Glass festival back in area

FOSTORIA – The 21st annual Fostoria Glass Heritage Festival is Friday and Saturday in downtown Fostoria. The festival features carnival rides, games, food, music and family activities.

The entertainment tent opens at 5 p.m. Friday with remarks from Mayor Eric Keckler and the national anthem sung by Glass Festival Queen Sadie Hickle. Live music is to be provided by Connor Rose, followed by Allie and the Rockers.

Saturday, the tent opens serving beverages at 2 p.m. with live performers including Mystic Wood, Klashing Black, Lady Sunshine & the X Band, and Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach as the headliners.

Fostoria Community Arts Council Gallery, 125 S. Main St., is to be open 5-8 p.m. Friday for a “meet and greet” with four local artists. Saturday, visitors can view an exhibition of the artists’ work 10 a.m.-8 p.m. in the gallery.

LE&W Depot is to be open 5-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, giving train rides for children. The Fostoria Glass Gallery and the Fostoria Historical Museum also are to be open Saturday.

Saturday morning starts with the Geary YMCA 5K run at 8 a.m. The Chamber Car Show is 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with cars on display starting at North and Main streets.

The Fostoria Farmer’s Market is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. behind KeyBank on Tiffin Street.

A craft show is 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at Center and Main streets, and an antique show is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Town Center building.

There are to be dozens of activities for children starting at noon Saturday, including rides, games, giant inflatables and pony rides. Children can see a performance by Ronald McDonald and meet Muddy and Muddonna from the Toledo Mud Hens. The Fostoria Community Arts Council is offering chalk for sidewalk art.

Kiddie Tractor Pulls are planned 2-4 p.m. An educational raptor bird exhibit and play stations from Imagination Station are to be set up.

A foam play pit on the front lawn of the city building is being provided by Fostoria Fire Division, and the Fostoria Police Department is to offer K9 Unit demonstrations.

Military vehicles, antique tractors, safety and emergency vehicles are to be on display, as well.

For more information, visit the festival’s page at