The Backwoods History
Early 1994 The Backwoods Fest was in the makings. With planning for over a year, The first Backwoods Fest was in September 1995. It started with 40 vendors and 5000 shoppers attending. Most of the vendors were from withing the State of Ohio. Now eighteen years later The Fest has expanded to a three-day show, always the third full weekend in September. With 300 vendors from thirteen States. The attendance of shoppers now come from twenty-five states and Sixty-six of the Eighty-eight Counties in Ohio were represented.