39th Annual

Great Trail Festival


August 3, 2020

The Great Trail Arts & Crafts Festival regretfully announces the cancellation of the 39th annual Great Trail event scheduled for August 29-30, and September, 5-7, 2020 due to State and Local bans on mass gatherings.

When contemplating moving forward with this event, our highest priority has been to take into consideration the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and the well-being of our workers, exhibitors and attendees. Our safety plan was centered around how to keep this a safe environment while providing an event that has been a family tradition for many for the last 39 years.

However, the Health Department of Carroll County feels that the risk is simply too great, and they would not provide us with the permits needed to carry on the event. The decision was out of our hands, and they had the final say. Thank you for understanding this difficult decision.

We had a full show of vendors ready, willing and able to go forth. We want to personally thank all the vendors and participants who have continued to support us.

We look forward to the biggest and best Great Trail Festival ever in 2021.


Barbara Garduno
Great Trail Festival Association

Bring the whole family!

The Great Trail Festival is a special celebration of American Folk Art, with Contemporary and Country Crafting. A unique experience which invites your discovery and pleasure. Visit the Storybook Craft Village where handcrafted gifts and treasured keepsakes await you. Selected quality artisans with distinctive arts & crafts are the heart of it all at Great Trail. The festival is held annually at the Great Trail Festival Grounds and features exhibitors from Ohio and surrounding states.

Enjoy the delightful atmosphere which only a festival of early America can endear. Craft shopping is always a pleasure in the large, shaded story book glade. Savor the wide variety of delicious kettle-cooked foods and refreshments. Great Trail is the Hallmark of Distinctive Exhibitors and colorful living history. Bring your friends and share in this exciting experience.

Little Spirit
LITTLE SPIRIT, the rare white buffalo calf, born at Great Trail Festival in Malvern, Ohio.
Living History, Period Music and Distinctive Arts and Crafts
A great event, don't miss it!

Two Big Weekends 2020

August 29th & 30th

Sept. 5th - 7th 


  • Hours: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Flag Raising: 11:00 A.M.

Great Trail Malvern Ohio