First Ever Inland Waterways Festival August 6-7

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The first ever Inland Waterways Festival will run August 6th and 7th at the Ohio River Museum in Marietta.

The first time festival will be complete with exhibitors, activities and a little education. Organizer, Glenna Hoff, says the weekend is designed to celebrate the area's waterways and first settlers who, as Hoff says, were very determined to settle.

"It tells us a lot about the character of the people. This was wilderness, it was 95% forested, the wildlife was different, there were Indians here, there were so many things they had to overcome," Hoff says. "They had to be a very strong people, a very determined people. And if it hadn't been for them who knows what this area would have been like."

The festival is from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday night and 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Ohio River Museum.

Hoff says the event is free and open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.