organizing. Thank you and congratulations to chairperson Becky Guisler and the festival committee consisting of Beth Kingston (Treasurer), Raylene Boots (Secretary & Food), Renee Radevski (Crafts), Nikki Mars (Crafts), Vic Rangel (Entertainment), Paul Dici (Food), Sam Pawlowski (Grounds), Mike Sinclair (Parking) Ralph…


Festival Vendor List

This year’s festival features over 30 new vendors, and the vendor spots have been sold out for the first time in several years. The following is a complete list of vendors. Company First Name Last Name Sells Address New? 1 2 3 Liberty Grange #1780 David Black fried rice, gen TSO, Sweet & Sour, Egg Rolls, Chicken on Stick x 4 The Bavarian Nut Company Dan Desrosiers Cinnamon Glazed nuts, spicy nuts, honey nuts, trail mix Buffalo, NY x 5 Alicia’s Kitchen Goodies ice cream, 6 International Grill Company Hasson Abbassy x 7 Courtyard Catering Gene Hamrock hot & sweet…


Festival Band Previews: Nickel Plated Revolver and Brok’n Pic Band

The 2016 Ellwood Festival will emphasize the entertainment part of Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment at an unprecedented level. All of Friday is dedicated to showcasing Ellwood-based bands and Saturday and Sunday will see additional local entertainment. The previews will be updated throughout the week to highlight different bands. All information taken from interviews or social media. All photos used with permission of the band. Friday, July 1- Community Day 12:30 p.m. Wine & Spirit Perennial festival performers Wine & Spirit will open the musical acts on Friday. “I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve played at the festival,”…


Annual Ellwood Festival Features More Vendors and More Local Bands Than Ever Before

This year’s Ellwood City Arts, Crafts, Foods and Entertainment Festival intends to focus more on the entertainment part than any previous festival. Indeed, Friday will be entirely oriented around local entertainment. While in previous years, the festival has pulled entertainment from around the greater Lawrence/Beaver County area, Friday will be all about Ellwood City. The festival will kick off with a “community day” beginning with the Little Miss Firecracker Pageant, which was a success in previous years. The rest of the day’s lineup will feature five bands from the Ellwood City area: Wine & Spirits, D Major, Nickle Plated Revolver,…


Little Miss Firecracker Pageant to Kick-Off 2016 Festival!

The third annual Little Miss Firecracker Pageant will kick off this year’s Ellwood City Community Day at the Ellwood City Festival. 15 girls between the ages of four and seven will vie for the title on Friday, July 1 at 11:15 a.m. on Folino Stage. Pageant co-chairs Becky Guisler and Nikki Mars are excited about the number of contestants. “This is our largest group of young ladies to date,” Guisler said. “We started the pageant two years ago as a way to bring something new to the festival and the event has gained in popularity. We’re hoping this year’s pageant…


Ellwood City Festival Entertainment Schedule

Friday, July 1 11 a.m. – Raising of the American Flag National Anthem sung by Franceska Butchelle 12:30 p.m. – Wine & Spirits Bands 2 p.m. – D Major 3:30 p.m. – Nickle Plated Revolver 5 p.m. – Generation II Band 6:30 p.m. – Brokin’ Pic 8 – 10 p.m. DJ Nikki/Community Dance Saturday, July 2 11 a.m. – Raising of the American Flag National Anthem sung by Franceska Butchelle 11:15 a.m. – Trophies from 10k race Noon – Heart in Service 1 p.m. – Castle Country Cloggers 1:30 pm. – Kiddie Corner with Vic Rangel & Professor Bubblemaker 2:30…